Gala Event 'Lady Gregory's Legacy' in Lough Cutra Castle, Gort presented by The Yeats and Lady Gregory Heritage Trail, Galway with Tale of the Gael and The Seven Woods Quartet. Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th 2015 as part of the Yeats 2015 celebrations. The castle with its magnificent lake views and elegant interior is a private home, but opens its doors for this event in a style reminiscent of the gracious hospitality offered to all by Lady Gregory herself when she lived on the neighbouring estate of Coole Park. Often viewed through the achievements of others, this specially comissioned performance brings Lady Augusta Gregory to the fore. Distinctly Edwardian at first glance, Augusta’s complex personality is as fascinating as her legacy is astounding. Tale of the Gael are no strangers to the task of presenting Ireland’s history and culture through music, anecdote, poetry and song. A core of traditional music tempered by classical overtones make a perfect backdrop for the life of Lady Gregory, who supported nationalism through her work, but who came from a background with strong colonial roots, and was married to a former British MP. The group has served Ireland as cultural ambassadors on many occasions, with performances in Europe, Africa, and the US and are much in demand wherever an authentic, yet elegant portrayal of Ireland’s culture and music is required. They are joined by The Seven Woods Quartet from Coole Music in Gort. Mickey Dunne Robert Tobin Catherine Rhatigan Deirdre Starr Tricia Keane Dave Aebli Prannie Rhatigan uilleann pipes/ fiddle silver flute/whistle harp / text voice voice bouble bass/bouzuki percussion Tickets are €30 euro, and include refreshments and finger food. Tickets available from McInerney Auctioneers, Gort, The Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort or the Burren Lowlands Tourist Office and online at [email protected] Numbers limited, pre-booking advised. Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th. Doors open 7pm, concert starts at 8pm. www.irelandharp.net On Sunday May 10th meeting at 12 noon at the Lady Gregory Hotel it there is an option to visit Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Thoor Ballylee, passing Roxboro gates and arriving for tea and scones at Woodville walled garden for 8 euro all inclusive, this is a self driving, car pool guided trip.
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