Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo returns to Swinford on the weekend of 10th and 11th May and full details of the event were announced at a launch in O’Connor’s Hotel. The launch was performed by the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr. John O Malley, emphasising the growing links between Mayo Comhaltas and Mayo County Council. […]
When I heard of Pete Seeger’s death late yesterday, I recalled the one time I had the pleasure of seeing the legendary folk singer and songwriter in concert. It was a cold February night in London in 1978 and I was anxious to see the singer who had written so many inspirational songs about justice, […]
Mayo County Council Arts Office has awarded its annual Music Recording Assistance Awards for 2013 to Vickers Vimy, a five-piece Mayo-based folk collective, and Ballyhaunis-based rock and electronic band, Race the Flux. The €800 award will be used to assist recipients to record their music. Mayo County Council’s Music Recording Assistance Award has shown once […]
Calvary, the new John Michael McDonagh film, featuring the musical score composed by Claremorris-born Patrick Cassidy will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah on 19 January 2014. Set in Easkey, County Sligo, and starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Aiden Gillen, Pat Short and Kelly Reilly, Calvary is writer and […]
The Mayo International International Choral Festival reached new heights as the 2014 syllabus was officially launched from the top of Croagh Patrick on Saturday last. Representatives from several Mayo choirs became musical mountaineers for the day and hit all the high notes in a rousing chorus of ‘Moonlight in Mayo’ 2507 ft above sea level! […]
Ballyhaunis singer, Olwyn Murray (20) has just released her first single, ‘Falling in Love Again’ – and the song is to download from iTunes and is also in the Irish music charts. Performing since the age of 8, Olwyn received vocal lessons with Lavinia Gilmartin in Ballina. She was one of the finalists in the […]
The Reserve, a seven-piece Castlebar-based band, is releasing a new CD, ‘Come Home for the Gathering’, to raise funds for the Western Care Association’s Home-share projects. Two members of the band, David Tuomey, and Kelvin Frain, write the band’s material and have also been involved in some very successful fundraising projects that have helped fund […]
Over 1,000 singers will take part in the second Mayo International Choral Festival from Mayo 23-26 . Expect to hear singing from many genres, including jazz, pop, folk, barbershop, sacred, and some yet to be defined! Mayo will be the mecca for all music lovers.