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Traditional Irish Music Show - 'The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol'

Westport’s superb summer show ‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’

The extremely popular Mayo traditional music summer show ‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ has anchored at the west coast again this summer for its fourth successive season at Hotel Westport.  Described on RTÉ as ‘one of the best summer shows in Ireland’ and featuring some of Ireland’s best known and most gifted musicians and dancers, this show is a ‘must see’ for all this summer.

Based on the real-life story of the Pirate Queen Grace O’ Malley or Gráinne Mhaol ‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ summer music show runs every Monday and Wednesday night until the end of September. The show has attracted and entertained massive crowds since its maiden voyage three years ago.  This powerful and passionate celebration of Irish music, song and dance is an inspiring epic, reliving the voyage of the iconic Irish legend Gráinne Mhaol throughout history. 

The show is full of energy and enthusiasm and 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 Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ summer show is an incredible and unique entertainment show that combines Irish dances and Sean Nós dancing with the passionate Latino rhythms of Tango and Salsa in a performance of strength and passion.

‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ features a wealth of talented musicians and dancers from all over the west of Ireland.  Lord of the Dance fiddle player Cora Smyth headlines the show with You’re a Star finalist, James Kilbane, Ballinrobe native Jenny Mulvey, Latino sensation Pollyanna Guedes, All-Ireland champion musicians Darragh, Sinead and Micheál Healy, World champion dancer Roisin Timoney and some of Ireland’s most gifted and best known Sean Nós dancers in Liam Scanlon, Ashline, Irene and Michael Cunningham all performing on stage this summer.  “This show is all about showcasing Mayo talent to the world, it features some of Mayo’s finest musicians, dancers and singers and we hope that people will support us again this year,” commented  Westport native and show producer Piaras Ó Raghallaigh.


Tickets for the show cost €25 and are available from and Hotel Westport at (098) 25122 or  The show runs every Monday and Wednesday night for the entire summer at Hotel Westport.  Shows starts at 9.00pm.


(098) 25122 or (098) 56582

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Comment by Michelle Joyce on July 24, 2012 at 15:19

Take a look at this link. It gives a real taster of the show!

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