They have performed with Sharon Shannon, De Dannan, and Altan and now the hugely popular and talented Cunningham family from Connemara are set to take centre stage themselves at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on March 7, with a spectacular new music and dance show called Fuaim Chonamara (The Sound of Connemara ). Fuaim Chonamara boasts a wealth of talented musicians and dancers from all over the west of Ireland. Brian Ó Cuinneagáin headlines the show direct from his US tour with Teada and Seamus Begley. He will be joined on stage by his sisters Irene, Ashling, and Lorraine, while his younger brother Michael also features as a dancer and musician.
“We’re really looking forward to our first nation-wide tour. We have a really special line-up planned for Castlebar with lots of lively music, mesmerising dances, wonderful singing, and even a few surprises,” said show producer Brian Ó Cuinneagáin. “There is something for everyone in this show.”
This new show is an inspiring epic telling the story of Ireland’s oldest dance form throughout history. The show is full of raw energy and enthusiasm and captures the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. This incredible, unique, entertainment show blends the old and the new, the contemporary and the ancient, the sean nós dancing against the more modern step dancing.
Sean nós dancing is highly improvisational, low to the ground, rhythmic, dancing in which the performer is free to interpret the music. It is believed that American tap and Appalachian clog dancing can trace their heritage back to the sean nós dancing steps and styles of west Galway. Tickets are on sale soon available from €25 on www.ticketmaster.ie as well as from The Royal Box Office on 0818 300 000. For further information check The Royal Theatre and Event Centre website on www.theroyal.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie