Brú Ború will launch its annual summer season on Tuesday, June 25th at 9pm. The show will run five nights each week – Tuesday through Saturday – until mid-August.
This popular cultural extravaganza has just completed a hectic six-month engagement in Dublin for the European Presidency. The show has been performed for the European delegates at such venues as Dublin Castle, Mansion House, Farmleigh, Leinster House and Botanic Gardens. It will have a final outing on next Monday night at the Mansion House. This will be one of the last events of the European Presidency and will be attended by President Michael D. Higgins.
Brú Ború has a unique history since its formation in the early nineties when the award-winning cultural centre at the foot of the Rock of Cashel opened its doors. This followed a performance for President Reagan in Ballyporeen which was viewed by 300m people worldwide. The new centre fast became a cultural mecca for people from all over the world.
The Brú Ború show has since been performed worldwide including World Expos in Japan, Spain and China. The group accompanied President Mary McAleese to perform for the Sultan of Oman and also Ireland Day at the Expo in Shanghai.
The show is a fine mixture of talent and creativity drawn from many parts of Ireland and also includes the exciting Argentinean dancer Fernando Marcos. Veteran performers like the accordionist Bobby Gardiner, flautist Jim Egan, harpist Mary Kelly and fiddle player Eileen O’Brien blended with an array of outstanding young talent make Brú Ború a very special experience.
The venue, in the shadow of the ancient Rock of Cashel, has multi-faceted attractions including the subterranean “Sounds of History” experience.
Brú Ború Director Úna Ó Murchú said that the world performances and the European Presidency engagement, coupled with the home performances in Cashel, have been exciting times for all involved.
“The enthusiastic reception which the show receives”, she said, “is a tribute to the performers and the richness of our cultural heritage.”