Talented Mayo tenor Cathal Gavin to perform at two Mayo concerts
Cathal Gavin brings his new concert-style show to the stage on two forthcoming dates in Mayo.
The 20-year-old Swinford born tenor, promises to dazzle audiences with his mesmerising voice at two concerts in Ballina and Westport.
Cathal’s Ballina concert will take place on Friday, May 26, at the Ballina Arts Centre, while his Westport concert will take place on Friday, June 2, at the Westport Town Hall Theatre.
His music and song has been described as “a powerful voice that transcends beyond his years and translates across generations through his multi genre style."
The audience will enjoy a night of phenomenal contemporary classical crossovers, the greatest hits and the best sounds of stage and screen featuring songs from ABBA, Andrea Bocelli, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Elton John, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Josh Groban, Leonard Cohen, Michael Bublé, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Queen as well as musical numbers from Les Misérables, Moulin Rouge, Phantom of The Opera and Wicked.
Cathal sprung to fame after he released his 8-track album “Voice of an Angel” in 2015 at the young age of 13.
After four months of sales, Cathal, with national and international support, raised over €21,000 for Foxford and District Alzheimer's Charity.
Since then Cathal has performed extensively across the country sharing the stage with some of Ireland’s biggest recording stars.
He has also gone on to appear on numerous TV and Radio shows.
Cathal performed for Pope Francis at the 2019 World Youth Day (WYD), in Panama, Central America to an audience of 250,000 people, at age 16.
He was the third Irish person and youngest to ever appear at WYD, following after Irish Stars Dana Rosemary Scallon (1993) and Fr. Liam Lawton (2002).
Cathal's performance was broadcasted to millions of viewers.
The accomplished singer has many awards to his name, including The Mayo Dublin Association, ‘Mayo Young Person of the Year 2020’ which was awarded to Cathal in February 2020. Cathal has also been dubbed one of Ireland’s Leading Young Singers.
He released his debut single ‘Forever Young’ in July 2021 across all streaming platforms worldwide.
The powerful Irish-Pop single made its way into iTunes Top 100 Charts and maintained a peak position.
Following on from the success of his debut single, Cathal reimagined the iconic hit ‘I’d like to teach the world to sing’ made famous by the New Seekers (1971).
‘Christmas Wish’ made its first official airplay in December 2021 and captured large audiences across Ireland. The single has since been streamed in over 60 countries.
Joining Cathal on vocals is Amy McGrath and Judy Langan.
Amy McGrath, from Ballina, fell in love with the stage after she played the role of young Cosette in Heroes for Hospice’ production of Beyond the Barricade at the age of nine.
This production was performed in various stages across the country as well as international performances.
Amy competed in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, making it to the final with her original song.
She has also appeared on TG4’s ‘Realta agus Gaolta’, which showcases ‘Ireland’s most talented families’.
Amy was lead vocalist in St. Mary’s Secondary School’s rendition of Eurovision songwriter Brendan Graham’s ‘Orphan Girl’, in commemoration of the Irish women who were sent from famine Ireland to Australia.
The Mayo Famine Girls committee were awarded a ‘Meithel Award’ in 2019. The video amassed over 150,000 views across social media platforms.
Judy Langan who also hails from Ballina and has showcased her talents in many venues across the region, winning various awards, medals and cups.
Judy was a finalist in TG4 Junior Eurovision 2017, where she performed her original song.
She has played leading roles in amateur productions of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Annie’ & ‘High School Musical’.
Judy is a proud member of ‘Heroes for Hospice’.
As part of this group she has been involved in many of their productions including ‘Beyond the Barricade’, ‘Oliver with a Twist’ and most recently ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.
Judy is also an active member of St. Muredach’s Cathedral Choir. She was recently invited to audition live for former X Factor Judge Louis Walsh at Vicar Street, Dublin. Judy received an Marino Institute of Education Scholarship 2022/23 in acknowledgement of her exceptional standard in singing and performing.
Judy was thrilled to play the role of Sylvia in the sell-out college production of ‘All Shook Up’ in The Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin in February 2023. Judy recently performed at Marty Morrissey ‘The Marty Party’ in the TF Royal Theatre.
Special guests include Lorna Dennehy and Currabaggan National School, Knockmore for the Ballina Arts Centre on June 2 and Scoil Phádraig, Westport, for the Westport Town Hall Theatre concert on May 26.
Lorna Dennehy is a native of Ballina and she is now based in Westport.
She began singing at a young age under the direction of Ballina’s own Lavinia Gilmartin.
Her main passion is musical theatre, having performed in various different shows throughout the years. She has played the lead roles in shows such as ‘Cabaret’, ‘Rent’ & ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.
She went on to train professionally at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Musical Theatre.
Performing then took her around the world, travelling around Europe, USA and South America performing as a lead vocalist on the luxury Silversea Cruise Line.
She is delighted to be a guest performer in Cathal’s show and is looking forward to what promises to be an amazing night.
Cathal is delighted to welcome the children of Scoil Phadraig, Westport, who recently received praised media exposure after their performance of a special song they composed for former RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird, titled, “Ar Aghaidh Le Chéile”.
Cathal is very pleased to welcome on the Ballina stage, the children of Currabaggan (Naomh Pádraig) Primary School, Knockmore.
Cathal is honoured to be working with Musical Director extraordinaire Lavinia Gilmartin on this brand new show.
EARLY BOOKING IS ADVISED
Doors: 7:30 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
Ballina Arts Centre: (May 26 2023)
Phone: 096 73593
Westport Town Hall Theatre: (June 2, 2023)
Phone: 098 284 59
Read more here about Cathal: https://www.cathalgavin.com
Watch & Listen here: https://linktr.ee/CathalGavin