Comedy at the Linenhall

Peadar de Burca brings his outrageous new comedy Why Men Marry to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday December 10 at 8pm.

Brace yourself as Peadar de Burca’s new one-man comedy takes you on a mission to find out what goes on in the mind of the most complex species on the planet.

Irish comedian, actor and playwright Peadar de Burca interviewed over 300 men in Ireland and England trying to find out exactly what they wanted from life and love. Unfortunately, he found out. Following the sell-out successes of What Men Want and Why Men Cheat, Why Men Marry has continued with the tradition of rave reviews. Not for the bashful or the easily shocked, Why Men Marry is definitely not for men who can’t laugh… at themselves! Booking advised. 094 902 3733.

Family concert at the Linenhall

The WhistleBlast Quartet presents a Christmas Family Concert at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Saturday December 12 at 3pm.

The WhistleBlast Quartet (Mary Curran, French horn; Kenneth Edge, saxophones, clarinet; Síle Daly, oboe, cor anglais; Andrew Synnott, piano ) performs and narrates Tchaikovsky’s magical Nutcracker Suite as arranged by Ken Edge as part of this Christmas family concert for all ages. The concert also has lots of fun music including the themes from The Pink Panther, The Simpsons and much more. Booking advised: 094 9023 733 (special family rate for four tickets )

Buffalo in the Linenhall

Four top musicians come together for a dazzling evening of music inspired by the traditions of Irish and American Old-time music and song at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday December 14 at 8pm.

Traditional luminaries Desi Wilkinson (flute, whistle and vocals ) and Máirtín O’Connor (accordion ) team up with two top musicians with an Appalachian musical background, Frank Hall (fiddle, vocals ) and Lena Ullman (5-string banjo, vocals ). Booking advised: 094 902 3733.

Mayo Artists Show

The Mayo Artists Show, that ever-popular biennial celebration of the visual arts in Mayo, continues at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar. The show was selected by acclaimed Mayo-based artist Veronica Bolay RHA from almost 300 submitted works inspired by the theme Flight of Fancy. The dazzling results, comprising some 180 works in total, present a cornucopia of visual art in all manner of media - painting, print, photography, fabric, sculpture and more - and offers a fascinating snapshot of the breadth of arts practice in the county.

The Linenhall Gallery is open to the general public Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday from 11am to 5.30pm. Admission to exhibitions is free. Website: www.thelinenhall.com

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