Folk Programme at Siamsa Tíre

Siamsa Tíre celebrates Irish folk culture in rhythm with the Celtic Calendar through our hosted programmes, our National Folk Theatre Training Academy, cultural exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, and our spectacular summer performances.

Celtic Calendar

We present celebration events following the Celtic Calendar of Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Bealtaine, Litha, Lughnasa, and Mabon to remind us of the ancient roots of our folk culture.

Summer Festival of Folk

Siamsa Tíre presents an annual Festival of Folk from May to September, with performances, workshops and exhibitions celebrating traditional Irish folk music, song, storytelling, and dance.

Folk Projects

We organise and facilitate projects and events which aim to bring people together to explore, share and celebrate Irish Folk Culture and Traditions.

Trad Connections

In this monthly concert series, we showcase some of the most exciting talent emerging in Irish traditional folk music.

Associate Artists

During the pandemic, this scheme provided support to nearly 40 artists, commissioning them to create artworks exploring Irish folk culture and traditions from a multitude of perspectives.

Tours, Workshops, Exhibitions

Connect with traditional Irish culture and choose from a range of guided tours and workshops, helping you to explore our exhibitions, backstage, and our history.

Alma Kelliher, composer, sound designer, and electro-folk solo act Lux Alma

Associate Artist Alma Kelliher's piece of music, To The Sea, celebrates the beauty and power of the Atlantic coastline of Kerry.

Munnix Dance with Jonathan Kelliher

Siamsa Tíre's Artistic Director and dance master, Jonathan Kelliher explains the history of the unique North Kerry 'Munnix' style of dancing

Folk Event News

Musical Extravaganza ‘Back to the Music’ by the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre

Following on from the Easter Panto “Cinderella”, the award-wining director Oliver Hurley presents a variety of musical theatre excerpts. This two hour production is full of dynamic dance routines...

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MÁM – Presented by Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa – showing at Siamsa Tíre in October 2022

We at Siamsa Tíre are delighted and honoured to be hosting the unique dance show MÁM, presented by Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa, as the first stop on the show’s tour of Ireland. Tickets...

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Special Offer for Kerry Residents

As a Kerry resident you can enjoy our cultural heritage and avail of an exclusive 70% discount this summer at Siamsa Tíre for the Festival of Folk 2022. Our local community matters to us at Siamsa...

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