The Stunning to brew up a storm in Ballina

Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Ballina town centre is set to rock on Saturday night week, August 27 when Irish rock legends The Stunning come to town as part of the inaugural French Mayo Festival.  The culmination of the two-day festival, billed as "A Taste of France Along the Wild Atlantic Way", the gig will see Steve and Joe Wall's band headline the first live music event to be held under the new state-of-the-art cover provided by Mayo County Council for Ballina's historic Military Quarter. 

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Pat Byrne and Barbara Trawinski at Custom House Studios

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Custom House Studios at Westport Quay is hosting an exhibition of new works by Pat Byrne and Barbara Trawinski,  entitled Treasures Remembered, every day until  August 21.

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Anna Gevalt-Roberts and Elizabeth Laprelle at the Linenhall

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Top folk music comes to Castlebar when Anna Gevalt-Roberts and Elizabeth Laprelle bring their distinctive music to the Linenhall Arts Centre on Thursday August 25 at 8pm.

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John Spillane to Headline for Castlebar Live '16

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Castlebar Live presents nationally known folk singer, John Spillane, in concert this Sunday, July 31. The show will take place in Hoban's car park and is free to attend. Music kicks off at 6pm. and you will be kept entertained right through to 11.30pm. Castlebar band Jam Shugar will host the event and support acts include Uppbeat and Identity Thief.

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Dermot Bolger brings ‘Finding A Voice’ to Museum of Country Life

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

As part of the 2016 Decade of Centenaries Public Engagement Programme, novelist, playwright and poet, Dermot Bolger is writer in residence at the National Museum of Ireland.  The residency is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Ireland and Poetry Ireland.  Finding A Voice: Dermot Bolger Writer in Residence aims to engage a wide range of audiences in themes and object histories that form the core of the museum's centenary exhibition Proclaiming A Republic: The 1916 Rising.

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Mary McPartlan and Friends: From Mountain to Mountain

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Well-known Galway-based singer Mary McPartlan plays Ballina Arts Centre this evening, Friday July 29. Her distinctive evocative voice, combined with a strong sense of her own musical personality, allows her to move easily between styles, ranging from her roots in the folk song tradition of her native Leitrim, to new and original works.

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Five hundred performers set to join in MMTradfest in Ballina

Fri, Jul 15, 2016

More than 500 Irish musicians, singers, and dancers are expected to take over the numerous venues in Ballina and its surrounding towns for the six day Mayo Manchester Tradfest. The week-long family friendly festival will feature a whole host of award winning performers involved in 10 key events and a further 60 fringe events, and is expected to attract some 50,000 visitors. The unique celebration featuring performers from Mayo and Manchester is launched on Friday July 29 with a special live two hour radio broadcast by Midwest Radio from Bar Square in Ballina. The free event will feature a host of VIPs and performers and runs from 6pm to 8pm.

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Mick O’Dea presents The Foggy Dew

Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Throughout July and August, Ballina Arts Centre – in partnership with the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, the Royal Hiberian Academy, and Mayo County Council – will present The Foggy Dew, an exhibition of new works by RHA president Mick O’Dea, at the Ballina Civic Offices, and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation gallery in Ballycastle.

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Westport Rhythm Roots and Blues Weekender

Fri, Jul 08, 2016

This summer sees something new come to Westport in the Westport Rhythm Roots and Blues Weekender, taking place on August Bank Holiday weekend - Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31.

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Octagon Quilters twenty fifth anniversary exhibition at Custom House Studios

Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Custom House Studios will continue to host Silver Threads, an exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Octagon Quilters Group in Westport, every day until July 24.

Octagon Quilters began in 1996 when Patricia O’Dowda came to Westport from Wales. She held her first exhibition in Westport Town Hall where she met Madeleine Jordan and from there Octagon Quilters began with eight members, some of whom are still members today. Initially meeting in the Town Hall, the group has grown to 25 members and now meets in the Quay Community Centre every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm from September to June.

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Cabinet of Wonders at the Linenhall

Fri, Jul 08, 2016

The Cabinet of Wonders is an ongoing curated visual art project presented in glass cabinets in the foyer of the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar.

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Great programme of entertainment from the Linenhall

Fri, Jul 08, 2016

While the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar is spending the month of July running its ever-popular summer workshops for children, so popular they have been sold out for weeks, it has not forgotten its evening audiences.

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