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The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol (Grace O Malley) - The Show - Wesport, Co. Mayo - every Wednesday from June 16th to Sept 22nd 2010

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”.


Further information

Piaras Ó Raghallaigh (086) 1040664 / (098) 24460
Brian Ó Cuinneagáin (087) 7785072


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Comment by Mike on December 16, 2009 at 19:28
I too wish for a video so that those of us far away could appreciate the music and will attend next time I am over
Comment by Perkeo on August 5, 2009 at 8:28
wish they'd make a video of this for us poor souls that can't make it. It sounds like a wonderful production. I'm in the SCA and I've base my persona on a sailor under Grace O'Malley's employ.
Comment by Celine on July 24, 2009 at 15:07
Love County Mayo and Wesport... and I've always been fascinated by Gráinne Mhaol "Grace O'Malley"! That's a pity I can't see this show...
Comment by Siobhan on July 14, 2009 at 18:27
Love County Mayo and Grace. This looks like a wonderful time.
Comment by leonard gordon bourne on July 14, 2009 at 6:43
Great photos good luck ...From New Zealand ....loved County Mayo as my Solons came from Kitimagh to New Zealand there in 2005 met up with Tommy Murphy (Shamrock radio )Kevin Prendergast was born in Mayo and have his C.D . There have been some great Irish Entertainers from Ireland .....From Kiwi Solon connection to county Mayo ...Len our favourite song is Take Me home to Mayo
Comment by Allison (Allie) on July 13, 2009 at 20:52
Oh man I would love to go see this one...I have long loved the story (true). I am sure it will be awesome! I am surprised it hasn't made it to theater or movies yet. It's wonderful that they are doing this!
Comment by mrbaxteria on July 11, 2009 at 4:02
Long live the pirate queen Grace O'Malley! Woohoo I am banging pots and pans now. I have the feeling this show is going to be a blast because a lot of people have been fascinated by her story but something is yet to be put in stage.

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