Using a fun easy-to-follow colour-coded system and animated music games, award-winning DabbledooMusic will get everyone making music, regardless of age, ability, or experience! Everyone gets an instrument and everyone gets to join in. This is live music making at its most fun and a great way to enjoy music-making together that children can continue at home.
Led by Dabbledoo Music creator Shane Mc Kenna and a host of colourful musical characters including ‘Jazz Cat’ and ‘Igor’ (The World’s Greatest drummer – and an Octopus), DabbledooMusic workshops have been delighting school children up and down the country as well as appearing in festivals such as Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival, St. Patrick’s Festival and Waterford New Music Week.
“Seoithín seothó, mo stór é mo leanabh
Mo sheod gan chealg, mo chuid den tsaol mór
Seoithín seothó, nach mór é an taitneamh
Mo stóirín ina leaba ina chodladh gan bhrón”
Eithne Ní Chatháin (Inni-K) celebrates our first brush with song in this magical and soothing performance of lullabies.
In this specially created performance for Tradoodle Festival, young imaginations will be enthralled by some of our best-loved bedtime songs such as Seoithín Seothó and Dún do Shúile, as well as lullabies from other cultures and traditions. A musical feast for all the senses, Suantraí also features magical shadow theatre and joyful sensory stimulation by Joanna Williams.
Eithne Ní Chatháin is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter who has received consistent praise for her distinct, fresh style of indie-folk under her Inni-K alias. She is also known for her mesmerising sean-nós singing.
Joanna Williams, Artistic Director of Little Bigtop, is a visual theatre artist and performer creating original work for early years audiences.
Following Ceol Connected’s sold out tour of The Quiet Tree at Tradoodle 2017, they return with their newest musical adventures in A Winter Wish.
Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish – they can wish for whatever they want! From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the mysteries of Whistleberry Forest in a mesmerising traditional music performance made for children. With traditional musicians Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham, and visual artist Orla Kelly, A Winter Wish is a wonderfully interactive adventure that is sure to have everyone singing along.
Developed with the kind support of Draíocht Blanchardstown.
An amazing opportunity to have A Winter Wish visit your school for a day!