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Whileaways make Westport return

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INTIMATE GIG The Whileaways play Westport Town Hall.

After an unprecedented sell-out album launch in Westport last year, Galway-based folk band The Whileaways will take to the stage at Westport Town Hall on Saturday, August 24 for an intimate acoustic gig.
Three powerful forces in Irish roots music in their own right, Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce combine as The Whileaways to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies, tradition and beautifully crafted original songs. Their sound is simply captivating. Band-member Nicola Joyce, speaking on behalf of the band said: “We are so excited to be returning to Westport for this gig in Westport Town Hall - we have had so many requests to return after our album launch last year in the yard bar of Matt Molloys - where they had to turn away alot of people as a result of a packed house! We’ve always wanted to play the theatre in the town so we decided to just go for it and are really looking forward to it.”
Having originally toured separately, these three singers came to know each other’s singing on home ground while playing sessions in the folk melting pot of Galway city. Dipping their toe in the water as a trio, they were hailed as ‘a knockout of the festival’ at the legendary Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia in 2012, and have continued to make waves in the folk music scene both at home and abroad since then.
This is a unique combination of songwriters, singers and voices, who are bringing their enthralling live performance to the Westport Town Hall Theatre on Saturday, August 24. Tickets are priced at €20 and are available online from www.westporttheatre.com or from The Town Hall Theatre box office by calling 098 28459.