Siamsa Tíre

The Children of ‘16

The Children of ‘16

Join the students of the Training Academy at Siamsa Tíre on May 31st for a wonderful performance...

Every year the final year pupils of our Training Academy devise and perform an end-of-year show. This performance showcases what the students have learned over their three years with us in the studied disciplines of traditional Irish singing, the Munnix style of traditional Irish step dancing, drama and music.

When devising this show, we start with the idea of “Folk”. What is “Folk”?  Their thoughts and interpretations were varied and diverse, and it is through this dialogue that we worked together as a group and came to an agreed theme. 2016 sees a nation-wide commemorative programme of events, and we thought it was  important and fitting that we cover some aspect of it. The links between today and 1916 are not forged simply in history books, they are forged in flesh and blood connections between real people, who are part of who we are and what, in turn, our children will be. Ireland's children of 1916 and 2016 are worlds apart. It could be argued that our children got a new nation from the events that began on Easter Monday 1916. But forty children died...perhaps now they will take their rightful place in history.

“Children of 16” honours the long-forgotten lives of the children who died during the week of the 1916 Rising and creates a compelling picture of the forty lives who once called Dublin their home.

The performance will take place at Siamsa Tíre on the 31st of May at 6pm.  Tickets are free but booking is advised.  Call the Box Office on 066) 7123055 for further information.

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