Grainne Mhaol Show sells out Ballina Arts Centre

Ballina's Patrick Lacken brought his revamped award winning 'Grainne Mhaol' Irish Music, Song and Dance Theatre show about Ireland's Pirate Queen show to the Ballina Arts Centre on Thursday 7 July. The show sold out in record time and received three standing ovations for their two hour production.

Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester managed to catch the show after just arriving off the Ferry and commented "I might have been a bit tired at first after a long journey from Manchester and a full day promoting our forthcoming Mayo Manchester Tradfest, but this show woke me straight up from the openning tune. I know Patrick from his starring role with the award winning The Heroes for Hospice production which raised over 30,000 for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. I am a big fan of his singing skills and I can know add an equal admiration for his directing skills. The fast moving show has all the right ingredients for a sell out success during its summer run in Westport where it is being staged every Wednesday and Thursday night in the newly opened Westport Town Hall Theatre."

"The show seems to have injected the best bits of shows like 'Lord of the Dance' and 'Riverdance' and added elements like 'Sean Nos' dancing along with a great story line which entertains as well as informs the audience which gives it the key elements to appeal to a wide ranging audience. We are delighted that Patrick will be involved in our forthcoming Mayo Manchester Tradfest at the end of July and wuld like to wish him all the best on his new enterprise."

The production tells the story of Ireland's Pirate Queen through a theatre show featuring Irish Music, Song and Dance with a live Irish band providing the soundtrack and three dimensional visuals which take the audience on a journey through Grainne's legendary life.

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