Portrait of The Mall, Castlebar. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

Details announced of outdoor concert at showpiece Mayo location

Details of a feel-good outdoor day of music with three different shows as part the Mayo Live series have been announced.

Mayopaloza is a free, family-friendly outdoor event happening on The Mall in Castlebar on Sunday, September 26.

Throughout the day six bands will perform. There is music to suit all ages, rock, pop, trad, soul and folk, something for everyone.

The proceedings kick off at 12 noon with local legends, The Side Effects, featuring John Hoban, Tony Reidy and Dan Delaney.

Followed by Gorilla Radio who were formed 11 years ago, Gorilla Radio have gigged all over Ireland, UK and Switzerland and is currently comprised of Noel Kenny, Joey Kennedy, Paul Newell, Seanie Walsh and newest member, Matteo.

The second show is at 3 p.m. with traditional group Blás who are David Doocey, Stephen Doherty, Anne Brennan and Shane McGowan.

Formed in 2015, the group has grown from strength to strength with sell-out concerts in Ireland, Germany and the UK.

They will be followed by Ireland’s funkiest band Soul Power, led by Castlebar man Mick Sheridan.

The final show is at 6 p.m. with five piece band Train Room. Train Room is the brainchild of Balla songwriter, musician and producer Joe Monaghan.

Jiggy close out the day, Jiggy’s mercurial line up mixes and melds Irish traditional music, world rhythms and cutting-edge dance grooves.

Jiggy took the internet by storm with their video ‘Silent Place’ celebrating the global togetherness of dance and to date it has clocked up more than 55 million views.

Mayoaloza is a socially-distanced LIVE outdoor family-friendly event and tickets are FREE.

To book you can go to  mayopalooza.com

There are four people per pod and a maximum of 50 pods.


12 noon to 2 p.m. Show: The Side Effects, featuring John Hoban, Tony Reidy and Dan Delaney. Gorilla Radio.

3 to 5 p.m. Show: Blás. Soul Power.

6 to 8 p.m. Show: Train Room. Jiggy.

Admissions is one hour before show starts. This is an alcohol-free and socially distanced event. Circular grass spaces will accommodate four people (maximum) at The Mall, Picnic blankets advised. It is important that you bring your tickets and ID to present for entry.

The event is funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and administered by Mayo County Council.