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
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.
Hold on to your bodyboards, it’s The Rolling Waves! Don’t miss your chance to catch The Rolling Waves as they bring their captivating blend of traditional music and song to schools across Co. Monaghan. In a performance created especially for Tradoodle, this irresistible trio will have you bobbing to their high octane rhythms and floating along to their mesmerising melodies.
The Rolling Waves are all founding members of world-renowned super group Goitse – Áine McGeeney (fiddle/vocals), Colm Phelan (bodhrán) and Conal O’Kane (guitar/fiddle/banjo). They have released four critically acclaimed recordings and maintain a year round touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland, the UK, Germany, France and the United States. Áine who was named ‘Female vocalist of the year’ by the Irish American and who has also toured as a fiddle player with Lord of the Dance and with Ceol Connected’s The Wonderful Tune, will be accompanied by multiple All Ireland Champion Colm Phelan on Bodhrán and multi-instrumentalist Conal O Kane on Guitar.
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!