The hugely popular Mayo traditional music summer show ‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ returns for its fifth successive season at Hotel Westport with the first show on June 3rd.
Featuring some of Ireland’s best known and most talented musicians like Darragh Healy, James Kilbane, Liam Scanlon, David Doocey and Monica Brennan, this show is a must see for any visitor to the west of Ireland 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 has attracted and entertained visitors from all over the world over the past three years.
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 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 is an incredible, 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.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD described the show as a key tourism enterprise for Mayo.
“This is a superb summer show and is a very important tourism initiative for Westport and Mayo and apart from attracting thousands of people to the county each summer it also creates twenty additional jobs for the local economy from June to September,” commented Minister Ring.
The show runs every Monday and Wednesday night for the entire summer at Hotel Westport. Shows starts at 9.00pm.
Pictured above are Declan Heneghan and Eithne Cosgrove from Hotel Westport join Gráinne Mhaol show producer, Pierce O’Reilly, and Minister Michael Ring TD, to launch the 2013 season of The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol.