Experience the music, song & dance that carried us through the tumultuous years from 1916 to the end of the Civil War.
Times were difficult in Ireland a century ago. The years 1922-1923 saw great unrest, particularly here in Kerry as the people tried to come to terms with a newly emerging independent Ireland.
Our tradition is what sustained us then. From the end of the 1800s and right through the Easter Rising and the War of Independence to the end of the Civil War, people continued to sing the songs, play the tunes, and dance the dances, often as a means of coping with the political mayhem that surrounded them.
This is an evening with a difference. Part of our Trad Connections series, it’s brought to you by the National Folk Theatre Choir. Presented concert style and woven together with old film footage from the era as well as a narrative that has been written by Kerry author Gabriel Fitzmaurice.