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The Quiet Tree – Schools Programme (Various)

October 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Quiet Tree is an intimate and mesmerising Irish traditional music performance specifically designed for young children.  Over four years, The Quiet Tree was developed by Thomas Johnston with young children and other artists. In Spring 2017, The Quiet Tree performed 30 shows around Ireland to over 900 children, and next month, the show will travel to Finland to the Etnosoi! world music festival, supported by Culture Ireland.

Infused with puppetry and storytelling, this musical adventure tells the story of the creatures of Whistleberry Forest who have discovered a little oak tree growing deep in the woods. However, there are no birds singing, no leaves rustling, and no animals scurrying around its trunk.  This delightful show takes children and accompanying adults on a journey through the forest where they explore musical instruments, sing, and dance, and help Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faolán the frog bring the little oak tree to life.

The Quiet Tree’s accompanying album, released in February 2017, was described by Ellen Cranitch (Vespertine on RTÉ Lyric FM) as ‘a wonderful, magical, absolutely enchanting and beguiling work… a real treasure’.  Listen to some of the music and songs from The Quiet Tree at whistleberryforest.bandcamp.com The Quiet Tree performers at Tradoodle are Thomas Johnston (whistles/vocals) and Samantha Harvey (keyboard).

The Quiet Tree was developed with the kind support of The Ark.

Suitable for children aged 3-6
Duration: Approx. 45 minutes
Ticket price: €5

Schools performances
To request The Quiet Tree at your school email: bookings@tradoodle.ie



October 17, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Garage Theatre,
Monaghan Education Campus, Old Armagh Road,
Monaghan, Ireland
(047) 81597