The Homebirds Music Festival, Youghal

The Homebirds Music Festival, Youghal

St Mary’s Collegiate Church is delighted to welcome ‘The Homebirds Music Festival’, a collaboration which will see a music extravaganza happening in Youghal on 18th, 19th and 20th May 2018.  Over 40 Acts will take part in the festival which will be spread across 18 venues from one end of the town to the other, showcasing the amazing talent of the region and the spectacular locations which our beautiful coastal town has to offer.

The stunning location of St Mary’s Collegiate Church will host three spectacular concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Whatever your taste in music you will find something to suit over the weekend with music playing nonstop on a staggering time table to ensure that visitors to the festival can stay in Youghal and enjoy the atmosphere all day long.

The line up in the Collegiate Church is as follows:

Friday 18th May – The Bravehearts Choir, Darragh McGann and Don Mescall
Doors open at 7.30pm. Concert starts at 8pm

Saturday 19th May – Gerald Aherne, Roy Buckley and Mike Hanrahan
Doors open at 7pm. Concert starts at 7.30pm

Sunday 20th May – Ardmore Choir, Active Retirement Group, Caroline Fraher, Frank Ryan and Gina
Doors open at 5.30pm. Concert starts at 6pm

Tickets €15 can be purchased online at (€1 booking fee applies)

The music festival will see the first fundraising partnership between Cork Arc Cancer Support House and CRY 104fm
For lots more information please log into Homebirds Music Festival
The festival is supported by Failte Ireland, Pure Cork, Cork County Council and the East Cork Journal.

Looking forward to seeing you there……

Youghal Choral Society presents ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’

Youghal Choral Society presents ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’

St Mary’s Collegiate Church        Sunday 27th May at 7.30pm

Youghal Choral Society presents “Music for a Summer’s Evening” their annual fundraiser with special guests the Cork City Male Voice Choir which is in aid of Vincent de Paul Youghal.

Under the tutelage of the accomplished Patricia Whyte, St. Mary’s Collegiate Church is always honoured to play host to the wonderful talents of Youghal Choral Society.

This evening promises to be amazing and entertaining for the audiences of East Cork. Make it your business to be at the St. Mary’s Collegiate Church on Sunday 27th May for this great event.

Tickets €15 are available at Cree’s Card Shop, North Main Street, Youghal or online bookings at (€1 booking fee applies) or telephone 087 9593276.

The Celtic Tenors at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

The Celtic Tenors at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

Saturday 11th August at 8.00pm          Tickets €25.00 available at 087 9593276
or online at (booking fee €1 applies)
We are truly and utterly delighted to welcome back to  St Mary’s Collegiate Church, by popular demand, our friends THE CELTIC TENORS.     The only group with a truly global audience … whether playing a neighborhood cathedral or major concert hall in international cities like New York, London or Shanghai, The Celtic Tenors are true professionals with good humoured tip-top performances assured.  They genuinely love what they do and this great love of their craft and talent shines through in each rendition of every beautiful Celtic song they perform.

Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson offer more than beautiful voices and musical knowledge. Comfortable in all genres from classical and folk to Irish and pop, they bring their audience on a real musical voyage. The Celtic Tenors continue to break new ground by stepping away from their classical roots, and adding a more contemporary edge.  With this pioneering approach, they’ve welcomed a wider audience and fostered a fresh and invigorating style which has won them both critical acclaim and so many fans the world over.

Brian Kennedy in Concert

Brian Kennedy in Concert

‘A voice to charm the Angles’…..

Brian Kennedy will be performing at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal            Saturday 7th July at 8pm.

Tickets €20.00 available at 087 9593276 or online at (€1 booking fee applies) or at the door on the night. 

Twenty-five years on, and Brian Kennedy is still only getting started.  He is a multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, a highly-regarded radio/television presenter, Doctor of Letters from University of Ulster, novelist (not surprisingly for a lyricist of his calibre), and ‘Voice of Ireland’ coach.

Brian was the featured vocalist with Van Morrison’s Blues & Soul Revue for six years and has appeared on five Van albums.   He was the lead singing performer in ‘Riverdance on Broadway’ for nine months at Manhattan’s Gershwin Theatre in an especially tailored role at the request of the composer Bill Whelan.

Brian is first and foremost a live performer and songwriter. His own words, ‘music is my lifeblood ,’ are reflected in his relentless schedule since the 1990s. His constant touring from Ireland and UK to Australia, including the major global festivals, has resulted in a thriving international fan base.
Brian has shared the stage with an extraordinary list of legends including Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley, Moya Brennan, Sinead O’Connor, Eddi Reader, Boy George, Sting and even Richard Gere – but that’s another story.
Experience and celebrate that voice, musicianship and personality during Brian’s first concert in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.

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