Under the Hawthorn Tree – February 21st at 8PM
A musical adaption based on the internationally acclaimed book by award-winning author Marita Conlon-McKenna, Under the Hawthorn Tree follows the journey of three brave siblings as they fight for survival during the Potato Famine in Ireland, 1845. The show features original music, live vocals and visual storytelling.
Chris Kent – February 22nd at 8PM
Cork Comedian Chris Kent comes to Tralee with his new show. Cork comedian Chris Kent has more stories, more kids and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about over population. Chris tries to come to terms with being called “well trained” for carrying out basic tasks. Chris also gets deep and talks about his favorite clothes horse or “garment donkey” if you’re a maniac…
Trad Connections – Leonard Barry. Declan Foley & Shane McGowan – February 28th at 9.30PM
The second in a new series of traditional Irish music performances in the intimate surroundings of the foyer at Siamsa Tíre with full bar facilities throughout the performance. This multi award winning Sligo based trio draw their music from their native counties of Sligo and Kerry. They released their new album “Hurry the Jug” in 2019. They will play a selection of tunes from their album as well as their extensive repertoire. These three highly regarded players have shared the stage and recorded with some of the greats of music including Zakeer Hussain, Dervish, Kevin Burke, Lunasa, Sean Keane, Lisa O’Neill and Luka Bloom to name a few.
The Crowman – March 13th at 8PM
This intimate one-man show starring Jon Kenny (D’Unbelievables), is a window into the soul of a lonely bachelor, Dan. Dan measures out his life by the amount of funerals he has to attend every week. They are social occasions with the added bonus of refreshments. He vacillates between high comedy by mimicking TV celebrity chefs; and pathetic admissions, including attending Mass just to connect with another human by shaking hands, he is a master at distraction. But one day, hearing a death announcement on the radio, his world is shattered.
We’ll Meet Again – the Story of Vera Lynn – March 15th at 3PM
Following on from sell-out concerts around the country, including Dublin’s National Concert Hall, this jam-packed afternoon of nostalgic hits and dramatic re-telling of the life and times of Vera Lynn stars singers Linda Kenny (soprano) and Damian Smith (baritone), actor Alf McCarthy and the Vera Lynn band (MD Alan Carney). It comes to Siamsa Tire for one afternoon only.
Laughter Lounge – March 20th at 8PM
American Comedian Jim Elliot takes to the Siamsa Tíre stage. Jim Elliott has risen through the Comedy ranks faster than any comedian we’ve seen in years. He was on Ireland’s got Talent! He’s addictive to watch! Gar Murran will host and this naughty fella will have you in the palm of his hands.
Trad Connections – The Rising – March 27th at 9.30PM
The third in a new series of traditional Irish music performances in the intimate surroundings of the foyer at Siamsa Tíre with full bar facilities throughout the performance. To date, The Rising have played in many counties in Ireland and the UK and have also more recently played at the Balve Höhler Cave in Germany. The Rising have had the pleasure of closing the Friday night Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann gig rig for the last four consecutive years to a capacity of 5 thousand people each night. Wherever The Rising perform you are always guaranteed a lively night of music.
Christine Bovill’s Piaf – March 28th at 8PM
Award winning Christine Bovill beckons you back to the Golden Age of French Song. Who was Edith Piaf? And how did she come to represent the spirit of Paris like no-one before or since? Christine Bovill’s PIAF, as much a play as it is a musical journey, is a moving theatrical homage to one of France’s most endearing icons; celebrating some of her best-known songs, threaded with Piaf’s story, and Christine’s own remarkable journey in the world of chanson.
Gentle on My Mind – April 3rd at 8PM
J and C Promotions is proud to present The Glen Campbell Story. Starring master guitarist and celebrated country music personality, Ciarán Rosney, the 5 Piece band, features such well- known musicians as Billy Burgoyne (ex-Daniel O’Donnell) and fiddle player extraordinaire Denise Boyle. The show goes on a truly amazing journey with some of Glen Campbell’s best known hits, from ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ to ‘Wichita Lineman’, and unique to this show will be Ciaran’s unrivalled interpretation of Glen’s guitar playing abilities. The Show will also include state of the art video.
Pat Coldrick – April 11th at 8PM
Following three sell-out concerts in the National Concert Hall in Dublin in 2019, classical guitarist Pat Coldrick tours his rich catalogue of classical and popular repertoire to Siamsa Tíre for the first time. Pat’s skillful and easy-going interaction with his audience throughout his recitals shows his philosophy of ‘entertaining’ rather than ‘educating’ his listeners and brings his arrangements of great classical pieces to a wide audience of music lovers.
Trad Connections – April 24th & 25th at 10.30PM
The fourth in a new series of traditional Irish music performances in the intimate surroundings of the foyer at Siamsa Tíre with full bar facilities throughout the performance. ‘’McAuliffe and Casey’’ comprise of Noel McAuliffe on vocals, violin and Leonard Casey on guitar. Both men have a well established background in traditional Irish music and song and bring their own unique style to well-known ballads and tunes but with a contemporary folk feel. Both Noel and Leonard performed with the National Folk Theatre of Ireland and trained in the Folk Studies Course implemented by Siamsa Tíre in conjunction with Tralee IT. They have both toured nationally and internationally.
Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance
Festival of Folk 2020 – Choose from four different shows performing the best of traditional Irish music, song and dance in exhilarating and colourful folk theatre productions.
An Ghaoth Aniar – Wind from the West
A new production created to mark the 50th year of National Folk Theatre performances which premiered to great success in 2018. It celebrates the inspiration from the west of Ireland – its landscapes, soundscapes and cultural traditions, mixing traditional arts with modern staging!
Performance Dates: 2-3 May; 22-26, 29-30 June; 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24 July
Turas – A Breathtaking Journey
Turas is an exciting stage show featuring music from all corners of Ireland, exciting dance and rich vocals. It showcases traditional to modern styles of thrilling hard shoe Irish dancing, accompanied by award winning musicians on fiddle, piano, percussion and accordion, and captivating songs in English and Irish.
Performance dates: Every Saturday and Sunday from 9th May to 27nd September
Fadó Fadó – Life in Ireland In Times Gone By
Enjoy lively singing, music, and dancing, as Fadó Fadó celebrates family life in Ireland long ago. Taking you through the seasons, experience the mischief and fun as they work and play on the farm, in the fields, at the bog, and when they celebrate Harvest festival and the winter in the warmth of the hearth-lit kitchen.
Performance dates: 11-14, 18-22, 25-29 May; 2-5 June; 27-31 July; 4-7 August; 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 September
Experience the ‘best dance party in town’ as ANAM returns to Siamsa Tíre following its successful Irish tour in 2017. Anam (meaning soul) is an exhilarating, upbeat fusion of hard shoe step dancing styles from US, Canada and Ireland woven cleverly together with personality, humour and superb Irish traditional music.
Performance Dates: 8-12, 15-19 June; 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 August
For more Information: http://www.siamsatire.com/events