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EVENTguide CLÁR IMEACHTAÍ

MAR - APR 2013

Celebrating Irish Culture through the Arts, Home to the National Folk Theatre


Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland Tel +353 (0)66 7123055 Email info@siamsatire.com

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Home of the National Folk Theatre of Ireland 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 peninsula. 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!


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Make a night out of it - Join us for a Pink Lady Cocktail before the show at 7.15pm and give yourself a treat – it’s on us!

“The Nualas have put comedy and music in a blender and come up with a world class soufflé.” The Times

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You’ll hear Nuala favourites like ‘Manolo’ and fabulous all-new classics, such as ‘Sexy Farm Song’, and ‘Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Why Am I So Fat?’. Expect scintillating vocal harmony, bags of bling, and a night packed solid with craic, laughter, tears, and chat (not necessarily in that order).

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Ireland’s top all-female comedy singing sensations are legging it down to you for a night of laugh-your-head off entertainment. In a world where pop stars think nothing of singing in their underwear, The Nualas buck the trend by sporting proper yet unbelievably sextastic and shiny stage attire.

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Fri 1st Mar • 8pm • Comedy • €19/17

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Sat 2nd Mar • 8pm Drama • €16/13 Joyced! is an exciting whirlwind odyssey through people, personalities, places, events in the year 1904, which Joyce would make famous in Ulysses. The story is told through the eyes of JoJo, a stallholder in Rathmines market. She depicts the people who were of most importance to James Joyce: his father, Oliver St John Gogarty, John McCormack and of course Nora Barnacle herself. Donal O Kelly is the author of the critically acclaimed Catalpa, and Bat The Father, Rabbit The Son. Joyced! was one of the big Irish success stories at Edinburgh 2012. Performed by Katie O Kelly and directed by Sorcha Fox.

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“Comes alive under Donal O’Kelly’s tumbling prose and Katie O Kelly’s fervent performance” Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

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knick knack doo dad Lyngo theatre

Fri 8th Mar • 12 noon • Children/Schools Groups of 10+: €5 each, Individuals: €8/6, Family of 4: €24 • For ages 3 to 101 We find our heroes, Knick Knack and Doo Dad, living on a huge pile of all the things that we’ve thrown away over the year. They might be shipwrecked and forgotten, but they love to invent things and turn all our scrap into brilliant new geegaws – telephones into showers, umbrellas into kites and shoes back into telephones – to help them solve all the problems of living on an island of rubbish. But how can they celebrate with no shops and no money? Starring Patrick Lynch, presenter of CBeebies, and Carlos Rossi, Knick Knack and Doo Dad promises to be full of excitement. ‘Lyngo Theatre knows the score when it comes to producing theatre for the very young’ The Stage 8

GLÓRIA Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir Sat 9th Mar • Music/Choir • 8pm • €21/18 Be a part of our 18th Season! – Glória, Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir is coming of age. The choir’s repertoire is wide ranging; from musicals to madrigals and from classical to camp. We will take you on a musical journey from highbrow Rachmaninov to belting out a chart-topping torch song. Our repertoire is chosen sometimes to surprise, sometimes to challenge, but always to entertain! Glória, Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir is dedicated to musical excellence, outreach, education, and above all fun! We are delighted to be performing in Kerry and look forward to making new friends.

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AN IRISH NIGHT WITH RINCEOIRÍ NA RÍOCHTA Sun 10th Mar • 3pm & 8pm • Irish Dance €16/14, Family of 4: €54 Rinceoirí na Ríochta returns with another celebration including, song, dance, storytelling and much more. This vibrant and highly acclaimed dance school promises you an exciting evening of entertainment with World Champions, All Ireland Champions and Munster title holders stepping it out on stage. So join Rinceoirí na Ríochta and friends for a wonderful celebration of what’s best in Kerry.

IJAM 2013

Tues 12th Mar • 7pm • Music • €11 Adults, €8 school and college students

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iJam 2013 is a competition which aims to encourage the creation of original music by young people in Kerry. The competition is organised in association with the Creative Media Department at the Institute of Technology Tralee. Entrants will perform their original music on stage and the winner will be chosen on the night. Prize includes: Two days recording and mixing at ITT Recording Studio and will be released on iTunes. All genres welcome! To enter, e-mail: bob.jackson@staff.ittralee.ie Closing date is Monday 4th March.

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A SKULL IN CONNEMARA By Martin McDonagh Decadent Theatre Company

Thurs 14th – Sat 16th Mar • 8pm Drama • €19/16

Martin McDonagh knows how to write brilliant black comedy (The Lonesome West, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, In Bruges) and A Skull In Connemara is one of his funniest. Nominated for an Olivier award in 1997 this play is guaranteed to make you laugh, squirm and avoid graveyards! Make a night of it with a PRE-THEATRE DINNER on Thursday 14th at Finnegan’s Restaurant 12

– details available from our Box Office

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For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, making way for new arrivals. Trouble is, more than old bones come to the surface. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years earlier begin to resurface….

POETS IN THE DOGHOUSE Mon 18th Mar • 5pm • Poetry • Free Salmon Poetry launches ‘The Stern Wave’, a collection of poems by Noel King A second collection, The Stern Wave, follows the success of Tralee native Noel King’s 2010 debut collection, Prophesying the Past (which went into two reprints). As the title, The Stern Wave suggests, this collection plays with our sense of environmental conscience but is also quirky, sentimental at times, shocking at times, and King (as always) takes on many personas. Each of the poems in the collection has, over the past eight years, been recognised with a publication in a literary journal both in Ireland and abroad, including Boyne Berries, Cork Literary Review, The Cuirt Journal, Crannog, Cyphers, Flaming Arrow, The Poetry Bus, Revival, The SHOp, Southword, The Stinging Fly, London Magazine, Orbis,  South Bank Poetry, The Spectator and The Warwick Review.

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Temple Theatre Company – PRO Tours Wed 20th Mar • 8pm • Drama €19/16, School Groups of 10+: €10

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Make a night of it with a PRE-THEATRE DINNER at Bella Bia Restaurant

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Set sail with Jason and the Argonauts on an unforgettable journey through the greatest Greek myths ever told. Meet Midas after the gold ran out, relive the Odyssey through the eyes of a foot-soldier, and discover what really happened in that wooden horse… Whether you’re new to Greek myths or a diehard fan, come aboard for an UNMYTHABLE night of award-winning theatre, storytelling, comedy and songs.

SINGING NINA – THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE With Karen Underwood and Live Band Fri 22nd Mar • 8pm • Music • €19/16 This fabulous show is brought to you by the Chicago Jazz Queen, Karen Underwood and her band. Karen brings you the engrossing life story of the great legend Nina Simone, from her struggle against racism and exile to her flamboyant, troubled relationships and poignant later years.

“Flawless…unmissable” **** (Broadway Baby)

Karen sings all the classic Nina songs, Mississippi Goddamn, My Baby and I Need a Little Sugar In My Bowl supported by Erik Gullikson on piano, Eoghan Regan on guitar, Peter Hennigan on bass and Bob Jackson on drums. Feel the soul and be prepared for an evening of entertainment you won’t forget!

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“Incredible” – Pat Kenny, RTE. “Amazing” – Tom Dunne, Newstalk “Her rendition of Strange Fruit is worth the ticket price alone” - Evening Echo

“A pythonesque goodie bag..” **** (Fringe Review)

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GHOST TRIO Music Network

Iarla ÓLionáird (voice), Cleek Schrey (fiddle) and Ivan Goff, (uilleann pipes)

Wed 27th Mar • 8pm • Trad Music • €19/16

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TENACITY SCHOOL OF PEFORMING ARTS Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Mar • 8pm • €13/10

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Tenacity School of Peforming Arts returns to Siamsa for two nights only to perform their show “Unmissable”. This year’s show is full of wonderful dances of every style; Hip Hop, Slow Dance, and Show Dance. Our dance teams, who took first place in Ireland, will showcase their winning dance. Songs will be performed in both group numbers and wonderful vocal solos. Our Junior class, who qualified for the semi finals in Kerry’s Got Talent, will be taking to the stage along with comedy sketches from students in our Drama Classes. Our show promises to be a wonderful, fun-filled family night.

Whether floating over ancient rhythms or pulsing electronica, there’s no mistaking the sublime, utterly compelling vocal talents of Iarla Ó Lionáird. Ó Lionáird has performed with groups as diverse as The Gloaming, Afro Celt Sound System, Gavin Bryars, Peter Gabriel and The Crash Ensemble, while reimagining Sean Nós crooning in his solo albums, most recently in his critically-acclaimed release Foxlight. For this tour, Ó Lionáird is accompanied by Cleek Schrey’s unique style of fiddle playing. Schrey has collaborated in recent years with old time fiddler Stephanie Coleman, and the percussive dance phenomenon Nic Gareiss. Completing the line-up is All-Ireland champion piper Ivan Goff, who has played with Riverdance, Whirligig, Cathie Ryan and Lúnasa.

Make a night of it with a PRE-THEATRE DINNER at Finnegan’s Restaurant – details available from our Box Office

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OLIVER!

Tralee Musical Society

WHITE RABBIT

by Neil Flynn World Premiere in partnership with Siamsa Tíre Sat 30th Mar • Drama • 8pm • €14/12 Directed by Neil Flynn Premiere Performance White Rabbit performed by Judith Ryan is an incendiary play about time and imagination, youth and faith, the curious nature of love and friendship. What is real? What is true? What is of the mind? Gilmpsed through the eyes of a maverick young girl named Clodagh, it is a story of a journey that begins one fateful day with the utterance of two words… ‘White Rabbit’. Suitable for 14+ 18

POST SHOW Q&A WITH JUDITH RYAN

Tues 9th – Sun 14th April Musical • 8pm • €19/17 Matinee Sun 14th at 2.30pm all tickets €16 Tralee Musical Society brings vividly to life the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. Join Oliver, Fagin, Nancy, the Artful Dodger, Bill Sykes and others as they guide us through Lionel Bart’s sensational score with such hits as Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, OomPahPah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more. Directed by the award winning Oliver Hurley, this show promises to be another feast of musical theatre. As with all Tralee Musical Society productions over the last twenty seven years, time, dedication and perfection are the ingredients that have earned them numerous national musical theatre awards.

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THE BOCKETY WORLD OF HENRY AND BUCKET By Sarah Argent - in collaboration with Barnstorm Theatre Company

Thurs 18th Apr • 10.30am & 12noon • Children/family €8/6, Groups of 10+: €5 What is friendship? What happens when it goes wrong? What do you have to do to make it work? The play explores friendship through a day in the life of Henry and Bucket, two friends who live in a bockety world of discarded objects. Henry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and at times their need for their own space. But as long as these two friends are together, transforming their rusty, dusty, battered and bockety world into a place of wonder, their adventures can take them anywhere!

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This play is poetic, humorous and rich in narrative; an intriguing, thought-provoking exploration of friendship for young children. Suitable for children aged 4+

Musical Minis

Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts Sat 20th Apr • 3.30pm & 8pm • €15/13 After the success of A Christmas Carol, Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts presents their Term Two Showcase: Musical Minis. Both his Tralee and Killarney students will present extracts from Musicals such as The Sound of Music, Footloose, Tangled, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Bring it on, Ghost and Once. Slapstick comedy, Hip-Hop, Cheerleading, Jazz and Musical Theatre routines coupled with powerful vocals ensures Bryan Carr’s shows are always entertaining.

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DRama highlight - DruidMurphy

Conversations on a Homecoming & A Whistle in the Dark by Tom Murphy Directed by Garry Hynes

DRUIDMURPHY Presented as part of an Irish tour of the NASC network of regional theatres and supported by an Arts Council touring grant Tues 23rd – Sat 27th April • Drama 8pm, Matinee Sat 27th - 2pm • €26/23 Combo ticket(see both plays) €46/39*

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*Combination tickets only apply where both performances are booked at the same time.

The theatrical highlight of 2012 is back! Hot on the heels of widespread international critical acclaim in 2012, Druid returns to Siamsa Tíre with this rare opportunity to see these two remarkable plays by Tom Murphy in one week. DruidMurphy has already been a sell-out success on tour and is guaranteed to be the hot ticket again this season. See the shows individually or see both together with a special combination ticket offer. 23rd - Conversations on a Homecoming 24th - A Whistle in the Dark 25th - A Whistle in the Dark 26th - Conversations on a Homecoming 27th Matinee - Conversations on a Homecoming 27th Evening - A Whistle in the Dark

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DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming

It’s 1960 and Michael Carney is an Irish emigrant living in Coventry, England, with his new wife Betty Michael has integrated well into English society, but the same can’t be said of his wild brothers who are lodging with him.

Set in County Galway in the 1970s, ‘Conversations’ unfolds on a night in The White House pub when old friends reunite with Michael, recently returned from New York after a ten year absence. He was the one who got away to live the dream and now he’s back. 23


Active Retired ScreeningS

Free Radicals Youth Theatre presents THE WORLD PREMIÈRE OF

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in partnership with Siamsa Tíre Sun 28th Apr • Drama • 7.30pm • €10

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THE LADY VANISHES

Thu 7th Mar • Film • 2pm €8/5 • €2 (Active Retired)

Thu 18th Apr • Film • 2pm €8/5 • €2 (Active Retired)

Reggie Lambert returns to Paris from a ski trip in the French Alps to find her house ransacked and her husband dead. His funeral is attended by three curious thugs - each of whom makes sure that the corpse is indeed dead. It turns out that her husband was part of a gang which stole and stashed a quarter of a million dollars. Everyone thinks that Reggie knows where it is, and as the corpses begin to accumulate, it becomes increasingly difficult to work out who the good guys are! Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and Walter Matthau. Directed by Stanley Donen. USA, 1963, 113 mins

Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood), heading home on a train becomes friends with a kindly old lady, Miss Froy. Iris gets hit in the head with a flowerpot meant for Miss Froy and falls asleep. When she awakens, Miss Froy has been replaced by someone else in Miss Froy’s clothing. The only passenger who believes her story is a young musician, Gilbert (Michael Redgrave), and together, the two proceed to search the train for clues to Miss Froy’s disappearance. Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1938, 96mins

‘GROTESQUE! UNBELIEVABLE! BIZARRE! UNPRECEDENTED!’ Teenagers have experienced the whole SHEBANG in 21st Ireland. Featuring a kaleidoscopic series of sketches, devised pieces and an ensemble revue performed by the members of Free Radicals Youth Theatre facilitated by actor and MA Theatre graduate Jerry Fitzgerald.

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Creative Supervision: Neil Flynn.

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HERB & DOROTHY

Women Art revolution

Sat 9th Mar • 3.15pm • Film • €5

Sat 13th Apr • 3pm • Film • €5

He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian. With their modest means, the couple managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. This is the extraordinary tale of an ordinary couple who filled their humble one-bedroom New York apartment with more than 4,000 works of art over a 45-year period.

Woman Art Revolution is a documentary showing how the Feminist Art Movement was shaped by visionary artists, curators and critics, and how this movement transformed the way we view woman and art today. Director Lynn Hersher Leeson collected hundreds of hours of footage over forty years for the film, some of which is rarely seen archival film.

Directed by Megumi Sasaki. USA, 2008, 87 mins.

Film screenings curated by Roisin McGuigan.

LOUISE MANIFOLD 15th February to 30th March 2013 Louise Manifold works conceptually with video, photography, sculpture, and text. As an artist, she is interested in the areas of devalued and irrational experiences as a means to recognize human construction of otherness, and the folklore or historical significance surrounding this. Her practice draws from personal states of conflict, delusion, and obsessions perceptional phenomena, which cause a sense of de-realization of subjects from their environment. Her current work explores the human relationship with the inanimate, the extinct and post death constructs found in collective cultural life. Drawing from sources such as Samuel Beckett, 19th Century French neurologists Jules Cothard, to decayed buildings and optical viewing, Manifold creates a journey of disjointed narratives in which belief, reality and fiction overlap.

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EILEEN HUTTON 13th April to 18th May 2013 Eileen Hutton’s investigations to date into ecosystems have identified the critical role that both birds, (with regard to seed dispersal and pest control), and honeybees (as principal pollinators), play. Her work and research are realised through the everyday, easily replicated efforts of building artificial habitats for priority species. Within nesting boxes and beehives, she creates sculptures in collaboration with these animals. The sculptures not only highlight the importance of these priority species, they are also evocative of an informed and engaged relationship with the natural environment. Ultimately, it is her hope that these collaborative sculptures serve as a model for environmental action, specifically in relation to the conservation of small birds and honeybees.

What’s APPening at Siamsa Tíre? The Siamsa Tíre iPHONE APP is now available to download on iTunes. If you have an iPhone or iTouch you can now get the latest news, offers, information about what’s on at Siamsa Tíre and even book your tickets! The App contains full event listings and details with booking links via the website or by phone. It also keeps you up to date with news, the latest offers, along with Facebook updates and Twitter feeds and if that were not enough it connects you to Siamsa Tíre’s YouTube channel. With our App you will be able to experience and preview many events, all from the palm of your hand. The iPhone App is FREE. Visit the itunes AppStore and search for ‘Siamsa’ to download it.

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TALK WITH THE ARTIST ON SAT 13TH APRIL AT 2PM

The Siamsa Tire App is kindly supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht through the Cultural Technologies Grant.

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Kerry Youth Dance Theatre Open to all those aged between 15 and 23 who interested in getting involved in Dance Theatre and performing. Training will take place weekly on Wednesday nights from 5.15-6.45 and rehearsals on Saturday from 12-4pm. Starting in March & April. African Dance Classes w/ Catherine Young Those interested, should contact Catherine Fun, upbeat, lively class with live drumming. Thursday nights at Siamsa Tíre: 5.30-7pm. Young at cath_young@hotmail.com

Adult Dance Classes

or 087 2660012 www.kydt.ie

Drum&Fun Sessions Drum Dance Ireland’s family friendly Drum&Fun Sessions have been successfully run all over the country in the past few years. They are an ideal mixture of playshop (not workshop!), show and entertainment and interaction between performers and all participants. These rhythm based music sessions are enjoyed by people of the age of 5-99 and all abilities and absolutely no previous experience is required. DDI’s experienced facilitators will take the lead and host these musical gatherings with loads of games and activities. You will learn a lot – but you won’t notice it because you are too busy having fun! All instruments are provided but bring your own if you wish.

To reserve a place: call 087 2660012 Sat 9th Mar & Sat 20th Apr - 2pm to 3pm Children €6, Family of 3: €16, Family of 4: €21, Family of 5: €26 Max 50 places

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Siamsa Tíre’s 46th Summer Season A Festival of Folk Music, Song & Dance

May - September

Come and join us for a performance of music, song and dance by the National Folk Theatre. Our programme this season includes Oilean and Clann Lir, two of the most popular and acclaimed productions in the repertoire of the National Folk Theatre. 

Clann Lir, (The Story of the Children of Lir) tells the tale of the four children of King Lir who were turned into swans by their wicked stepmother, Aoife. The children spend nine hundred years as swans, but are allowed to keep their beautiful singing voices. An enchanting and spell-binding narrative.

Oileán (Island) celebrates life on the Blasket Islands in times past. Oileán captures the essence of this island community, their traditions, their wealth of song and story, their love of life and their strong kinship with one another.

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Siamsa are inviting you to tell us a story!

Siamsa Tíre, Town Park, Tralee, Co Kerry. +353 (0)66 7123055, boxoffice@siamsatire.com

The National Folk Theatre, as part of a new phase of research, is looking towards the public to gather a collection of stories about real people.    In the first part of this research we are would like to hear about a relative or friend who emigrated from Ireland to anywhere in the world. We are interested in hearing about their lives, be it in the past or in the present day.   You may want to tell us about the extraordinary life of your Great Great Grandfather! Or the recent emigration of your son. They may have had an impact in their new home 100 years ago or be a writer or the town mayor in a wonderful place today.   We would like to hear about these great characters that are part of your lives. 

The second part of this research is to ask people who come to live in Ireland to share their story. Your family may have come here fifty years ago or was there a specific connection to Ireland that may have influenced your choice of country?  We would love to hear your story and hear about your life or your family’s life in a new community.   It would be wonderful if you could accompany your story with a photograph of the subject of your story, you can email us at: folktheatrestory@gmail.com   Feel free to send a written story and photograph (with a return address) to: Joanne Barry, Siamsa Tire, Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Please be assured that all photographs will be looked after and returned to sender.

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The Nualas Joyced Review Showcase (FYRT) Charade(film Club) Knick Knack Doo Dad Gloria An Irish Night with Rinceoirí na Ríochta IJAM 2013 A Skull in Connemara Poets in the Doghouse Unmythable Singing Nina Unmissable Ghost Trio White Rabbit

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Oliver! The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket The Lady Vanishes (Film Club) Musical Minis Conversations on a Homecoming (DruidMurphy) A Whistle in the Dark (DruidMurphy) A Whistle in the Dark (DruidMurphy) Conversations on a Homecoming (DruidMurphy) Conversations on a Homecoming & A Whistle in the Dark (DruidMurphy) Shebang

BOX OFFICE

(066) 712 3055

Tickets for most performances can be booked on-line at www.siamsatire.com. There is a ‘per transaction’ charge of €1.50.

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.

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS marCh & April LOUISE MANIFOLD Herb & Dorothy

APR 13 - May 18 Eileen Hutton apr 13 women art revolution

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 night’s performance. Visa, Mastercard and Laser are accepted. There is no extra credit card booking fee. Tickets are held at the Box Office for collection. Concessions available to unwaged, third level full-time students and senior citizens.

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.

Mon - SAT 10.00am – 6.00pm Sun 5.00pm – 8.00pm*

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CHANGE OF ADVERTISED PROGRAMME Siamsa Tíre

the auditorium for patrons with hearing difficulties. People with hearing aids should set them to “T”. reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and vary the advertised programme if necessary.

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TO BUY TICKETS AND FOR INFORMATION ON ALL EVENTS VISIT

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Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland Tel (066) 7123055 Fax (066) 7127276 Email info@siamsatire.com

NATIONAL FOLK THEATRE PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME VISUAL ARTS GET INVOLVED


Siamsa Tíre Event Guide - March to April 2013