Scéalta na Samhna and Carmina Burana

Scéalta na Samhna  with DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana with DIT Choral Society

Wednesday 26th October 2011, 8pm, Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street
Admission: €10/€5 concession, available at the door

24th October 2011: The origins of Hallowe’en date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which marked the end of summer and the harvest, and the start of winter and the new year.


You are invited to celebrate Scéalta na Samhna – A Halloween Masquerade with the DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble celebrating the Celtic New Year in music, song and storytelling.

The evening will end with a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Carmina Burana is the name given to a manuscript of 254 poems and dramatic texts mostly from the 11th or 12th century. These poems are arranged into groups of songs - moral, mockery, love, drinking and gaming. They describe a lazy order of priests living in a raucous medieval paradise where they indulge in eating heavy food, drinking rich wine, and regularly playing dice games. Carl Orff limited the musical setting of Carmina Burana to just 24 of the poems.

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