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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

Keep the faith tours to Derry

The National Folk Theatre recently presented a production ‘Keep the faith, keep the folk’, on the Siamsa stage, closely followed by inclusion in Derry’s Echo Echo Dance Festival...

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Traditional Munnix Dance Goes Global

As part of Siamsa Tíre’s continued focus on sharing and sustaining our traditional arts, and as a response to the Covid pandemic, it launched a series of online traditional Irish dance, music...

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Rose of Tralee Festival Special

We are thrilled to see the return of the Rose of Tralee International Festival for 2022. To celebrate, we are offering a very special discount rate for performances of Fadó Fadó during the festival...

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