There’s a musical treat in store when Mayo Girls Choir and the Ladybirds vocal ensemble present Old and New at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, May 6 at 8pm. United by a love of singing, Ladybirds vocal ensemble evolved out of The Bells of Mayo into a highly entertaining vocal ensemble. In the short time they have been together they have wooed audiences with snappy arrangements of songs from the swing era of the 30s to musical treasures of the 21st century. The Mayo Girls Choir was founded in 1994. Since then the choir has been awarded prizes in the Derry Feis Ceoil, Michael Van Dessel Festival, Pan Celtic Festival, Lyric FM Choirs for Christmas competition and in 2008 and 2009 they received the top prize for youth choirs in the Dublin Feis Ceoil. The Mayo Girls Choir and the Ladybirds vocal ensemble perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Thursday May 6 at 8pm.
Ger Reidy to launch new collection
Mayo poet Ger Reidy will be launching his highly anticipated new poetry collection Drifting Under the Moon at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday, May 5 at 8pm. The official launch will be performed by RTÉ/TG4 presenter and personality, actor, Macnas founder and current managing director of Galway Arts Centre, Padraig Breathnach.
Ger will read from the collection and will also be signing copies available for purchase. Music on the night will be provided by versatile Westport fiddle player Pat Earley. Come along and celebrate a resonant Mayo literary talent in the ascendant.
Garrymore Players will bring comic farce to the stage
Garrymore Players brings its new production of the riotous farce Pull The Other One to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, May 10 at 8pm. Albert Perkins is blessed with a loving wife, Muriel, and a fearsome mother-in-law, Boadicea. When Albert’s friend Hilary writes to him reminiscing about the good times they used to have, Boadicea reads the letter and determines to remove her daughter from the clutches of what is clearly a sex fiend. Albert pleads innocence, and that Hilary is a man. However he isn’t helped in his explanation when same Hilary turns up in a blonde wig and dress direct from performing his drag act at a local pub… Chaos and shenanigans ensue in Norman Robbins’ riotous farce where misunderstandings, double entendres and lost clothing abound from start to finish.