Things are shaping up a little differently this summer at Siamsa Tíre, with the National Folk Theatre of Ireland launching their new programme of events which is more diverse than ever before.
“May to September at Siamsa Tíre means the Festival of Folk,” says Executive Director Róisín McGarr, “The performances celebrate the best of Irish music, song, dance, and stories. We’re thrilled to see its return this year, and now the festival will include new options for locals and visitors alike to learn all about the inner working of the National Folk Theatre. We’re also delighted that Siamsa Tíre will be hosting some other exciting events throughout the summer too, including comedy gigs, music concerts and theatre.”

The Trad Connections series of concerts will also continue throughout the summer. Taking place every month, these concerts showcases new and established voices from the traditional and folk music scenes. Catch the next concert on Friday, May 27th, featuring Leonard Barry and Seamie O’Dowd. A native of Tralee, Leonard is one of the best pipers in Ireland and Seamie is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who often performs with Christie Moore.
On May 29th, Siamsa Tíre will host a Dance Showcase with the Irish Dance World Cup Team. These are dancers from all over Ireland who will represent the country at the Dance World Cup in Spain this June. Expect to see ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and jazz dances feature in their world-class routines.

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