Membership and Information

Mayo AOIC Members

Cill Aodain Choral Society

The Cill Aodain Choral Society, Kiltimagh, a 40-plus group of mixed singers rehearses each Tuesday in Kiltimagh. We sing in competition, for charity and for the love of singing together. We also put on our own shows and concerts and are at our best “on stage” with an audience who respond to our lighter style. We can also be seriously, serious. Members need not sight read but our talented Musical Director, Finola Higgins Cosgrove sets our team high standards. Membership is by audition.

Location: Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo
Conductor: Finola Higgins Cosgrove
T: 094 9381839 (Mary Johnson)

Cór Mhaigheo

Based in the west of Ireland with members from all over the county, Cór Mhaigheo performs regularly around Mayo and further afield. The choir’s repertoire varies from 15th-century choral works to pieces by contemporary composers and in many different languages. Rehearsals take place from 8.00 to 10.00pm every Thursday evening in the GMIT lecture hall, Castlebar.  Anyone interested in joining the choir is welcome to contact us by phoning 087 2439005.

Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Conductor: Dr Brian Lennon
T: 087 2439005.


Gracenotes is a female voice choir, founded in 1999, and is based in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. The choir rehearses every Thursday from 8.30 – 10.15pm and sings a varied repertoire from early to contemporary music. As well as performing at concerts, Gracenotes have had considerable success in competition. Highly popular with the group are tours abroad and Gracenotes have already performed in Italy, Hungary and the Czech Republic. New members are welcome to join at the start of each term. An ability to sight read is not a requirement but is an advantage.

Location:  Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
Conductor:  Laura Brogan
T:  086 8213864



Consisting of 23 members, this female choir was formed in 2011.  Mayo Chamber Choir specialises in a cappella works ranging from the Renaissance to the contemporary, with a particular emphasis for the preservation of traditional Iarish folk songs through the medium of modern choral arrangements.  Since 2012, the multi-award winning choir has been a prize-winner every year in the Mayo International Choral Festival, and in 2015 they were awarded Choir of the Festival at the Kiltimagh Choral Festival.  The choir hosts three concerts each year in The Ballina Arts Centre and Castlebar's Christ Church.  In 2016 they were part of the 120-strong Peace Choir in the Concert for Peace in Knock Basilica performing Karl Jenkins "Armed Man" with a repeat performance in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.  Last November they joined forces yet again, to perform Messiah with the RTE Concert Orchestra in Knock Basilica, a concert they're looking forward to presenting again this November.  The Choir's Director, Niamh O'Kelly, a former Musician in Residence for Mayo County Council, is also a noted composer and her music is published by GIA Publications, High Meadow Publishers and Lorenz Publishing Company, USA.

AOIC is awaiting further information for the following member choirs in Mayo:

  • Handel Challenge

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