Time to get your Halloween groove on! The Halloween Ball at Westport House has an out-of-this-world theme: Gráinne-Alien. Gracy’s Bar and Restaurant will be transformed into Galactica Gráinne, a spooky mothership where long-dead intergalactic pirate zombies and scary alien life-forms rub shoulders (if they have any) and dance the night away.
A Space Shuttle will leave the Town Gate every ten minutes from 9pm to 12.30pm, carrying extraterrestrial revellers through the estate’s black hole to the transformer tunnel, where refreshments and entertainment await on the other side.
The cosmic Clandestinos – a seven-piece ska-fusion band from Galway – will be dishing up Jamaican reggae, classic roots, ’80s London ska and punk-reggae, Latin tunes and a dollop of dub here and there. Guaranteed to get you moving, their lively set features acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums and a wind trio of saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Afterwards, deep- space DJs will crank out some more celestial grooves.
So come on, embrace your inner alien and party the night away at Galactica Gráinne. Spot prizes for the best costumes. Hog roast, veg curry and complimentary proton punch included! Warning: fear and fun delivered in equal measure.