The Armagh Rhymers

The Armagh Rhymers are one of the most celebrated traditional music and theatre ensembles on the island of Ireland.

  Since we were founded in 1970’s, we have delighted audiences in schools, festivals throughout Ireland and around the world.  Through music, storytelling and drama, we provide an experience that is both entertaining and educational.  Our colourful costumes evoke a sense of tradition and history and encapsulate the spirit of the Wren boys and the ancient house visiting traditions of Ireland, where the kitchen floor became the stage.  The Rhyming tradition is a celebration of the ‘theatre of the people’ and has inspired many poets such as Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kennelly, John Montague and John Hewitt.

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