A brand-new show – Rhythms of Raglan 2018 – has launched at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Disney Springs after months of rehearsals in Ireland.
Raglan Road Show Director David Hayes promises “an authentic cultural journey that’s both ‘lyrical and rollicking’ … it will take us from Ireland’s Ancient East to the most contemporary of Irish traditional musical content and ideas, all topped off with dance routines that punch and float in equal measure.”
Some fun facts about the new production:
— 4 new shows throughout each evening, plus a new weekend Rollicking Raglan Brunch show
— 16 musicians (11 new and 5 returning musicians, including two Scots)
— 1 “absolutely cracking” new Raglan Road dance troupe with 8 new Irish dancers and one troupe veteran, many of whom have toured the world
— 16 new dance routines and 14 new songs
— 55 new pieces of musical content from songs and instrumentals to jigs and reels that show the journey of Irish music throughout the world from Trad to Celtic Rock to Funk, Latin, Bluegrass
— A suite of stage shows telling the musical and visual stories of Ireland’s culture that spans thousands of years from ancient times to today
— A brand-new tech department and 3 new engineers
— Two video production designers whose vibrant set pieces include a black-and-white musical hero tableau through the ages with Luke Kelly, Van Morrison, The Dubliners, Sinead O’Conner, U2 and many more
— Nearly 70 hours per week of live Raglan Road entertainment – 80 hours on the Grand Room stage, 80 on the patio, plus additional performances in the Raglan Room and Music Room
In addition to the new Grand Room stage show, the location recently introduced a new late-night band, Strings and Things, and two additional new acts – TradGad and High Road – alongside the return of Reel Republic with additional new musicians.
There is no cover charge to enjoy Raglan Road entertainment. For more information, visit http://www.raglanroad.com.