Saturday, June 2 8:30pm-10:30pm
Sunday, June 3 1pm
Hailing predominantly from Galway city with a Tyrone twist, BackWest celebrates the true essence of music, song and dance from Ireland and other countries. Sibling duet on fiddle and button accordion, Maureen and Brendan Browne are the lead instrumentalists and fluent Irish speakers while Galway’s own ‘Lord of the Dance’ Peter Vickers brings his unique interpretation of percussion and dance. The final element to the mix is legendary virtuoso PJ McDonald on guitar, vocals and whistle. Having come from outfits such as Arcady, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, The White Hare Band, and Full Steam Ahead, the name of the band is the only novel feature.
Individually, they hold authenticity; collectively they showcase the powerful ensemble of
Western and Northern styles. They have performed at International Festivals, danced on the
biggest stages including ‘Lord of the Dance’ and they have featured on TV stations and radio
programmes across the world.