Easter fundraising concert for Westport Town Hall

Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Local musical protégée Richard Hughes neatly combines his Westport 250 celebration with the rediscovery of Westport composer Jane Anne MacDonnell in a gala fundraising evening at Westport Town Hall. The programme includes Jane Anne MacDonnell’s Quadrilles, the premiere of Richard Hughes composition celebrating Westport 250 and music by Mozart and Haydn. The entire proceeds of the night are in aid of the Town Hall. This exceptional musical evening takes place on Easter Sunday, April 16, at 8pm.

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Classical Heaven comes to Castlebar

Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Four of Ireland’s finest violinists, Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, April 24 at 8pm, as part of a Music Network national tour.

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A Easter treat with The Frank and Walters

Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Legendary Irish band The Frank and Walters are coming to the Garbo’s Venue this Easter. The Frank and Walters are synonymous with great albums, radio hits, and a live show that has taken them all over the world during the course of a celebrated and critically acclaimed career. Their new album, Songs for the Walking Wounded, delivered more classic Franks’ melodies, alongside some poignant tracks on what is perhaps the band’s most personal album to date.

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Girl Band set to play Garbos next Friday

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Radiohead's Thom Yorke said, “This is me and my son's favourite music at the moment” when speaking about Irish noisemakers Girl Band on BBC Radio One just before Christmas. The band will be headlining a show at the Garbo's venue next Friday, April 7. The last few years have been momentous for 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.

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Sacred Heart School Drama Group bring little Little Women to the stage

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Next Wednesday and Thursday the multi-award winning Sacred Heart School drama group will bring their first full length play, Little Women, to the stage of Westport’s Town Hall. This new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic will be something for all the family to enjoy.

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Wigs on the Green in Bonniconlon

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

It's Lights! Camera! Action! in Bonniconlon as the Dramatic Society prepares to take to the stage with Wigs on the Green from tonight to Sunday. The curtain in the Grove Hall is up at 8.30pm nightly as the clock is turned back to the 1950s and the story of widow Betty Smith (Margaret Devine) and her daughters Kitty (Laura McShane) and Maureen (Deirdre Doherty) – two young ladies desperate for romance, excitement and fun. If they are to secure such wanton happiness, they need to succeed in rubber-stamping their mother’s blessing to go the dance.

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St Patrick's Drama group presents Stolen Child

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

St Patrick's Drama Group in Westport is busy rehearsing Stolen Child by Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ni Caoimh. The play concerns a daughter's search for her mother, when she hires a detective she has no idea what is ahead of her. This gripping play uncovers life in an orphanage, forced adoption, but also friendship and loyalty.

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Girlhood exhibition in Ballina Arts Centre

Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Throughout March and April, Ballina Arts Centre will present Girlhood, an exhibition by Mayo artist Orla Sloyan. Girlhood is the collaborative result of a photographic project between the photographer and the Maughan family that documents the family’s special and intimate occasions from 2007 to 2016.

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Gatehouse come to Ballina

Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Gatehouse are a newly-formed band with a line up of experienced and up and coming artists, who recently launched debut album Tús Nua. Gatehouse are John McEvoy (fiddle/viola/piano), Jacinta McEvoy (guitar/concertina/backing vocals), Rachel Garvey (vocals), and John Wynne (flutes/whistles). They will be taking to the stage in Ballina Arts Centre on Friday, March 24, at 8pm.

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One Man Town live at Garbo's this weekend

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Hailing from Donegal and Derry, One Man Town has steadily been building excitement from recent shows with an increasing fan base and hype around the new release of debut self-titled EP Cutthroat Desire. 

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Oscar best picture Moonlight opens in Mayo Movie World

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

You might not have heard of it until the Oscar ceremony, but the winner of the best picture award at the Oscars Moonlight will open in Mayo Movie World in Castlebar this evening with a screening at 8.30pm.

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Humors of Bandon at The Linenhall

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Margaret McAuliffe performs the charming and hilarious one-person show The Humours of Bandon at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday, March 29 at 8pm.

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