Lunchtime Concert featuring The Presto Quartet

Lunchtime Concert featuring The Presto Quartet

Lunchtime Concert in the Mall Arts Centre         Wednesday 4th July shortly after 1 pm
Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

The Presto Quartet was formed in 2012 at the CIT Cork School of Music and had the privilege of being coached by Adrian Petcu until 2015, and by Christopher Marwood since September 2015.

They are members of the Cork Youth Orchestra, with which they recently performed in the Festival of Youth Orchestras in Tuscany in July 2016. Concerts took place in Florence, Perugia and Montecatini.

Members of the quartet participated in summer chamber music courses in Aravon School, Bray, Co. Dublin as well as ConCorda 2015 and 2016. In 2016, they were the highest placed string quartet in the Feis Ceoil Under 17 Junior Chamber Music Cup, winning the Silver medal (2nd place).

The Presto Quartet have given performances in a variety of settings, such as Cork Culture Night, a coffee concert for the SMEI conference, CSM Open Days and as part of the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras in the National Concert Hall (Music in the Foyer). In addition, they regularly play in the community, and have brought live music to St. Luke’s retirement home and St. Finbarr’s hospital in Cork. They have also performed for fundraising events for the Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital and ‘Dress for Success’ charity, among others. Following these events, they were invited to perform at the AIB 100th Anniversary reception by the regional Director of AIB. They also performed as a quartet in promotional concerts ahead of Cork Youth Orchestra performances.
Tickets €10 are available at 087 9593276 or online at www.themallartscentre.com (booking fee €1 applies)

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Welcome LES Music Centre and “Loughborough on Tour”

Welcome LES Music Centre and “Loughborough on Tour”

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal          Music from Ireland and Abroad Festival        Tuesday 17th July     Time TBC

OneStage tours presents “Loughborough on Tour” in St Mary’s Collegiate Churcn on Tuesday 17th July.   Featuring  LES Music Centre,  a concert band comprising of 26 musicians whose  repertoire is both extensive and varied.  Comhaltas will  be performing on the evening, welcoming our visitors and celebrating Youghal’s long tradition of Irish music, dance and story telling.
Come along and soak up the unique atmosphere of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, prepare yourself for mesmerizing performances in what promises to be a truly memorable experience.

Tickets €10 are available at 087 9593276 or online at www.themallartscentre.com (booking fee €1 applies)

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Youghal Celebrates History 2018

Youghal Celebrates History 2018

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal         Saturday 29th September – Sunday 30th September

Our intriguing past ….. forging our future ……

Youghal Celebrates History, a voluntary group dedicated to preserving and promoting the unique heritage in this wonderful walled port town Youghal is celebrating its 16th annual conference.
The them of this yers conference is  “Cork’s Ancient East – the Manor of Inchiquin”

With such a wonderful theme and opening lecture by Professor  Padraig O’Riain, on  “The Holy Ground Once More – the Saints of East Cork” the day’s events will only continue to inform, entertain, and enthral all attendees.
Lectures/Talks will close for Saturday at 14.00 pm with 16.00   Dr. Clodagh Tait’s : “The Old Countess’ Fall and Sir Walter Raleigh’s drenching”.
Of course the social highlight of the event is the Conference Dinner at the Saturday Night…and that’s only day 1.

For further information on this event, now synonymous with the closing of the Autumn season in Youghal, log on to www.youghalcelebrateshistory.com  – full programme of events available.

The ½ -day conference  on the Sunday morning will host a wonderful field trip followed by talks  from  local historians as follows:
Michael Twomey  ” Richard Boyle and Inchiquin”
Phyl Irwin    “Tales from the Graves of East Cork”
Celebrate Youghal’s History with Youghal!

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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 www.themallartscentre.com (€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……

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Top Summer Camps for Kids in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal!

Its almost that time of year, schools will be out and its time to get looking and booking summer camps for kids for Summer 2018.   As the long school holiday stretch ahead, parents’ your thoughts are no doubt turning to how to keep your youngsters occupied during the summer months?  Well look no further than the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal where we have to offer Starcamp, drama and multi activity camp and Designer Minds  a science and technology camp to spark kids interest in the world of STEAM, two super summer camps and both an absolute must for your child!

DESIGNER MINDS Science, Design and Technology Summer Camp 7th (Tue) to 11th (Sat) August 2018

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Designer Minds is run by Helena and Donal Lyne, operating summer camps covering the STEAM subjects throughout July and August.  Both juniors (aged 8-9) and senior (10-12) groups are catered for.  Each day a different topic, science, technology, engineering, arts and math all get equal billing.

Robots, magnets, Lego, K’nex, tablets and other electronics are some of the equipment Designer Minds brings to lessons,giving the children the opportunity to experience an array of scientific and technological toys and gadgets, awakening curiosity and broadening minds.

 

STARCAMP Drama and Multi- Activity Summer Camps 13th (Mon) to 17th (Fri) August 2018.

starcamp1Starcamp performing, fun and games summer camp promises the absolute best, most exciting and varied summer camp experience to date and you will not want your child to miss it.

Camps are for both boys and girls aged 4 to 12 years and are so much more than a performing arts camp.  Born from a desire to instill confidence in children Starcamp offers a mind blowing array of activities for both boys and girls including:
A superhero masterclass taught by real superheroes, fun news and weather reporting, daily arts and craft section and of course singing, dancing and drama.

 

For lots more information on our super camps and other events taking place in the Mall Arts Centre and St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal please visit our website www.themallartscentre.com or call me on 087 9593276.

 

 

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Big Variety of Quality performances come to Youghal

A variety of cultural gems accumulate to make St Mary’s Collegiate Church and the Mall Arts Centre’s spring/summer schedule 2018, a musical feast for the people of Youghal and surrounding area.

Top class musical events are presented for our spring and summer program with Youghal Choral Society presenting ‘Music for a Summers Evening”,  this will showcase the best of local choral talent and demonstrate the flair, ability and talents of Youghal Choral Society.  Other musical delights will take place in the stunning surrounds of St Mary’ Collegiate Church  from the impressive Fandango Duo and the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra.  The Mall Arts Centre will host ”Loughborough on Tour” a musical extravaganza with guest performance from local Comhaltas musicians.

ycsYoughal Musical Society presents “Music for a Summers Evening in aid of St Vincent de Paul Youghal.  Date TBC.

Under the tutelage of the accomplished Patricia Whyte, St Mary’s Collegiate Church will play host to the wonderful talents of Youghal Choral Society.  This is going to be such a unique event one that showcases the wonderful vocal talents of the choir.  All involved are so enthusiastic about the event, and excited to perform in such and amazing venue. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Ticket prices TBC.

 

fdo-dWe are thrilled to have the Guitar Fandango Duo, featuring Colin McLean and David Keating in Concert on Saturday 16th June.  Trained in Classical and Latin Guitar, these musicians have played in all the great concert halls at home and abroad, to much critical acclaim, winning medals and competitions galore. We are honoured to have them play in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, presenting a lively evening of beautiful and virtuoso guitar music with a South American twist. This promises to be a fantastic night of guitar virtuosity for all ages!!

Ticket €15/€12 concessions available at 087 9593276 or email grabaplace@gmail.com

 

fffffffffffffffOneStage tours presents “Loughborough on Tour” in the Mall Arts Centre on Tuesday 17th July.   Featuring  LES Music Centre,  a concert band comprising of 26 musicians whose  repertoire is both extensive and varied.  Comhaltas will also be performing on the evening, welcoming our visitors and celebrating Youghal’s long tradition of Irish music, dance and story telling.
Come along and soak up the unique atmosphere of the Mall Arts Centre, prepare yourself for mesmerizing performances in what promises to be a truly memorable experience.

Tickets €10 are available at 087 9593276 or email garbaplace@gmail.com

 

These events are brought to you by Yew Wood Venues, part of Youghal Socio Economic Development Ltd.

For lots more information on upcoming event please visit http://themallartscentre.com

 

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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 www.themallartscentre.com (€1 booking fee applies) or telephone 087 9593276.

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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 www.themallartscentre.com (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.

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Fandango Duo in Concert

Fandango Duo in Concert

The Fandango Duo          St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal               Saturday 16th June    Time 7.30 pm

We are honored to welcome the Guitar Fandango Duo to St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.  The duo, consisting of vastly experienced musicians David Keating and Colin McClean, they are famed for bringing fun, energetic and soulful music to the concert platform. Whether it is the relentlessly rhythmic tangos of Astor Piazzolla, the fiery Spanish dances of de Falla, or the fascinating chord combinations and pop sensibilities of the Beatles, Fandango Duo makes every live performance a memorable event.

Programme details to follow. This promises to be a fantastic night of guitar virtuosity for all ages!!

Tickets are €15.00/€12.00 concession are available at 087 9593276 or online at www.themallartscentre.com (€1 booking fee applies) or at the door on the evening of the concert.

This event is supported by Cork County Council Arts Department.

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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 www.themallartscentre.com (€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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