Síamsa Sráide Street Festival
Mayo Manchester join forces with Siamsa Sraide in Swinford
Mayo Manchester Tradfest are once again joining forces with the annual Siamsa Sraide Street Festival in Swinford, in County Mayo.
The group of musicians, singers and dancers will once again descend on the market town on Tuesday 2 August as part of the groups whistle top tour of North Mayo. The award winning Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band will lead a parade down the main street before a short concert by Joe Keegan from the hit BBC TV series ‘The Voice’. Some of the Dancers from the Keegan Academy of Irish Dance will also be appearing at the free concert which is on from 2.30pm-3.30pm.
Brid O’Connell the founder and current secretary of the Siamsa Sraide festival committee pictured here with the group at last year’s festival commented, “We are thrilled to bring Mayo Manchester back once again after last years packed out concert with the Copper Ceili band.”
Tony Hennigan the director of Mayo Manchester added “We are delighted to have joined forces with Siamsa Sraide once again as part of the Mayo Manchester Tradfest. We got a great reception at last year’s Street Festival and we were delighted to be invited back. This is one of the ten main events in our week long celebration of traditional Irish, Music, Song and Dance which features performers from Mayo and Manchester. As well as the main events the festival has over sixty fringe events featuring over 500 performers and is expected to attract over 50,000 visitors. I hope that the local musicians and dancers will join us again this year, the area has a fantastic reputation for the standard of musicians, singers and dancers based in the area and we love working with them.”
If any performers would like to be involved in the free concert they should email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a full line up of events for the 6 Day Mayo Manchester Tradfest including what is taking place at the Siamsa Sraide visit www.mayomanchester.com or visit its facebook page Mayo Manchester or Twitter @mayomanchester
Joe Keegan from the BBC TV Series The Voice
Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band, Lawrence Hennigan from Mayo Manchester, Brid O’Connell from Siamsa Sraide, Swinford