The Children of Lir

Venue online
Date 1 September - 20 September
UK Nation Northern Ireland
Lir and children
Swan Shadow Puppets
Flower Fairy in Fairyland
Aoife the Sea Witch, the Wicked Stepmother

“The Children of Lir” – An Irish Folktale

created and performed by FolkNITheatre – Noel Andrew Harron, Aimée Magee and Xavier Macadé Costa

Meet Fiachra, Conn, Aodhn and Fionnghula the children of the great sea god Lir. Lir has remarried and their new stepmother isn’t too keen on her new husband’s brood. With every passing day she grows more and more jealous. Watch the story unfold as the children become prey to their stepmother’s envy. With ‘Magical Mystical Irishy Sorcery’ the children begin a transformative quest and journey among a strange land with even stranger inhabitants.

Our Tiny Epically, Fantastical, magical journey interweaves storytelling, puppetry, original song/music, and zany characters to bring young audiences a message of caring for the environment, as well as introducing them to some of the famous myths of Ireland.

This film was produced using recycled and repurposed materials.

Supported by @acegrams and @artscouncilni, created by @folknitheatre


FolkNITheatre (Folk Northern Ireland Theatre) are the trio of visual artist Aimée Magee, theatre maker Noel Andrew Harron and musician Xavier Mercadé Costa, currently working from Belfast. Using experimental artistic techniques such as home made shadow puppetry, live action dance performance and songwriting, they transform stories of ancient folklore into modern day fables with contemporary issues at their root.