Out and about in Mayo

The Full Irish goes world-wide

The Full Irish goes global on Friday July 29 at 10pm GMT when the innovative interactive website www.livetrad.com hosts an internet broadcast of John Carty and Arty McGlynn’s recent concert at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, as part of The Full Irish. This is a great chance to share this dazzling local concert with friends all over the world and to celebrate Ireland’s musical wealth on the global stage. For those who were there, you will be able to relive a great night of music, and for those who were not at the gig, here is a chance to catch two of the top exponents of Irish traditional music in dazzling form in the intimate setting of the Linenhall. Don’t miss it.

Gospel concerts in Achill and Belmullet

Next Thursday in the Achill Head Hotel at 8.15pm the first in a special series of gospel concerts based on the gospel songs of Elvis Presley will take to the stage. Dick Keogh and Neil Shaw will take to the stage on both nights, with the second night taking place on Friday August 5 in Halla Acla, Achill Sound, at the same time. Admission is free and open to all the family.

Belmullet will host three gospel concerts over the next few weeks, the first show is on Tuesday August 2 in The Full Shilling, Glencastle, at 8.15pm. The next concert at 8.30pm will kick off in Aras Inis Gluaire, with the final show on Thursday August 4 in Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre. The special guest for the shows will be the talented gospel choir with priest Graham Murphy.

Henrich Boll summer concert

The Achill Heinrich Böll Association present a delightful summer concert of songs by Anne Marie Gibbons, mezzo soprano from Louisburgh, Co Mayo, and Dave Durham, baritone, of London and Castlebar, accompanied by Aoife O Sullivan on piano, on Saturday August 13 at 8pm, in St Thomas' Church Dugort. Tickets cost €15 and proceeds benefit St Colman’s Care Centre. Tickets are available from various outlets on Achill Island.

Summer music in Castlebar

Dublin based collective Wassa Wassa features a colourful show of West African percussion, song and dance and will be performing on Main St Castlebar on Saturday July 23 at 1.30pm. Dynamically arranged and choreographed, each performance is an upbeat, joyous, event to experience. Wassa Wassa is made up of members from across Europe who share a common passion for rhythm and dance. Wassa Wassa add their own contemporary twist to the traditional rhythms and dances of West Africa with really exciting results. Wassa Wassa is constantly evolving with regular new recruits to the collective ensuring a rich variety in the musical results. Cross-cultural exchange and collaboration is key to the success, strength, and delightful shows produced by Wassa Wassa.

The final week of the series takes music to Louisburgh, Belmullet, and Charlestown. Be advised that the series has a large following and although the concerts are all free of charge and open to the public booking in advance is essential (max six people per booking ). For a full programme of events or to book contact the Arts Office on 094 9024444, ext 7558, or e-mail: [email protected]

Jazz Motion Mayo present jazz concert and workshop in Castlebar

Jazz Motion Mayo present the vocalist Christine Tobin and guitarist Phil Robson in concert on Saturday August 6 at Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar. Described by Ian Carr as "one of the most gifted and original singer/songwriters in today's jazz world" Irish born Tobin is delighted to present her first concert in Mayo next month. Her two most recent projects, a setting of WB Yeats’ poetry, and ‘Tapestry Unravelled’, a complete reinterpretation of Carole King's ‘Tapestry’ should give you some idea of the quality and depth of Tobin's musical adventures and this will be a night of singing at its finest. Tobin is not only a fine songwriter of her own songs but she is also commended as an interpreter of the songs of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and others. Accompanying her on guitar will be her musical partner Phil Robson. He has worked with former Miles Davis musicians such as drummer Billy Hart and saxophonist Dave Liebman and is one of the most in demand and versatile musicians on the jazz scene in the UK.

The concert will be preceded by a workshop with both musicians earlier in the day. Anyone who is interested in attending the workshop should contact Marguerite on 087 8394640 for more information. This promises to be another great day of jazz in the west and is not to be missed. Tickets are €15 and concert starts at 9pm.


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