On arriving at Hotel Westport I was bubbling with excitement at seeing the Grainne Mhaol musical. I met two of the three O'Reilly brothers at the door – yhis is their third year putting on the show that brings the tales of Ireland's wild west to life and one of its most famous chieftains, Grainne Mhaol - Ireland's Pirate Queen. I was wowed by some brilliant Sean Nos dancing from Atlantic Steps. The lead actress, Roisin Timoney, didn't speak a word during the show but her body language conveyed Grainne Mhaol's strength of character and her eyes showed a sadness and vulnerability that explored a different side of her character. I met up with Roisin after the show and was surprised to be greeted by a bubbly young woman without a hint of the complex and troubled persona she had just played. A fantastic production, a top knotch cast and the band was world class. Bravo lads!