In our magical Mayo we have a level of talent that’s unprecedented. Music in all its forms is inclusive, so We3 Events in conjunction with Mayo North have asked local children to join us to celebrate our culture in a musical showcase – Mayo On Stage. The event takes place in the Military Quarter from 12-3pm on Mayo Day, 29th April and we look forward to welcoming you there!

Check out the fantastic line-up of events below, which give a real nod to the fantastic traditional music heritage of Mayo.

Singing and traditional music 

We have amazing singers from two of our local singing schools in North Mayo: Centre Stage Vocal Academy and Shooting Stars Academy. We also have outstanding traditional musicians from Trad Óg, Gort na mBó CCE and North Mayo Summer School.

Sean nós dancing with Mr. Tommy Stenson

We are delighted to have the fantastic Sean Nós dancer Mr. Tommy Stenson joining our celebrations. Tommy is a household name due to his incredible dancing skills. Dearbhla Lennon, the former principal female dancer in both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance has said of Tommy :“Music is in his blood and is running through his feet.  Tommy is an excellent dancer”.

Storytelling by The Storyteller, Mr Tony Ruddy-Locke

Mr. Tony Ruddy- Locke, Seanachai and author of “Mayo Folk Tales”,  “Irish Ghost Tales and Things That Go Bump In The Night” and his most recent release “Tales of the Irish Hedgerows” will be present on the day. His stories and story telling magic transcends us to another world of Irish culture and heritage.

We’re truly blessed with all our guests and look forward to a day of fun and celebrating our ‘Mayo-ness’!

Mayo on Stage Event details


Date: Saturday April 29th, 12pm – 3pm

Venue: Ballina Military Quarter

Admission: Free

Family Friendly Event



Further details here and on 


Later that night why not join us back in the Military Quarter for our big Mayo Day concert featuring Ryan Sheridan, supported by Mayo acts The New Social, Mississippi Sheiks and Jo Keegan and friends?

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