Archive August 2018

iMayo TV Cameraman Wins Residency Award

Film Mayo in conjunction with Mayo County Council, has announced that Mayo native Fergus Sweeney is this year’s recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre.

Mr. Sweeney who is a cameraman and editor with iMayo TV will use his residency to research and record interviews with members of the public who found themselves at the heart of the Rescue 116 tragedy, capturing the emotions of the people locally and nationally.

Fergus Sweeney has worked in the Irish television and film industry on varying productions from drama and entertainment to documentary. With film and television credits from both national and international productions, Fergus has gained a wealth of experience working alongside some of Ireland’s leading producers, directors, and cinematographers.

The residency is a minimum of 20 days and will take place between September and December 2018. As part of the award, Fergus will receive a budget of €6,000 and will receive up to 15 hours of mentoring from the expert panel.  Fergus will also have use of Ballina Arts Centre Facilities during his residency and will make use of community engagement.

Congratulations are extended to Fergus from all of the iMayo TV team.

Top Artists perform for Charity Concert

Top Artists perform for Charity Concert

A host of stars are set to perform this September for the ‘Moonlight in Mayo’ Charity Gala Concert, taking place at the Royal Theatre Castlebar on September 20th.

Iconic duo Foster and Allen are headline acts for this year’s concert while Sligo’s very own Patrick Feeney will add a country element to the night. County Mayo performers include Wavelength, Thomas Langan, The Garvey Brothers, as well as Achill’s Paddy Joe. Ireland’s Got Talent finalists Atlantic Rhythm are set to wow the audience with a feast of Irish Music and Dance while finalising the concert’s line-up is traditional singer Anne-Marie O’Riordan. The Cork native is best known for her recording of ‘The Story I Tell You Is True’ which remains popular today.

Seven local charities will benefit from the event, these include; Mayo Special Olympics, Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, Guide Dogs for The Blind, Liverpool Irish Community Care, Mayo Charity for the Irish Diaspora, Mayo Suicide Awareness, and the Castlebar Centre for the Unemployed.

Tickets priced at €20 are now on sale at the Royal Theatre Box Office on (094) 9023111. Organisers say tickets are selling fast and are expecting a full house on September 2oth next. Doors open at 7 pm with the show commencing at 8 pm.