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For a blast of live music to brighten up the weekend, it is well worth going along to see the WhistleBlast Quartet, who are performing a free, family concert in Mulranny Church at 6pm this evening (Friday March 20).
For a blast of live music to brighten up the New Year, the WhistleBlast Quartet is hosting a free family concert at Ballina Arts Centre on Thursday next (January 15) at 6.30pm.
The WhistleBlast Quartet, a team of performers and teachers who travel the country offering a wide range of musical experiences to Irish children and adults, is returning west to continue its classical music interactive programme, this time hitting Belmullet.
The WhistleBlast Quartet – Ken Edge (saxophones and clarinet), Mary Curran (French horn), Síle Daly (oboe and cor anglais) and Conor Linehan (piano) – will visit Aughalasheen National School with another completely new and exciting three-day outreach/concert programme from Tuesday, May 14 to Thursday May 16 that will involve all of the children at the school in a series of concerts and workshops. The entire school will perform a short piece of their own composition as part of the final free concert - on Thursday, May 16 at 6.30pm in Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet.
Throughout the month of May, Áras Inis Gluaire will be hosting events to mark the national annual Bealtaine festival. All these events are free and are an opportunity for older people to get involved in their local arts centre. The festival kicks off on Wednesday May 8 at 3pm when they will open their art in the afternoon showcase. This is a collection of paintings by a group of men who have been painting in the centre every Monday afternoon. Go along and see these fantastic pieces. Teas and coffees will be provided and Micheal S Togher will lead a singsong afterwards. Also on May 8, an exhibition by Amanda Jane Graham will open entitled A Tribute to the Irish Community, Montana. This fascinating exhibition will include a walk around talk by the artist about her work which has an interesting historical element.
This February, Mayo Youth Orchestra will join choice young national music ensembles, to perform at the 18th Festival of Youth Orchestras in the National Concert Hall.
The WhistleBlast Quartet – Ken Edge (saxophones and clarinet), Mary Curran (French horn), Síle Daly (oboe and cor anglais) and Andrew Synnott (piano) – return for the new school year with another series of three-day outreach/recital programmes in Mayo. The quartet has been successful in applying for a Arts Council Travel and Training grant to bring internationally acclaimed music facilitator Tim Steiner to Mayo to work with the quartet in providing secondary school and youth in-training. Tim Steiner will also be joining the quartet for its first programme of the school year with the pupils of Ballinrobe Community School.
As part of Ballina Arts Centre’s summer camp programme this year, there will be a music summer camp with the acclaimed WhistleBlast Quartet. Running from Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3, the camp is open to children with or without musical ability. Children will have an opportunity to explore many musical concepts including composition, performance, and listening – all with an emphasis on fun and confidence-building.