Below is a sample of our performances:
NEW FOR AUGUST 2022
In the light of years of disrupted learning and students who have missed out on so much, why not help welcome your new Year 8’s with a fun-filled, interactive show from The Armagh Rhymers? Our Year 8 transition program is called ‘Liminal’ – the concept of the ambiguity or disorientation that occurs during transition. During a rite or ritual’s liminal stage, participants stand at the threshold, not part of their old world but not yet in their new one. Welcome your Year 8’s through their Liminal phase with a fun filled, participative experience with The Armagh Rhymers designed to break the ice and form bonds.
NEW FOR MAY 2022
Babóg na Bealtaine
An unnamed straw doll arrives in your school, with no name, no clothes, no possessions – what do you do? During May, welcome in the summer with a traditional Bábóg with an important message of empathy and hope. A multimedia program that includes class work, online resources via our Digital Classroom and a live performance in school.
Fionn MacCool and the Scottish Giant
(KS 1 & KS 2)
Our most loved folk tale about how the Giant’s Causeway was created. Children love this action packed show full of participation, music and movement.
The Enormous Turnip
(KS 1 & KS 2)
A lively, hilarious tale on the importance of sharing and respect.
The Old Mummer’s Show
(KS1, KS 2 & KS 3)
Traditional comedy at its best. Amazing characters, masks and costumes illustrate the ancient and universal art of mumming and rhyming.
The Navan Dragon
(KS1 & KS2)
This tale crosses continents and overcomes adversity! Featuring King Connor of Navan Fort and a Chinese Dragon with a twist in its tail. This is wonderful storytelling.
Older pupils can experience an exciting mixture of music, song, poetry, storytelling and drama centred around local legends and featuring a wide selection of iconic Armagh Rhymers masks.
Our educational programmes are available in Irish to primary and secondary schools.
Ulster Scots and Scots Gaidhlig
Armagh Rhymers have undertaken tours of Gaidhlig schools in Scotland and the Isle of Skye. Our Mumming and drumming programme was a partnership with Orange Heritage.
Many of our programmes are very suitable for children and adults with special and additional needs. All of our performers are from an educational background. Programmes for children and adults with special needs are always developed in partnership with teachers.