Fresh from their phenomenal run on TV3’s Ireland’s Got Talent, the young musicians and dancers of Atlantic Rhythm are gearing up for their next challenge – taking the West of Ireland by storm with their brand new original Irish music and dance show, Tradbeats which premieres in Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo on Tuesday, July 17 at 8pm with a full a reprise of the show at Ballina Arts Centre on Tuesday August 7 at 8pm.
Tradbeats features the seven musicians and eight dancers who were lauded as “the next Riverdance” in their recent television run.
Entirely written and choreographed by the talented young group, the show draws its themes from the Wild Atlantic Way on which they have all been born and reared, and represents a fusion of all the traditional arts in an uplifting, raw music and dance experience.
Between them, the dancers hold 10 World Champion titles with six of the dancers currently placed in the Top 8 in the world.
With Tradbeats, gone are the rigid hands and wigs traditionally associated with Irish dancing, in their place is a release of a wonderful rawness of mixed step and exhilarating sean nós dancing featuring traditional brooms and barrels, alongside powerful percussion pieces where the shoes do the talking.
Equally talented are the musicians, with numerous Fleadh titles to their credit. They provide a unique accompaniment to the dancers with intermittent uplifting music pieces to get every hand clapping. The new show also features original new tunes composed from entirely within the cast.
Together this energetic and accomplished group have been recognised on RTÉ’s Late Late Toy Show, and The Ray D’Arcy Show, TV3’s The 6 o’Clock show, TG4’s ‘An Jig Gig’ and ‘An Ríl Deal’!
They have also performed throughout Ireland, in the USA and the UK to tremendous acclaim.
The 15 young performers will be accompanied by some of their friends to give a full cast of just over 20, hailing from rugged North Mayo region encompassing Crossmolina, Belmullet, Knockmore, Attymass, Lahardane, Newport and Tubbercurry.
Tradbeats will be performed by Atlantic Rhythm in Ballina Arts Centre on Tuesday July 17 at 8pm, and again on Tuesday, August 7 at 8pm. Doors open from 7pm. Tickets on sale now.
Ticket prices: €15/€12/€10 (tickets are available at €10 per person for groups of 10 or more adults booking together)
Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St., Ballina. Tel.: 096 73593 — Online. Tickets on sale now.
Sheila Moffatt, Director, Atlantic Rhythm Productions. Tel: 087 936 4504