The story so far
Cathal Gavin from Swinford, Co. Mayo, Ireland sprung to fame after he released his 8-track album “VOICE OF AN ANGEL” in October of 2015 at the young age of 13.
After 4 months of selling the CD, Cathal with the National and International support raised over 21,000 Euros for Foxford and District Alzheimer's Charity in Co. Mayo.
Cathal opened the Oireachtas Fashion Show in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, in aid of Motor Neurone Disease research.
Cathal also performed at the Operation Smile Ireland -Carols by Candlelight- fundraising for children who need Cleft Palate surgery in third world countries.
Cathal has appeared on several TV and Radio shows and has performed extensively throughout Ireland at many Concerts and Corporate events as well as funerals and weddings.
At age 16, Cathal performed at the 2019 World Youth Day - Papal Festival for Pope Francis, in Panama Central America to an audience of 250,000 people. Over 3 million attend these week long concerts. Cathal was the third Irish person to appear at WYD with first being Dana Rosemary Scallon and second being Fr. Liam Lawton.
Cathal (17) had the privilege of singing at the Phil Coulter Church Concert in Swinford, August 2019.
CATHAL GAVIN'S CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2019
Cathal Gavin is putting on a charity concert next month to raise much needed funds for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Cathal has arranged some high renowned singers and choirs to join him for a concert at Our Lady Help of Christians, Swinford Parish Church on the 6th December in memory of his aunt, Adelle Gavin.
Tickets are €15.00 and the concert starts at 8pm on the evening of Friday 6th December (Doors open from 7pm). Tickets are available from all Mayo Roscommon Hospice shops in Mayo; Swinford 250 shop, Castlebook shop, Castlebar; Joe Gavin Opticians, Ballina and Ballina Parish Centre. Tickets can be purchased on the night.
Cathal Gavin raises over 10k for Mayo Roscommon Hospice
Cathal Gavin (17) organised a concert of music and song on the 6th December in memory of his late aunt, Adelle Gavin who died last January from cancer. He was motivated to try to help the very worthy cause that is the Mayo Roscommon Hospice and his plan came to fruition with the assistance of a cast of other local performers.
Cathal, who became known for his “Voice of an Angel” CD a few years ago, contacted his local Parish Priest Fr. Dermot Meehan with the idea of hosting a special event for charity. “Fr. Dermot kindly let me have the use of my local church for the evening and I then set about arranging the concert.”
“The night would not have been possible but for the other acts who joined me. In particular, I would like to extend a very big thank you to Anne Marie Gibbons (Mezzo Soprano), Hugh Francis (Tenor), St. Muredach’s Cathedral Choir and St. Muredach`s Cathedral Schola Choir, Ballina, and the Scoil Mhuire agus Padraig Swinford Secondary School Choir. Together they made it a very special night. Musical Director, Regina Deacy from Ballina deserves immense credit as she co-ordinated us all on the night.”
Presenting a cheque for €10, 009.22 to Angelina Nugent of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice last week, Cathal said he was delighted the night raised so much money for the much needed charity which is dear to his heart. “It is fantastic to have got such support from everyone. The church was full. There were hundreds at it and the generosity of everyone is greatly appreciated.”
At the time of Adelle’s passing last January, the young Swinford Tenor was overseas performing at World Youth Day in Panama, Central America and missed her funeral. “I know my Aunt Adelle would be very proud” he said.
The “Voice of an Angel” CD released in 2015 raised over €23,000 in four months of sales and the proceeds went to the Foxford Alzheimer’s charity.
Cathal Gavin Christmas Concert December 2019 In Memory of Adelle Gavin In Aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice
Cathal Gavin Christmas Concert In Swinford Church
WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA