Twilight Circus

Twilight Circus is a circus, song, storytelling and fire dance performance inspired by the Dark-Sky movement, staged in two parts – Daybreak, at the opening of the day, and Dusk, as the light fades. The 2022 Twilight Circus will be held on 24 September 2022 on Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland

For Daybreak, we welcome the light with The Awakening contortion act, the Morning Sprite tumbler, stories about the fairies that herald in the glimmer of the sun – all accompanied by traditional live music. At Dusk, we sing of the approaching night and the wonder of the stars, tell ghost stories, and dance with fire, so we cast our eyes towards the heavens. Our dark skies are a resource, a guide to the lost, an inspiration. We need to protect and celebrate them.

The Local Live Performance Programming Scheme is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and administered by Mayo County Council.