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Matthew Dineen (Scarecrow), Marcus Nolan (Lion), Sarah Cleary (Dorothy) and Padraig Harrington (Tinman) stars of The Wiz. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Lively Mixture Of Rock, Gospel And Soul At ‘The Wiz’ In Siamsa This Week

November 27, 2018 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING on from the huge success of ‘All Shook Up’ staged in 2017, the award-winning Tralee Musical Society’s Youth is delighted to present ‘The Wiz’ running from Wednesday, November 28 to Saturday, December 1. Adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and made famous by Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, this musical version […]

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Sandra Griffin, Patricia Griffin and Sheila Cremins at a screening of their documentary film 'Ardfert — A Historical Gem' at Siamsa Tíre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Full House At Siamsa For Screening Of Film On Ardfert

November 24, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a packed theatre for the screening of the new film by local producer James McCarthy and his wife Catherine at Siamsa Tire on Friday night. The couple from Fenit were delighted with the turnout for the two-hour film, ‘Ardfert — A Historical Gem’, which was two years in the […]

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Artists Mieke Vanmechelan & Annmarie Ní Churreáin at work with a group of young participants at Cruinniu na nÓg earlier his year. A seminar for artists titled Being Creative will take place at Siamsa Tire on December 10th from 10-4pm. Photo: M Cooper Galvin

Seminar For Artists To Take Place At Siamsa Tíre

November 10, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE Arts Office at Kerry County Council is collaborating with Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) on a seminar for artists which will take place at Siamsa Tire in Tralee on Saturday, December from 10am to 4pm. ‘Being Creative: Tools in how to maintain creativity and overcome blocks’  is taking place with […]

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Adaptation Of James Joyce Classic For Siamsa Stage This Week

Adaptation Of James Joyce Classic For Siamsa Stage This Week

October 30, 2018 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

A DIZZYING interpretation of James Joyce’s first novel will be brought to the stage in Siamsa this week. Rough Magic will present James Joyce’s seminal novel ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ in Arthur Riordan’s vibrant new stage adaptation brought to life by a dynamic, new, creative ensemble of […]

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Acclaimed Film To Be Shown In Siamsa Tíre

Acclaimed Film To Be Shown In Siamsa Tíre

October 22, 2018 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

AN award-winning film will be screened at venues in Tralee and Listowel next week. ‘The Silver Branch’ depicts the life and insights of the inimitable philosopher, poet, and fifth-generation farmer, Patrick McCormack, owner of ‘Fr Ted’s House’ in the beautiful, austere Burren, Western Ireland. It will be shown in St […]

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Artists Wanted To Take Part In ‘Lost Things’ Exhibition At Siamsa Tíre

Artists Wanted To Take Part In ‘Lost Things’ Exhibition At Siamsa Tíre

October 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the success of last year’s inaugural open submission exhibition, ‘Changing Times’, Siamsa Tíre once again invites artists in the Kerry to take part in this year’s event, ‘Lost Things’. The exhibition is open to all artists, both amateur and professional, living in the South West of Ireland. The exhibition […]

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Brandon-Based Artist’s Exhibition To Open In Siamsa Tíre

Brandon-Based Artist’s Exhibition To Open In Siamsa Tíre

October 4, 2018 at 10:29 am 1 comment

FOLLOWING inclusion in the annual exhibition of Turner watercolours in the National Gallery of Ireland earlier this year, Irish printmaker, Niall Naessens brings his ‘Good Morning Mister Turner’ exhibition to the Siamsa Tíre Galleries. The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday, October 5 at 6pm by Anne Hodge (Curator […]

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Conor O'Grady.

Siamsa Tíre’s Artist In Residence To Give Public Talk

September 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre’s artist-in-residence, Conor O’Grady will be giving a talk on his residency in Tralee and the work he has been undertaking over the last two months. The talk will take place on Thursday, September 6 next at 3pm in the Gallery at Siamsa Tíre and is open to the public and […]

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Dancing in the wind… Fiddle player Mairtín Ó’Cathasaigh, Helena Brosnan and  Mairtín O’Cathasaigh, performers with Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland opens its world premiere of ‘An Ghaoth Aniar’ – The Wind from the West on Wednesday 22nd August. This new production marks 50 years since the first summer season of performances by the National Folk Theatre, An Ghaoth Aniar, is a new production which takes inspiration from the West of Ireland's strong cultural traditions and from the wild natural sounds of the western Irish seascape.  This production will weave a story across time and cultural traditions through traditional Irish music, song, and dance.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Ten Night Run Of New Production Begins At Siamsa Tíre

August 23, 2018 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland had its world premiere of An Ghaoth Aniar – The Wind from the West on Wednesday night. This new production — which runs nightly until August 31 — marks 50 years since the first summer season of performances by the National Folk Theatre, combining old favourite traditional […]

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Siamsa Tíre Wins Award For Environmental Efforts

Siamsa Tíre Wins Award For Environmental Efforts

July 10, 2018 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tire has won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at Julie’s Bicycle Creative Green Awards on Monday night in London. Julie’s Bicycle is a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. Just last month, Siamsa Tíre became the first theatre in Ireland to achieve […]

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The cast of Fado Fado in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

Siamsa Tíre Marks 50th Anniversary Of First Ever Performance

June 30, 2018 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons opened celebrations at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday evening to officially mark the 50th anniversary of the first ever performance. Kerry tourism representatives from Kerry county attended from accommodation, attractions, activity and service providers. Mr Gibbons talked about the growth of the tourism industry over […]

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Martin Ferris.

Martin Ferris To Attend Siamsa Event In Honour Of Royal Couple

June 13, 2018 at 6:24 pm 1 comment

MARTIN Ferris will attend the event in honour of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Tralee this Friday. The Kerry Sinn Féin TD has said that he has accepted an invitation to attend the event in Siamsa Tíre which is being hosted by Kerry County Council. Accepting […]

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Photo: Andy Gott/flickr

Siamsa Tíre To Put On A Performance For Prince Charles And Duchess Of Cornwall

June 12, 2018 at 2:09 pm 2 comments

THE official itinerary for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall has been released by Clarence House and, as widely reported, they will be visiting Siamsa Tíre on Friday. After spending the previous days in Northern Ireland and Cork, the couple will travel to Kerry on Friday to visit Derrynane […]

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Siamsa Tire celebrates its Green Certification.

Siamsa Tíre Is Ireland’s First Theatre To Achieve Green Certification

June 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has announced today that it is the first theatre in Ireland to achieve Creative Green Certification under a scheme run by London based charity, Julie’s Bicycle. Creative Green is the only international environmental certification scheme designed specifically for the creative and cultural industries. Creative Green is an international […]

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Students taking part in the end of year graduation show.

Siamsa Training Academy Students Perform End Of Year Show

May 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre was proud to present its Level 3 Final Year pupils of the National Folk Theatre (NFT) Training Academy at their end of year graduation show on Tuesday. This performance showcased what the students have learned over the previous three years at Siamsa Tíre in the disciplines of traditional […]

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Performers in 'Musical Express' in Siamsa Tíre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Musical Extravaganza Entertains The Masses At Siamsa

May 5, 2018 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE Bank Holiday Weekend got off to a great start in Siamsa Tíre on Friday night as the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre put on an amazing show in ‘Musical Express’. Months of preparation came to fruition as the large troupe of performers presented a variety of musical theatre excerpts from, […]

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The cast of Fadó gather at Siamsa Tíre on Saturday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Siamsa Tíre Prepares For 50th Anniversary Of First Performance Of Fadó Fadó

May 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE cast of Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland are in final rehearsals for the 50thanniversary of its first performance of Fadó Fadó – its first folk production of authentic traditional Irish music, song and dance that portrays rural life in Ireland long ago. The cast for this year’s […]

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‘Truth Or Dare’ Exhibition Opens At Siamsa Tíre

‘Truth Or Dare’ Exhibition Opens At Siamsa Tíre

April 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Truth or Dare’ art exhibition, featuring work from three graduates of the Limerick College of Art and Design, officially opened on Friday last in Siamsa Tíre. The three artists, Grace Roberts, Suzanne Mortell and Nuala O’Sullivan,were delighted with the great attendance and support of their art works on the night […]

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The principal cast members in 'Hairspray' from the Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Super Entertainment At ‘Hairspray’ In Siamsa Tíre

April 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE young actors, singers and dancers from the Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts put on a marvellous show at Siamsa Tíre this week. In four performances over Tuesday and Wednesday they thrilled hundreds of people of all ages with the popular musical based on the 1988 John Waters movie […]

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Seminar On Link Between Dance And Healthcare And Well-Being

Seminar On Link Between Dance And Healthcare And Well-Being

March 8, 2018 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

A TWO-DAY seminar titled ‘Dance and Health Event’ will take place at Siamsa Tíre next month on the relevance of dance to healthcare and well-being. The event, on  April 26/27, will bring together dance artists, healthcare professionals and service users to explore the possibilities for dance in healthcare. “We need to […]

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Dancers taking part in the Kerry School of Music 'Born To Dance' performance at Siamsa Tíre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Young Performers Shine At ‘Born To Dance’ In Siamsa

March 5, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people converged on Siamsa Tíre on Sunday for two performances from youngsters in the Kerry School of Music Dance Academy. Around 150 young dance enthusiasts took part in ‘Born To Dance’. The students had been rehearsing under the tutelage of Colette Maguire Jensen, who is celebrating 25 years this year […]

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Fr Pat Ahern, a founder member of Siamsa Tire: The National Folk Theatre, in 1973, was afforded a civic reception by Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Sheahan,  HE has made a massive contribution to arts in the county over the years and now Fr Pat Ahern will be honour today by Kerry County Council with a Civic Reception.

Fr Ahern was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the artistic, cultural and literary tradition of the county.

A native of  Moyvane, Fr. Pat Ahern is a founder member of Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre established in 1973.Fr. Pat was educated at  St Michael’s College, Listowel,  St. Brendan’s College, Killarney,  and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and studied music at UCC under the late Professor Fleischmann, graduating in 1962.

He helped develop Siamsa Tíre into the success it is today and was artistic director there until 1997. He also took part in broadcasting projects with Radio Kerry and RTE and was involved in a number of productions at the Abbey Theatre.

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Fr Pat Ahern Honoured By Kerry County Council

February 20, 2018 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

FR Pat Ahern, a founding member of Siamsa Tíre, was honoured yesterday by Kerry County Council with a Civic Reception. “This is an opportunity for Kerry County Council to acknowledge the tremendous work that Fr Pat has done over so many years to promote the artistic, musical and literary tradition […]

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Laura Lee Curtin as Cinderella at Siamsa Tíre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: It’s Panto Time As ‘Cinderella’ Starts At Siamsa Tíre

December 30, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S pantomime time at Siamsa Tíre and Friday saw two sell-0ut performances of Cinderella. Oliver Hurley is the man behind the panto once again and he has created a tremendous treat for all the family. With perennial favourites, Buttons, the wicked stepmother and the ugly sisters, this is a pantomime […]

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Performers from the Cassie Leen School of Dance before their 'Fairytale Of New York' show in Siamsa Tíre on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cassie’s Dancers Put On A ‘Fairytale’ Performance In Siamsa

December 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA TÍRE was packed last night for a special show from the Cassie Leen School of Dance. There were 120 young dancers taking part in ‘Fairytale Of New York’ .This year two of the students were awarded trips to New York, from which the theme came for the show. The […]

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Siamsa Tíre Announces A Greener Future

Siamsa Tíre Announces A Greener Future

October 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, yesterday launched its Greening Siamsa initiative as it celebrates the completion of recent energy upgrades to the theatre and arts centre. Siamsa Tíre has recognised the role it can play in reducing the impact of its activities on the environment, and is developing policies […]

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The cast of 'It Takes A Village' at rehearsals for 'It Takes a Village' performance at Culture Night in Siamsa Tire on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Programme At Siamsa Tíre To Support Work Of Dance Artists In Kerry

October 14, 2017 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Arts Services of Kerry, Kildare, and Tipperary County Councils along with Dance Ireland are working on an exciting initiative that will support the work of dance artists in Kerry. To this end a Dance and Health Professional Development Series will take place at Siamsa Tíre in April next year […]

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One of the worlks in the Crux exhibition.

Exhibition Of Hand-Crafted Metalworks At Siamsa Tíre

October 11, 2017 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre will officially open its latest visual arts exhibition ‘Crux: A Dialogue in Metal’, on this Thursday, October 12 at 6pm in the Round Gallery. Open to all, John Tynan, Head of Education, Training & Development with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland will provide a talk on this […]

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Sarah Cleary as 'Maria' and Sean McElligott as 'Tony' at the opening night of the Light Opera Society of Tralee's production of West Side Story at Siamsa Tíre on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Successful Opening Night Of ‘West Side Story’ At Siamsa Tíre

October 5, 2017 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

AUDIENCES packed Siamsa Tíre on Wednesday night for the opening of the Light Opera Society of Tralee’s production of  ‘West Side Story’. It’s one of the best-loved musicals ever made and audiences loved the performances by the young cast who have been rehearsing for months. It’s directed by Grainne O’Carroll, […]

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David O'Doherty is in Siamsa Tire in December 1.

David O’Doherty Comes To Siamsa This Winter

September 10, 2017 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

COMEDIAN, author and cycling enthusiast, David O’Doherty is coming back to Tralee this winter for a stand-up show. Self-styled as the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya, he will present an evening of his latest jokes and songs in Siamsa Tíre on December 1. Tickets are €18 / €16 plus €1 […]

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Noírín Lynch accepting a presentation of photography of special moments of Noírín performing with the National Folk Theatre. On behalf of all the board members and staff at Siamsa Tíre, the presentation was made by (L-R) Artistic Director Jonathan Kelliher; Anne O’Donnell, Training & Development Officer & Joe Leonard, outgoing Chair of Siamsa Tíre.

Nóirín Retires From Siamsa Board While Joe Steps Down As Chairperson

August 4, 2017 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S changing times on the board of directors of Siamsa Tire, as one long running member has retired while another is stepping down from his role as Chairperson. Company Secretary since 2005, Noírín Lynch retired from the Board following 12 years of service with Louise Donlon now the incoming Company […]

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