Mayo musical mountaineers launch choral festival

Last Saturday saw the Mayo International Choral Festival reach new heights as the 2014 syllabus was officially launched from the top of Croagh Patrick. Climbers representing Castlebar Parish Choir, Cill Aodáin Choral Society, Cór Mhaigh Eo, Mayo Male Voice Choir, the Moy Singers and Westport Choral Society became ‘musical mountaineers’ for the day and hit all the high notes in a rousing chorus of ‘Moonlight in Mayo’ 2507 ft above sea level.


This year 44 choirs participated in the festival and next year’s event promises even more national and international choirs performing from May 15-28. Closing date for choir entry is January 31 (competing and non-competing choirs welcome). For further details contact Festival Chairman Edward Horkan on (087) 6683043 or Festival Director, Declan Durcan on 094 90 24421 or log onto