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Ireland’s First Traditional Circus and Music Fusion ‘as Gaeilge’

Cultural sensation Sorcas le Croí combines big top circus performers with live traditional Irish music for a unique show delivered exclusively through the medium of the Irish language. The first of its kind, this very special circus show will run from August 1-13 for a limited run of twice daily performances.

Sorcas le Croí incorporates traditional circus acts creatively combined with the music, rhythm, and dance of our Celtic forefathers. The Connemara Gaeltacht community has welcomed Sorcas le Croí to pitch their circus tent next to the iconic TG4 television studios in Galway, with local families delighted to experience the circus ‘As Gaeilge’ for the first time.

Irish-speaking ring mistress and talented fiddle player Síle Ní Riain, runs the show through Irish, engaging with each act and the audience throughout. While renowned traditional circus clown Richard Kane will deliver his hilarious sets through Irish following many months of practice with his local library conversational Irish group.

Musically, the traditional Irish band will be on-stage at all times to provide the specially commissioned score to this truly unique Irish circus experience, adding atmosphere and entertainment. Esteemed uilleann piper Eamonn Galldubh is the musical director of the highly accomplished band, with its members having travelled and recorded with Riverdance.

Sorcas le Croí creator Jane Murray is passionate to preserve our Irish culture and hopes to bring her dream to many more communities around Ireland:

“In creating Sorcas le Croí, I have brought together three important practices within Irish culture to create a unique, limited-run show that people should travel to see. Sorcas le Croí blends our indigenous Irish art forms in an eclectic explosion of creativity ‘As Gaeilge’,” she said.

Sorcas le Croí will run from August 1-13 for a limited run of twice daily performances at Fíbín Media, An Tulaigh, Baile Na Habhann, Co. Na Gaillimhe, H91 A9W8 (next to TG4 television studios ).

Tickets for the two-hour show are priced from €15 and can be booked online from broken-theatre.ie

With a capacity of just 150 seats for the twice daily performances, families and large child and student groups are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

Source : Galway Advertiser