James Kilbane will be joined by the Belcarra Parish Choir for 'An Evening of Christmas Carols and Gospel Music' at St. Anne's Church, Belcarra, on December 6.

Christmas concert in central Mayo with James Kilbane and Belcarra Parish Choir

As the festive season approaches, there is nothing quite like the sound of carols and gospel music to lift spirits and prepare for the joyous celebration of Christmas.

And what better way to experience this than by attending 'An Evening of Christmas Carols and Gospel Music’ at St. Anne’s Church, Belcarra, with singer James Kilbane and the Belcarra Parish Choir on Wednesday, December 6? The concert will commence at 8 p.m.

Founded in 1994 under the guidance of Fr. Seamus Cunnane, Belcarra Church Choir has become a beloved institution within the community. Comprised of 25 to 30 dedicated adults ranging from those in their 20s to the young at heart, the choir has consistently showcased their exceptional vocal abilities and deep love for music.

One of the pillars behind the choir's success is the celebrated composer and director, Kathy Fahey, who has been leading the group since 2000, bringing both passion and expertise to their performances.

Under Kathy's visionary guidance, Belcarra Parish Choir has reached new heights in their musical endeavours. From captivating church recitals to regular Masses, their repertoire extends far beyond the confines of the church walls. Kathy's compositions, characterised by their beautiful three-part harmonies, have found an appreciative audience during special occasions, such as Fr. Denis Carney's farewell Mass.

One of the highlights of the festive evening will be the performance of well known country and gospel singer James Kilbane. With his soulful voice and uplifting lyrics, Kilbane has captivated audiences all over Ireland and beyond.

His unique blend of Christian, country and gospel music has earned him a loyal following and established him as one of the most respected voices in the genre. Kilbane’s heartfelt renditions of traditional Christmas carols and gospel favourites are sure to transport listeners to a place of peace and joy.

On the evening of Wednesday, December 6, Belcarra Church will become the stage for some very special performances that promise to be unforgettable as Belcarra Parish Choir and James Kilbane come together to spread the joy and spirit of the Christmas season through their music.

From classic Christmas carols that evoke cherished memories to powerful gospel hymns that inspire and uplift, the evening's programme offers a diverse range of musical genres and styles. Whether you find solace in the timeless melodies of 'Silent Night' or are drawn to the energetic rhythms of gospel music, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Mark your calendars and make your way to Belcarra Church on Wednesday, December 6, for 'An Evening of Christmas Carols and Gospel Music'. Event tickets cost €10 and are available from Cunningham’s Costcutters in Belcarra as well as choir members, Eventbrite, direct from (087) 6184154 and on the door on the night.

This exceptional night of song and celebration is not to be missed. All are very welcome from across the region.