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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
bouble bass/bouzuki
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
Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th. Doors open 7pm, concert starts at 8pm.
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.