Welcome to Tradoodle Festival 2020

23rd – 27th November: online workshops and selected school/family events

Check out the full festival programme here

Welcome to the third year of Tradoodle Festival Monaghan

23rd – 27th November: online workshops and selected school/family events

When we began to plan this year’s Tradoodle Festival in early 2020, which now seems like a lifetime ago, we could never have imagined the challenges and change that would lie ahead. Since spring, children and their adults across the county and further afield have no doubt experienced various degrees of uncertainty, confusion, and unease about what lies ahead. It has also been a trying time for the arts, with artists, arts workers, festivals, and arts organisations working hard to bravely navigate an ever-changing landscape.

Amongst this uncertainty, and in this year like no other, what has become crystal clear is that it is more important than ever for children to have opportunities to connect with and discover meaning, creativity, comfort, and joy through the arts.

In response to changing levels and associated restrictions, Tradoodle Festival’s plans have changed, and changed again. What hasn’t changed however has been our commitment to bringing high quality experiences of the traditional arts, as well as a range of other art forms, to children across Co. Monaghan and further afield. During these strange times, we’re more determined than ever to sing and dance, to play and create, and to wonder and be curious.

So, let’s get to it! This year’s theme is TREEHOUSE, so everyone – get ready to grab climb your rope ladder, jump onto that old rubber tyre, and swing right in

Thomas Johnston

Artistic Director - Tradoodle Festival, Ceol Connected

How Do I Take Part in Tradoodle Online Workshops?

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th November

All you have to do is:

  1. Sign-up HERE to Tradoodle TV
  2. Pre-order your FREE workshop(s) on or before Friday 20th November
  3. Tune-in from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th November to enjoy workshops in
    music, song, dance, and visual arts
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