Upcoming Performance Opportunities,Tuition, Workshops and Camps!


Hey everybody!!!

It was an absolutely action packed 2016. A lot has happened since we opened in November. We have members from all over the county in the form of bands, duos, solo artists, budding engineers and young people who are just looking to meet like minded music enthusiast and get involved in this thriving new music scene here in Mayo!

The open mics have been a blast and the Christmas Showcase was a massive success with music fans travelling from all across the county to support the talent we have here at The Core!

We have lots of exciting things coming up! The first open mic of 2017 is nearly upon us (Monday 23/01/17 @6pm) and we have a range of exciting tuition, workshops and camps starting very soon! Enrollment for our Guitar and Drum classes is Monday 30/01/17 at 5pm til 7pm at Ballina Arts Centre. We are also taking enrollment for our upcoming Recording Basics weekly workshops!

We also have an intensive recording/production camp coming up on February 20th – 24th where we will be producing a song from concept to finished product! More info to follow very soon! We have more exciting news but you will just have to wait 🙂

As always, please call/email Philip on 087-7485954 / philipcassidy@msletb.ie if you have any further questions or would like to book a place.

Looking forward to a music filled 2017!!!


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The Core open mic is a monthly event where we transform the mezzanine area of the Ballina Arts Centre into a vibrant and intimate performance space. The stage is open to young musicians and performers aged 12 to 18 and we can accommodate full bands! It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet like minded musical people from across the county and get experience performing in front an attentive and appreciative audience. It’s also an opportunity to meet members of The Core, get a tour and even sign up to become a member yourself! As always, friends and family are more than welcome to come along and our performers always appreciate the support!

Open Mic #2 @ The Core

Thanks a million to everybody who came from far and wide to support the 14 wonderfully talented performers that took the stage at this weeks open mic. Special thanks to Up in Flames, Kyle Thornton, Roadhan McKenna, Lean and Conchord who all put on a smashing performance. 

After an epic evening of musical talent from the four corners of Mayo we are delighted to announce that our next open mic is coming up on Monday December 5th. Click here to sign up! The photos are up from Monday nights event. Head on over to our Facebook page to check them out! Videos coming soon! 

In other news we will soon be taking applications for our big Christmas showcase which will be taking place on December 16th at the auditorium of Ballina Arts Centre. (Watch this space!) If you or your band/group would like to play contact philipcassidy@msletb.ie 


Introducing The Core





Introducing “The Core”
Open Mic and Information evening

Monday 7th November @ Ballina Arts Centre
6pm Admission Free
Age: 12-18 yrs., Parents/guardians/families welcome.

Do you play a musical instrument or sing? Are you curious about music production in the studio or in a live setting? Maybe you have a band or perhaps you would like to start or join one? Do you want to meet like minded creative people and make music in a positive and supportive environment? No matter what your musical style and taste is, we would love to hear from you here at The Core!!!

The Core is a creative space for young musicians, under the auspices of Music Generation Mayo and housed within Ballina Arts Centre. At The Core, you can express yourself and work on your music. We have a dedicated rehearsal space with lots of instruments including electric guitars, drums, piano, synths, a range of amplification, PA, and studio recording equipment. All you need to do is come along, make music, meet people and have fun! Members of The Core also have access to a range of performance opportunities and industry workshops!

For more information we invite you to come along to our Open Mic/Info Evening where we will be happy to give you a tour and fill you in on all the exciting musical events that will be happening at The Core throughout 2016/17.  If you would like to perform at our open mic please click here.

Email PhilipCassidy@msletb.ie or call 087-7485954 for more info.