The Rhythms of Ireland to dance into Bunbury

Cultural touchstone: The Rhythms of Ireland will dance into Bunbury on Friday, November 24. Photo: Supplied.

Cultural touchstone: The Rhythms of Ireland will dance into Bunbury on Friday, November 24. Photo: Supplied.

One of Ireland’s most popular stage productions is coming to Bunbury to showcase music, dance and joy. 

The Rhythms of Ireland is heading to the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Friday, November 24 as part of its much-anticipated 10th anniversary Australian tour.

The group will hit Mandurah, Perth, Geraldton and Albany after its Bunbury show. 

The tour has reached centres in New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania this year. 

 The production – known for blending ancient traditions of Irish Dance and music with contemporary touches – has provided more than two million people across the globe with a taste of Irish culture. 

The Rhythms of Ireland’s lead musician David Delaney has expressed his excitement in bringing the group’s latest show to the South West. 

“They can expect the very best of Irish music, song and dance,” he said. 

“It’s a two-hour showcase of the top Irish dancers in the world, musicians and singers on one platform for a show that has been monumentally successful and has travelled around Australia for the past ten years in various guises.

“It will be great to come back to Western Australia again and start with a bang.” 

Mr Delaney moved to Australia in 2010 before touring as The Rhythms of Ireland’s lead soloist throughout Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. 

The musician said the show provided the cast and crew the opportunity to deliver Irish culture to the masses. 

“Every stage is different, we get to perform and do what we love the most and it is a privilege to be able to do that,” he said. 

“Every state is different and there is always an excitement as you go into a different state.

“It is just all-around fantastic to be able to do what we do and make a career out of it.” 

Mr Delaney said the show has provided an array of sights and sounds over the past decade.

“We have changed certain things – we’ve changed the costumes, we’ve played with lighting – and it’s become more professional year-by-year as we’ve learned from each show,” he said. 

“What you see now is a 10-year celebration with the very best of Irish dancing from around the world. 

“It’s a mature version of The Rhythms of Ireland that’s back touring the country and celebrating 10 years.”

Mr Delaney said Irish dancing and music resonated with audiences around the globe. He also said the group has plans to continue performing for Australian audiences in 2018. 

Check out the BREC website for more information and to book tickets.