'The Sound of Brass' on stage at popular Mayo venue on Thursday night

The Sound of Brass, a concert featuring Castlebar Concert Band and the Music West Big Band, will be staged at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, on Thursday night next, May 16, at 8 p.m.

Come and enjoy a night of brass, woodwind, rhythm and percussion. From swing to marches, and instrumentals to vocals.

Castlebar Concert Band

Castlebar Concert Band is a community band which enjoys a variety of music and styles.

They participate in many parades and outdoor events, but a highlight of the year is their annual summer concert.

They will play a selection of Pop, Movies and Musicals, Marches and Irish Airs.

Castlebar Concert Band is led by Debbie Clarke.

Music West Big Band

Formed in September 2023, this new big band based in Castlebar will play a selection of favourites, from Glen Miller to the Gershwin brothers, and a little bit of Michael Buble on the way.

Consisting of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a rhythm section, along with male and female vocals, you’ll be swinging back to the ‘40s! The band leader is Martin Jones.

Audience members under 18 years old can avail of a discount courtesy of Music Generation Mayo.

Better to book tickets in advance but there is an option to pay at the door.