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Summer Music 2006
By Ann Marie Lyons
Jun 28, 2006, 22:41

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The Eva Quartet from Bulgaria

The Eva Quartet to perform in Christchurch, Castlebar

As part of Mayo County Council’s Summer Music Series, the Eva Quartet from Bulgaria will perform in Christchurch, the Mall, Thursday 6th July at 8pm

Ten years ago four of the youngest soloists of the world famous The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices folk choir embarked upon a separate career under the name of Eva Quartet. They are Gergana Dimitrova, Sofia Kovacheva, Evelina Spassova and Daniela Stoichkova. The Eva Quartet are one of the most acclaimed and celebrated exponents of the remarkable Bulgarian vocal singing tradition.The four singers perform with such a virtuosity that it gives the impression of listening to just one magical multi-layered voice – singing a blend of authentic and haunting Balkan folklore and church hymns from the region as well as modern music. A must for any fans of choral music.

Mayo County Council’s Summer Music Series runs throughout the month of July with an eclectic programme of diverse music events across the county. The line up this year includes Prey, Céide with Máirtin O’ Connor, Seamie O’ Dowd, Cathal Hayden, Gary O’ Briain, Dermot Byrne & Dirt Road, Michéal Ó Súilleabhain, Mary Staunton with Alec Finn, Mary Custy & Don Stiffe, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, O’ Mambo, Declan de Barra and the Two Time Polka. All events are free, but booking is essential in all cases due to the demand.

Mayo County Council: Summer Music Series 2006

Mayo County Council Arts Office is delighted to present an exciting programme of diverse musical events throughout the county during July.


St. Thomas’ Church, Dugort, Achill, Saturday 1st July at 8pm

CASTLEBAR – Eva Quartet (Bulgaria)

Christchurch, The Mall, Thursday 6th July at 8pm

BALLYHAUNIS – Mayo based Céide, Máirtin O’ Connor & Friends

(Cathal Hayden, Garry O’ Briain & Seamie O Dowd)

The Friary, Saturday 8th July at 8.30pm

BELMULLET – Dermot Byrne & Dirt Road

Carne Church, Belmullet Thursday 13th July at 8pm

WESTPORT – Micheál Ó Súilleabhain & Friends

Holy Trinity Church, Friday 14th at 8pm

INISHTURK – Mary Staunton and Friends (Alec Finn, Mary Custy and Don Stiffe)

Community Centre, Saturday 15th July at 8.30pm

BALLINA – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

St. Michael’s Church, Tuesday 18th July at 8pm


Town Hall Arts Centre, Thursday 20th July at 8pm

KILLALA – Declan de Barra

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Friday 21st July at 8pm

LOUISBURGH – Two Time Polka

Louisburgh Parish Hall, Saturday 22nd July at 9pm

Admission to all events is FREE, booking essential. Places limited to 6 per booking. For information/ booking please contact:

The Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar

Tel: 094 90 24444, exts. 7558 & 7560. E-mail:

OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday 9.00am-1pm & 2pm to 5pm 

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