Finbar Hoban Presents.... ASIWYFA

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) will be playing a not to be missed Christmas date at The Garbo’s Venue in Castlebar this December. ASIWFA are one of Northern Ireland’s most breath-taking, compelling, and heart-stoppingly brilliant exports. With rumours of a new album on the horizon the band will play Garbo’s on December 29.

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Davitt College presents Popstars – a show not to be missed

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Davitt College’s annual musical production, Popstars, will be staged in the Joe Langan Sports Hall on the Davitt College campus. From Wednesday, November 22 to Friday, November 24, the sports hall in the school will be transformed into a theatre and auditorium by a professional company of outfitters, providing sound, lighting, and a purpose-built stage and sets. “In recent years we have played to capacity audiences each night,” said Bernie Rowland, principal, “and I expect this year will be no exception.”

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Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute in Garbo's tonight

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The newly renovated Castlebar music venue, Garbo's, will be hosting this fantastic night of entertainment featuring Effigy, Ireland's tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival this evening, Friday, November 17. Admission is €10 and doors open at 9.30pm. With a mixture of swamp blues, kicking country, and rock 'n' roll, this is a show not to be missed.

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Wigs on the Green heads to Ballina

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Prepare for a night of great entertainment when the thespians of Parke Drama Group take Wigs on the Green to Ballina tomorrow, November 18. Wigs on the Green, a superb comedy by John McDonnell set in bygone times, tells the story of Betty Smith and her daughters Kitty and Maureen.

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Heroes for Hospice is back with a twist

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The award winning Ballina based Heroes for Hospice group is back under the spotlight following a long break on the back of their successful sell-out musical Beyond The Barricade.

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One act drama festival in Ballina this weekend

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The third annual One Act Drama Festival will take place in Ballina this weekend. From today, Friday, November 3, to Sunday, November 5, a number of drama groups will converge on the Ballina Arts Centre for a series of one act plays.

This festival has grown in popularity since its inception by Eugene Loftus in 2015 and together with his committee he looks forward to extending a warm Ballina welcome to new and returning patrons. With three plays nightly, audiences can look forward to variety and fine hospitality in the comfort of Ballina’s modern 220 seater theatre where Sean and his staff work side by side with the festival crew to ensure a seamless event.

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Folk duo Anna and Elizabeth at The Linenhall

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Spend a unique evening in the company of two of the most exciting young American traditional musicians on the contemporary scene when Anna and Elizabeth bring their distinctive music to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday, November 8, at 8pm. Creating a huge buzz of excitement on their UK and Ireland tour last year, back Anna and Elizabeth return with their captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories, and visual art.

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Garrymore Drama Group presents Thy Will Be Done

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The ever popular Garrymore Drama Group returns to Claremorris Town Hall with a cracking production of Michael Carey’s hit play Thy Will Be Done on Friday, November 17, at 8pm.

This is the story of two brothers, Jack and Peteen, who live side by side but have not spoken in 40 years, with home help, Bridie, acting as a go-between. Peteen’s has been a failed marriage, with his wife emigrating to America just before their son was born, never to return. When she dies in America, their son returns to Ireland and is torn between his love for his uncle and his respect for his father.

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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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