A delightful collection of stories, songs,
and dance in the Irish tradition!
Created by IRT’s Acting Company, this production is part of the IRT Educational Outreach program, and will tour schools in the Big Bend area, filling young minds with the fanciful delights of the Irish imagination. During the journey, children will learn Celtic words, expressions and songs, hear how much of the traditional music was created to accompany specific Irish dances, and bask in the light of a rich, fantastical culture.
If you are an educator, and would like to have the Irish Folktales performed at your school, please send us a message from the Contact Us page.
Here are the stories we are currently working on:
A White Trout
Adapted for the stage from
Legends and Stories of Ireland by Samuel Lover
A great-grandmother shares a story of a beautiful princess who pined for her lost betrothed prince so much that she was transformed into a fish.
The Kildare Pooka
Adapted for the stage from a version by Patrick Kennedy
The spirit of a lazy servant must make amends for his behavior by cleaning the country estate where he worked – as a donkey! A scullery boy stays up and talks to the Pooka, and shows him kindness with surprising results!
The White Cat
Adapted for the stage from Irish Fairy Tales by Edmond Leamy
A delightful fable where a magical white cat uses her considerable powers to re-unite Princess Eileen, stolen from her kingdom by the evil giant Trencoss, with her betrothed Prince of the Silver River. Full of dwarves, giants, and the most lovable ferocious hound that ever growled.