Westport Arts Festival

The countdown has begun to the Westport Arts Festival which is due to take place from October 2 to October 11.

West End act In the Meantime presents an evening of first class musical drama from the London based company on Thursday October 8 at 9pm. Focus Theatre is also due to perform a piece called I am of Ireland, adapted from the writings of WB Yeats, at 8pm in Scoil Phadraic.

Contemporary musician, Adrian Crowley’s songs are immersed in folk tradition and he is due to play with a four-piece band on Saturday October 10 in the Holy Trinity Church.

Daithí ó Drónaí from Co Clare combines traditional fiddle playing craft with a contemporary inventiveness akin to rock and will play at the festival.

Sixties music is due to be revived by original band Dr Strangely Strange. A lively and fun-loving folk-tinged evening is expected at the Wyatt Hotel on Friday October 9 for this event.

Many other events will be announced shortly.

The festival committee would like to take this opportunity to thank sponsors and supporters and welcome volunteers from all over Mayo to help with poster distribution. If you would like to contact the festival e-mail [email protected] or phone Andrew at 086 384 2692.

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