HAVING worked together on Riverdance Blackrock professionals Carol Leavy Joyce and Patrick Dunne are working together again to help bring another wonderful production to the stage, The Pirate Queen which will take place in An Tain Theatre, Town Hall Dundalk from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd March, nightly at 8pm.
Long-time member Patrick Dunne is the Musical Director for the show and he is joined fby choreographer Carol who was the Original Broadway Irish Dance Choreographer of The Pirate Queen.
“SONG are thrilled to be given the opportunity to perform this fantastic musical. We have been working on the show since last August and have gathered a very talented cast of over 60 performers, from Singers, Actors and Dancers. We have no doubt that our audiences are going to enjoy this musical.
“It has only ever been performed once in Ireland in Ballinrobe and we have had a huge amount of interest from people all over the country and expect the show to sell out quite quickly. It is great to work on a musical with so much Irish Traditional Song and Dance””
Both part of the award winning musical team of SONG the pair were involved in the official launch of the production of The Pirate Queen recently in Dundalk Museum. Guests included Mr Richard Lavery, National President of AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies), Ms Jennifer Green, Chairperson of Dundalk Town Council, Numerous Councillors, Sponsors, Advertisers and Patrons of SONG.
In fact there is a strong involvement from Haggardstown and Blackrock with many other familiar faces due to appear on stage such as John and Lynsey O’Neill, Ronan O’Shea, Cormac Todd, Daire and Katie Stanley, Andrew and Jacqui Browne, Irene and Kathryn Dunne, Margaret Leavy, Caroline Montgomery, Laoise Grennan and Aine Quinn. Mary McCague will also play the fiddle for the show.
At the launch night the 60 Strong Cast performed a selection of numbers from the show for nearly 100 guests. Terese Dunne introduced the production team for the show which also includes co-director Rosemary Winkless and Chorus Mistress Liz McConnon and thanked all of SONG’s Sponsors, Advertisers and Patrons who have been so supportive over the years. The show will also feature young Irish Dancers from the Carol Leavy Joyce School of Irish Dancing .
From the Creators of “Les Miserables” and the Producers of “Riverdance”, this spectacular musical, tells the story of Grainne O’Malley, who was the most notorious sea captain in Ireland. A heroine who led an extraordinary life as a Pirate, Chieftain, Lover and Mother in 16th Century Ireland. Her quest to protect her people and to save her one true love, embarks on a thrilling voyage that climaxes in a heated confrontation with the one woman more powerful than her, her fierce rival Queen Elizabeth I.
The Pirate Queen combines classic storytelling and a sweeping score with the powerful vibrant traditions of Irish Song and Dance, to create a new musical event and an epic romance.
SONG also launched their new website, www.songdundalk.com This new website will keep everyone up to date with all of SONG’s news including details of The Pirate Queen. The box office is open and you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Box office 042 93 92919. Hosts will receive 20% discount at Tony Kieran’s and Marketfresh. Afterwards we have music and entertainment arranged in the Golf Club to keep the party going..For more information contact any committee member or SMS your name and contact details to 083-4150079.
Hosts will receive 20% discount at Tony Kieran’s and Marketfresh