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Listowel Rambling House
28th June 2018 @ 9:15 pm
Listowel Rambling House at Seanchaí – Kerry Writers’ Museum takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm. The “rambling house” tradition has been revived in recent years, particularly in North Kerry, where people come together to be entertained by songs, recitations, stories, and dance.
Eamonn Kelly, the famous seanchaí, who hosted the 1950’s RTE Radio 1 series, “The Rambling House” described a rambling house as being a place “where the affairs of the day were debated, where entertainment mingled with education”. That programme began with the invitation:
”The ricket is thatched,
the fields are bare,
Long nights are here again,
The year was fine, but now ‘tis time,
To hear the balled men,
Boul in, boul in and take a chair,
Admission here is free,
You’re welcome in the rambling house,
To hear the Seanchaí”
Listowel Rambling House invites traditional Irish musicians, singers and storytellers along to perform in an informal setting, and anyone can join in the fun. Admission is free and a cup of tea and traditional brack will be served at half time!