Choir from Missouri to perform in Ballina

Missouri meets the Moy

Missouri choir in Ballina Mayo choral festival

The Missouri meets the Moy at the Kennedy Glasgow Centre at The Quay, Ballina on Monday July 11th at 8.00 pm when members of Bofield Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann will join with the visiting Our Savior Lutheran Choir. The Missouri choir and the local group will put on a celebratory concert of song, traditional music and dance in what promises to be a memorable evening at the Quay.

The twenty-member mixed voice Missouri choir hails from St. Charles which is located near St. Louis.  The choir members have many diverse interests (including cats, fishing, model railroads and soccer) and careers (including web masters, nurses and teachers). The choir members are looking forward to visiting and performing in Ballina as part of a tour of Ireland.

Members of the traditional Irish music and dance group, Bofield Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, will also perform at the concert. Bofield has a long history of music as the oldest traditional group in the county.

Mayo International Choral Festival welcomes groups from all over to County Mayo throughout the year with some more musical groups planning on visiting the county in the near future.

The concert on Monday 11th July at 8.00 pm, at the Kennedy Glasgow Centre, The Quays, Ballina, is facilitated by the Mayo International Choral Festival and supported by Moy Valley Resources IRD and Mayo North Promotions Office. Admission is free.

Enquiries to Nicola at Mayo North Promotions Office on 096 70905

 The Kennedy Glasgow Centre

Situated along the River Moy and boasting splendid view of the magnificent Belleek Woods, the Kennedy Glasgow Centre is a unique setting for concerts with local music groups and choirs regularly using the building . It is rich with history having functioned in the past as a boathouse before being lovingly restored, and plays host to many community events, including dances and even the occasional wedding.


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