An Ghaoth Aniar (The Wind from the West)
An Ghaoth Aniar (meaning the Wind from the West in Irish), was developed in 2018 as part of the celebrations of our 50th anniversary. Through traditional Irish music, song and dance it brings you on a magical journey of how the west coast of Ireland has inspired our Irish cultural heritage.
As suggested by the title, The Wind from the West, the inspiration for this production was the west coast of Ireland (now known as the Wild Atlantic Way), and all that it entails: the beautiful scenic land and seascapes; cultural traditions like the Sligo fiddlers and North Kerry dancers; aspects of the weather like a child playing in the rain and the wind; the beauty and the mystery of the boglands and all the working traditions of these fishing communities with boats like Naomhógs and Curraghs.
Combining the best of Siamsa Tíre’s unique Irish music, song and dance traditions with modern sets and staging this is magical spectacle combining old and new. It gives a sense of the distinctive way of life and traditions, the cultural heritage of the west coast of Ireland. These grew out of the harsh yet beautiful landscape, a livelihood wrestled from poor land and rough seas, and a capacity to draw on human inventiveness and creativity to entertain themselves.
This limited-run show is exclusive to Siamsa Tíre and cannot be viewed in any other venue – a truly authentic experience not to be missed!
Show Details 2023:
Venue: Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Dates: 24th, 26th & 29th June and 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th & 31st July 2023 @8:30 pm
Tickets: Adult €45, Student €36, Child €22.50, Family of 4 €108. Local resident and tour group rates available.
For more information and to book visit www.siamsatire.com/events