One Year Anniversary Open Mic!

The Core Open Mic,
Ballina Arts Centre (Mezzanine space)
Tuesday November 28th @ 7pm

For the past year The Core Mayo has been giving young musicians in the Mayo community a platform to showcase their talents, be it our open mic, our showcases or our many pop up festival stages and various other events countywide and beyond! The Core Open Mic (One Year Anniversary) with Special Guests! is open to all young performers aged 12 to 18. It’s FREE and friends and family are always welcome!!! Come support the wealth of talent we have here in Mayo!!!

If you would like to play, just contact Philip on 0877485954 or email

The Core OPEN MIC one year anniversary

The Core Showcase 2017

The Core Showcase 2017
Wednesday, December 13th
Adm €5

The Core is a resource for young musicians and schools in the Mayo community. It is run under the auspices of Music Generation Mayo and housed within Ballina Arts Centre. At The Core, young people aged 12 to 18 can engage in instrumental tuition, workshops, camps and regular performance opportunities such as open mics and showcases.

There will be live performances from participants of the various classes, camps, workshops and transition year school programmes ran by The Core throughout 2017. The showcase will also highlight the many talented members of The Core who use the resource to hone their musical craft.

For more info please visit or contact

Application deadline November 17th.
Download application form here

The Core Showcase 2017

Performance Opportunities & Tuition at The Core, September 2017

There is loads happening this month at The Core! Our monthly open mic will kick off on Tuesday 19th @ 6pm (Sign up to perform here or contact Philip for more details)
Also we are inviting all young musicians between aged 12-18 to perform as a part of Culture Night 2017 at the Ballina Arts Centre Auditorium!! (Click here to sign up or contact Philip

Also, tuition begins on September 25th. We are enrolling at Ballina Arts Centre on Tuesday September 12th. Pre book here 

See posters below…


The Core Open Sep 19 2017The Core Culture NightLessons 2017 & 2018 Updated

The Core Stage @ Ballina Salmon Festival 2017

We are absolutely delighted to announce that The Core Mayo will have it’s very own stage throughout the entire week of the Ballina Salmon Festival – Mayo There will be daily concerts featuring the talented members of The Core and the various Music Generation Mayo programmes. The stage is also open to young musicians from throughout Mayo as our aim is to provide a platform for young local musicians. If you would like to get involved, simply click here or contact / 0877485954

Core Poster BSF open call