Nightvisiting: Songs and Stories from the Hearth - Lime Tree Theatre

Nightvisiting: Songs and Stories from the Hearth

With Lisa Lambe

 

NightVisiting is a celebration and a reimagining of nights of sharing old songs and stories around the hearth of a rural house.
Lisa collaborates with renowned traditional musicians alongside local contributors to create a unique performance bespoke to each venue she visits.


Nightvisiting: Songs and Stories from the Hearth

Nightvisiting


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NightVisiting reconnects us to the social role that night time social house visits once played in our oral traditions and folklore, and in the preservation of our songs and stories from tender love songs to the bawdy, to songs of loss and longing.

In the west, Nightvisiting is known as ‘Bothántaíocht’ or ‘Cuairtaíocht’, in the southern counties it is known as going ‘Scoraíochting’. In other counties; a visit to the Rambling House.

‘NightVisiting’ will bring those who gather to the hearth of the rural house, to sing the old songs and tell the local stories, many now lost or forgotten. This was an important part of our social society and culture, which began to fade with the electrification of Ireland in the late 1940’s when the hearth slowly gave way to the ballroom, the public house and the dance hall.

T&Cs


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Masks/Face coverings are optional.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Free parking available for patrons, please arrive early. If the carpark barries are down on arrival, they will be lifted after the show. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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