Out and about in Mayo

The Pitch promises to be spellbinding theatre at the Linenhall

“Spellbinding” and “superbly original”, Moth Productions’ critically acclaimed The Pitch offers a night of top Irish theatre starring Shane Connaughton at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday June 2 at 8pm.

Philly has lived and played for his team, the jersey, the parish, his friends, and the very GAA pitch his enemies are now trying to take from him to turn into a housing estate. Tormented by painful memories and now threatened with future in a nursing home, he holds tight to the feats of his youth - and to the land on which these dramas unfolded. The old pitch is sacred ground, and it is here that he will make his last stand. Written by and starring Shane Connaughton and directed by veteran writer, director and producer Kerry Crabbe. A night of great theatre on the cards.

Great night of trad and folk lined up

Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin and Ronan Browne, three of the most highly respected musicians on the Irish traditional/folk scene, come together for a night of great music and song at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday June 9 at 8pm.

Seán Tyrrell, renowned for his unique singer/songwriter talents, joins forces with legendary fiddle player Kevin Glackin and creative uilleann piper Ronan Browne as part of the Tyrrell Glackin Browne CD Tour. Seán, Kevin and Ronan have been playing and performing together since the 1980s but have only now (after major hounding by their fans ) recorded a CD of songs and tunes, entitled And so the story goes.

Ballina film club screening postponed

Due to technical difficulties the screening of A Clockwork Orange (part of Ballina Film Club presents... Stanley Kubrick ) has had to be rescheduled to Tuesday June 21. Ballina Film Club apologise for an inconvenience caused.

Music Generation comes to Mayo

Mayo Music Education Partnership is pleased to announce that it is one of the three counties selected for participation in Music Generation, the U2 and Ireland Funds supported national music education programme. Funding will be awarded to help children and young people access vocal and instrumental tuition.

Music Generation will provide three-year seed funding to establish local services in Mayo, which will be sustained by Music Education Partnerships on a long-term basis. It is the intention of the Department of Education and Skills that Music Education Partnerships will be continued into the future with Exchequer funding when the Music Generation donations cease.

Summer time museum tours

For the month of June the National Museum of Country Life, Turlough House will be running a daily summer gallery tour where you can find out what life was like during an Irish summer 100 years ago. The cost of the tour is €2 and it is on a first come, first served basis, group tours can be pre-booked. The tour series will run until Thursday June 30.

Traditional music performance

On Sunday June 5, in the National Museum of Country Life, Turlough House from 2.30pm to 3.30pm you can enjoy a feast of traditional Irish music with Emer Mayock and special guests as they welcome the summer in with tunes and songs. This event is free and no pre booking is required.

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