TREEHOUSE 360° is an immersive gig theatre experience for families that harnesses the power of digital technology, creativity, music production, and high quality artistic engagement.
Tradoodle Festival embarked on this innovative pilot initiative in 2020 in response to the challenges presented by Covid-19. Led by Ceol Connected in partnership with Riverbank Arts Centre and VR Ireland, alongside additional support from Dublin City University’s ANAM Festival, we will bring a immersive experience of the traditional arts and theatre to a selected group of children in Co. Monaghan during Tradoodle Festival 2020.
What will happen?
Ceol Connected have created an immersive 360° video of their interactive TREEHOUSE production which weaves together traditional & newly composed music/song alongside visually stunning puppetry. TREEHOUSE 360° features a high calibre lineup of musicians including Áine McGeeney (fiddle/vocals), Seán O’Meara (guitar/vocals), Colm Phelan (percussion), Thomas Johnston (whistles/vocals), Stephen Markham (keys/sound design) alongside puppeteer Thomas Baker. Directed by Emma Fisher. Musical Direction by Thomas Johnston
Children in two 2nd classes in the county (approx. 80 children in total) have been invited to participate in this pilot TREEHOUSE 360° project. On Monday 23rd November, they will each receive a personal VR Google Cardboard headset that they can take home to experience the 360° show with their family. This is an exciting pilot initiative for Tradoodle Festival – we look forward to bringing the world of TREEHOUSE 360° to life!
TREEHOUSE 360° is co-produced by Ceol Connected and Riverbank Arts Centre in partnership with Tradoodle Festival and DCU’s ANAM Festival.
Funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.