Mayo Manchester Tradfest 2015 Line Up Confirmed

A fest for trad lovers in North Mayo

Just over Five hundred performers will take part in fifty events at Mayo Manchester Tradfest 2015 which is being staged in and around Ballina in North Mayo. The week long Irish Music and Dance extravaganza will run from Friday 31 July until Wednesday 5 August.

The Mayo Manchester Tourism and Business group working with Mayo.ie, Failte Ireland, the Ballina Chamber, the Siamsa Sraide Festival, the Kilkelly Heritage Festival and the Bonniconlon Agricultural and Gymkhana show have put together one of the biggest celebrations of Irish culture in Mayo. The family friendly festival will feature the very best of Mayo and Manchester’s Irish performers is aimed at developing stronger links between the UK and Mayo as well as showcasing the best of its talent. There is also a programme of Tourism, Business and Leisure events included in the festival.

Major Festival highlights include The Mayo Manchester Gala Concert on Saturday 1 August which features the cast of Beyond the Barricade, Trad Irish group The Murphy Sisters, Irish dancers and singers from Atlantic Rhythm, the Keegan Academy of Irish Dancers, Joe Keegan from the BBC TV series The Voice, 2014 Rose of Tralee finalist and musician, Mairead Hussey and fiddle player Fidelma O’Brien and Irish pipers from the Fianna Phadraig Pipe band. Tickets have just gone on sale for the show which are just 15 Euros each info@ballinaartscentre.com Tel: 096 73593.

Other highlights include performances at the launch party on Friday 31 July at Dillon’s Bar and Restaurant. This is followed by performances at the Kilkelly Heritage Day on Sunday 2 August, the Bonniconlon show on Monday 3 August and the Siamsa Sraide Festival (Street Music & Dance Festival) in Swinford on Tuesday 4 August, plus the Atlantic Rhythm Wild Atlantic show on Tuesday evening at Hotel Westport. The festival is brought to a close at Enniscoe House in Crossmolina on Wednesday 5 August with Atlantic Rhythm’s Ceili Cottage show.

Business highlights include the annual Mayo Manchester networking lunch on Monday 3 August at the Bonniconlon show which is a joint partnership event with the Ballina Manor Hotel, Mayo County Council and the Bonniconlon show. To book a table or individual place at the lunch please contact Loriane Crowley at the Ballina Manor Hotel on 096 80900 or email sales@ballinamanorhotel.ie

Tickets are just €15 each or  €150 for a table of ten.

 

The Full line up to date is as follows:

Mayo Manchester Listings 2015

Date: Friday 31 July

Event: Official launch of Mayo Manchester Tradfest

The festival will be launched by TD Dara Calleary followed by a display of Irish Dancing & Sean Nos Dancing by The Ganley Sisters as seen on the TG4 TV show Jig Gig plus an Open Seisun by Traditional Irish band Le Cheile and special guests. Bring your instruments and dancing shoes to join in the fun.

Venue: Dillons Bar, Ballina

Time: 9.30pm

Adm: Free

 

Date: Saturday 1 August

Event: Mayo Manchester Tradfest Gala Concert

Venue: Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St, Ballina

Time: 7.30pm

Adm: 15 Euros

The Gala concert promises to be a night to remember and will feature an evening of Irish Music, Song and Dance featuring performers from Manchester and Mayo.

Performers from Manchester include: Joe Keegan from the BBC TV series The Voice, The Keegan Academy of Irish Dancing, Irish Pipers from The Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band, the 2014 Rose of Tralee Finalist Mairead Hussey and Fidelma O’Brien. Performers from Mayo include: The Cast of Beyond the Barricade the musical, The Murphy Sisters and Irish dancers and musicians from the Atlantic Rhythm Production company. Tickets are very limited for this concert and advance booking is essential.

info@ballinaartscentre.com | Tel 096 73593

 

Date: Sunday 2 August

Event: Mayo Manchester Tradfest performance at Kilkelly Heritage weekend

Venue: Kilkelly village

Adm: Free

Time: 7pm-8pm

A street performance from performers from Mayo and Manchester

 

Date: Monday 3 August

Event: Mayo Manchester Business lunch at Bonniconlon Show

The annual Mayo Manchester networking lunch on Monday 3 August  at the Bonniconlon show which is a joint partnership event with the Ballina Manor Hotel, Mayo County Council and the Bonniconlon show. To book a table or individual place at the lunch please contact Loriane Crowley at the Ballina Manor Hotel on 096 80900 or email sales@ballinamanorhotel.ie  or email mayomanchester@gmail.com to book tickets or text 00447912512977

Tickets are just €15 each or €150 for a table of ten.

Time: 12.30pm

 

Date: Monday 3 August

Mayo Manchester Performance on Stage 2 at the Bonniconlon Show

Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm

 

Date: Tues 4 August

Event: Mayo Manchester Street Performance at Siamsa Sraide in Swinford

Time: 2.30-3pm on main stage just before Copper Plate Ceile Band

Adm Free

 

Date: Tues 4 August

Mayo Manchester performance with Atlantic Rhythm – The Show

Venue: Hotel Westport, Westport

Time: 9pm

Performers from Mayo Manchester will be joining forces with their friends at Atlantic Rhythm to perform in Westport’s first interactive Irish Music and Dance show.

Tickets are available from Hotel Westport, Tel: 098 25122 or email reservations@hotelwestport.ie

Price:  Adults €20 / Children Under 7yrs €7

For Group Bookings contact Sheila Moffatt, Tel: 087 9364504 or email: sheilamoffatt72@gmail.com

Website: www.hotelwestport.ie/AtlanticRhythmShow.html

 

Date: Weds 5 August

Mayo Manchester Closing concert at the Ceili cottage with the Shelia Moffatt School of Irish Dancing plus musicians and dancers from Mayo and Manchester, starts at 9 Pm €7 on the door includes light refreshments.  The final concert at the MM Tradfest will be staged in the Cottage of Enniscoe House in Crossmolina.

Venue: Enniscoe House, Crossmolina

Time: 8.30pm

For more information contact Shelia Moffat Tel: 087 9364504 or email: sheilamoffatt72@gmail.com

 

Mayo Manchester Tradfest Fringe Events

Friday 31 July

Event: Trad & Country Night

Venue: Merry Monk, Ballina

Free Adm

 

Friday 31 July

Event: Siamsa Straide Opening Night with Phil Coulter

Venue: Swinford Parish Church

Tickets 25 Euros

Doors 7pm

 

Friday 31 July

Event: Live Music

Venue: Crockets on the Quay, Ballina

Free Adm

 

Friday 31st July

Event: Irish Music Night with Dave McDonnell

Venue: Paddy Macs, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Friday 31st July

Event: Tradfest Club Night with Live DJ

Venue: Bar Square, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Friday 31 July

Event: Country Music Night with Simon

Serving Irish Boxty all during the Tradfest

Venue: The Auld Shebeen,  Ballina

Free Adm

 

Friday 31 July

Event: Country Music Night

Venue: The Loft Bar

Adm: Free

 

Friday 31 July

Event: Live Music Night

Venue: The Broken Jug

Adm: Free

 

Saturday 1 August

Event: Tradfest session with Eugene Mc Caffrey

Venue: Dillons Bar & Restaurant

Adm: Free

10pm

 

Saturday 1 August

Event: Trad Session

Venue: Rouses Bar, Ballina

 

Saturday 1 August

Event: Live Irish Music Night

Venue:  An Sionnach Rua Pub, Carrowkerbelia, Attymass

Adm: Free

 

Saturday 1st August

Event: Irish Night with PJ Dolly

Venue: Paddy Macs, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Saturday 1st August

Event: Irish Night with Tommy Marren

Venue: Paddy Macs, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Saturday 1st August

Event: Acoustic Night with Kevin Mc Manus

Venue: Bar Square, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Saturday 1 August

Event: Live Music

Venue: Crockets on the Quay

Adm: Free

 

Saturday 1 August

Event: Irish Music night

Venue: The Loft Bar, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Saturday 1 August

Event: Irish Music night with The Ceide Boy’s

Serving Irish Boxty all during the Tradfest

Venue: The Auld Shebeen

Adm: Free

 

Saturday 1 August

Event: Live Music

Venue: Katie’s Corner

Adm: Free

 

Saturday 1 August

Event: Siamsa Straide

Venue: Swinford

 

Sunday 2 August

Event: Giro De Baille Cycle race

Venue:Ballycastle

Time: 10am

Info: website www.girodebaile.com , Beach Road, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo

Email: girodebaile@gmail.com Tel: 086 3225128

 

Sunday 2 August

Trekwest Boat trip from Ballina to Kilcumin leaves at 9am at the Ballina Quay (return 5pm)

€35 per person , For more information, or to book your tour email info@trekwesttours.ie or call 096 76586

www.trekwesttours.ie

 

Sunday 2nd August

Event: Trad Night Concert with Flat Out

Venue: Bar Square, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Sunday 2nd August

Event: Tradfest session with Dave McDonnell

Venue: Dillons Bar & Restaurant, Ballina

Adm: Free

10pm

 

Sunday 2 August

Event: Live Irish Music Night

Venue:  An Sionnach Rua Pub, Carrowkerbelia, Attymass

Adm: Free

 

Sunday 2 August

Event: Trad & Country Night

Venue: Merry Monk, Ballina

Free Adm

 

Sunday 2 August

Event: Country Night

Venue: The Loft Bar, Ballina

Free Adm

 

Sunday 2 August

Event: Live Music with The Rocket Man

Serving Irish Boxty all during the Tradfest

Venue: The Auld Shebeen, Ballina

Free Adm

 

Sunday 2 August

Event: Country & Irish Night

Venue: The Courthouse Inn, Ballina

Free Adm

 

Sunday 2 August

Event: Live Music

Venue: Crockets on the Quay

Adm: Free

 

Sunday 2 August

Event: Live Music

Venue: The Loft Bar

Adm: Free

 

Sunday 2 August

Event: Live Music

Venue: The Broken Jug,  7pm-9pm

Adm: Free

 

Sunday 3 August

Event: Siamsa Straide

Venue: Swinford

 

Monday 3 August

Bonniconlon Agricultural Show & Gymkhana

This is Ireland’s second biggest show and features a whole host of Agricultural displays from prize winning cattle to Horse jumping Displays, Produce displays, Heritage Displays, Vintage Tractors, Market and Products displays, lots of family friendly live entertainment and games, food tents, craft displays, Two large stages with dance floors featuring the best of Country music and Dancing displays. Midwest Radio and Irish TV will be covering event.

 

Event: Tradfest Ballad Session

Venue: Dillons Bar & Restaurant, Ballina

Adm: Free

6.30pm-8.30pm

 

Monday 3 August

Event: Country Music with Frank Feery

Serving Irish Boxty all during the Tradfest

Venue: The Auld Shebeen, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Monday 3rd August

Event: Rock Night with Project 37

Venue: Bar Square

Adm Free

 

Monday 3 August

Event: Siamsa Straide

Venue: Swinford

 

Tuesday 4 August

Event: Jazz Night

Venue: PJ Duffy’s, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Tuesday 4 August

Event: Siamsa Straide

Venue: Swinford

Wednesday 5 August

Event: Trad Session

Venue: Dillons Bar, Ballina

Adm: Free

 

Wednesday 5th August

Event: Acoustic Night with Niamh & David

Venue: Bar Square, Ballina

Adm Free

 

Wednesday 5th  August

Event: Siamsa Straide

Venue: Swinford


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