This year at Tradoodle, children can experience the thrill of sean nós dancing as they shuffle and stamp their feet to the beat in this fun-filled workshop. Renowned dancer and musician Sibéal Davitt, known for her appearances on RTÉ’s ‘Centenary’ and TG4’s ‘Glas Vegas’ will introduce children to the lively moves of sean nós. There will be lots of fun, games, movement, and laughter, and a chance for children to create and show off their own brand new fancy footwork!
“Fusing sean-nós with contemporary dance Davitt lets loose, delivering a raw, rhythmic, primal yet playful performance that is searingly powerful and a sheer joy to behold.” – Chris O’Rourke, Irish Examiner.
NEWSFLASH! Sibéal can bring her Feet to the Beat workshop directly to your school or crèche. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates and times.
Ceol Connected’s The Far Field is an irresistibly joyful musical tale for young audiences infused with Irish traditional music, puppetry, and folklore.
One Summer day in the little hills of Co. Monaghan, Lonán the farmer discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners. Join Lonán on his quest filled with magical traditional music, puppetry, and storytelling to the enchanted ‘Far Field’.
Described as spellbinding, magical, and a gentle and joyful performance for children, The Far Field comes to Tradoodle Festival hot on the heels of its 8-venue nationwide tour of Ireland, supported by The Arts Council.
Alongside Samantha Harvey (keyboard) and Emma Fisher (puppeteer), The Far Field performers include some of Monaghan’s finest traditional musicians: Thomas Johnston (whistles/vocals) and Seán McElwain (guitar/fiddle).
Hold on to your seats, it’s MOXIE! MOXIE are an innovative, highly charged, and irresistible young band at the forefront of new traditional music.
MOXIE will bring young audiences on an unforgettable musical journey. Fast becoming a festival favourite internationally, MOXIE have built a reputation for their high energy live performances, brimming with youthful vitality. With traditional music that flows from banjos, guitar, accordion, keyboard and percussion, their sound is inspired by Ireland’s untamed West Coast. Their music fuses musical influences from folk, rock, jazz and new age bluegrass, giving the band a truly distinctive sound.
MOXIE’s performance as part of Tradoodle Festival follows an epic 3-week sold out run of performances with Prodijig, The Revolution at The Cork Opera House which received rave reviews. In August 2014 they released their debut album Planted to critical acclaim.
MOXIE are: Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion).
Duration: Approx. 50 minutes
Age: Suitable for all ages