Flatout headline MMTradfest Concert in Westport

The award winning Trad band 'Flatout' will be joining forces with Mayo Manchester to stage a special Gala concert to celebrate Westport's 250th anniversary as part of this years 2017 MMTradfest in Westport Town Hall Theatre on Monday 7 August. The band will be joined by the Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band, Joe Keegan from the TV show the Voice and dancers from the Keegan Academy of Irish Dance. The event has been kindly sponsored by Rosgal Civil Engineers, Manchester.

Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester commented "We are delighted to be teaming up with Flatout again in staging this Gala concert during our annual 6 Day MMTradfest to celebrate Westport's historic 250th anniversary. The Town Hall is a fantastic venue and we have some very exciting ideas to create a very memorable with a mixture of Irish Music, Song and Dance."

Flat Out are a young, energetic band from Ballina, County Mayo in the West of Ireland. The group comprises of cousins Ciara O’Donnell and Mark O’Donnell, plus friends, Brid O’Donnell and Harry Lawlor. They formed in 2013 and have gained great momentum since then. Winners of the 2014 ‘Le Crunch Apple of my Eye’ competition in association with Today FM, this has allowed them to perform in many great venues around Ireland and abroad. In addition to touring around Ireland, Flat Out have performed across the UK, Europe, America and quite recently Malawi, Africa. Coming from a traditional Irish music background, all members perform lead and backing vocals depending on the song and between them play guitar, fiddle, accordion, harp, bodhran, flute and tin whistle. Their new single 'Dreamland' has already been featured on Midwest Radio as the next big thing and hip website www.joe.ie Check it out here https://youtu.be/ARnplbdLiUM

For further information about Flatout visit their website www.flatoutmusic.com

The award winning Fianna Phadraig Pipe band are one of Manchester's longest established Pipe Bands and have played all over the world see their website www.fiannaphadraigpipeband.org

Joe Keegan is an Irish Singer, musician and dancer who shot to fame on the BBC TV Show The Voice, he is currently studying music at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music and captains the Universities Irish Dancing team. For more details about his latest releases see https://joekeegan.co.uk/

The award winning Keegan Academy of Irish Dance from Manchester is run by Lord of the Dance star, James Keegan and his sister Louise see www.twitter.com/keeganAcademy1

For more information about the 6 Day Mayo Manchester Tradfest visit www.mayomanchester.com