Siamsa Tíre

Festival of Folk 2018

Festival of Folk 2018

National Folk Theatre of Ireland

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The National Folk Theatre's annual Festival of Folk kicks off with Fadó Fadó - Ireland in Times Past, a nostalgic look back at life in rural Ireland in times gone by...

Join us for our Festival of Folk, celebrating the best of Irish Music, Song and Dance.  The Festival for 2018 begins on the 8th of May and continues until the 20th of September.  There's so much to enjoy during our annual festival - from performances and workshops to exhibitions in our gallery spaces, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of our first Summer Season back in 1968.

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This year's festival begins with Fadó Fadó which dramatises a whole year's cycle of living and working the land.  Through lively singing, music, dancing and mime, Fadó Fadó celebrates the joys and sorrows of a typical family living in rural Ireland 100 years ago. 

Fadó Fadó moves from the open air of the bog fields and harvest festivals to the warmth of the hearth-lit kitchen.

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 to Kerry 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.

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 in our wonderful theatre in Tralee, in beautiful County Kerry, looking out over the Slieve Mish Mountains and the Dingle peninsula.

Check out our reviews on the website of Travel experts, Trip Advisorsee some clips on our YouTube channel and find out more about our history and then come and see the real thing!

We're delighted to acknowledge the wonderful support of our official sponsors, Kerry Group.