Bridge of Song returns for a fifth season at popular Mayo venue

“Live music is better,” so says Neil Young, and who are we to argue?

With the popularity of streaming and downloading, it’s easy to forget that live performance was once the backbone of the music industry.

Tapping into the need for this connection between performer and audience is Bridge of Song, a monthly singer/songwriter showcase that has exploded onto the music scene in Mayo.

The brainchild of Mayo College of Further Education's music course director, Eamonn Mulderrig, the idea was born in late 2018.

Working with new singer-songwriters in the music course, it quickly became apparent that a local platform for new original music to be brought to a live listening audience was to be cultivated.

Forming a partnership with Bridge St Bar in Castlebar, the first Bridge of Song evening was launched in October 2018 showcasing new and established local talent. Established artists with national profiles headline the evening each month, giving them an opportunity to connect with a new audience and promote their music in the west of Ireland.

This month’s event is scheduled for tomorrow night (Wednesday), November 15, and includes a special headline acoustic performance from RTÉ Radio One favourites Doppler, who hail from Foxford.

Special guests on the night will be Clare Island native Donal Moran and rising local Newport talent Kai Kinsella (Mayo College of Further Education student). Limited tickets available from Eventbrite.

Doors open at 7.45 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.