On Bank Holiday Sunday 4th August Bunratty Castle and Folk Park will host an afternoon of Traditional Irish Music, Dance and Storytelling from 11.30 to 4pm.
The park’s characters including our resident musicians, seanchaí, supported by local youth performers from Helen Hehir's School of Dance will perform a mixture of Irish music, set dancing, step dancing, and storytelling in various locations throughout the park.
Fun for all ages this event promises to be a lively afternoon, guaranteed to get your feet tapping and hands clapping.
Mike Glynn one of Bunratty’s most loved animators, best known for his traditional festive storytelling at the park’s annual Christmas experience, will on Sunday August 4th
entertain and enthral visitors with tales of Ireland of old. Join Mike by the open fire in Corry’s Pub on the village street as he recounts old wives tales of Bunratty in a bygone age. With his colourful style of storytelling Mike is guaranteed to have visitors of all ages hanging on his every word.
Calling all musicians out there!
Ever fancy yourself as one of Bunratty’s famous entertainers? Well this is your opportunity. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park are inviting visitors on the day to bring along their musical instruments and join our residents in some impromptu seisiúns on the village street.
Regardless of age, level or music genre this promises to be to a seisiún like no other found in Co Clare.
One of the highlights of the afternoon will undoubtedly be the live performance by the young dancers from the Helen Hehir School of Dance. This young troop of local Irish dancers will perform an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional Irish dance for all to enjoy.
Schedule for the Day
• 11.30-12.00 Storytelling with Mike, our resident Seanchaí in Corry’s Pub on the village street*
• 12.15- 13.00 Traditional Irish Set Dancing, Step Dancing and Sean Nós Dancing outside the schoolhouse
• 14.00-14.30 Storytelling with Mike, our resident Seanchaí in Corry’s Pub on the village street*
• 14.45-16.00 Traditional Irish Set Dancing, Step Dancing and Sean Nós Dancing outside the school house
*Dancing will take place in Corn Barn in the case of wet weather.