Irish Traditional Arts

Siamsa Tíre celebrates Irish traditional arts and folk culture through our programme of performances, our Training Academy, cultural exhibitions, guided tours, and workshops.

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

Cultural Connections

Connect with traditional Irish culture and choose from an extensive programme of traditional arts throughout the year with performances, workshops and exhibitions celebrating traditional Irish folk music, song, storytelling, and dance.


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

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.

Folk Homecoming Exhibition

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

Play Video

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