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Grace & Mary Walsh and Dáibhéid, Tara and Oisín O Regan, all students of the National Folk Theatre Training Academy, pictured at the Garden of Europe in Listowel.

Children Invited To Audition For Training Programme At Siamsa Tíre

June 7, 2022 at 4:50 pm Comments are Disabled

AUDITIONS will soon be taking place for the National Folk Theatre of Ireland’s three-year training programme at Siamsa Tíre. These auditions are open to children between the ages of 7 and 12 and take place at three locations in Kerry. On Thursday June 16th, the children of North Kerry can […]

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Leonard Barry will partner with up Seamie O’Dowd for the concert in Tralee on May 27.

Tralee Native Returns To Siamsa For Trad Connections Concert

May 17, 2022 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native will return home to take part in the latest Trad Connections concert on Friday May 27 in Siamsa Tíre. Leonard Barry will partner with up Seamie O’Dowd for the latest in the Trad Connections series. Originally from Tralee and now living in Sligo, Leonard Barry is widely regarded as […]

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Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre members Luke Healy, Charley Harris, Ciara Sugrue and Darragh O'Shea who performed  in 'Back To The Music' on Friday night in Siamsa Tire. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Back To The Music’ Hits The Siamsa Stage

May 7, 2022 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE excitement was palpable on Friday evening as around 150 young performers gathered backstage at Siamsa Tíre for the opening performance of ‘Back To The Music’. Following on from the Easter Panto ‘Cinderella’, the award-winning director Oliver Hurley is presenting a variety of musical theatre excerpts this weekend in a […]

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Art teacher Mary Kirby, Joanne Roche (teacher) and student Syanne Dowd with her work at the opening of the exhibition of work by Creative Arts learners at Kerry College at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry College Students Display Talent At Exhibition In Siamsa Tíre

May 6, 2022 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from creative arts courses at Kerry College gathered at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday for the official launch of an exhibition of work. Kerry College learners on the QQI Level 5 Art, Craft & Design; Animation; Games Design and Digital Design with Visual Communication courses are exhibiting their work until […]

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Artistic Director Jonathan Kelliher, Lisa McElligott from the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of Directors Seán Murphy, artist Henk Heideveld, and Executive Director Róisín McGarr receiving a donation of the artist’s portrait of Siamsa Tíre’s founder, Fr Pat Ahern.

Dutch Artist Makes Presentation Of Fr Pat Portrait To Siamsa Tíre

April 27, 2022 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

DUTCH artist Henk Heideveld marked the end of his recent exhibition at Siamsa Tíre by donating his portrait of the National Folk Theatre of Ireland’s founder, Father Pat Ahern, to the theatre. The presentation is timely in the light of Fr Pat Ahern receiving the Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award […]

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Janna Foley, John Drummey, Aaron McLarnon, Jayda Kahraman, Charley Harris, Alan Teahan and Gary Murphy  cast members in the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre's production of Cinderella at Siamsa Tíre on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Audiences Are Having A Ball At ‘Cinderella’ In Siamsa

April 13, 2022 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

AUDIENCES are loving ‘Cinderella’ at Siamsa Tíre this week and there’s still time to catch the last two show before it finishes on Wednesday night. The Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre is pulling out all the stops and are on top of their game with standing ovations at every […]

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Panto time is almost here.

It’s Panto Time At Siamsa As Oliver Hurley Presents ‘Cinderella’

April 9, 2022 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE rehearsals are almost complete, the costumes are ready and it’s nearly time for curtain up at the long awaited pantomime in Siamsa Tíre. Yes, after being postponed due to COVID restrictions at Christmas, the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre will finally bring Cinderella to the stage over the […]

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Cast members of 'Matilda The Musical' Vilte Kuraite, Emma Hayes Ryan and Adriana Araiza  before the final performance of the production at Siamsa Tire on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Matilda The Musical’ Works Its Magic On Siamsa Audiences

April 9, 2022 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE fantastic performances were enjoyed by audiences in Siamsa Tíre over the past few days, as the Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts brought ‘Matilda The Musical Jr.’ to the stage. Based on the Roald Dahl novel, the musical adaptation ran from Wednesday to Friday featuring about 120 children who saw […]

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The menacing Mrs Trunchbull (John Feeley) with terrified Matildas Aoibhín Dowling, Kate Ryle and Imogen Carroll Kelly rehearsing for 'Matilda The Musical Jr.' at Siamsa Tíre. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fantastic Family Fun As ‘Matilda The Musical’ Comes To Siamsa This Week

April 5, 2022 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is building among the children in the Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts as they prepare to bring ‘Matilda The Musical Jr.’ to the Siamsa Tíre stage this week. Based on the Roald Dahl novel, this Broadway Junior adaptation of the Olivier Award-winning hit will be performed from Wednesday to […]

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Siamsa Tíre Helps Out Local Organisations With ‘Adopt A Show’ Initiative

Siamsa Tíre Helps Out Local Organisations With ‘Adopt A Show’ Initiative

March 15, 2022 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has recently set up a fundraising scheme for local charities and community organisations. Arlington Lodge Homeless Shelter, St John of Gods Kerry Services  and Adapt Kerry Women’s Refuge are currently selling tickets to events at Siamsa Tíre in an effort to raise much-needed funds. “We have so many deserving […]

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Cast members of 'Barndance' in rehearsals for the play which will be performed in Siamsa Tire from March 9-11. Seated from left; Mags Slattery, Raphael Crowley, Rhona Johnston and Siobhan Keane. At back; John Scroope, Chris Conlon, John Patton, George Lowe and Ken Quillinan. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Barndance’ Begins Run In Siamsa Tíre

March 9, 2022 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’S Zyber Theatre Group begins their run of of performances tonight at Siamsa Tíre with ‘Barndance’. The last Zyber production was ‘The Field’ back in March 2020, just before the pandemic started, so cast members are eagerly looking forward to the run. ‘Barndance’ was written by founder member of Zyber, […]

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Cinderella Panto Moves To Easter Week At Siamsa

Cinderella Panto Moves To Easter Week At Siamsa

February 11, 2022 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was huge disappointment at Christmas when the panto at Siamsa Tíre had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions, but boys and girls shall go the ball after all, because Cinderella will now run at Easter. Yes, Oliver Hurley has just announced that his production will run over four […]

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Shane Clifford before his stand-up show at The Blasket on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Music And Comedy Stars On The Way To Siamsa Tíre In The New Year

December 16, 2021 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A HOST of popular music and comedy acts are coming to Siamsa Tíre next year as their spring programme was announced. Declan O’Rourke (March 6), Eddi Reader (February 19) and Declan Nerney (January 23) are some of the music acts while Tralee’s native Shane Clifford (April 1), Neil Delamere (March […]

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Panto In Siamsa Cancelled But Cinderella Will Be Staged In INEC

Panto In Siamsa Cancelled But Cinderella Will Be Staged In INEC

December 10, 2021 at 6:41 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tire announced this afternoon that they will not be able to host Oliver Hurley’s production of Cinderella in the theatre this Christmas. However, the show must go on and Oliver is taking the production to the INEC Killarney instead, early in the new year. Siamsa Tíre regretfully announced that, […]

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Tralee man Fionn Van der Noll contributed to the 'Make Your Mark' exhibition.

Siamsa Tíre Makes Its Mark With New Free Art Exhibition

December 8, 2021 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW free art exhibition, ‘Make Your Mark’, a free art exhibition featuring works by local and national printmakers, is running at Siamsa Tíre until January 15. The exhibition has just been launched in its gallery to showcase its new brand identity.  This identity draws on Siamsa Tíre’s history, its connection with its local community, and […]

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'Dame' John Drummey, with 'Dame' Gary Murphy, and Lauren O'Sullivan, Kerry School of Music Dance Academy's Dancer of the Year 2021 looking forward to the Christmas season in Siamsa Tire.

Siamsa Tíre Looks Forward To A Packed Schedule Of Events For Christmas Season

November 23, 2021 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has organised a festive line-up that features music, dance, theatre, and fun events for all the family. The seasonal entertainment kicks off on Saturday December 4th with the Irish Rambling House.  Presented in partnership with Radio Kerry, this show promises songs, stories, and plenty of side-splitting laughs from special […]

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Siamsa Tíre Looks For Submissions For ‘Make Your Mark’ Exhibition

Siamsa Tíre Looks For Submissions For ‘Make Your Mark’ Exhibition

October 24, 2021 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre is calling on artists to draw on the elements for its upcoming open submission exhibition, Make Your Mark. Like many cultural centres across the world, Siamsa Tíre closed its doors due to the pandemic in March 2020.  It used the past 18 months to examine its role in the local and national […]

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Scoil Eoin pupils on a recent visit to the A Way Home/An Slí Abhaile exhibition at Siamsa Tíre.

Great Line-Up Of Entertainment For Siamsa Tíre’s Samhain Festival

October 13, 2021 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has a great line-up of entertainment planned for the mid-term break as it hosts the Samhain Festival. Taking place from Monday, October 25 to Saturday, October 30, it promises a family-friendly mix of theatre, arts and crafts workshops, and storytelling, with an enchanting children’s art exhibition thrown in […]

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Christmas Panto Returns To Siamsa Tíre This December

Christmas Panto Returns To Siamsa Tíre This December

October 7, 2021 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER a break of two years, it looks like Christmas in Tralee will really be back to normal this December as the panto at Siamsa Tíre is set to return. Oliver Hurley Productions will deliver the timeless classic ‘Cinderella’ and, like all other years, it’s sure to be a sell-out […]

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Jonathan Kelliher and daughter Aisling looking at one of the pieces at the Samhain Exhibition 'A Way Home - An Slí Abhaile' at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Arts Exhibition For Children Launched At Siamsa Tíre

September 24, 2021 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre was the venue for the launch of a new arts exhibition for children, showcasing the breadth of talent in contemporary Irish illustration while retelling the story of Samhain (Halloween) for a new generation. ‘Samhain’ will run at the Tralee venue until November 21 as part of the planned Samhain […]

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One of the works which forms part of the exhibition.

New Arts Exhibition For Children Opens At Siamsa Tíre This Month

September 9, 2021 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has announced  a new arts exhibition for children, showcasing the breadth of talent in contemporary Irish illustration while retelling the story of Samhain (Halloween) for a new generation. ‘Samhain’, an exhibition that will run at Siamsa Tíre from September 23 to November 21 as part of the planned Samhain […]

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Turas – the theatre’s in-house production showcasing the best of traditional Irish music, song, and dance – will take centre stage

Siamsa Tíre Announces Autumn/Winter Programme Of Events

September 4, 2021 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has reopened its doors for live events and has recently announced an exciting Autumn/Winter programme of theatre, dance, music, art, and storytelling events. Throughout September, Turas – the theatre’s in-house production showcasing the best of traditional Irish music, song, and dance – will take centre stage.  A special series of performances will take place on Culture Night, September 17th. Siamsa Tíre begins preparing for the Celtic festival of Samhain […]

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Siamsa Tíre To Host Auditions Over Coming Weekends

Siamsa Tíre To Host Auditions Over Coming Weekends

August 4, 2021 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S good news for anyone who is planning to audition for Siamsa Tíre’s National Folk Training Academy. The relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions means these auditions can now take place in person rather than by video. They will be held at Siamsa Tíre in Tralee over the two weekends of Friday […]

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Siamsa Tíre Opens Free Self-Guided Exhibition

Siamsa Tíre Opens Free Self-Guided Exhibition

July 23, 2021 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre in Tralee has a solution on what to do when the rain returns this summer — or if you fancy a bit of shade! Its newly-opened Folk Homecoming Exhibition explores Ireland’s cultural traditions of song, music, and dance and it makes for a great activity for all the family. The free […]

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Siamsa Tire cast members performing at Aperee Living on Saturday.

Siamsa Tíre Cast Members Perform At Nursing Homes

July 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre Community Cast members gave a special thank you performance for the local community on Saturday. Members of Siamsa Tíre’s community cast performed at Our Lady of Fatima Home in Oakpark  and at Aperee Living Tralee (formerly known as Cúil Didin Care Home). “Our aim is to give a little […]

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Siamsa Tíre Community Cast To Perform At Tralee Nursing Homes

Siamsa Tíre Community Cast To Perform At Tralee Nursing Homes

July 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre is bringing some cheer to residents of two nursing homes this weekend with a a joyful celebration of music, song, and dance. It’s a special thank you performance for the local community who have supported the theatre since it was first founded more than 50 years ago. “Our […]

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Alma Kelliher aka Lux Alma.

Tralee Artist To Premiere Latest Music ‘To The Sea’ Online

July 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native will premiere her latest music, commissioned by Siamsa Tíre, online on Thursday evening. Alma Kelliher is a composer and sound designer who also makes music as the electro-folk solo act Lux Alma. Confined to Dublin City for months on end, she found herself pining for home, where […]

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Siamsa Tíre Looking For Children To Audition For Training Academy

Siamsa Tíre Looking For Children To Audition For Training Academy

June 27, 2021 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

DO you have a child aged between 7 and 12?  Are they interested in playing Irish music, singing traditional songs, or dancing reels, jigs, and hornpipes? Well, if so, your child might like to audition for Siamsa Tíre’s National Folk Training Academy.  This is a three-year formal educational training programme […]

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Céilí in the Kitchen is one of the events hosted by Siamsa Tíre for Cruinniú na nÓg.

Siamsa Tíre Hosts Busy Programme Of Events For Cruinniú Na nÓg

June 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm 1 comment

THIS Saturday sees Cruinniú na nÓg take place once again and Siamsa Tíre is heavily involved in the national day of free creativity for children and young people under the age of 18. Delivered in partnership with local authorities and supported by RTÉ, the Cruinniú na nÓg programme includes all sorts of fun, free, […]

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Outgoing Chairman of Siamsa Tire, Joe Leonard Artistic Director Jonathan Kelliher, Executive Director Róisín McGarr, and incoming Chairman Seán Murphy.

New Chairman Of Siamsa Tíre Board Of Directors Appointed

June 4, 2021 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland held its AGM on Wednesday where Joe Leonard stepped down as chairman and was replaced by Seán Murphy of Murphy’s Ice Cream. Joe, who is Group HR Director with PM Group, an engineering and construction management company in Cork, was first appointed […]

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