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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Canadian Orpheus Choir 25th October 2015

Concert with Canadian Orpheus Male Voice Choir – Church of the Holy Rosary
Friday 25th October – in aid of Western Care
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Mayo International Choral Festival 2015

Some Images from Mayo Choral Festival 2015 (GMIT and Holy Rosary Church)

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MMVC Annual Spring Concert 2015

Mayo Male Voice Choir with soloists during the concert warm up.

Mayo Male Voice Choir with soloists during the concert warm up.


The Annual Spring Concert of Mayo Male Voice Choir took place in the Welcome Inn on Friday March 27th. It was a terrific success and the choir members would like to thank everyone who attended on the night. The choir find it so satisfying after all the work that is put in beforehand, in preparation for the big night, when the door opens and people stream in looking forward to an entertaining night out. The Fáilte Suite had been completely transformed from a short while earlier, a training course having just finished up at 2pm. Great credit for the quick changeover and setup has to be given to John King, Adrian Healy and the crew of the Welcome Inn and to Gary Monaghan of Westcoast Audio who arrived with sound, lights and even the tiered stage.
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Christmas 2014 – Report

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Carol singing and fund raising during the Christmas 2014 season. Our chosen charity for this year was Childline who are desperately in need of funds to continue operations. €700 was raised from the Choir’s carol singing activities and presented to … Continue reading

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Derry Festival 2014

Mayo Male Voice Choir End October on a High!

October was a busy month for Mayo Male Voice Choir with two major engagements less than a fortnight apart from each other.

The second major engagement for MMVC was a trip to Derry to participate in the Derry Choral Festival. Truth be known, the choir like nothing better than a weekend away!
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Louisburgh 2014

Mayo Male Voice Choir End October on a High!

October was a busy month for Mayo Male Voice Choir with two major engagements less than a fortnight apart from each other.

On October 10th, the choir joined Louisburgh Junior Church Choir and Louisburgh’s own world class mezzo-soprano, Ann Marie Gibbons for what is now fast becoming the annual Louisburgh Order of Malta fundraiser, this year in the Derrylahan Inn.
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