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June 15th, 2015 @ 10:17

Westport’s first interactive Irish Dance Show ATLANTIC RHYTHM – THE SHOW

Atlantic Rhythm – The Show will launch at Hotel Westport on Tuesday June 30th 2015 and run every Tuesday night during the summer season. The Show is a new production combining the Theatrical Side of a full show with a wonderful Unique Interactive Experience. Hotel Westport is synonymous with hosting excellent shows over the years and this show is no different!

‘I am enjoying working on the new modern choreography for the show. The combination of music, song and dance will create an electric atmosphere for an audience of all ages to enjoy”, says Clare O’Kane – Lead Dancer.

There will be a wealth of Mayo talent on stage. Music is by The Full House Ceili Band who hail from Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo comprising of siblings Stephen, Sandra and Aisling Dempsey. They were invited to perform in Arás an Uachtaráin by both former Presidents, Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese and have performed on National and International Radio and TV after their tour of North America. Double-Take duo Tara Cawley and Barry Molloy are an acoustic band based in Ballina and are currently cast in the hit musical "Beyond the Barricade" which was a sell out show around Mayo and soon be in Manchester. Their music genre ranges from Irish, Ballad, Current and Rock.

World Championship Dancers, Claire & Eilish O’Kane, from Ireland‘s Titanic village of Lahardane, are very well known within the Irish Dance circle. Both sisters have numerous titles and championships to their credit while also performing on the show The Emigrants’ Farewell since 2011. The audience is in for a real treat when they meet the cast youngest members Cian Lavelle and Michaela Mullaney. Mayo’s very own Michael Flatley and Jean Butler!

“The central attraction of this show is the intermingling of local award winning performers giving a unique live performance; it makes for a truly unforgettable evening” - Declan Heneghan, General Manager of Hotel Westport. “Following on from the success of the past five years, this new show,
Atlantic Rhythm – The Show will be a great attraction for the guests of Hotel Westport. It will appeal to young and old, locals and tourists who seek out ‘the traditional elements’ of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way whilst on holiday”, commented Eithne Cosgrove, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hotel Westport.

Sheila Moffatt choreographs the new show. Moffatt School of Irish Dancing in Crossmolina, has been training Irish Dance Champions for well over 20 years on both the closed and open platforms of Competitive Irish Dance. It’s a busy time for the performers and the choreographer, having recently performed with Derek Warfield and the Young Irish Wolfe Tones in the USA. Here’s to the next chapter, Atlantic Rhythm - The Show. “The cast are really looking forward to their summer season in Hotel Westport.Hotel Westport is well known for their excellent shows and this one is no different! The show itself will be a new experience for the Westport audience. The interactive twist will ensure every night will bring something new and exciting for every age” said Sheila.

Tickets are available from:

Price:  Adults €20 / Children Under 12yrs €7

For Group Bookings contact Sheila Moffatt, Tel: 087 9364504 or email: sheilamoffatt72@gmail.com

Website: www.hotelwestport.ie/AtlanticRhythmShow

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