St Patrick’s Drama Group to present The Hen Night Epiphany next week

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Next week St Patrick’s Drama Group, Westport, will present The Hen Night Epiphany by Jimmy Murphy. They will be staging the show from Tuesday November 7 to Friday November 10 each evening at 8pm.

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Big Tom and Johnny McEvoy for The Galway Sessions

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Country and Irish legends Big Tom and Margo, along with folk singer Johnny McEvoy, headline the Galway Sessions in The Salthill Hotel. The Galway Sessions, hosted by Michael Commins, take place on Sunday November 5 and Monday 6. Johnny McEvoy has been active on the folk scene since the 1960s and even once supported the Rolling Stones. His performance on Sunday will be his debut at the Galway Sessions.

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Selection of O'Malley collection to go on display at Custom House Studios

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Custom House Studios in Westport is hosting an exhibition of a selection of works from the The Irish American Cultural Institute’s O’Malley Collection of 20th Century Art at the University of Limerick. The exhibition was formally opened by Pearce O’Malley, chief of the O’Malley Clan, last night at Custom House Studios Westport.

In 1938 Irish Republican Ernie O’Malley returned to his childhood home of Mayo with his American wife, artist Helen Hooker. They made their home at Burrishoole Lodge, near Newport on the northern shore of Clew Bay. The couple began to collect art works and build a collection of modern Irish, European, and American art, as well as photographs and objects. They also set out examining life in rural Ireland and compiled an extensive collection of photographs of examples of Irish sculpture, as well as the people in Mayo, capturing their way of life and the environment that surrounded them.

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Hayes and Cahill are coming to Castlebar

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The supremely talented traditional duo of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, November 13, at 8pm. Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music.

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Finbar Hoban Presents... Elaine Mai at Bridge Street

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Elaine Mai will perform live at upstairs on Bridge Street as part of the Finbar Hoban Presents series on Friday, November 11. Since the release of her last EP in 2014, Mai has been expanding on her previous critically acclaimed live performances, experimenting with her live show, as well as her approach to song-writing and production.

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Human Chain: Dutch contemporary drawing at Ballina Arts Centre

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Ballina Arts Centre showcased some of the best in contemporary drawing from the Netherlands with Human Chain, an exhibition featuring the work of seven Dutch artists. The exhibition, which features a wide variety of styles of drawing, was selected by Arno Kramer (who is also one of the artists in the exhibition) and will run at the venue until the end of October.

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Sibéal Ní Chasaide is headline act in Moy Singers Christmas Concert

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Sibéal Ní Chasaide will join The Moy Singers as the special guest for their Christmas concert on Friday, December 1, in the Great National Hotel, Ballina. Mary Ruane Brogan, chairperson of the Moy Singers, said: “We are so honoured and excited to be welcoming such a high profile guest to Ballina for our annual Carols by Candlelight Christmas Concert.”

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Bolay exhibition runs until the end of the month in Westport

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Custom House Studios at Westport Quay is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Veronica Bolay RHA entitled Pausing at a Crossroad every day until October 29.

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No Crows for Christ Church gig on Friday

Fri, Oct 06, 2017

You will be in for a real treat to have the opportunity to listen to No Crows in Christ Church, Castlebar, this evening, Friday. No Crows are a dynamic folk orchestra formed in 2005 playing their first session in Shoot The Crows, Sligo. No Crows’ growing output of original material reflects their diverse musical roots, from Irish traditional to Latin rumba, classical, jazz, rock, and Balkan music.

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Chris Wood at the Linenhall

Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English-speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.

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Achill getting ready for the return of international harp festival

Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Achill International Harp Festival returns to Achill Island over the October Bank Holiday Weekend of October 27 to 30 showcasing the finest exponents of contemporary harp playing representing various styles, genres, and musical cultures. The festival is not only celebrating the harp as our national instrument and emblem, it is showcasing the instrument in its international context, with performers from South America, France, Scotland, and Ireland.

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Jazzy wonder in Castlebar

Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Don’t miss the chance to hear one of the world’s great jazz-driven piano trios when the Michael Wollny Trio performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, October 23, at 8pm as part of a Music Network national tour.

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