Event Guide September to December 2014
September | December 2014
Sive by John B. Keane, Abbey Theatre on Tour
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We bring together the people of Kerry and visitors from
all over the world to enjoy the best of Irish culture - music,
song and dance. Come and join us for a performance in
our wonderful theatre in Tralee, in beautiful County Kerry,
looking out over the Slieve Mish Mountains and the Dingle
Siamsa Tíre protects, develops and explores Irish culture
and traditions, who we are, where we come from and who
we are going to be. Thousands of visitors have enjoyed our
performances of Irish music, song and dance as a highlight of
their trip to Ireland. There is an energy, a wildness, a passion
about these performances, using the best of traditional arts,
which come together to create a memorable and emotional
experience for our visitors.
So, check out our reviews on Trip Advisor, see some fabulous
footwork and clips of the performances on our website www.siamsatire.com and then come and visit us. We look
forward to welcoming you!
Value Deals & Special Offers
Siamsa Tíre is offering patrons a variety of EURO SAVING OPTIONS this season from Early Bird Ticket offers,
Dinner+Theatre offers, Music Season Tickets and Drama Season Tickets, all of which will suit your pocket!
A STÓR MO CHROÍ (4th Oct)
Book before 26th Sept for €15 tickets.
SYLVIA (23rd Oct)
Book before 13th Oct for €10 tickets.
NEITHER EITHER (6th Nov)
FEMALE GOTHIC (26 Oct) A STÓR MO CHROÍ (4 Oct) DEFENDER OF THE FAITH (20/21 Nov)
FIACHRA GARVEY (7 Nov)
TRIALS OF GALILEO (5 Dec)
THE VOICE SQUAD (6 Dec)
A saving of up to €16
A saving of up to €15
DEFENDER OF THE FAITH (20th Nov)
FEMALE GOTHIC (26th Oct)
Book before 1st Oct for €12 tickets.
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT 2014
(30th - 2nd Nov)
Book before 10th Oct for €15 tickets.
TRIALLS OF GALILEO (5th Dec)
Book before 14th Nov for €13 tickets.
(30th Dec 2014, 2nd & 3rd Jan 2015)
Book before Friday 12th Dec for €14 tickets.
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4 for Forty Five
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IRELAND’S WEATHER (3 Oct)
POST SCRIPT (8 Nov)
MARY DEADY (24 Oct)
TRIALS OF GALILEO (5 Dec)
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One of the jewels of Irish Storytelling, Clann Lir tells the tale of the four
children of King Lir turned into swans by their wicked stepmother, Aoife.
This is an enchanting and spell-binding narrative delivered using all of
the strengths of Ireland’s traditional arts - dance, music and song.
Light Opera Society of Tralee
Show 8pm • Tickets €14/€12
Family of 4 €44
The National Award award-winning Light Opera Society of
Tralee presents the ever popular Annie, a touching ragsto-riches tale of a feisty and very courageous 11 year old
orphan adopted with some reluctance by the hard-nosed
industrialist Oliver Warbucks. Annie’s refreshing charm,
indomitable spirit, and winning ways force Warbucks to
reappraise his life values and even influence government
social policies in depression America.
Directed by Aidan O’Carroll.
Thurs 25th & Fri 26th, 10am • Tickets €5
Saturday 27th, 2.30pm • Tickets €11
Show 10.30 am & 12noon • Tickets €6
Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show and we’d love you to
come! Jack and the Beanstalk, a classic fairy tale, now gets
the LYNGO Theatre treatment! So expect lots of surprises,
a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his
cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land
above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 5s (and their
giants) with something for everyone - enormous shoes,
tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy
LYNGO is a UK based children’s theatre company whose
shows have delighted children and adults for over 10 years
with their unique mix of fun and beautiful imagery.
‘LYNGO knows the score when it comes
to producing theatre for the very young.’
for Age 5+
A Journey Through Time
A Musical Gathering
7pm • Tickets €10
by Evelyn Cusack, Deputy Head of Forecasting, Met Éireann
This is a great opportunity to get to grips with Ireland’s
national preoccupation with our ever changing
Evelyn will take us on a whistle stop tour through the
varying climates of early Earth to the beginnings of
civilization and the Weather Gods on to the Age of
Enlightenmen’ and our own Robert Boyle and then to
the present high-spec numerical forecast models which
can predict weather about a week ahead.
Show 8pm • Tickets €20/€18
Following the success of their sold-out shows in Dublin’s Christ
Church Cathedral and The Sugar Club, the award winning
members, Karan Casey, Éilís Kennedy, Pauline Scanlon, Muireann
Nic Amhlaoibh, John Spillane, Donogh Hennessy, Dónal
O’Connor and John McSherry offer a rare opportunity to witness
the collaboration of such talent together on one stage.
Through traditional and contemporary arrangements and songs in
both Irish and English, they connect the past with the present while
creating a new tradition.
This year Kerry Film Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary. The
programme celebrates this milestone with some special music and
film events, an extended short film programme, and an exciting
list of new independent and rare classic feature films from around
the world. Local filmmakers will also feature in the now traditional
Made in Kerry slot mid-week. There are films for everyone and every
taste every day at this milestone festival, don’t miss it!
See www.kerryfilmfestival.com for more details.
Abbey Theatre on Tour
by John B. Keane
Show 8pm • Tickets €26/€21
‘Isn’t it only bringing two people together in wedlock we are?’
One of the greatest Irish plays of the 20th Century, John B. Keane’s Sive stands tall
in the Irish theatre canon.
This gripping new production by director Conall Morrison was enjoyed by over
30,000 people during a sell out run at the Abbey Theatre. Now Sive returns for a
major All Ireland tour.
Beautiful young Sive lives with her aunt and uncle in rural Kerry. Seán Dóta, an
elderly farmer, offers the local match-maker Thomasheen Seán Rua, a large sum
for her hand in marriage. Will this be too much for her aunt and uncle to resist?
Don’t miss this chance to rediscover this dark, powerful story of greed and passion.
‘A deeply moving
Directed by: Conall Morrison
Composer & Sound Design by: Conor Linehan
Set Design by: Sabine Dargent
Costume Design by: Joan O’Clery
Lighting Design by: John Comiskey
The College Players, By AR Gurney
The Irish Lark
Rebecca Vaughan - Dyad Productions
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan
after years of child-rearing in the suburbs.
Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding
down, while Kate’s career as an English
teacher is beginning to offer her more
opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he
found bearing only the name ‘Sylvia’ on her
name tag. Sylvia becomes a major bone of
contention between husband and wife.
Directed by Gerry Creechan, an ITT Charities
The Great Big Shiny Show
From Ireland to America & Back
Show 8pm • Tickets €16,
To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection.
And Sylvia thinks Kate doesn’t understand
the relationship between man and dog. The
marriage is put in serious jeopardy and a
series of hilarious and touching complications
A Musical Journey in Song
Show 8pm • Tickets €15/€13
Mary’s concert traces her origins from a small village in Kerry
to finding a home in New York City. Drawing upon the richness
of the American Songbook, we hear echoes of Ireland filtered
through an American sensibility. But mostly, it is the story of
a journey requiring untried courage, reflections on love and
children, an affirmation of Life both specific and universal.
In the unquiet darkness between
life and death, a haunted woman
tells strange tales of the macabre
and terrifying; eerie stories that
have gathered dust and
been forgotten. Until now.
Show 8pm • Tickets €19/€17
They are buffed, they are detoxed, they are booty-lish AND
THEY ARE TOTALLY UP FOR IT! The Nualas are jetting in for
one night only with their shiniest show ever. Expect shine,
expect glitz, expect cleavage (on their knees).
You will laugh, you will cry, you will probably need to go to
the toilet at some point. Prepare to beNuala’ed.
In the thrilling tradition of M R James
and Edgar Allan Poe, this literary spinechiller celebrates three lost gothic works
from the great Victorian female writers.
Adapted and performed by Rebecca
Vaughan (Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth).
A performance that holds the audience in the palm
of its hand... a near perfect piece of theatre’
Tralee Musical Society
Show 8pm • Tickets €18/€16
Over the past 25 years, Tralee Musical Society has enthralled local
audiences with shows that have everyone singing and dancing in
their seats. Renowned for its side-splitting comedy, this year promises
to be no exception. That’s Entertainment 2014 will be a feast of
music, song, dance, and comedy with one of Ireland’s leading
musical societies. This year’s production will feature excerpts from
Hairspray, Smash, Matilda, Neil Diamond, and Wicked, with an all-star
cast of performers and hilarious comedy from Tralee Musical Society
Book now and don’t miss out it’s always the Hottest Ticket in Town!
2.30pm • Tickets €15
PHOTO :: LUCA TRUFFARELLI
A Liz Roche Company and Maiden
Voyage Dance Co-Production
Show 8pm • Tickets €16/€13
Two dance companies, one from Belfast and one from Dublin,
come together to perform a new dance work that looks at
the predicament of living out two conflicting states of mind
at once. Choreographed by Liz Roche and set to Neil Martin’s
score, identities, beliefs, emotions and aspirations are put to
the test in this poignant blend of dance, poetry and music.
Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Council of
Northern Ireland, Dublin City Council, Belfast City Council,
Dance Ireland and Dance Limerick.
Post Performance Talk : Contradiction and Creativity, a talk
curated and chaired by Dr Aoife McGrath with an invited panel
of artists from different disciplines and backgrounds alongside
choreographer Liz Roche and cast.
Show 8pm • Tickets €16/€13
He is young. He is cool. He has a string of firsts of all kinds behind
him already. He has been named as National Concert Hall Rising
Star and last month he received a standing ovation when he made
his debut at the prestigious Wigmore Hall in London.
Fiachra’s programme tonight includes Beethoven’s heartbreakingly
beautiful sonata op109, a selection of nocturnes from our own
national treasure John Field, Chopin’s melodically virtuosic Andante
Spianato et Grande Polonaise op22 and the mighty force of the
mammoth Liszt piano sonata.
Fiachra Garvey studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
His concerto performances include appearances with Janacek
Philharmonic, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert
Orchestra, UCD Symphony, and Hibernian Orchestra. This will be
Fiachra’s first performance in Kerry to the delight of his father who
hails from the Kingdom!
Show 8pm • Tickets €15/€12
Show 3pm • Tickets €15/12
A poignant and humorous account based on a true story of an
adopted person’s search for identity.
‘From an early age I was told I was adopted. While I loved being able
to say I was adopted as a child (it made me feel exotic), I also learned
that it was a word that was used by adults with a dropped voice.’
‘A moving story stoically enacted by Brown and Bríd Ní
Neachtain, who beautifully brings to life the letters that form
the linchpin of Browne’s journey..powerful piece of work’
The Irish Times
Under the direction of Clarissa Michaux, the Academy of
Dance is delighted to present their annual production. Join
us for a performance of ballet, tap and jazz, and don’t miss
out on what promises to be another great production from
the Students of The Academy of Dance after a busy year of
great dancing success.
Circus Festival Double Bill
13th Nov, 8pm • Tickets €11/€9, Family of 4 €28
Fragments of a Mind by award winning, Darragh McLoughlin,
and The Tale of The Ancient Lights by Riuchi.
Lost in Translation Circus, The Hogwallops
14th Nov, 8.30pm • Tickets €15/€13, Family of 4 €40
This show centres around a family of misfits whose animalistic approach
expresses itself in cruel jokes & games with an outcome that is dark but hilarious!
14th Nov, Fels Point Hotel, 10.30pm • Tickets €5
Join us at ‘Circus Sideshow’, a bespoke festival club full of impromptu
performances, great music from King Kong Company, fab décor & some surprises!
Children’s Circus Workshops
15th & 16th Nov, 11am & 12noon Daily,
Fels Point Hotel • Tickets €10
Full details on all events are to be found on
Learn how to juggle, spin plates, to the hula hoop & throw the Diablo.
15th Nov, 2pm & 5.30pm • Tickets €12,
Family of 3 €30, Family of 4 €40
Circus Siamsa is at the heart of the Circus Festival! For the good people
of Tralee and beyond, Fanzini Productions bring the stars of contemporary
circus and street performance, magic and variety to the stage.
Convention Ticket €36
Access to the Circus Convention, Festival Club,
Friday Show, 1 Circus Siamsa Show &
All Workshops (excl. Children’s Workshop)
THE Solo Piano of Phil Coulter
of the Faith
Show 8pm • Tickets €19/€16
Having performed for Nelson Mandela, the Pope, and with the
Chieftains and U2 on tour, the Harlem Gospel Choir will, once
again, return to Ireland for an extensive tour. Their songs of
inspiration touch the depths of the soul and raise spirits to
Galway based Decadent Theatre are back with one of the most anticipated
productions of 2014. ‘Defender of the Faith’ is the debut play of Stuart Carolan, the
author and creator of RTE’S infamous, LOVE/HATE.
Defender of the Faith is a brilliant thriller set on a farm in Armagh 1986. The play
tells the story of a family, entrenched in paramilitarism and under the constant watch
of British forces. When a visitor arrives with the job of rooting out a police informer,
paranoia grips the farm. Joe, his son Thomas, and a long-serving farm hand, Barney,
all fall under suspicion…The family’s isolated farm becomes the setting for the
electrifying exploration of a family tested by loyalty and love. ‘Defender Of The Faith’
is blackly comic and chillingly real, with an atmosphere taut with tension.
Show 8pm • Tickets €26/€23.50
Up in that pantheon with the biggest selling recording artistes
of all time in Ireland, rubbing shoulders with Bono and the
Boys, you might be surprised to bump into Phil Coulter. He has
written at least four titles that can be added to the list of Great
Irish Songs - the anthems ‘The Town I Loved So Well’, ‘Ireland’s
Call’ and the haunting ‘Scorn Not His Simplicity’ and ‘Steal Away’.
Phil will be joined by his special guest Geraldine Branagan
for an unforgettable evening of music and song.
Decadent Theatre Company
Show 8pm • Tickets €31
By Stuart Carolan (Creator/Writer of LOVE/HATE)
Directed by Andrew Flynn, Set Design by Owen MacCarthaigh,
Costume Design by Petra Breathnach, Sound Design by Carl Kennedy.
*Please note the production contains strong language. Recommended age 15 upwards
The Elixir of Love
The Elixir of Love is a co-production with
NI Opera and was nominated in the Best Opera
category in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013.
Opera Theatre Company, Ireland’s National Touring Opera Company
Show 7.30pm • Tickets €30/€25
‘A real tour de force’
Famous for its spellbinding music and sublime arias (especially Una Furtiva Lagrima), Donizetti’s
ever-popular romantic comedy, The Elixir of Love (L’elisir d’amore) has it all, from unrequited love, to
devious deception and thwarted passion. Innovative director Oliver Mears (NI Opera) updates the action
to a university campus, where Adina is a lecturer and Nemorino a nerdy student. Desperately in love with
the beautiful but unattainable Adina, Nemorino is conned by fraudster Dr Dulcamara to buy some fake love
potion, pledging himself to the army in order to pay for it.
Sung in English, The Elixir of Love features a powerful cast led by Anthony Flaum (Nemorino) and Anna
Patalong as Adina with Irish Soprano Sarah Reddin ‘who sparkles as the coquettish Giannetta’. John Molloy
is the crafty Dulcamara and James McOran Campbell is Belcore, the lusty army recruitment officer.
Conducted by Fergus Sheil, Design by Annemarie Woods, Costumes by Ilona Karas, Lighting by Kevin Treacy.
The Voice Squad
A Concert for the Winter Solstice
Show 8pm • Tickets €18/€15
The first flowerings of scientific truth crushed by the bully
‘The Universe is a divine miracle Galileo, not a clockwork toy!
‘Proof’ denies faith, and without faith we are nothing.’ This
reprimand of Pope Urban contained Galileo’s tragedy - a
mistaken belief that all he had to do was show his reasoning
and evidence and the church would fall in behind him.
After premiering in Indianapolis in 2008 this one-man
rollercoaster stars Tim Hardy (professor at RADA, veteran of
The Royal Shakespeare Company, and star of major European
tours) and is written by Emmy Award winner Nic Young.
Show 8pm • Tickets €19/€17
Irish traditional music harmony group, Phil Callery, Fran
McPhail and Gerry Cullen, otherwise known as the Voice
Squad, are back on the road celebrating the release of
their third album in nearly three decades - Concerning
of Three Young Men. The union of the distinct tenor
voices of Fran and Phil plus the bass of Gerry, along with
their own particular arrangements of good songs, has
made them one of the most distinctive unaccompanied
singing groups of recent times. Members of the group
have made music as far back as the1970s.
The Voice Squad has worked with Sinead O’Connor on
her Universal Mother album, and also recorded a tribute
album for the songs of Van Morrison with Elvis Costello.
David Hull Promotions Presents
The Music of the Carpenters
A Most Peculiar
The Ark with Music Network
Show 11.15am • Tickets €6
Show 8pm • Tickets €20/€18
Kim Dickinson was touched by Karen Carpenter’s breathtaking voice,
and by the wonderful arrangements of The Carpenter’s beautiful songs.
Kim transports her audiences with the natural and uncanny likeness
of her voice to that of Karen Carpenter. Throughout the show Kim will
deliver the songs that made The Carpenters famous, such as Close To
You, Superstar, For all we Know and Top of The World.
Kim Dickinson has the vocal quality and emotion to take you through a
journey that will recreate the voice of Karen Carpenter.
As the nights draw in and the days get colder,
a rolling snowball of four wondrous musicians
and some light fingered animation will explore
the magic and mystery of all things snowy with
favourite memories of winter and some new ones
With a dynamic blend of original music,
improvisation and audience interaction, this brand
new festive music show by composer Brian Irvine
has been commissioned and specially created for
children, their schools and families.
The Christmas Show Returns!
Show 8pm • Tickets €23/€19,
Group of 5+ €16
What a way to kick off your seasonal celebrations! It’s always party time
when ABBA is about, but when it’s the Christmas Show, then that’s a real
excuse for a party! And it’s EXACTLY 40 years since ABBA burst on to the
world stage with their Eurovision win with Waterloo. This happy sing-along tribute, celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare! It’s the perfect way
to start your Christmas season!
Expect a dazzling, fantastic performance including the most iconic hits,
Mamma Mia, S.O.S, Money, Money Money, The Winner Takes It All, Gimme
Gimme, Gimme and many MANY more! Get your glad rags on, brush up
on the lyrics, don the dancing boots and come to the best party in town!
Show 8pm • Tickets €23/€19
This most famous of ballets combines romantic themes, classical
technique and ethereal imagery together with Tchaikovsky’s
majestic score, to ensure this masterpiece’s immortality.
Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who by
day is turned into a swan by evil magician Von Rothbart, only to
regain her human form at night. Out hunting by the Lakeside,
Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls in love with her. But will
he be able to break Von Rothbart’s spell…?
Featuring 25 leading professional dancers from Ireland and
abroad, this enduring story of love and tragedy, good and evil,
has enthralled audiences since it premiered in 1877.
‘Moving production and
The Sunday Business Post
Show 8pm • Tickets €20
Drawing from the sacred and rich tradition of his culture Liam has
found a contemporary voice for ancient longing and the quest for
the Divine in modern life.
His music finds echoes in ages past and his voice has a beauty of
its own, gentle, ethereal and full of pathos.
Liam will be joined by a special guest choir on the night.
Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts
Show 7.30pm • Tickets €14
Group of 4 €55, Group of 5 €65
‘Oh, the thinks you can think’ when Dr Seuss’s best-loved characters
collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper with
unforgettable fun for the whole family!
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favourite
Dr. Seuss characters spring to life in Seussical the Musical. This
Broadway Junior version is a fantastical musical extravaganza
from Tony winners Ahrens and Flaherty, transporting audiences
from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, with the Cat in
the Hat, as our narrator. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger,
and kidnapping, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith
in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and
community emerge triumphant!
This amateur production is presented by permission of JOSEF
Sunday 21st • 2.30pm
O Holy Night
with Red Hurley
Oliver Hurley Productions
Tickets €16, Family of 4 €60, 5 €72.50
Performances 2.30pm & 7.30pm each day
and his musicians
Show 8pm • Tickets €26
A magical evening of Seasonal, Christmas and Spiritual favourites with
Red Hurley and his musicians.
For this special Christmas show, Red and his musicians will perform
seasonal classics such as Silent Night, White Christmas, Rudolph the
Red Nosed Reindeer, O Holy Night, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open
Fire, When A Child is Born and many others.
Red will also sing a selection of his favourite spiritual hits such as
Something Inside So Strong, The Living Years and many more.
O Holy Night is the perfect way to start off a musical festive season!
Welcome to the most magical pantomime ever!
Hop on your magic carpet and fly on a magical journey, with
stunning sets, sparkling costumes, loads of laughs and more than
a touch of magic, fantastic special effects, hissing and sing-along
moments from you, and this is all to be found in Aladdin as he sets
out to rescue Princess Jasmine and searches for the Magic Lamp. But
will he be successful?
Aladdin is one of the funniest, glitziest Pantos you will see this
Christmas, coupled with Oliver Hurley’s renowned reputation for
high quality, professional pantomimes that are among the most
spectacular in the Land, this is a tremendous treat for all the family
you won’t want to miss! It’s so funny it’ll have you rolling in the aisles,
with the hysterical pantomime Dame, Tralee’s very own Tom Hanafin,
ensuring that everyone has a great time.
This is an age old story of forbidden caves, magic lamps, flying
carpets and happily ever after for a boy from the laundry and an
Early Bird Savings on tickets available
Book before Friday 12th December and
get your tickets for a magical €14.
We recommend this production for
children of all ages, from 5 to 95!
First Wednesday of Every Month
Kerry Film Festival Presents...
...a matinee screening giving the young and the young at heart
an opportunity to experience a slice of quality cinema with a nice
cup of tea! The Silver Screening Club has previously shown
classics like The Searcher and The Apartment as well as modern
greats like Mamma Mia and the Irish comedy Waking Ned.
We promise something for everyone and encourage
you to come along. Find out more about the film line
up and pick up a brochure at the screenings or ring
Kerry Film Festival on 066 7192234 for details.
Membership available for the entire Silver Screening season
available for only s25 (including free teas and coffees).
Dealing with Ireland’s social nightlife, Nocturnes, Jack Hickey’s most
recent collection, illustrates the beautiful, the ridiculous, and the
menacing of the clouded contemporary cityscape.
The work explores the shaded underclass of the nocturnal urban
terrain and pursues the disenfranchised as they search their city for
meaning once darkness falls.
Jack Hickey was born in 1988 in the small town of Cobh, Jack
graduated from Crawford College of Art & Design in 2011 and has
since garnered much critical acclaim.
His work attempts to illuminate the emptiness at the centre of human
relationships, the inherent lack of meaningful interaction between
different people, different sexes and different realities. The open space
in the work represents the distance between individuals, the unsaid
and the unrequited. It is an example of the void inherent in a modern,
socially fractured world, where true human contact has become
illusive, almost impossible. This will be Jack Hickey’s fourth solo show
and his first solo exhibition in Kerry.
Post Colony is a film project which explores the natural, industrial
and colonial histories of Killarney National Park. A master
woodwright initiates seven participants in greenwoodworking
processes to produce charcoal burners’ one legged stools from
the invasive species Rhododendron. Finally the group holds an
overnight vigil to reduce the troublesome plant to pure charcoal.
Shot in 16mm, the film investigates ideas concerning the social and
cultural agency of handwork in the 21st century and the production
and performance of new and experimental material cultures for the
camera. Gareth Kennedy’s work is invested in a socially engaged
practice which addresses specific environmental, social, aesthetic
and economic concerns within located contexts. Recently, he has
been developing an anthropological aesthetic to generate ‘folk
fictions’. These works draw on the social, cultural and economic
history of a people and a place to craft work that is a meaningful
composite of these histories.
Tralee Art Group is happy to return to Siamsa for its annual
exhibition. This year the exhibition will again be curated by
artist and printmaker Niall Naessens. This is the groups’ second
collaboration with Niall.
In contrast to our last exhibition, when the emphasis was on
printmaking, this year members will explore the theme of the four
elements sacred to the ancients, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The
artists will produce work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and mixed
media. Some members of the group will take elements from their
work and use them to create prints.
2 Day Stained
For Adults and Children
11am - 1pm • Cost €9
11am - 1pm • Cost €9
Christmas is the perfect time to settle down to some good
kids crafts: crafting will keep your kids busy and take away
some of their impatience and excitement while they wait
for Christmas Day to arrive.
Activities for kids to make, and celebrate Christmas.
Lots of easy to make ideas!
We will explore simple, inexpensive craft ideas which you
can make at home. With family and friends visiting your
house there is no better time to display some of your
children’s crafty talents.
3D Snowman Card
3D Christmas Tree Card
Paper Christmas Baubles
From 10am – 5pm Each Day
This is a beginner’s course for those wishing to learn more
about the basics of stained glass. The course will be run
over two days, from 10am to 5pm with a maximum of 10
participants. At the end of the two day workshop each
participant will have their own panel of stained glass that
they can keep! All you need is glasses if you wear them and
The course content will include ~
INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS,
SAFETY ISSUES, TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS
STAINED GLASS DESIGN
LAYOUT & DRAWING OF YOUR DESIGN
GLASS CUTTING • GLASS GRINDING
LEADING • SOLDERING
PRESENTATION OF STAINED GLASS
General, Christmas & New Year
WANT TO ACT ON STAGE?
DEVISE • ACT ENSEMBLE • IMPROVISE • BE INSPIRED
CREATE • EXPRESS YOURSELF • WRITE
Sessions take place in Siamsa Tíre every Saturday from 4-7pm from
October 4th with a taster session on Saturday 27th of September
- all are welcome! Annual membership is €75 and new members
aged 15-20 are welcome!
COME ON, BE RADICAL!
To find out more, call Fran or Catríona on
066 7123055 or email
Monday – Saturday Sunday 9am – 6pm
5pm – 8pm*
October, November & December
Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 5pm – 8pm*
24th, 25th, 26th & 28th
12 noon – 5pm
Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th
10am – 6pm
10am – 2pm
1st - New Year’s Day
From 2nd Closed
10am - 6pm (Business as usual)
*Only when a performance is scheduled for that night
On evenings where a performance is scheduled for the theatre,
the Box Office will remain open until 7.30pm for general and
phone bookings, and until 7.50pm for ‘in person’ tickets for that
TICKET EXCHANGES/REFUNDS Once purchased, tickets cannot
be exchanged or refunds given. Refunds will only be made in the
event of a cancelled performance.
LATECOMERS Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable
break in the performance.
WHEELCHAIR USERS Wheelchair spaces are available within
the building. Please inform the Box Office when you book your
tickets and they will be able to advise you on suitable seating.
HARD OF HEARING An induction loop is in operation in the
auditorium for patrons with hearing difficulties. People with
hearing aids should set them to ‘T’.
CHANGE OF ADVERTISED PROGRAMME Siamsa Tíre reserves
the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and vary the
advertised programme if necessary.
At a Glance
8 - 11 & 15 - 18
Turas13th & 14th, 20th & 21st
24th - 27th
Jack & The Beanstalk
Ireland’s Weather 3rd
A Stór mo Chroí
Kerry Film Festival
6th - 12th
Abbey Theatre on Tour - Sive 14th - 18th
Mary Deady - The Irish Lark
30th - 2nd
The Academy of Dance
Phil Coulter 9th
13th - 15th
Defender of the Faith
20th & 21st
Harlem Gospel Choir
The Elixir of Love
Siamsa Tíre, Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
E. [email protected] • www.siamsatire.com
Box Office 066 7123055
Trails of Galileo
The Voice Squad
Yesterday Once More
A Most Peculiar Wintery Thing
20th & 21st
O Holy Night with Red Hurley
Aladdin2nd & 3rd January
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