Siamsa Tíre - February 2012 Programme

Tuesday 2nd February at 7:30pm

Emerging Artists Series

A Partnership Project between Siamsa Tíre and Kerry School of Music

The Emerging artists Series is a collaboration between Siamsa Tíre and Kerry School of Music designed to platform significant talent resident in Kerry.

Tickets €11/6


Friday 3rd February & Saturday 4th February at 8pm

Plaza Suite

Rough Magic

By Neil Simon

Following the hits The Taming of the Shrew and Improbable Frequenct, Rough Magic Theatre makes a welcome return to Tralee with a superb cast in the stylish comedy, Plaza Suite.

Tickets €22/18


Tuesday 7th February at 8pm


Second Age Theatre Company

Ireland’s award wining classics company Second Age, is back with one of Shakespeare’s greatest and bloodiest plays. Expect a fast-paced thriller, with a sumptuous design, and high octane physical performance.

Tickets €22/20


Wednesday 8th February at 8pm

David Mc Savage

David Mc Savage is one of Ireland’s most popular comedians and street entertainers. His cutting commentary and performances cover all aspects of life and nothing is safe from his truth induced interpretations. AGE 16+

Tickets €19/16


Friday 10th February at 8pm


The bedrock of the Beoga sound lies firmly within the Irish traditions. But they’re not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. from bluesy riffs to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy Irish sound.

Tickets €19/16


Friday 17th February & Saturday 18th February at 8pm

Private Peaceful

Scamp Theatre & Poonamallee by Michael Morpurgo

Adapted and directed by Simon Reade, Private Peaceful tells the life story of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon. AGE 8+



Thursday 23rd February at 8pm

RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet

The RTÈ Vanbrugh Quartet is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most successful string quartets. As well as presenting the core string quartet repertoire, the RTÈ Vanbrugh Quartet has consistently championed the work of Irish composers in concerts and broadcasts throughout Ireland and abroad.

Tickets €16/13


Saturday 25th February at 8pm

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses which both topped the British charts. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to joyous life all forms of song.

Tickets €25/21


And in the Galleries at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee…


Drawing Studies: A Celebration (National Gallery of Ireland)

Exhibition opens Friday 10th February at 6pm and runs till Saturday 10th March

The exhibition DRAWING STUDIES: A CELEBRATION is an exhibition of work, reflecting the artists’ studies in the Natioanl Gallery ofIreland. The resulting drawings are symptomatic of the joy and creativity that occurs when people of all ages engage with the collections of a museum. If you would like to learn more about the exhibition or are interested in organising some National Gallery drawing classes please contact Brian Casey National Gallery of Ireland at



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Siamsa Tíre, National Folk Theatre & Arts Centre

Town Park, Tralee, Co Kerry

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