Soprano Helen Hassett on stage at the Atrium at the weekend.

From a soprano to indie music to art and poetry - latest from LLPPS

The latest updates from the Local Live Performance Programme Scheme (LLPPS) III

Mullingar soprano Helen Hassett was back on stage on Saturday and Sunday evenings in the Atrium in Mullingar, alongside Greg Peters and Paddy Hassett to present, her concert ‘Summer Songs’.

The Atrium provided a suiting acoustical setting for this June concert and the audience was entertained with music repertoire from the classic early Broadway and film musicals.

Other events over the weekend included The Brian Mac Band in the Dean Crowe Theatre, part of the ‘local music platform’ three-part series in the newly refurbished theatre bar at the Athlone theatre.

The final event of this series is on Thursday, June 23 – a performance by David Dockery.

Cronin performing at The Greville Arms Hotel on Friday evening.

The rescheduled show ‘Cronin Unplugged’ went ahead in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar, on Friday evening. Cronin joined forces with violinist Oleg Ponomarev and cellist Anna Houston, and there was a special guest performance from Amy Quirke and Barra John MacGowan.

The Jealous Wall Storytelling event, organised by Eimear Keating, on Saturday week last, June 11, was a night of thrillers and gruesome stories told beside the Gothic backdrop of the famous wall at Belvedere.

The atmospheric and visceral music for the event was provided by Jennifer Moore of Dream Cycles and the stories were delivered by Daniel Egerton and Eimear Keating. Following the storytelling, Keith Marshall from 3345 records shop on Mount street performed an uplifting DJ set. The Jealous Wall Story authors; Augur by Isadora Epstein, Obedientia Civium by Avril Corroon, The Body by Anna Walsh, Mortar by Ronan Kenny.

During May, local musician-singer Dylan Neeson delivered a series of acoustic music concerts in various settings throughout Westmeath. Dylan entertained residents and visitors in nursing homes and accommodation settings in Athlone, Mullingar, Tyrrellspass, Killucan and Moate and proved popular with audiences in each setting while playing a varied programme of music from Luke Kelly, Elvis, Roy Orbison and The Beatles alongside some modern songs and traditional Irish songs.

The Local Live Performance Programme Scheme has provided a variety of entertaining performances since it launched in April, from classical, jazz, rock and indie music, to storytelling, dance and mobile music entertainment.

Project Lead Kim Magee says there are plenty of events taking place over the next couple of weeks to keep the Westmeath audience entertained – in Mullingar, Kilbeggan and Athlone.

Event organisers have worked hard to bring their events to the fore and are delighted with the Westmeath audiences support throughout the scheme.

Upcoming events

Musicfest by Mullingar Music Collective in The Stables, starting today Monday, running to June 25, with performances by; Dave Peyton + Band, The Skamm, Shake The Moon, Paulie Martin, Scustin, Good Stangers, Bobby and the Blunts, Scally Album Launch.

Cúige is a five-day art, design and performance festival celebrating the artistic talents of the people of Westmeath.

There will be workshops and performances in the area of yoga, music, design, art, dance and food. The festival is in the new art and design studio at 17-23 Dominick Street, Mullingar.

‘Together We’re Stronger’, a fundraising concert by ‘Ukrainians in Ireland’ featuring Ukrainian musicians and friends takes place in the Arts Centre on Saturday June 25 at 7pm.

Tickets are €10 and are available on Eventbrite.

The concert is in aid of humanitarian and medical help for Ukraine. It promises an entertaining evening featuring Jona Krauklys, Band ‘Slava Ukraini’, Sean Doran, Jurgita Cepkauske, Dmitry Kosinski, Slovega, Eimantas Didzbalis and special guest and honored artists of Ukraine Maryna Odolska.

‘Tales and Tunes from the Towpath’ reflecting the peacefulness of the canal through creative performances which will include harpist Anita O’Brien; performance artist Paul Timoney; singer Eva Coyle; and singer and storyteller Noel O’Farrell, an award-winning songwriter, and the organiser of the event.

The event takes place on Sunday June 26 at Coolnahay and at Nanny Quinn’s.

Teen Aware takes place in Kilbeggan on Sunday June 26 with live music, DJs, Food Stalls and amusements throughout the evening. Gates open at 4pm and tickets have to be purchased in advance.

Robert Mizzell’s Nashville Songbook Concert is in Mullingar Park Hotel on Tuesday June 28. The evening’s entertainment will include performances from The Country Kings, Matt Leavy, Noreen Rabbette and Kelan Browne.

The Sheerin Family Summer Shindig with Cliona Hagan, Ray Lynam, Dan Sheerin and the Sheerin Family is at The Lumber Shack, Kilbeggan at 9pm on Wednesday June 29. Tickets have to be bought in advance.

Psychedelic pop family Dr Mindflip come out of hibernation for an intimate performance of their brand new album How Are You Fixed? Expect sizzling synths, beefy bass, haunting harmonies, sensual sax, and brain-melting beats, on June 30 in The Stables.

For further details on events, visit social media including FB: Westmeath Local Live Performance.

Schedule correct at time of writing.