Irish music and new art exhibition at Mountbatten An Irish music concert will be held at Mountbatten in March. Donal O’Riain, pictured, and his son, George, from The Teetotallers will perform at the John Cheverton Centre on Thursday 5 March. “Last time we played at Mountbatten, it was packed, so let’s hope we can do the same again,” said Donal, who plays the fiddle. “It’s a great venue and a super cause for us to support, so come along for a fun evening of Irish music and songs.” Recent concerts at Mountbatten have proved hugely popular, with more than 100 people regularly attending. “We want people to see Mountbatten as a place to socialise, have fun and be surprised,” said CEO Nigel Hartley. “Our Mountbatten Hospice building is a warm, light and very welcoming place and it is lovely to see so many people coming along to enjoy live music here. “We have a varied programme over the coming months, and we are keen to develop our concert series to offer something for everyone, so if you have not yet been, please come along.” Tickets are available on the door, priced at £10, which includes wine and canapes. Concerts start at 7.30pm. The latest exhibition is now also on display at Mountbatten’s public art gallery. Island artist Andy Walker, who was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006, has a series of stunning paintings for sale. The collection includes portraits of wild animals, iconic London landmarks and Isle of Wight landscapes. Below, Cowes Week, by Andy Walker.