POSTPONED – The Vanbrugh

POSTPONED – The Vanbrugh

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal      Saturday 21st March 2020 at 3pm      Tickets €15.00/€13.00 concession.

Yew Wood Venues is thrilled to present
Keith Pascoe, violin
Simon Aspell, viola
Christopher Marwood, cello
with guests
Elizabeth Charleson, violin
David Kenny, viola

Mozart – String Quintet in C major K.515
Brahms – String Quintet in F Major Op.88
This is a rare opportunity to hear these two great classical works in the same concert.  The Vanbrugh is delighted to welcome two very distinguished guest artists for this special event.

The Vanbrugh evolved form the work of the Vanbrugh Quartet which was based in Cork as RTE’s Resident Quartet from 1986 to 2013.  Over there decades the quartet gave close to three thousand concerts, presenting the chamber music repertoire to audiences throughout Ireland, Europe, the Americas and the Far East.  Commercial recordings include more than thirty CDs of repertoire ranging from the complete Beethoven quartets to many contemporary Irish wroks.  In 2016 the group was presented with the National Concert Hall;s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of their contribution to music in Ireland.

Tickets €15.00 per ticket, €13.00 concessions, are available to purchases at 087 9593276 or through Eventbrite or at the door on the afternoon of the performance.




POSTPHONED Cork International Choral Festival – Master Olofskoren (Sweden)

POSTPHONED Cork International Choral Festival – Master Olofskoren (Sweden)

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal       Friday 1st May, 6pm      Admission is free of charge.  All are welcome!

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal proudly welcomes the 66th Cork International Choral Festival to Youghal.

The Cork International Choral Festival is held annually in Cork, and features choirs from all over the world. About 5,000 choristers take part every year; they come from all over Ireland, from Britain, from the European continent, and sometimes from as far away as Africa, America, and Asia . As one of the venues associated with the Cork International Choral Festival, Yew Wood Venues is thrilled to bring to Youghal, Master Olofskoren.

Founded in 1940, Master Olofskoren is an amateur Capella mixed-voice choir, with members ranging from thirty to seventy-five.  After being dormant for a number of years, the choir was re-established in 1984 and since 2000 has been conducted by Bo Tobiasson, a former Senior Lecturer at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

The choir has a comprehensive repertoire encompassing sacred works, folk tunes, jazz, pop and newly written music, all in a variety of languages. The choir presents about five concerts each year; December is particularly bust with Christmas concerts, “Lucia” processions in various workplaces, and participation in the “Living Christmas Calendar” in Stockholm’s Old Town.  The choir has also presented many concerts throughout Europe, visiting Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, the United Kingdom and many countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

For additional information please contact Yew Wood Venues at 087 9593276.



Youghal Choral Society presents MUSIC FOR A SUMMERS EVENING

Youghal Choral Society presents MUSIC FOR A SUMMERS EVENING

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Sunday 10th May 2020      Tickets: €15.00.

Youghal Choral Society never fails to present us with a wondrous evening of musical entertainment just as we say goodbye to Spring and welcome the Summer.  This year is no exception as the musical greats of our Choral society present and evening of choral and solo voice in the magnificent setting of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal. Youghal Choral Society under director Patricia Whyte, will be joined by the Lee Singers and many more special guests.

The Society has bee very busy in recent years with concerts featuring the Number 1 Army Band of the Southern Brigade, the City of Cork Male Voice Choir and other renowned artists and is eagerly anticipating another very special night on May 10th.

The Lee Singers (formerly The Cork Airport Singers) were founded in 1986.  They participate regularly in Concerts, Religious and Fundraising events and also partake in Choral festivals and competitions.  The group has a wide repertoire which includes pieces from the Negro Spiritual, Religious, Traditional, Pop and Light Operatic genres.

The Lee Singers have performed in France, Austria, Spain and Whales over the past few years and have produced a number of CD’s.  Their latest CD, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” was a best seller and very popular.  Local Cork charities are beneficiaries of their fundraising efforts though the years.

St Mary’s Collegiate Church is looking forward to giving a rapturous welcome to all involved.

Tickets €15.00 will be available at Cree’s Card Shop, North Main Street, Youghal and at the door on the evening of the concert.


The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Monday 1st June, 4.30pm sharp.

Simon Harden,  organ
Colette Boushell, soprano
Andrew Boushell, tenor

As part of the 800th -anniversary celebrations of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal, Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is thrilled to announce its very first musical recital in County Cork, and we can think of no better musician to inaugurate Blackwater Valley Opera Festival in Co Cork than Simon Harden.

Born in Dublin, Harden has lived and performed across Europe to critical acclaim since his musical beginnings at Trinity College Dublin.  In addition to a lively performance schedule that takes his across Europe and Japan, Harden is currently a lecturer in Organ at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin.  Before his return home to Dublin, Harden worked as Organist and ‘Kantor’ in the Anglican church in Frankfurt and the Christuskirche in Bad Vilbel.  He has also served as Deputy Organist in Christ Church and St Patrick’s Cathedrals in Dublin. and played for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.  He is also a regular contributor to the international publication ‘Choir and Organ’.  Harden will be accompanied by Irish soprano Colette Boushell and tenor Andrew Boushell.

It is fitting the the final event takes place in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.  We are delighted to welcome the organ and vocal recital to the ancient space of St Mary’s as part of its 800th anniversary celebrations.

Ticket Prices: Unalloacted seating €10 excl €3.50 sales commission per order.

The recital at St Mary’s Collegiate Church is supported by Cork County Council.


Mundy in Concert

Mundy in Concert

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal       Friday 19th June 2020 at 8pm      Tickets €20.00

St Mary’s Collegiate Church is thrilled to announce that Mundy, he of the unique voice will be in concert at St Mary’s Collegiate Church on Fri 19 June as Youghal celebrates the return of IRONMAN

Mundy was born Edmond Enright in the rural town of Birr, County Offaly.  In 1993, at the age of 18 Mundy moved to Dublin to take his place on the energetic busking circuit.

It was during this period and in the midst of heartbreak that Mundy penned some of his greatest hits including, ‘Gin & Tonic Sky’ & ‘Life’s A Cinch’.  These stirring tracks quickly secured Mundy a place on the roster of Sony’s Epic records as well as a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music.  Mundy’s first album ‘Jelly Legs’ was released in October 1996 to critical acclaim and went on to sell 50,000 copies.

However it was his visceral debut single ‘To You I Bestow’ that garnered most attention after it was licensed to appear on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’, this bestselling soundtrack went on to sell 11 million copies and introduced Mundy to the world.

Mundy has since gone on to release a further eight albums creating his own flavor of acoustic, folk-based pop/rock through his own record label ‘Camcor Records’ which he set up in 2000.  His album Raining Down Arrows went straight in to the Irish Charts at number 1, he has enjoyed gold and multi-platinum record sales and has picked up a number of awards including the Meteor Music award for ‘Best Male’ and ‘Most Downloaded Song’ 2 ears running for his rousing rendition of ‘Galway Girl’ featuring Irish traditional musician Sharon Shannon.

Mundy’s music has allowed him travel the world supporting some of the greats; bob Dylan, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, R.E.M, Oasis, White Stripes and the Pogues to name a few.  Most recently however, Mundy was invited to perform for perhaps his most prestigious audience to date, i the White House for president Barrack Obama as part of their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Mundy certainly has an impressive CV but there is no sigh of the Offaly man slowing down touring Ireland, UK, Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.  He is currently back in the studio working on a new album for release in 2020.

Tickets for Mundy’s Youghal concert are available at 087 9593276 or online through Eventbrite.  Tickets will be on sale at Cree’s Card Shop, Youghal closer to the date.  For updates please like Yew Wood Venues, our face book page.

Caroline Fraher and Frank Ryan in Concert

Caroline Fraher and Frank Ryan in Concert

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Saturday 20th June 2020, 7 pm         Tickets €10.00

As part of the IRONMAN celebrations Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome, acclaimed tenor, Frank Ryan together with soprano supreme, Caroline Fraher in what is promised to be a stupendous 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 most revered tenors and together with Caroline Fraher, whose ethereal rich voice is unique in every way, the talent on this special celebration concert will be astounding.  It will be music and song unrivaled and in the prefect setting of the medieval St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.

Tickets cost €10.00 are available at our booking office 087 9593276 or online through Eventbrite or at the door on the evening of the concert.
Tickets will also be available form Cree’s Card Shop, North Main Street, Youghal from May 2020. 

The Celtic Tenors

The Celtic Tenors

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal       Saturday 15th August 2020, at 8 pm (door 7.30)      Tickets €25.00

-three tenors, one voice-

The only tenor group with a truly global audience … whether playing a neighborhood cathedral or major concert halls in international cities like New York, London of Shanghai, professional and most of all, good humored performance are assured.  They genuinely love what they do and you’ll see that shine through in each rendition of beautiful Celtic songs like the haunting Danny Boy and exhilarating classics like Nessum Dorma.

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 winder audience and fostered a fresh and invigorating style which has won them both critical acclaim and so many fans the world over.

Tickets: €25.00 are available now at 087 9593276 or online at Eventbrite and Crees Card Shop, Youghal closer to the date.  For updates please like our facebook page; Yew Wood Venues.



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