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Ballina Civic Offices, Arran Place, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

T: 096 73593




Camille O’Sullivan

Thursday 12th May, 8pm

Camille O’Sullivan is a singer, actress, award-winning architect and painter. Born in London to a French mother and Irish father, Camille grew up in Cork, surrounded by music ranging from French chanson, Deep Purple and David Bowie to Led Zeppelin – a soundtrack which was her inspiration to become one of Ireland's most unique artists.

As much a storyteller as a singer, Camille has made songs by Jacques Brel, Nick Cave and Tom Waits her own, with an inspirational fearlessness which is her hallmark.

Dark, sexy, fierce, amusing and mesmerizing, Camille transforms each song she performs into an intense emotional and theatrical experience, inexorably drawing her audience into a world inhabited by the bizarre and wonderful. Chameleon-like on stage, each song becomes a different character that she honestly and sometimes painfully inhabits.

Adm: €20. Booking essential.


Chamber Philharmonic Europe: Powerful Emotions

Thursday 19th May, 8pm

The Chamber Philharmonic Europe from Cologne, Germany, bring their Powerful Emotions concert to Ballina Arts Centre for this very special night of music. The ensemble is made up of some of some of the most talented young musicians drawn from across Europe, and the group tours and performs worldwide with the award-winning soloists Pawel Zuzanski (violin) and Kyrill Gusarov (trumpet).The programme will include pieces by Vivaldi, Grieg and Bach among others.

Adm: €18 / €16. Booking essential.


Moy Singers: Jubilee Concert 1986-2011 – A Night to Remember

Celebrating 25 years of music & song

Saturday 21st May, 8pm

Ballina’s very own Moy Singers celebrate 25 years of music and song with this special Jubilee Concert at Ballina Arts Centre.

Excellent ambassadors for the town of Ballina, The Moy Singers has over 55 members, with ages ranging from 20 years to those enjoying their active retirement! The group is highly regarded having won many accolades including 1st place in Sligo International Choral Festival and 2nd place in the light music section at Cork International Festival.

The choir will be joined by Guest Artists Johnathon Carter & Sandra Shawks for this truly unmissable celebration! Adm: €20. Booking essential.




Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo.

T: 094 9023733





Wednesday 4th May @ 8.00pm

Julie Feeney

Julie Feeney is a true musical phenomenon. With two highly critically acclaimed, award-winning albums, 13 songs and pages to her credit, in the past year she has performed everywhere from Glastonbury to The National Concert Hall in Dublin, to China, France, England, America and all over Ireland, all to rave reviews. Receiving massive radio airplay in all quarters, her song Impossibly Beautiful was selected for a major TV and radio commercial, and she featured on the RTÉ One documentary special The View Presents Julie Feeney. Julie was also nominated for 'Best Irish Female' at the Meteor Music Awards 2010. She’s just back from her first US tour. Catch her live at the Linenhall, while you have the chance.

The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this performance possible.

Adm: €20



Thursday 12th May @ 8.00pm

The Foghorn Trio

The Foghorn Trio features three musical luminaries in their own rights: Stephen ”Sammy” Lind on fiddle, banjo, guitar and vocals, Caleb Klauder on mandolin, guitar, fiddle and vocals and Nadine Landry on guitar, bass and vocals. This latest incarnation of the critically acclaimed Foghorn Stringband has just released its first full-length collaboration, Sud de la Louisiane. It’s a sound that could be coming to you from a big console radio in a 1930′s living room, or an Appalachian front porch; instead it’s being delivered by a group of players from the thriving old time music scene of Portland, Oregon. Together, they blend voices, repertoire and instruments to create a diverse performance true to the roots of American music, throwing some Cajun and Caleb's vintage sounding originals in the mix. Expect a night of great music with great heart: prepare to be enchanted.

The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this performance possible.

Adm.: €15 / €12 (concessions)



Tuesday 17th May @ 8.00pm

The Bonfire Band

Hackney-based Bonfire Band is building a reputation based on good songs and hard work. Bonfire’s easy-going blues/folk/country style offers an impressive selection of harmony-driven self-penned songs full of musical and lyrical maturity, as witnessed on two albums, One Man Can’t Carry Half a Piano and Recordings from The Plough. The band boasts an accomplished line-up of musical talent in the shape of: Ben Faulkner (guitar), Will Heath (bass), Adam Beattie (banjo/lead guitar), Dominic Brider (drums), and Will Butterworth (piano). Looking for an evening of musical pleasure? Look no further.

The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this performance possible.

Adm.: €15 / €12 (concessions)



Sunday 22nd May @ 8.00pm

Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan will be touring up and down the country for the summer, with the wonderful John Smith supporting, in a slightly more grown up version of her summer holidays. "I’ve spent the last year travelling about and writing songs for my second record. During that time I met Joe Henry and from that moment I knew he was the man to help me make the record that was in my head. I found a wonderful converted farmhouse studio in the middle of Snowdonia national park in Wales and we all headed over for a week.  Gavin Glass played piano and banjo, Ross Turner was on drums, Shane Fitzsimons, double and electric bass, Donagh Molloy, harmonium and trumpet and an eight and a half months pregnant Lucy Wilkins played violin and arranged a couple of songs for cello and violin. John Smith joined for some guitar and general tomfoolery.  The album will be out in the autumn and  I can’t wait to get out and play the songs from it." - Lisa HanniganFor full tour info and tickets check out

The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this performance possible.

Adm: €20

Selected Programmes:

I Could Read the Sky – April 2013

Bealtaine 2013

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2013


Manchán Magan

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2013 – June 2013


Culture Night 2013

Countywide programme of cultural events – 20th September 2013

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

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