Mayo Dance School recreate 18th Century Irish Cottage for Show

Mayo Dance School recreate 18th Century Country Cottage for Summer Show

The award winning Shelia Moffatt School of Irish Dancing and Atlantic Rhythm Productions have recreated an 18th Century Traditional Country Cottage in the grounds of Enniscoe House in Crossmolina for their summer show. The show which is called 'Country Cottage' takes place every Wednesday night and features an Irish music, song and dance concert which features a host of award winning musicians and dancers which include the world champion dancers Lisa Lavelle and Stephen Gallagher.

The unique setting for the evening takes place inside the cottage in the cobbled courtyard of Enniscoe House which is one of Ireland's great Georgian Manor Houses which was built in 1790. Visitors are transported back in time for the concert which is staged inside the cottage setting and features displays of Sean Nos dancing, which includes Barrell dancing and Brush dancing and is accompanied by a host of CCE Traditional Irish musicians and singers.

Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester went along to visit the show and commented “I just love the setting for the show inside the cottage, you feel as though you are really inside an old Irish cottage sharing their hospitality and friendship. It is a very intimate setting and I would urge anyone coming to the concert to arrive early to have a walk around the grounds as its in a spectacular rural setting which is nestled below the Nephin Mountain range and along the shore of Lough Conn.”

The first half of the show is a concert followed by Tea and home baked scones and cakes, the second half of the evening is an open seisiun where visitors will be invited to take to the floor in a range of social dancing or share their performing talents with the audience.

The weekly concert runs all through July and August and on Wednesday 5 August the evening has been selected to host the closing concert of the week long 2015 Mayo Manchester Tradfest. The Tradfest features over 500 performers from Mayo and Manchester who are staging 50 events in and around Ballina fron Friday 31 July to Wednesday 5 August. The closing concert will feature the award winning Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band along with Joe Keegan from the BBC TV series the Voice and Lawrence Hennigan from the Keegan Academy of Irish Dance.

Tickets are just seven Euros for Adults with children are just five Euros, the ticket includes the interval refreshments, to book individual tickets or discounted group bookings contact Shelia on 087 9364504 or 00353879364504 or email 087-9364504 sheliamoffatt72@gmail.com or visit www.moffattschoolofirishdancing.com or www.mayomanchester.com