Siamsa Tire is the National Folk Theatre of Ireland in Tralee, Co. Kerry. This recording is the sountrack to "Oilean", their production about a group of people who tried to settle on the Blasket Islands in the early 20th century. The show is done entirely in Irish, and features some incredible dancing and singing (though, folksy rather than flashy). One does not need to know Irish to follow the story. I’d recommend the show to anyone who passes through Tralee.
Why did they try to settle on the Blaskets? They must have been mad, they must have been bonkers. Please put me right on this point, someone, if necessary.