Beowulf: The Blockbuster at The Linenhall

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The acclaimed one-man show Beowulf: The Blockbuster comes to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday December 5.

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Winter Wonderland and Christmas Carnival open at Westport House this weekend

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Exciting times are in store at Westport House as it prepares to open its magical Christmas experience, Winter Wonderland and Christmas Carnival, running from Saturday November 26 to January 8.

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An evening of literary exploration with Donal Ryan and Martin Dyar

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Booker-nominated novelist Donal Ryan and Patrick Kavanagh Award-winning poet Martin Dyar will be in Castlebar next week to present Hearts and Minds, a special evening of collaborative and interactive explorations of their work, at the Linenhall Arts Centre.

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Bringing the best new music to the stage and the web

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

He has been bringing original live music to Castlebar for the best part of a decade and now Finbar Hoban is looking to expand on that with his newly revamped website www.finbarhobanpresents.com. Hoban told us what people can expect from it.

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Hear James Kilbane perform in Holy Trinity Church, Westport

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

The Holy Trinity Church, Newport Road, Westport will hold a fundraising concert night with country gospel singer James Kilbane on Friday October 21 at 8pm. This concert is in support of the church's local fundraising efforts which is being undertaken to cover costs and pay for restoration work to the Holy Trinity building.

The Holy Trinity Church was built 144 years ago in 1872. The church is of great religious, historic, tourist, and social importance to Westport, but also the wider county of Mayo. The building is unique in its exterior design and also its detailed ornate interior decoration which was completed in 1890.

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Be blown away by the Clew Bay Pipe Band at Pipe Versity XVI

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

The Clew Bay Pipe Band will present Pipe Versity XVI at the Town Hall Theatre Westport later this month, with a variety of special guests including Mundy, Dan Delaney, Drama Code, Joanne Keegan, Sacred Heart School Choir, and the Cresham Dancers.

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Hermitage Green for Christmas Show at Garbos

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Finbar Hoban Presents... a very special show at the Garbo’s Venue in Castlebar this Christmas with the announcement that Hermitage Green will be coming to the town. The band look set to play the Garbo’s Venue on December 27 as part of their Christmas tour in Ireland.

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Harp and clarinet duo come to Castlebar

Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Two superb young classical musicians, Anneleen Lenaerts (harp) and Dionysis Grammenos (clarinet), perform together at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday November 15 at 8pm. Expect passion, technical aplomb, and an exceptional chemistry between two dazzling virtuosi as Anneleen Lenaerts, principal harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic performs with Dionysis Grammenos, dubbed by one critic as “the new prince of the clarinet”.

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Ballina gears up for return of One Act Drama Festival

Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Ballina is all set to host the town's second one act drama festival, which will run from Friday November 4 to Sunday November 6 at the Ballina Arts Centre. The programme includes well known and new groups with a diverse mix of serious drama, historical and political drama, comedy, and new writing.

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Beautiful Beasts exhibition at the Linenhall

Fri, Nov 04, 2016

The Beautiful Beasts, a child-friendly exhibition of sculpture presented by The Ark, Dublin, is currently on show at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar. Visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures curated by The Ark especially for children.

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Terry McDonagh collection to be launched in Custom House Studios

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Custom House Studios and The Rolling Sun Book Festival 2016 are pleased to host the launch of Lady Cassie Peregrina, a recent poetry collection by Terry McDonagh, published by Arlen House, Galway, on Thursday November 3 at 6.30pm. Guest speaker on the evening will be poet Ger Reidy and admission is free.

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Dutch duo back in Mayo this weekend

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

A two-piece music group from Holland will be making a welcome return to Ireland and playing a few gigs in Mayo this coming Bank Holiday weekend. After a hugely successful visit last year, there is great excitement at the thought of the band belting out the tunes again.

The duo, made up of Guido Brasse and Robbert Duijf, play their own distinct style of blues and traditional root music and travel under the great name, Third House On The Left. They cite their influence as music from the 1920s to 1940s with names including Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, Son House, Blind Blake, and Big Bill Broonzy as well as Gospel and Irish music.

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