Whistleberry Tunes

Whistleberry Tunes

Whistleberry Tunes will be available from Monday 16th October – join our mailing list and we’ll email you a link to the course!

Whistleberry Tunes is an online music course created especially for young children (and their accompanying adults) who are taking their first steps into learning how to play the tin-whistle.

In Whistleberry Tunes, children are guided through 9 lessons where they will learn basic techniques as well as a carefully chosen range of traditional and newly composed tunes.

This course has been designed to motivate children, to encourage them to learn to play by ear, and to support and give confidence to teachers/parents/guardians in the classroom and at home.

What will children learn?

✔︎      Hold the tin-whistle properly and learn proper technique

✔︎      Warm-up with simple stretches

✔︎      Two scales and seven tunes including a polka, a march, and an air

✔︎      Master the scales of D major and G major

✔︎       Beautiful traditional tunes such as Maggie in the Woods, Song of the Chanter, and Mo Ghile Mear

✔︎       Tunes composed especially for Whistleberry Tunes such as Tradoodle Do and Faolán’s Frolics

✔︎       Simple ornamentation such as cuts, taps, and slides

✔︎      How to learn to play music together and perform in a group

✔︎      Online learning means that you can pause and rewind the lesson, and play it as many times as you like!

✔︎      Develop aural learning skills

Suggested age range: 6+

Otherworldly Fairies and Fables – Shadow puppet workshop

Otherworldly Fairies and Fables – Shadow puppet workshop

Event Details:

Where: Tin Church Laragh
When: Saturday 28th
Time: 12.30pm-2pm
Suitable for children aged 7+
FREE event but booking required. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay and join in!
Limited spaces booking essential via bookings@tradoodle.ie

Come and discover the wonders of light and shadow as you make your very own shadow puppet with Emma Fisher from Beyond the Bark puppet and installation theatre. Taking the theme of ‘Otherworldly Fairies and Fables’, children’s creations will be inspired by their favourite fairylore and legends. Afterwards, the children’s shadow puppets will be displayed (and they might even have a little dance) during the Spooky Saturday Session!

Parents/guardians are welcome to stay and join in! When: Saturday 28th Time: 12.30pm-2pm Where: Tin Church Laragh Suitable for children aged 7+ FREE event but booking required Limited spaces booking essential via bookings@tradoodle.ie

Anam na Amhráin

Anam na Amhráin

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!

When: Saturday 28th October at 11am* Sunday 29th October at 11am* *Two Anam na Amhráin animations will be shown before each of Clones Film Festival’s main children’s shows Where: Mobile Cinema on the Diamond in Clones

For more info visit: https://www.clonesfilmfestival.com/

 

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Finn Harper Exhibition

Finn Harper Exhibition

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

 

The Spooky Session

The Spooky Session

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