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Sheridan is ready to take over Ireland again

Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Ryan Sheridan will be playing live in Tuam tomorrow night and then in Castlebar in September

Tomorrow night Ryan Sheridan will take to the stage at the Sugarbeat festival in Tuam as he heads out on the bye-roads of  Ireland for the first time in five years. We caught up with Sheridan last week ahead of this gig and his appearance in Castlebar in Garbo's on Friday, September 18. Speaking about his time out from the circuit in Ireland, Sheridan said: "It's been five years, it's been a long time away, but I'm dying to get back out there and tour Ireland."

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Do you have what it takes to tread the board with CMDS?

Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Castlebar Musical and Dramatic Society will be holding auditions on Monday August 24 and Tuesday August 25 at 7pm for its upcoming production, Fiddler on the Roof, in the TF Royal Theatre Castlebar. Those interested in joining the chorus are encouraged to attend on the Monday night, while those looking for a principal part can audition on the Tuesday night. Details of the auditions can be found on the society’s website www.cmds.ie.

Jennifer Hiney, chairperson of the society, was brimming with excitement about the new production. "Fiddler is a terrific show and we are delighted to be staging it here in Castlebar. The music is fantastic, the story is superb and there are so many talented individuals in Castlebar and the surrounding area that we know we will be able to produce a spectacular show.”

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Top trad at the Linenhall

Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Kathleen MacInnes, Dermot Byrne, Brian Finnegan, and Mike Vass: a mouth-watering prospect as four Irish and Scottish trad trailblazers come together for a dazzling Music Network concert at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, September 14 at 8pm. 

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Inaugural festival with French flavour comes to Ballina

Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Following on from the huge success of the Humbert’s Festival, Ballina Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo County Council and MayoNorth.ie, presents French Ballina festival 2015, which highlights Franco-Irish cultural and historical connections, including the 1798 rebellion, through film, theatre, music and the physical transformation of some of Ballina’s streets and venues.

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Renowned and inspirational singer Liam Lawton comes to Ballina

Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Liam Lawton is coming to Ballina

Preparations are under way for the widely acclaimed multi-platinum and award winning singer Fr Liam Lawton who is performing in St Patrick’s Church, Ballina, on Friday August 28 at 8.30pm. The Catholic priest, working in the diocese of Kildare & Leighlin south of Dublin, is widely admired in religious and non-religious circles nationally and internationally. Some of his most famous compositions such as ’The Clouds’ Veil’ and ‘The Hiding Place’ are performed at many religious ceremonies throughout the world.

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Sweet line-up for Jam Shugar rock session

Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The Mississippi Sheiks

There is a top line-up of live music celebrating some of Ireland's biggest rock stars at Garbo's music venue in Castlebar this August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Vamp fest to close Neil Jordan season at Ballina Film Club

Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst in Neil Joran's Interview with the Vampire

There is still time to catch some of the brilliance of Neil Jordan at Ballina Arts Centre as a film season dedicated to the famous screen writer and film director continues for two more nights, on August 4 and 5.

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Back to the 18th century at Enniscoe House summer show

Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Dancers in the Country Cottage show at Enniscoe House, Crossmolina

The award-winning Shelia Moffatt School of Irish Dancing and Atlantic Rhythm Productions have recreated an 18th century traditional country cottage in the grounds of Enniscoe House in Crossmolina for their summer show.

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Top folk and trad, mesmerising theatre and Quebecois dance

Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The Alan Kelly Gang and Eddie Reader announced for Linenhall in September

The first exciting flickers of the Linenhall Arts Centre’s autumn programme are appearing on the horizon and it looks like there will be another hugely diverse and appetizing menu of live music and theatre performances to enjoy in Castlebar come September.

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A massive celebration of rural life and agriculture at the Bonniconlon Show

Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The Bonniconlon Show is one of the biggest of its kind in Ireland

All roads will be leading to Bonniconlon this August Bank Holiday Monday (August 3) when the small village is transformed into one of the biggest showgrounds in the country for the annual show and gymkhana.

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Atmospheric chamber music festival launched in Westport

Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Pictured at the launch of the Westport Festival of Chamber Music were, from left: Cllr Michael Holmes, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, pianist Finghin Collins, violinist Elizabeth Cooney, and Mark Quick, Jude Davis and Sarah Quick, from Nephin Whiskey.

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Councillor Michael Holmes, was on hand in the Holy Trinity Church, Westport, last Sunday to officially launch a music festival with a difference for Mayo this September.

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Top classical duo to perform in Westport

Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Violinist, Elizabeth Cooney

Two of the top Irish musicians of their generation, violinist Elizabeth Cooney and pianist Finghin Collins, are to give a special recital in Holy Trinity Church, Westport, at 8pm this Sunday July 19.  

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