Mayopalooza is a free, family-friendly outdoor event that will take place on The Mall in Castlebar this Sunday (26th September). Throughout the day six bands will perform, with music to suit all ages.
The proceedings start off at 12pm with local legends - The Side Effects Featuring John Hoban, Tony Reidy & Dan Delaney. Followed by Gorilla Radio a group who have gigged all over Ireland, UK and Switzerland and is currently comprised of Noel Kenny, Joey Kennedy, Paul Newell, Seanie Walsh and Matteo.
The second show is at 3pm with traditional group Blás who are David Doocey, Stephen Doherty, Anne Brennan and Shane McGowan. Formed in 2015, the group has grown from strength to strength with sell-out concerts in Ireland, Germany and the UK. Followed followed by Ireland’s funkiest band Soul Power led by Castlebar man Mick Sheridan.
The final show is at 6pm with five piece band Train Room. Train Room is the brainchild of Balla songwriter, musician and producer Joe Monaghan. Jiggy close out the day with a mix of Irish traditional music, world rhythms and cutting-edge dance grooves. Jiggy took the internet by storm with their video ‘Silent Place’ celebrating the global togetherness of dance.
The event is funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and administered by Mayo County Council.
Mayopalooza is a socially-distanced live outdoor family-friendly event and while tickets are free, you must book to secure a ticket and the tickets went online yesterday and are already booked out, but there is a waiting list so if you are interested check out mayopalooza.com
Robbie Harris is the event organizer and he’s been giving more details to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley..