Tradoodle Festival is delighted to partner with Clones Film Festival – Ireland’s Biggest Little Film Festival – to host this special screening of select animations from the Anam na Amhráin series.
Anam na Amhráin was produced by Cartoon Saloon in conjunction with Sónta Productions for TG4. The series includes a collection of well known traditional songs, sung by a range of acclaimed singers such as Paul Brady, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Declan O’Rourke, and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, under the musical guidance of Iarla O’Lionard. Accompanying each song are stunning animations by artists such as Tomm Moore, Adrien Merigeau, Nora Twomey, and Lily Bernard.
Come to Clones and sing-along to some old favourites, and be captivated by their accompanying visuals!
For more info visit: https://www.clonesfilmfestival.com/
Finn Harper’s traditional music-inspired artwork has become a hugely popular addition to many arts and music festivals in Ireland and internationally. His exceptional portrait work brings to life a wide range of renowned past and present-day Irish musicians – from Andy Irvine, to Christy Moore, to Micho Russell, to Matt Molloy, among others.
Originally from County Wexford, Finn is himself an accomplished musician. In 2015 during a short music residency in Florida, USA, Finn tried his hand at drawing portraits of Irish musicians that inspired and influenced him over the years, and he hasn’t looked back since!
Finn has garnered an enthusiastic following with his individual style of realistic high contrast pencil artwork. In 2017 alone, Finn has exhibited at Lorient Interceltique Festival in Brittany, Milwaukee Irish Festival in America, Doolin Folk Festival, Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis, and the Padraig O’Keefe Festival in Castleisland. Between 3rd October and 19th November you have an opportunity to see Finn’s work as part of Tradoodle Traditional Arts Festival for Young Audiences.
Age: Suitable for all ages
Ticket price: FREE
Bring along your instruments and dancing shoes to this very spooky session held in the hauntingly beautiful Tin Church in Laragh. Led by experienced witches – we mean – traditional musicians, children who can play a tune on the fiddle, whistle, bodhrán, harp, concertina, or any instrument, can join in. Don’t forget to dress up, as there will be a special prize for the scariest costume! Families are invited to come, watch, and enjoy
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