Home to Mayo concert brings out the stars

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Home to Mayo proudly presents ‘Home to Mayo – A Transatlantic Journey Home’, a celebration of Irish culture, centre stage in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Saturday, May 28, featuring local, national and international musicians, singers and dancers.      
Amongst the line-up is musical director Stephen Doherty, renowned folk singer Seán Keane, Irish tenor Seán Costello from Ballinrobe, along with the talented Ballina folk group In Tune.
Travelling all the way from New York City, Castlebar native Dawn Doherty is bringing her Academy of Irish Music to perform alongside local artists The Clew Bay Pipe Band, trad group CODA, sean nós dancer Tommy Stenson, world champion Irish dancer Maiya Allworthy, Mayo’s Rock and Roses Cancer Choir and the Atlantic Rhythm Dance Troupe.
The evening will see three Mayo musical ambassadors honoured: World renowned flute player, Matt Molloy; songwriter Brendan Graham, who wrote ‘You Raise Me Up’; and Tony Christie, whose grandfather hailed from Claremorris.  
Producer Henry McGlade and musical director Stephen Doherty commented: “This is going to be an extraordinary gathering of Irish talent like nothing Mayo audiences have ever witnessed before. One of the highlights of the show will be the closing number featuring Seán Keane and his band, the Clew Bay Pipe Band, the Mayo Rocks and Roses Choir, Sean Costello and Matt Molloy all performing Brendan Graham’s poignant emigration song ‘Isle of Hope’.
Tickets (€20 each) are available from the Royal Theatre box office on 094 902 3111 or Ticketmaster.ie. All profits from the show will go towards promoting young talent of all genres of music from across the county through upcoming  music workshops and showcase events.