Welcoming the stranger (2016)

ensemble / CYD (40 mins)


Commissioned by The Casement project for Féile Fáilte - Banna Strand, July 23rd 2016 as part of the 1916 Centenary celebrations, this moving and compelling dance piece is inspired by the stories of migrants and refugees, all whom have made Kerry their home. A coming together of people, cultures, their music dance and song.


the team
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Catherine Young
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Music Director

Martin Schaerer 

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Helena Brosnan, Jamie Flannery, Kate & Ellie Galvin, Ghassan, Darragh Hurley, Roisin Ni Luing, Ahmed Lulu, Derwin Myers, Cindy, Eugene & Emanuel Nguessan. Ahmad Norasi, Carol, O’Connor, Jade O’Connor, Ciara O’Grady, Clodagh Trevaskis, Niamh O’Leary, Rachel O’Shea, Claire Slattery & Eilise Sullivan.

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Cormac Breathnach (low whistle/vocals), Brian Fleming (percussion), Ted Moynihan (perucussion), Damien O'Neill (perucssion), Jon Sanders (Guitar/Bouzouki) , Martin Schaerer (percussion)

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Banna Beach, Féile Fáilte, July 23 2016

Culture Night, Siamsa Tire, Sept 16, 2016

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Supported By:

The Casement Project, Kerry County Council & Siamsa Tire



show trailer

Feile Failte

Video: Johnny White | Seanchas Productions


Culture Night

Video: Richard Dwyer | Spinning Yarns


Short documentary 'Behind the scenes'

Video: Eilise Sullivan





Feile Failte

Photos: (1-7) Clare Keogh


Culture Night

Photos: (1-5) Domnick Walsh | (6-20) Richard Dwyer