9th Festival Postponed to 2021

9th Mayo International Choral Festival Postponed until 2021.
The organisers of the Mayo International Choral Festival, which takes place during the second last week in May each year has announced that the 9th festival is postponed until May 2021.
Said Festival Producer, Declan Durcan “we have taken the decision in light of the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation. All choir leaders and coordinators of the 36 choirs who have entered have been personally contacted, with very positive responses, and commitments from the majority of these choirs to take part in 2021. We are in the process of engaging with our sponsors, venue operators, suppliers and volunteers. While the postponement is undoubtedly disappointing to all concerned, we remain optimistic about the future of the festival and look forward to May 2021, when we will celebrate it’s 9th year”.
Mayo County Council, the festival’s main supporter, added that while similar to so many other events being cancelled, the postponement is disappointing, but the decision is a responsible one given the current uncertainty and that the Council is fully behind the 2021 festival as other years.
Said Frank Murray, Festival Chairman – “we look forward to our next festival in 2021 and are happy to say it is already shaping up to be a great event. For now though, the most important thing is for everyone to keep safe”.
The festival dates for next year are Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd May, 2021.
More information from 094 90 2 30 40, or
All current entries are valid for 2021.
For further information contact the festival on 094 90 2 30 40 or


Annual General Meeting Notice

The Annual General Meeting of the Mayo International Choral Festival will take place at 6pm on Thursday 14th November, at ‘Bridge St’ (upstairs), Bridge Street, Castlebar, County Mayo. All Welcome.

annual general meeting notice


2020 Choir Festival Details Announced!

We are delighted to announce details of the 2020 Mayo International Choral Festival.
Competing and non-competing choirs equally welcome.
Two new competition categories added –
Work-place Choirs and Third-level Educational Facility Choirs.
For more details click here.Mayo Choir Festival Syllabus, West of Ireland


Top USA vocal quartet ‘New Fangled Four’ to perform in Mayo

We are very excited that The New Fangled Four Barbershop Quartet, USA will perform together with Ireland’s Barbershop Gold Medal champions, Dublin based ‘Lady Barbalade’ in the beautiful and acoustically rich Christchurch, Castlebar on Thurs 12th September. The concert will also feature the magnificent Mayo Male Voice Choir!
More details click here

Lady Barbalade

Lady Barbalade and The New Fangled Four





2019 Winners Announced

The winning choir of the 2019 Premier Competition
at the 8th Mayo International Choral Festival was the
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Madrigals, USA, directed by Michael Boswell.

Please click here for a full list of the winning choirs in each category.


Full Programme Announced!

We are delighted to announce our full programme of exciting events all over the wonderful County of Mayo!


Change of date for Annual General Meeting

Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Mayo International Choral Festival will take place at 6.15pm on Thurs 22nd November, GMIT, Castlebar, Co. Mayo (and not 19th October as previously advertised). All Welcome.
mayo choral festival agm notices



2019 Details Announced

Details for the 2019 festival just announced! Click on the Syllabus below.

Mayo International Choral Choir Festival Ireland

2019 Syllabus – Timetable of Events, Competition Details and FAQ’s


2018 Details Announced!

We are delighted to announce details about the 2018 festival –
Click Here to view our Syllabus and Entry Form
Choral Festival Ireland 2018


Full Festival Programme Announced!

We are delighted to announce the full 2017 festival programme –
Mayo Sings in May!
Click on the pic for an overview of the festival.

Mayo International Choral Festival Ireland Choirs

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