Tommy Tiernan and Declan O’Rourke at The Linenhall

Elaine Madden

Castlebar-born singer Elaine Madden brings her stunning vocal talents to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar for a highly anticipated evening of song on Thursday June 28 at 8pm.

Elaine’s reputation as a talented vocalist has been steadily growing both in musical circles and among the general public. For this special night of music, she explores the evolution of the Irish love song. Although interested in many genres, Elaine’s love of Irish-grown music has inspired her to take a closer look at the Irish penchant for the Amhrán Grá. Accompanying her will be fellow vocalist and guitarist Barry Jennings, who, having found success with local band Social Welfare, will be showcasing his talents as a soloist and as part of the duet. With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to Michael Jackson, he is as eclectic as he is talented. His rich tenor voice is a perfect match for Elaine's vocals and this combination promises to make this a night not to be missed.

Declan O’Rourke

The very last tickets are on sale for renowned singer/songwriter Declan O’Rourke, performing at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday July 19 at 8pm. Don’t miss out! Tel: 094 902 3733.

Tommy Tiernan

Internationally acclaimed comedian Tommy Tiernan is appearing in the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Friday August 10 at 8pm. Tommy returns to his Mayo roots as part of his World Tour of Mayo 2012, with his inimitable brand of hilarious storytelling and high energy, unapologetic delivery. To see Tommy live is a rare treat, to see him in a small and intimate venue like the Linenhall is doubly so. Booking definitely advised. Tel: 094 902 3733.

Westport artist celebrated

Westport-born artist Owen Walsh (1933-2002 ) is celebrated in a retrospective exhibition, Colour and Light, at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar for the month of June.

From his early training in Dublin’s National College of Art, he was immediately marked as a student of promise, winning several prizes. He studied in Spain, Italy and France, bringing the vibrant, rich colours of the Mediterranean back to Dublin and Mayo. His paintings reveal a unique approach to the painting of landscape, of urban scenes and of the nude figure, and he is regarded as one of Ireland’s most important colourists.

The Linenhall Gallery is open to the general public Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday from 11am to 5.30pm. Admission to exhibitions is free. Further details from the Linenhall. Tel: 094 902 3733 Website: www.thelinenhall.com The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.

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