A sort of homecoming for Lisa Canny

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The countdown is underway for the amazing Lisa Canny's show in Castlebar.  After a very successful recent Late Late Show appearance, Lisa is set for a Mayo homecoming show next Saturday, February 25 at The Garbos Venue in Castlebar.

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Frances Black and Kieran Goss head to Claremorris

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

A quarter of a century after the smash success of duo Frances Black and Kieran Goss, details have been announced of an All Ireland reunion tour in February 2017. Since the days of their partnership, both Kieran and Frances have enjoyed huge international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these two talents as a duo in the early nineties that first caught the imagination of the public.

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Betwixt and Between with St Patrick's Drama Group

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

St Patrick's Drama Group are delighted to perform a brand new comedy written by the infamous, Michael J Ginnelly. The play will run for five nights from Tuesday in the Westport Town Hall Theatre. Betwixt and Between promises Laughter and Intrigue with comedy at its best.

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Finbar Hoban Presents...Girl Band live at Garbos

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Radiohead's Thom Yorke recently proclaimed, “This is me and my son's favourite music at the moment,” when speaking about Irish noisemakers Girl Band on BBC 1 Radio just before last Christmas. The last few years have been momentous for Irish act Girl Band. Their most recent album Holding Hands With Jamie on Rough Trade has raised great acclaim from The Guardian, NME, NPR, Vice, and further afield, they have been named as one of the best new bands of 2016 by Stereogum and one of the best rock bands active today by SPIN. They will be taking to the stage in Castlebar on Friday April 7.

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Modern jazz at The Linenhall

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Top British jazz supergroup Dinosaur weave their musical magic at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, February 23, at 8pm as part of a Music Network tour. Following boldly in the footsteps of the likes of Polar Bear and Phronesis, Dinosaur skilfully weaves electric-jazz, Celtic folk melodies, and North African drumming styles into a sound reminiscent of late-1960s Miles Davis.

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Achill gears up for first musical

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Excitement is building up in Achill with just  a week to go before the staging of the Achill Musical and Dramatic Society’s first production.The cast and crew of the society are putting the final touches to their first musical, I Have a Dream before the curtain raises for their stage debut on Friday February 17.

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Big Maggie is coming to Ballina

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Riverside Theatre Group returns to Ballina Arts Centre with yet another wonderful production. This time with one of John B Keane’s most popular plays, Big Maggie. This is a riveting story of money, land, and intrigue. On the day of her husband’s funeral, Maggie Polpin, widowed mother of four, is now ready to take power into her own hands… but at what cost?

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John B Keane’s The Field in Castlebar and Ballina next week

Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The story of The Bull McCabe and his deadly passion for the land he rents will come to Castlebar and Ballina next week. Dooega Drama Group will bring the iconic The Field by John B Keane to Castlebar’s Linenhall and Ballina Arts Centre.

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The Big Fellow takes to the stage

Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The Big Fellow is an exciting, energetic, and highly acclaimed drama based on Frank O’Connor’s biography of Michael Collins, Co-Motion Media presents The Big Fellow by Declan Gorman at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday February 14 and Wednesday February 15 at 8pm. 

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Finbar Hoban Presents ...Lisa Canny at Garbo's

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Mayo native Lisa Canny began showing a big interest in music from a very young age, teaching herself tunes on the piano, and she will be bringing her talents to Castlebar on Saturday February 25 as part of the Finbar Hoban Presents series.  Having noted her musical ability Lisa’s national school principal, Sean Nestor, presented a then five-year-old Lisa with a small banjo and encouraged her to take classes. Bernie and Holly Geraghty taught Lisa for 10 years, passing on to her a great understanding, love, and passion for traditional Irish music.

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Elaine Leader exhibition opens at The Linenhall

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Framework, an intriguing exhibition of drawings and models by visual artist Elaine Leader opens at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar this evening, January 20 at 7.30pm. Elaine explains: “My practice involves drawing, architectural models and temporary experiential installations.

"These are psychological, disrupted, in-between spaces, which are activated by the viewer. They employ familiar kinetic architectural and engineering mechanisms from everyday life and repurpose them in a way to de-stabilise our preconceptions of space and how we move through it.”

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Tom Climent exhibition opens at Custom House Studios

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Custom House Studios hosts Quadrants, an exhibition of paintings by  Tom Climent opening at Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, on Thursday January 26 at 7.30pm. The exhibition runs every day until February 19. Tom  Climent  is a painter from Cork. His recent works focus on creation of a structured space, while investigating the boundaries between abstraction and representation. 

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