A celebration of the unique culture and inspiration of Ireland's West Coast.
An Ghaoth Aniar, The Wind From The West, is a new production which premiered in August 2018, and 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.
The inspiration for this production is the West coast of Ireland and all that it entails: the beautiful scenic land and seascapes, the Sligo fiddle traditions and North Kerry dancers; the dramatic weather, the beauty and mystery of the boglands and all the working traditions of these fishing communities. An Ghaoth Aniar is performed in the unique ‘Siamsa’ performance style, combining traditional music, song, dance and folk theatre. This show combines traditional performance with a more contemporary theatrical staging.
An Ghaoth Aniar contains some old favourite jigs, reels and other tunes and a sprinkling of newer traditional compositions. The traditional orchestra of eight musicians includes fiddle, concertina, banjo pipes, flute, whistles, keyboard, bodhran and other percussive instruments. And perhaps best of all, there is some amazing step dancing from the best of our performers.
Songs chosen for this production include some moving choral arrangements reflecting some of the older repertoire from 50 years of productions, which haven’t been performed in many years and never by the young cast members, as well as some well-known traditional Irish songs.
Siamsa Tíre is situated in the capital of County Kerry - Tralee. Tralee is an ideal location for exploring the beauties of world famous County Kerry. Check out our Accommodation and Dining sections under the Your Visit tab on this website.
Don’t forget you can book an Early Bird meal in our local restaurants. Present your ticket for the performance to get a special Siamsa Deal!
You can book this event online or you can phone the Siamsa Tíre Box Office on: +353 (0)66 7123055 for bookings and further details.