Siamsa Sraide Swinford takes place this year from Friday 3rd August to Wednesday 8th August 2018. and is a week-long celebration of music and fun. Trad sessions, open-air céilí dancing, a Heritage Day and International Busking Competitions – you’ll find them all in Swinford. The programme also includes history walks and talks, poetry recitals, a childrens programme and sport.
Síamsa Sráide (in Irish, or Gaeilge) means “Fun on the Street”, and this is an ideal fun family festival with 6 days and nights of FREE entertainment. The festival is a loose collection of cultural, artistic, musical, historical & heritage, sporting and children’s events, and the festival programme depicts regional and cultural variations typical to East Mayo. It is in these differences that Swinford shows its individuality and unique heritage.
Síamsa Sráide is a complete package, where you can dip in and out, cherry-picking whichever events that seem fun and interesting to you. It has a strong, warm and welcoming community focus and also incorporates elements like history walks and talks, poetry recitals, a childrens programme and a number of sporting events.
– Open Air Dancing nightly to Ireland’s Big Bands
– Crossroads Céilí (on a wooden platform)
– Children’s Programme
– Sports Events
– Historic Walk and Talk
– Folk Music and Poetry
– Traditional Irish Music and Rock Music
– Street Stalls, Heritage and Drama Performances
– International Busking Competition
– Entertainment in all the pubs
Síamsa Sráide will not leave you broke – All entertainment is FREE. The week-long festival is a lovely opportunity to meet old friends and local characters.