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 Arts Office,Mayo County Council.

Áras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar. 094 90 24444 ext 7471 & 7558.

Free Concert by The Whistleblast Quartet and Mayo Youth Orchestra in St. Patricks National School Castlebar – Sunday 23rd of January @ 5pm. 

As part of Mayo County Council Arts office Youth Art Programme, Excel, The Whistleblast Quartet and Mayo Youth Orchestra will give a free concert in St. Patricks National School Castlebar at 5pm on Sunday 23rd of January, all welcome.

The WhistleBlast Quartet – Mary Curran (French Horn), Sile Daly (Oboe and Cor Anglais), Ken Edge (Saxophones and Clarinet) and Andrew Synnott (Piano) – is a group of professional musicians who work with the RTE orchestras, Opera Theatre Company, shows, etc. The WhistleBlast Quartet is a unique group that brings music to all age groups in an educational way with the emphasis on FUN, regardless of musical ability. For more information visit the Quartet’s website

Mayo Youth Orchestra performs regularly around Co. Mayo, and has toured extensively (Holland, France Norway etc.). The orchestra has also provided music on important occasions such as the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Presidential visits, and other high-profile events. The group represents the main opportunity for young classical musicians in the county to experience playing in an ensemble


Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo.T: 094 9023733 E: W:

TRADITIONAL MUSIC, Wednesday 19th January @ 8.00pm, Crossing the Shannon.

Top musicians Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (voice, flute) and John Wynne (flute) join forces with musical ambassadors for Connaught  John McEvoy (fiddle) and John Blake (guitar, flute, bouzouki) to explore the wild dance music, slow airs and haunting songs of the West of Ireland. Muireann is best known for her work with top Irish group Danú, John Wynne is regarded as one of the best Traditional flute players of his generation and a regular collaborator with fiddler John McEvoy, while multi-instrumentalist John Blake is a highly sought after musician in his own right with name checks on many top albums. A great night of music in prospect.  Adm: €15 / €12 (concessions)

"Danú’s greatest asset is Nic Amhlaoibh’s magnificently earthy voice." - Siobhan Long, Irish Times

“It’s hard to beat the classic combination of flute and fiddle and no better men than John Wynne and John McEvoy to show us why.” - Hot Press



Winter Music Classes

Winter music classes in Áras Inis Gluaire are recommencing on Wednesday, January 12. Expert tuition in guitar, keyboard, fiddle, tin whistle and accordion from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. for beginners, and from 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. for past pupils.

 Lismirrane Arts Resource Project,

O’Dwyer Art Centre, Bohola, 094 9384809 or

 Music in the Community with John Hoban

Music in the Community continues every Monday evening with John Hoban from 8.00pm to 9.30 pm. A social evening of music and song with audience participation – feel free to bring musical instruments.  All ages and abilities welcome, No Charge. This project is funded by Mayo VEC and Mayo County Arts Office.

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

Culture Night 2016

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