Silver Lining

Silver Lining and Jacksons Lane: Throwback
The rising stars of British circus harness the power of collective memory in Throwback: a love note to nostalgia and the things you can’t forget. With awe-inspiring aerial and acrobatic work, the UK’s most exciting young troupe team up with acclaimed West End director Paulette Randall to tell stories that are honest, emotional and absorbing. A fast-paced, feel-good explosion of physical skill and fun!
“Some of the freshest circus acts in Britain” – Time Out on Silver Lining




DJ OnAir – MC Circus Siamsa

DJ OnAir is in the house and on the loose. Hitting Ireland with a bizarre musical universe where there’s a blend with Beat Box, juggling and comedy. You’re gonna see a maestro at work spinning some discs, spinning some hats, and spinning some very unusual wheels. DJ OnAir will have you moving to the groove, tapping your feet, and clapping your hands with delight.



Leah Wolff

This piece was created to explore the endless possibilities of combining aerial hoop technique and a dance background. As the hoop gradually lowers, the space opens and the possibilities linking the floor and the hoop multiply.





Jay Gilligan

Jay Gilligan has performed in 30 different countries, touring solo work and collaborating with companies such as The Gandini Juggling Project, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirkus Cirkör, and Cirque du Soleil. He is the head teacher of juggling at the Dans och Cirkushögskolan in Stockholm, Sweden, and has recently published a book about contemporary juggling titled “5 Catches.”


Brian Crabtree

Brian Crabtree creates objects, music, and objects that make music. In 2006 with Kelli Cain he founded monome, pioneering the grid-based performance instrument and exploring new composition systems. His work has shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Machine Project in Los Angeles. Time writing music and designing instruments is shared with an apple orchard and imaginary cabins. monome has created musical instruments for over a decade, used by musicians worldwide — seen performed by Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, Four Tet, Deadmaus, Flying Lotus, James Holden, and Imogen Heap. Designs are open source, manufactured locally, and explored collaboratively through a global online community.






Kamchàtka is an internationally renowned theatre company, formed by a multidisciplinary artist collective. The members of the company met for the first time during a street theatre workshop directed by Adrian Schvarzstein which took place in October 2006, as part of the fifth edition of the Escena Poblenou Festival in Barcelona. From that moment on they are inseparable, with several additional actors joining the troupe in the course of the following years. Months of research and questioning regarding the nature of travel, migration and The Other… Months of investigation in ‘public space’… Dozens of improvised ‘work sessions’ on the streets of Barcelona, throughout various neighbourhoods, including the municipal metro…have brought their first show to life: Kamchàtka.




Angelique grew up performing and teaching in community circuses throughout Western Australia. Starting at a young age with; Tree-top trapeze rigging, high branch walking, chicken egg collection and juggling (mostly delivered safely to the kitchen). In 2014 she graduated from The National Institute of Circus Arts, and was granted the Circus Oz award for ‘Excellence and Innovation’ in circus.  Angelique has performed at the Western Australian Circus Festival  and toured in a small company, The Last Gasp, around the Australian Fringe festival circuit and in Melbourne winning ‘Best Original New Circus’.

She joined NoFit State’s, “Bianco” in 2015.




The Ballygofeck Marching Band

The Ballygofeck marching band, Unloyal, disobedient and lost. 




Adrian Garratt

The ‘Sid Bowfin Show’ is a one man comedy show with live music. Adrian Garratt performs as manic idiot violinist ‘Sid Bowfin’, playing the violin with backing tracks whilst being very silly both physically and verbally, often talking whilst playing.





Passionate about acrobatic duos, they studied with different teachers around the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Brussels, passing by Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Turin and Moscow.

The influences of different cultural experiences, backgrounds and techniques reflect, on the original style of the performances but especially on the capacity of the artists to recreate universal emotions through body language in a subtle, poetic and always accessible and entertaining way.




The Latchikós

Originators of Gyp-Hop (Gaelic gypsy hip-hop!), Aindrias and his band, The Latchikós, deliver a sound heavy with wild fiddle playing, driving Gaelic beats and comical lyrics, combined to give new sound in the colourful tapestry of World music. 





Lords of Strut

Street Performance World Champions make a welcome return to the festival, with a Pop-Up Rave and hosts of the Renegade. Cian Kinsella and Cormac Mohally are the legend that is Lords of Strut! Lords of Strut are a wonderful disaster, an absurd soap opera, Irelands flash fantastical dancing diva’s… and they look great doing it!

★★★★★  Broadway Baby

★★★★★★  Eile Magazine






DJ Will Softly

Will has supported many national and international artists including Nitin Sawhney, Femi Kuti, Emmanuel Jal, Wiggle, Intin, Asian Dub Foundation, Mad Professor, Antibalas, Aalabama 3 and Mr Whippy Sound System.

He has also performed in the Body and Soul areas of The Midlands Music Festival, Electric Picnic, Garden Party, Life festival. Where possible Will always uses his own state of the art Funktion One Sound System. The musical experience and resolution of this pa is without equal. He collaborates with the designers and distributors to obtain optimum performance.





Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin ‘pulls’ up with a handcart and some props. He takes out a coat stand and hangs up his jacket.
He assembles his street cafe with a table and 2 chairs
He attracts a passer-by and they take a seat he hands them the menu.
A sketch with Chaplin the waiter with nothing to serve except happiness!







ISACS are delighted to host our annual seminar ‘Share’ at the National Circus Festival of Ireland, with a host of exciting speakers, artists, movers and shakers….this is one not to be missed!

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