Spring Concert with the Ballymore-Eustace Concert Band
Mullingar Concert Band are delighted to present a joint concert with the
Ballymore-Eustace Concert Band in St. Paul’s Church, Mullingar on May 20th , at 7pm.
Tickets are priced at €10 for adults and €5 for children
Following the success of last year’s much talked about concert in St.Paul’s with
the Irish Midlands Youth Orchestra, the Mullingar Concert Band return to the same venue on May 20 th where they will host a joint concert with the Ballymore-Eustace Concert Band.
With a program ranging from The Beach Boys to Burt Bacharach, music from
the movies and stage, Irish airs and of course some rousing marches, the
Mullingar Concert Band are looking forward to showcasing their new
repertoire, as well as some old favourites, and look forward sharing the stage
with the wonderful Ballymore Concert Band.
Ballymore-Eustace Concert Band
Ballymore-Eustace Concert Band is a community based, intergenerational
ensemble founded in 1875. This award winning band competes and entertains
at the highest levels in Ireland, performing at a variety of events from village
fairs to Electric Picnic, an international music & arts festival. Jon Clifford has directed the band since 2011. Currently, the band’s eclectic repertoire features music from several genres including classical music, swing, jazz, music from movies and musicals and rock/pop arrangements.
Mullingar Concert Band
The Mullingar Concert Band, with conductor John Walsh at it’s helm, was
launched in Autumn 2021 with the aim of encouraging adult musicians of
varying standards to join together to play music, learn, socialise and have fun.
It is a part of, but also a natural extension of the renowned Mullingar Town
Band with many of it’s members having previously played with the Town Band
over the years.
MTB Gig Band
The MTB Gig Band is a new performance ensemble comprising more experienced members of the Mullingar Town Band playing a mixture of soul, hip-hop, pop and rock tunes. The Gig Band has been in gestation since the inspiring visit of Spirit of 52 showband from Rastede, Germany – which saw the bands come together to play an evening gig in Clarks Bar.
Following from this, the Gig Band has developed a dedicated programme to cater for the unique instrumentation in the band which currently includes 4 Trumpets, 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, 3 Trombones, 1 Euphonium, 1 Baritone Sax, Bass guitar and drums. The programme has developed to include some old band favourites and some new pieces which have been arranges specifically for the group. The group provides members with experience in another type of performance style where improvisation and personal expression are encouraged.
The Gig Band recently had a very successful showcase gig in the Stables venue on Friday 28th of April. The band played to a full house of friends, family and pleasantly surprised Smiddy regulars who wanted to see where all the racket was coming from!!!
Building on the strength of the Stables gig the Gig band are looking forward to further developing their programme and a busy summer of performances including busking in Mullingar town square, pop up performance as part of the Fleadh Fringe and other music festivals around the country!!
Saturday, 20 MAY 2023
St. Paul's Church, Mullingar
Tickets €10 Adults / €5 Children