60 Members of Red Army Choir die in air crash

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death on Christmas Day of 60 members of the Red Army Choir in an air accident whilst on their way to Syria to perform for the troops.

A Russian military plane carrying 92 people, including dozens of Red Army Choir singers, dancers and orchestra members, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday, killing everyone on board.
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Homecoming Ireland West Airport, Knock

TapSnap #welcomewest A couple of images by TapSnap at the Homecoming Ireland West Airport, Knock

David Loring (Left) Mrs Dillon (Middle) and Don Dillon(Right)

Ethereal floating David and Don because we were wearing the green jackets. The photo is taken on a green screen background which is replaced by a graphic, but as we were wearing green much of us was also replaced!

Left to Right: Frank Larkin, David Loring, Musical Director Deirdre Lee, Don Dillon, Chairman Jim Tiernan.

You can see the background through the stripes in the ties!!

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Looking forward to ‘The Homecoming’ at Knock Airport 2016

Mayo Male Voice Choir are looking forward to helping with ‘The Homecoming’ at Ireland West Airport, Knock 2016 on the morning of Friday 23rd December.

This has been a regular annual happening for a few years for the choir now and is a ‘fixture’ on our calendar that we greatly enjoy.

May we take this opportunity to wish all connected to the choir and all those who we have, and will in the future, entertain, a very Happy Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Fröhliche Weihnachten, счастливого Рождества, Buon Natale, Wesołych Świąt, Nadolig Llawen and of course Nollaig shona dhaoibh.

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Liam Gavin R.I.P.

We are sorry to learn of the death of Liam Gavin of Manor Close, Kingston, Galway and formerly of Castlebar, brother of MMVC choir member and stalwart Sean Gavin. Our most sincere condolences to Sean and the family on their loss.

Reposing at his home on Friday evening from 4 o’clock until 8 o’clock.

Private Removal on Saturday to St. Ignatius Church, Sea Road, Galway to arrive for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock.

Burial afterwards in Rahoon Cemetery.

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Mass For Deceased Members

A Mass for our departed members was held at St Saviour’s, Castlebar on the evening of 10th November, 2016 and the full choir was in attendance.

The list of deceased members was read by Colin Kneafsey.

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Mayo Male Voice Choir Needs You!

Amazingly, it’s the beginning of yet another year of singing and concerts for the Mayo Male Voice Choir. Our choir will begin rehearsals on Thursday September 8th in the Regional Training Centre, Mayo County Council at 7.45 pm but from then on, every Thursday night at 7.45 pm in GMIT, Castlebar.
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MMVC Enjoy Great Week as Spring Concert Fast Approaches!

The secret of success for any sports or social club, social gathering, family outing or suchlike has to be the chemistry between members; how do members get on with each other and enjoy each other’s company. Well, after the two gatherings over the last week, it is certain that the Mayo Male Voice Choir has such chemistry. Unsurprisingly, the members like to sing and don’t need much encouragement to begin a sing-song! The simple joy of singing together ensures that a good night out for the choir is exactly that – a good night out, or in the case of Louisburgh – a very good night out. This will be explained later!
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Mayo Male Voice Choir Settles on a Venue!

Due to the very sad demise of the Welcome Inn Hotel, the Mayo Male Voice Choir committee members were left scratching their heads (and many don’t have much on top to scratch!) as to where to find a venue at short notice for their Annual Spring Concert. The date had been selected and the ever popular Sean Costello, tenor, and the equally popular Frank Forde, compere, were invited to keep the night free on their diaries. After much deliberation and suggestions the choir have finally settled on a date change in order to avail of the excellent facilities of Breaffy House Hotel, the MMVC annual concert is now to be held on Thursday, April 28th at 8 pm.
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Michael Basquille – 20 Jan 2016 R.I.P – Obituary

By Adrian Keena

It’s hard to believe Michael is gone. He was a man of music, Mr. Music Man, Castlebar. Whether it be Castlebar Town Band,  the Youth Orchestra, the Holy Rosary Church Choir or Mayo Male Voice Choir, Michael’s life was dedicated to music. It is important to record that he wasn’t one to delegate from on high, Michael was a worker, a man who had no difficulty  being the first to arrive early in order to have instruments or stands set up and ready to go. He was also one to volunteer for committees. He served on the Mayo Male Voice Choir committee every year since the choir was founded.
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Christmas 2015 – Report

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Carol singing and fund raising during the Christmas 2015 season. Our chosen charity this year was the Castlebar outreach group of Chernobyl Children’s International (CCI) for whom the Choir raised €900.

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