New ‘Rhythms of Raglan 2018’ Show Debuts at Raglan Road

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A new entertainment offering recently debuted at Raglan Road in Disney Springs. The Rhythms of Raglan 2018 utilizes a video back drop to present "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.”

The show is led by Show Director, David Hayes. Hayes and his team told the Disney Parks Blog a list of facts about the new show:

  • 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 who 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
  • 2 video production designers whose vibrant set pieces include a black-and-white musical hero tableau through the ages that include 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 show in the Grand Room, Raglan Road also introduced a new late-night band, Stings and Things as well as two new acts: TradGrad and High Road.