21 May - Samhradh Samhradh

Updated: May 16

Music, poetry and stories to celebrate Summer's Year Turn


Date & Time: 21st May 2022, 8pm

Venue: St. Philip's Hall, Dartry

€15 suggested donation but whatever you can is OK

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On the 21st May 2022, Ranelagh Arts will present a night of music, stories and poetry to mark Bealtaine, the coming of Summer. All are invited to come and share in celebrating this ancient Irish festival!


Bealtaine is one of the four major Irish Celtic annual festivals along with Samhain, Imbolc and Lúnasa. It signifies the return of the light and is widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, while May Day celebrations occur elsewhere in Europe.


Artist Line-Up:



Tim Doyle: Composer and Uilleann piper Tim Doyle (plus a special guest) will play from his own composition entitled Bealtaine, as well as a selection of jigs and reels.





Nuala Hayes: Folklorist Nuala Hayes will tell stories inspired by the folklore of Bealtaine and how the natural world seeps into the imagination.





Poets & Spoken Word Artists: The event will also feature some readings by poets and spoken word artists on themes on a range of themes related to Bealtaine including community and renewal.