The annual summer classical music festival in Bofeenaun church returns this July for its tenth anniversary season. A group of outstanding classical musicians will again be filling this beautiful church, set against the dramatic backdrop of Nephin Mountain, with a blend of familiar and less familiar pieces of music from all periods, introduced, as always, with their trademark humour and insight. This year there will be three concerts – on Thursday July 11, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 – each with a different programme of music. Once again, there is huge demand for tickets, so order yours early!
The performers this year will be led by Iain King (violin), originally from Scotland and now living near Ballina. Iain has played with the Philharmonic Orchestra (first violin) and the English Chamber Orchestra (assistant leader) and has worked on over 600 recordings.
The Mayo Advertiser is delighted to announce that we have 10 copies of the James Kilbane Songs of Faith Collection to give away.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these CDs all you have to do is post your name and answer under our James Kilbane Facebook competition post.
That’s right, after a long and hard battle Northern Ireland Rocker's Therapy? will finally make their debut in Castlebar this October. After an online petition which consisted of fans setting up a Facebook page titled "Lets Get Therapy? to play live in Castlebar" the legendary band will now play The Ruby Room at the TF Royal Theatre in Castlebar on the Halloween Bank holiday weekend. Therapy? have played with some of the greatest bands in the world that include Metallica, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam.
The band formed in 1989 and since then they have gone to record 13 studio albums including two greatest hits records. They have also recorded what is considered to be two of the greatest Irish rock albums of all time Nurse and Troublegum.