Entertainment In Westport
The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol
Now in it’s 6th consecutive year, this superb Mayo traditional music summer show is based on the real-life story of the legendary Irish Pirate Queen Grace O’ Malley or Gráinne Mhaol. Pirate, chieftain, lover and mother in 16th century Ireland Gráinne Mhaol is an iconic figure in Irish folklore.
‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ spectacular summer show at Hotel Westport contains 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 renowned balladeers James Kilbane and Jenny Mulvey, Latino dancer Pollyanna Guedes, All-Ireland champion box player Darragh Healy and Ireland’s most gifted Sean Nós dancer Liam Cunningham all on board for this magical and mythical voyage into Mayo.
The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol traditional music show is full of energy and enthusiasm and keeps 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 the more modern steps and styles of Irish Dancing.
The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol is an incredible, unique, entertainment show that combines old traditional Irish dances with the passionate Latino rhythms of Tango, Flamenco and Salsa in a performance of strength and passion.
The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol was described on RTÉ Radio as ‘One of the best summer shows in Ireland’ while the Irish Times stated ‘This is a superb production full of passion and energy’.
For further information visit http://www.grainnemhaol.com/ or call 00 353 (0)98 56582.
St Patrick’s Drama Group
Founded in 1964 as a section of St Patrick’s Club at Westport Town Hall. Founder members, who are still involved today include Martin Curry, Edwin Gibbons & Patsy Staunton. The group is now the only surviving section of St. Patrick’s Club, which initially had many sections including: Snooker, Badminton, Table Tennis, Camera Club, Social Club and Bingo club.
Westport Town Hall, which is the home to the St Patrick’s Drama group, is currently been renovated. It closed in 2009. All proceeds of the Group's activities, which were previously used to keep the Town Hall open, have now been pledged to the restoration fund.
For listings of the next play check out https://www.facebook.com/SPDGWestport/timeline
Royal Theatre Castlebar
The Royal Theatre, Castlebar, the largest entertainment and concert venue in the West of Ireland, which hosts a range of events, shows and concerts throughout the year.
For events lisitng in the Royal Theatre Castlebar log on to http://www.theroyal.ie/
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