Graceful pirate sets off on a musical voyage
Pirate, chieftain, lover and mother in 16th century Ireland Gráinne Mhaol was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland
‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ will run in her home town of Westport, Co. Mayo on Wednesday 16th June and will for a fifteen week spell in Hotel Westport
every Wednesday evening during the summer months until 22nd September.
This wonderful celebration of Irish music, song and dance is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish legend Gráinne Mhaol throughout history. The show is full of energy and enthusiasm and hopes to capture the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.
‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ contains a wealth of talented musicians and dancers from all over the west. Lord of the Dance fiddle player Cora Smyth headlines the show with You’re a Star finalist James Kilbane, Traditional Singer Jenny Mulvey, All-Ireland champion box player Darragh Healy and Ireland’s most gifted and best know Sean Nós Dancer Brian Cunningham all on board for the voyage.
The show guarantees to keep audiences of all ages gripped from start to finish as it blends the old and the new; the contemporary and the ancient, the Sean Nós dancing against modern step dancing. The show is bursting with raw energy and is set to thrill audiences during the summer months on its maiden voyage into Westport.
‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ is an incredible, unique, entertainment show that combines Irish dances with the passionate Latino rhythms of Tango, Flamenco and Salsa in a performance of strength and passion.
The show producer Piaras Ó Raghallaigh said “The ship is heading for Westport and we are looking forward to the rest of the journey. We wanted an iconic figure to base the show around and in Gráinne Mhaol we have one of the most incredible and iconic role models in the world”.
Piaras Ó Raghallaigh (086) 1040664 / (098) 24460
Brian Ó Cuinneagáin (087) 7785072