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Music to the Fore for Mayo Day 2023 in Ballina

Mayo Day 2023 is gearing up to be another day to remember, as all things Mayo will be celebrated again.

This year the flagship Mayo Day event is heading to Ballina for the first time as part of the Ballina 2023 celebrations on Saturday, April 29th.

As usual the Mayo Day flagship event will be full to the brim with music, arts, entertainment, culture, and fun for all the family.

The centrepiece of the day will as always be the music stage, which will be setting down its roots on Pearse Street in the heart of the town, transforming the street into a carnival of fun for all.  And of course, it is all free of charge – so get down to Ballina and celebrate everything that Mayo has to offer.

Mayo Day 2023 has a great line-up of musical acts ready to take to the stage over the course of the day with something to suit all tastes and ears.

From up and coming local acts such as Finéinn Quinn to the energy, charisma, and musicianship of Boxing Banjo, who combine a myriad of instruments including button accordion, tenor banjo, guitar, fiddle and bodhrán.

Their sound transcends musical boundaries bringing listeners on a truly captivating musical voyage like no other. Striking vocal arrangements afford the listener an opportunity to sit back and appreciate the nuances while equally allowing them to propel the band’s infectious choruses.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the magic and high-octane opening act who will again be the Hit Machine Drummers, who will bring the stage to the street before they open the day.

Ballina resident Gerry Guthrie and his band will bring his brand of ‘Country and Irish’ to the stage for a set that will have you dancing and twirling around the street. Local father and daughter duo Michael S and Clodagh Togher will have you swinging a beat from their first note. 

Trad Lib are an up and coming trad rock group who will have your toes tapping and heart pumping when they bring their brand of magic to Ballina. Stuart Moyles will be keeping it country and have the dancers and jiving fans feet moving. Back again this year will be Lisa Canny and her band who will bring their folk infused goodness to the masses.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the magic of Mayo Day and get yourselves to Ballina on Saturday, April 29th.

Source: Mayo County Council

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