Savour the “ceol agus craic” at Swinford’s Siamsa Sraide

Swinford's summer music and street festival

Siamsa Sraide Swinford 2016 logo

Siamsa Sraide Swinford takes place this year from 29th July – 3rd August 2016 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.

Siamsa Sraide Highlights:

– 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
– Workshops
– 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.

More info: 

Website: www.siamsa-sraide.com
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Contact: Joe Mellett: mellettj@iol.ie

Siamsa Sraide Programme of events (right-click to download or save to device)

Siamsa Sraide Swinford programme 2016

Siamsa Sraide Programme 2016

 

 To see information about more festivals in the region, check out the ‘Related Posts’ below.


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