The Ganley Sisters Fly in from Mayo to help launch Irish Festival

The award winning 'Ganley Sisters' from County Mayo will be flying into Manchester on Saturday 7 March to help launch this years 2020 Manchester Irish Festival. The highly accomplished Irish Dancers have appeared on numerous TV shows which include RTE's Late Late Show. They will be performing on Saturday 7 March at the sell out 'Young, Gifted and Green' 25th Anniversary Irish Music, Song and Dance Show. The event is being staged at the historic St Bede's College which was built in 1876 to help educate the Irish Catholics who were coming to Manchester in great numbers to try and start a better life fleeing from the ravages of the famine. The College will be lit in Emerald Green light as part of Tourism Ireland world wide 'Global Greening' campaign which includes Iconic buildings all over the globe from the Sydney Opera House to the learning Tower of Pisa.

The Dancers and highly acclaimed Dance tutors will be staging two Irish Dance workshops on Sunday 8 March at the award winning St Kent's Irish Club in Fallowfield, South Manchester before they fly back home. Laura will be staging a Jiving and Waltz workshop from 10am to 12 noon and Laura will be staging a Sean Nos workshop demonstrating Brush and Barrel Dancing Techniques. Places are very limited at the workshop, click this link to book

Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester commented "We are delighted to have The Ganley Sisters over from Mayo to help launch this years 2020 Manchester Irish Festival and to promote the forthcoming worldwide Mayo Day celebrations and Mayo County Council. We have people from as far away as France and all over the UK and Ireland coming to the show, it promises to be a great night and weekend to celebrate all things Mayo related."

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