Killeagh Choir – ‘The Voices’ present ‘Summer Serenade’

Killeagh Choir – ‘The Voices’ present ‘Summer Serenade’

St Mary’s Collegiate Church Saturday 18th May 2019    Tickets €15.00
Wine reception at 7.15 pm, all are welcome.  Concert starts at 8 pm.

On Saturday, 18 May the award-winning choir, Killeagh based choir ’The Voices’ and their guests will be performing in the historic St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal. The Voices have travelled extensively both at home and abroad, and have performed on RTE Television on two occasions. They have enjoyed collaborations with many other groups, choirs and orchestras and annually perform for charitable causes.

Their repertoire is light and varied and ranges from sacred and classical to contemporary. A glamorous, fun-loving and highly committed group, The Voices pride themselves in high vocal standards, colourful performance and great entertainment. They were first prize winners in the Cork International Choral Festival on numerous occasions and as recently as 2017 and 2018. Their most recent performance included Michael Haydn’s Missa Sub Titulo Sancti Leopoldi and Hasse’s Miserere in D Minor in November 2018. Their conductor is Mary Pedder Daly, Dip. CSM (in both Voice and Piano), B. Mus. MA (conducting).

The Voices are delighted to be joined by guests, organist Kevin O’Connell, and male harmony choir the Polyphonics. Dublin-based Kevin O’Connell has played in St Mary’s Collegiate Church on many occasions and will be warmly welcomed back by those who have previously enjoyed his accomplished mastery of St Mary’s beautiful old church organ. The Cork-based Polyphonics, Ireland’s longest established barbershop chorus, was formed in 1980 and have regularly appeared in concerts and fundraisers all over Ireland. The group is renowned for its enthusiasm, energy and sense of fun, and is currently under the musical direction of Patrick D’Alton.

Ticket €15.00 on sale now at  or by telephone 087 9593276.

The Homebirds Music Festival, Youghal – 17th, 18th & 19th May!

The Homebirds Music Festival, Youghal – 17th, 18th & 19th May!

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Sunday 19th May 2019      Tickets €15.00

Community Radio Youghal are delighted to announce their second concert for The Homebirds Music Festival. The amazing Gina returns after her sell out concert last year with her stunning concert ‘The Arms of An Angel’ in St Mary’s Collegiate Church on Sunday 19th May. Joining Gina will be a very special guest, our very own Caroline Fraher!!!! Tickets just €15 and all money raised will go towards the upkeep of Community Radio Youghal and Parents Together in Autism.

Whatever your taste in music is, you will find something to suit over the weekend with music playing nonstop on a staggered timetable to ensure that visitors to the festival can stay in the town and enjoy the atmosphere all day long.

All money raised from the festival will go to Parents Together in Autism and Community Radio Youghal.

For more information visit the website



Paddy Casey

Paddy Casey

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Friday 21 June at 7.30 pm     

One of Ireland’s most popular singer/songwriters, Paddy Casey has been on the forefront of the Irish music scene since topping the charts with smash hits, Saints & Sinners and The Lucky One,  and his single, Everything Must Change released in 2017.

In more recent times Paddy has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with U2 on their Vertigo Tour,  he has had a week long sold out residencies in Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre and the RDS.  He has even been invited  onto and performed on the Hit American CBS Chat Show “The Late Show” with David Letterman.

After returning from the US Paddy began writing and recording at home.  Once he had a collection he was happy with he called on his old friend Pat Donne began mixing the recordings, in November 2012 he released his first independent, long-awaited album ‘The Secret Life Of’. The first single, “Wait”, featuring the Shannon Gospel Choir, was released in May 2012. Paddy has been touring this album constantly in Ireland and abroad for the last few years with frequent visits to Australia,Europe and the middle East.

When back home on Irish shores the Dublin musician has played sold-out gigs in the prestigious Whelan’s Live bar and headlined the Temple Bar Trad-fest together with fellow Irish singer/songwriter, Mundy.  His most recent album ‘Best Of Paddy Casey’ [2014].  Stay tuned for announcement of a new one.

Tickets €20 on sale now at or box office 087 9593276.
Early booking is advisable! 


Caroline Fraher and Frank Ryan in Concert

Caroline Fraher and Frank Ryan in Concert

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Saturday 22nd June at 6 pm      Tickets: €10.00

As part of the IRONMAN celebrations, Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome soprano supreme, Caroline Fraher and acclaimed tenor, Frank Ryan, in what will be an amazing evening of music – music to sooth the soul and give Saturday night, the eve of IRONMAN, something to sing about!

Frank Ryan is one of Ireland’s the most beautiful tenor voices and Caroline Fraher is one of Ireland’s best kept musical secrets. Their voices are of ethereal quality, rich tones and beautiful expression. The unique timbre of Frank’s voice combined with Caroline’s angelic tones makes for an evening of unrivaled music in the perfect setting of the medieval St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.

Tickets are available at  or telephone 087 9593276.
Early booking is advisable


Maria Tanner Cohen presents ‘Ether and Verse’

Maria Tanner Cohen presents ‘Ether and Verse’

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal 12th July – 2019 Admission is FREE.

Visual artist Maria Tanner Cohen will present ‘Ether and Verse’ ,
a series of 8 large oil paintings that will be exhibited in the glass annex at Mall Arts Centre,

Ether and Verse is a body of work that was developed by the artist over a two year period.
The large scale of the paintings offers an encounter with an originating codice of geometric
forms. The proportional lines of the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and
icosahedron became a structure for the artist visual contemplations on the austerity,
intelligence and liminal beauty of the geometric form.
In their expression, the paintings are as gestural as they are hard edged and as
representational as they are conceptual. The visual juxtapositions within the work, conjure a
sense of the dimensionality of the geometric forms as they are both physical and ethereal in
nature. As the artist stated – ‘I was subservient to their mathematical dictates, when the
precise measures were drawn, I then played and experimented across the surface structure
of the forms, working with the substance of paint and the nuance of colour to release clues
as to their possible and powerful essences.’

Ether and Verse is presented as an alphabet where each geometric signature resonates in its
own visual autonomy, yet when seen within the context of the greater body of work, it
composes a Verse that speaks of mystical and hidden architecture intrinsic within the fabric
of nature itself.
Maria Tanner Cohen is an Irish artist, based in An Rinn Gaeltacht in Co. Waterford. The artist
received her honours degree in Fine Art from the Limerick School of Art in 2005; in 2010 she
undertook her postgraduate studies with an MA,Vis, at IADT, Dun Laoghaire. A highly
creative individual Maria has work extensively within the arts industry as a visual artist, art
writer and as an exhibitions curator. The artist has been a recipient of a number of
prestigious awards namely Project Award from the Irish Arts Council, Cork Co. Co, Arts
Office Arts Award as well as Youghal CU Community Development Fund, Art and Health
Award – HSE South, Vibrant Ireland funding and the Culture Ireland Travel Award. In the last
three years the artist has returned her full attention to her work as a painter, her most
recent exhibition was held in the Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan in December
2018. Her paintings are held in both public and private collections, nationally and internationally.

Freddie White

Freddie White

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal     Saturday 13th July at 8 pm     Tickets:€20.00

In Ireland, where he has won just about every award going, Freddie White is something of a legend. He was a founding member of Scullion, later he formed The Fake, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late 70¹s. Next came The Freddie White Band, which toured with Eric Clapton on his Irish Tour.

His first album, ‘Live on Tour’, recorded by Nicky Ryan while Freddie toured with Clannad, brought him national attention. His second album, ‘Do You Do’, was the biggest selling Mulligan Label album of 1981.

‘Long Distance Runner’ in 1985, featured original songs such as “Goodbye This Time”, ‘Down Without A Fight’ and the hit single ‘Frozen Heart’ co-written with Johnny Duhan. His fourth album, ‘Close To You’ continued this trend, most of the songs being Freddies own.

In 1994, he released Straight Up, fourteen songs recorded live by Dan Fitzgerald. And now a new all original album, ‘My Country’ recorded in Ireland, was released in 1999. A collection of eleven songs co-written with Ann O¹Sullivan and based on the poetry of Don O¹Sullivan. The album is co-produced with Declan Sinnot, renowned for his work as producer and arranger with Sinead LohanFrances Black and Mary Black, and as lead guitarist with Horslips and Moving Hearts.

Freddie White’s popularity has endured for many years and there is a very good reason why ­ he delivers! He has released seven albums to date to critical acclaim, but it is his live performance that stuns. He can rock your socks off, bring tears to your eyes with a ballad, or croon a jazz standard, all the while giving this apparently diverse material a common thread.

One reviewer called Freddie a “musical chronicler of the Twentieth Century”. Even this is slightly out of step because Freddie includes in his repertoire some folk music that dates back beyond even that. And his brand new album of original material brings him forward to the Twenty First!

Tickets for this concert may be purchased at online at or telephone 087 9593276.
Admission:  €20.00

Image by Con Kelleher

Designer Minds Summer Camp 2019

Designer Minds Summer Camp 2019

Designer Minds The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal 6th – 9th August 2019

Contact 087 631 0411

You will not find a Summer camp experience like Designer Minds anywhere else in the country! We are not just a science camp, a computer camp, an engineering camp or a LEGO® camp! We are everything combined, offering primary children a true taste of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). Our activities are interactive and we use many different materials so that children learn the way they learn best, through doing!
So what do kids do at a Designer Minds camp? They get hands-on with the following activities:

• Learn to code using interactive robots!
• Art and science including bacteria, DNA, circuit building and t-shirt design!
• Learn to make an animated movie!
• Fun engineering challenges such as skyscrapers, sensors, machines and architecture.
• Team-building and design-thinking activities!
• Some time for imaginative free-play with the huge variety of materials and equipment we provide.
• We’ll throw in a little Minecraft, loads of LEGO and lots of laughter to make Designer Minds an unforgettable experience for your child this Summer.

We vary our topics each Summer so that children have a different experience every year!

Our junior camp groups are suitable for children starting 1st class to 3rd class in September 2019, and our senior camp groups are for children starting 4th class to 1st year in September 2019. Camps for each age group run concurrently so siblings in different age groups can attend at the same time in the same location. Camps cost €125 for a 5-day camp, and run from 9am to 1pm. In some locations, we may also run an afternoon camp from 2-6pm. You can secure a place by paying just €30 deposit. Sibling discount codes are available on our checkout page.

SingArama Summer Camp at the Mall Arts Centre

SingArama Summer Camp at the Mall Arts Centre

Pop & Rock Choir Summer Camp The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal 12th – 16th August 2019

Contact 0871659762

SingArama Summer Camp Booking
Does your child love to sing?

Join our incredibly fun, creative and exciting SingArama Summer Camps.
Develop Vocal Confidence Singing the Latest & Greatest Chart Songs! From Ariana Grande to the Greatest Showman and many more.
Have Fun with Our Exciting Vocal Warm Ups & Voice Coaching!
​Make Friends Singing in a Group and Solo when you are ready!
Acting, Improv & Directing.
End of Week Performance for Family!
​Ages: 4-7 & 8-12 years
10am – 3pm 5 days a week Monday – Friday unless otherwise stated

​Camp Prices:
€95 for 1 child
€175 for 2 children
€245 for 3 children

To book fill in the SingArama Camp registration form along with the €25 deposit. Balance is due 30th June 2019 a text reminder will be sent out in June.

€1 admin fee applies to all transactions.

Frances Black in Concert

Frances Black in Concert

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Friday 16th August 2019      8 pm(doors open at 7.30)

When Nanci Griffith called Frances Black “the sweetest voice of Ireland,” she was paying tribute to someone who has been one of Ireland’s best-loved and most enduring artists since the late 80s, with a string of best-selling albums, awards and other accolades behind her.  Now Yew Wood Venues is absolutely thrilled to welcome Frances to Youghal and St. Mary’s Collegiate Church for her first ever concert in this historic town.  Frances, of course, is a member of the well known musical genious familty “The Black Family” and began singing with her older siblings when she was only 17 years old.

The extent of Frances’ popularity and talent has been reflected in the awards and accolades that she has received for her albums and live performances. She has twice been the recipient of one of the highest honours in Irish music, the prestigious Irish Recorded Music Association’s Best Irish Female Award, and was also delighted to receive a National Entertainment ”Personality of the Year” award, as it has always been vitally important to her to connect with her audiences during a performance.

Tickets €30 are available online at or telephone 087 9593276

CADA Performing Arts Academy Courses in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

CADA Performing Arts Academy Courses in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

Cork’s Premier Stage School for all your Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre Classes

Founded by Catherine Mahon-Buckley twenty years ago, CADA Performing Arts is an acknowledged centre of excellence for Drama, Dance and Musical Theater Studies.

CACA continues to provide classes for 2018 after a successful 2017! They offer a chance to discover your own strengths and weaknesses.  We all have particular abilities in certain areas and success can only be achieved through self-awareness and by developing in individual artistry that is uniquely your own.

The Academy programmes are committed to your needs, an approach which is reflected in the dedication and expertise of our staff, stimulation, creative ethos and the provision of a quality studio environment.  Our aim is enable our students to identify, develop and nurture their own skills, perfecting a professional attitude, an inner confidence, self-esteem and team skills with which our students can flourish.

The Academy aims to provide the broadest possible training, giving each student individual attention to enable them to graduate with professional confidence and most important to have fun while achieving their full potential.

The main emphasis of the course concentrates on practical training in a range of drama, dance, singing and music and theater studies subject and takes place in a specially designed and build spacious studio complex which opened in 2004.

‘CADA Performing Arts has total professionalism and guaranteed results’. Peadar Cox (TV Actor)

For information or phone 021 4866389


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