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The Man From Moogaga

The Craic with de Staic

Following the phenomenal success of Aindrias de Staic’s “The Man from Moogaga” at the recent Vodafone Comedy Carnival, the quirky TV presenter and comic story-teller will bring this unique show to The Westport Arts Festival.

The devilishly handsome and debonair de Staic has many strings to his well-worn bow. Since taking over as presenter of TG4’s “An Jig Gig,” Aindrias’s style and panache have seen the ratings go through the roof. His previous solo shows “Around the World on 80 Quid” and “The Year I Got Younger” have both won, and been nominated for a slew of awards. De Staic consequently enjoyed a season on London’s West End in the musical “Woody Sez” which was nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical in 2011. 

Most recently, Aindrias was part of the wildly popular water protest song "No Privatisation."

This show, “The Man From Moogaga” is an hilarious, fantastical tale of growing up in remote small town Ireland in the 1980’s, and playing with friends on the local GAA team. As the years fly by, he and his rag–tag gang of teammates take to the road, becoming part of the Irish diaspora. Full of twists and turns with a cast of strong peculiar characters, all infused with de Staic’s impish sense of humour and musical skills, this show will certainly resonate with anybody who grew up in the Wesht.

Development of this show was made possible by a Deis grant from the Arts Council of Ireland.

‘In blending traditional fiddle-playing with his tall-tale storytelling, Aindrias de Staic is clearly continuing a longstanding Irish Tradition.”Steve Bennett, Chortle UK Comedy Guide.