From Mayo to Manchester - A Musical Tradition
Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2
Sun 26 Jan 2014 15:00
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This special concert will celebrate the traditional musical connection between Mayo and Manchester. The event will feature the multi-award winning dancers, James Keegan and Nikitta Cassidy from the world famous ‘Lord of the Dance Show’ along with Irish Harpist Kate Brett and Irish Vocalist Rebecca Fox, plus five piece Trad band ‘Flatout’ and award winning traditional musicians Donal and Sean Scally.
James and Nikitta have been dancing for most of their lives winning awards and entertaining crowds all over the world with Lord of the Dance. James is a Manchester based dancer who is one of the few dancers to hold three world titles as well as winning the Grand Slam of five titles in the same year. His partner in the concert is Nikitta Cassidy who is another principal dancer with Lord of the Dance.
The Musicians and singers representing Manchester include the Irish Harpist, Kate Brett and Irish vocalist, Rebecca Fox. Other special guests from Manchester include the award winning traditional musicians Donal and Sean Scally.
Representing Mayo at the concert is ‘Flatout’ who are one of the hottest traditional bands to emerge from the West of Ireland. The young five piece band has become an overnight internet sensation notching up over 50,000 hits for their unique Trad covers of contemporary artists.
The event will be hosted and broadcast by Joe Casserley from the award winning UK Full Irish Radio Show. This show is supported by Tourism Ireland, Mayo.ie , Manchester Mayo Tourism & Business Group and The Manchester Irish Festival.