Category - Traditional Irish Showcase
Date - Monday, August 7, 2017 8:00 pm

Mayo Manchester Tradfest Westport 250 Gala Concert




The award winning Trad band ‘Flatout’ will be joining forces with Mayo Manchester to stage a special Gala concert to celebrate Westport’s 250th anniversary as part of this years 2017 MMTradfest in Westport Town Hall Theatre on Monday 7 August, the event is being sponsored by Rosgal LTD from Manchester. The band will be joined by the Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band, Joe Keegan from the TV show the Voice and dancers from the Keegan Academy of Irish Dance along with special guests.
Flat Out are a young, energetic band from Ballina, County Mayo in the West of Ireland. The group comprises of cousins Ciara O’Donnell and Mark O’Donnell, plus friends, Brid O’Donnell and Harry Lawlor. They formed in 2013 and have gained great momentum since then. Winners of the 2014 ‘Le Crunch Apple of my Eye’ competition in association with Today FM, this has allowed them to perform in many great venues around Ireland and abroad. In addition to touring around Ireland, Flat Out have performed across the UK, Europe, America and quite recently Malawi, Africa. Coming from a traditional Irish music background, all members perform lead and backing vocals depending on the song and between them play guitar, fiddle, accordion, harp, bodhran, flute and tin whistle. Their new single ‘Dreamland’ has already been featured on Midwest Radio as the next big thing and hip website
For further information about Flatout visit their website

The award winning Fianna Phadraig Pipe band are one of Manchester’s longest established Pipe Bands and have played all over the world see their website
Joe Keegan is an Irish Singer, musician and dancer who shot to fame on the BBC TV Show The Voice, he is currently studying music at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music and captains the Universities Irish Dancing team. For more details about his latest releases see
The award winning Keegan Academy of Irish Dance from Manchester is run by Lord of the Dance star, James Keegan and his sister Louise see
Early Bird Tickets for the event are just 10 Euros until end of June, or 15 Euros after. To order tickets visit
For more information about the 6 Day Mayo Manchester Tradfest visit