Community

Activities within the community

The Armagh Rhymers are passionate about making a difference. We’re proud to collaborate with local community groups to bring the transformative power of the arts to everyone through the tradition of mumming and rhyming. Our projects focus on mental health, social justice, and community building, using creativity as a tool for positive change.

Community Events and Festivals

The Armagh Rhymers can provide interactive stage shows and walkabout performances for your community festival or celebration event. Suitable for all ages and events our performances can be tailored to suit all events and budgets.

Community Groups

Our inclusive workshops inspire creativity and self-expression and gives a voice to local stories and talents. Our performances entertain, educate, and inspire. Suitable for all ages and abilities we specialise in groups tackling intergenerational issues, social cohesion and social isolation.

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed The Rhymers…They said it was the best day they’ve had in a long time. Very pleased, thank you!” Burneside Community Group

Care Homes and the Elderly

The Armagh Rhymers present a range of sensitively selected songs and music to bring happiness and stir good memories. Our dementia friendly and reminiscence programmes appeal to older people, many of whom remember Rhymers and Mummers visiting their homes when they were children.

Historical and Craft Groups

The Armagh Rhymers are keepers of an ancient tradition deeply rooted in local folklore and craft practice.  We can bring a performance providing an authentic insight into local culture and tradition for historical or craft groups that is truly unique.

 

“All our residents had a great afternoon and really enjoyed the entertainment.” The Beeches Nursing Home

Cross Community Work

The Armagh Rhymers have been committed to promoting peace, tolerance and reconciliation for over 40 years.

One of the main concepts underpinning all of our work is the importance of understanding and acceptance of different cultures, ideas and languages. We see this as key to maintaining a peaceful and prosperous society.

We continue to work with people of all backgrounds, cultures and nationalities to promote this ideal.