I Mayo TV broadcast MMTradfest from Helm Bar on Sky TV
I mayo TV will screen a special broadcast of the Mayo Manchester Tradfest on Sky TV channel 192 on Thursday 3rd October at 7pm. The show was filmed in the Helm Bar in westport, Mayo as part of the award winning week long Mayo Manchester Tradfest which ran from Thursday 1st August to Wednesday 7th August in nine different hubs in Mayo attracting over 50,000 visitors to the area. It features performances from the award winning Sina Theil who has just launched her latest single 'The Dutchman' which has shot straight to number one in the download charts. Other featured artists and guests on the night included: The Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band, Joe Keegan from the TV Show The Voice, Sean Nos Dancer, Laura Ganley, Alan Keegan from Manchester United Football Club and Tony Hennigan the CEO of the Mayo Manchester Tourism and Business group and the creative director of the festival.
The broadcast is presented by Henry McGlade from IMayo TV who when asked about the show commented "It was standing room only in The Helm for the Mayo Manchester Tradfest concert, people had come from all over the world to attend the event. The atmosphere was electric in the venue and all the performers put on a fantastic show. We must thank the owner of the bar, Shane Keogh for his hospitality and helping us stage the event, he even makes an appearance as part of the Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band."
Tony Hennigan added "This was our first performance in the Helm Bar and restaurant in Westport which is in an idyllic location overlooking the history Quays, the band loved putting on a promenade performance along the Quays and outside the venue at Sunset, it looked like we were filming a Hollywood blockbuster. We got a great reception inside the venue as well, the audience would not let us stop playing until after the third encore, they really lifted the roof off the venue joining in with the show."