Watery Wonders – with Orla Kelly and Andrew Carson

Join visual artists Orla Kelly and Andrew Carson for a gentle, playful, and joyful exploration of the creative arts for very young children. Children will be guided in using a range of materials to create their very pieces of art. With the theme of ‘Watery Wonders’, the possibilities are as infinite as the plants and creatures of the river! Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

Event Details

Time(s): 11-11.45am, 12-12.45pm, 1-1.45pm

Location: Foyer

Age Range: 3+

Duration: 45 mins

Capacity: 15

Price: €5

Sail Away Session – with Music Generation musicians

It’s time to have a boogie at our Sail Away Sessions led by funtastic Music Generation musicians! Feel free to bring along an instrument and join in, or if you prefer, sit back, relax, and listen to some tantalising tunes. Suitable for beginners.

Event Details

Time: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Location: Foyer

Age Range: All ages

Duration: 60 mins

Capacity: unlimited

Price: Free

Feet TO The Beat – with Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin

Experience the thrill of sean nós dancing as you shuffle and stamp in this fun-filled workshop with sean nós dancer extraordinaire Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin.

Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

Event Details

Time: 12-1pm

Age Range: 4+ years

Duration: 60 mins

Capacity: 20

Price: €5 parent+child

River Creatures – mask making workshop

Join puppeteer Emma Fisher-Owen and make an amazing River Creature mask!

In this workshop, you will imagine swimming along the River Blackwater. What creatures will you meet under the water and along the riverbank? Using lots of materials, you will then make your very own River Creature Mask. Afterwards, you can join the other River Creatures and wear your mask to the lunchtime session and concert afterwards!

Event Details

Time: 12 – 1pm

Age Range: 6+ years

Capacity: 12

Price: €5

Hands that tell Tales Creative Workshop

Hands that tell Tales

Starts with playful games in storytelling, by starting stories and allowing gentle and light-hearted input from the group as to where the story goes.

They an introduction to Puppets, allows people to express things from a different perspective than their own or to show things in unusual ways .

Hands that tell tales is a way of opening the creative spirit

My name is Tommy Baker. My educational background is in fine art painting and print making. My work focuses on Storytelling/puppetry – building, performing and directing. Since 1994 I have been working as a professional puppeteer. After spending six formative years performing with Marionetteatern Stockholm, Sweden and learning from International Masters of the Art of Puppetry, I founded his own company Your Man’s Puppets in Ireland in 2002 and have toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia and was recently awarded ‘Best Actor’ at the International Puppet Carnival in Lodz, Poland. Handcrafting all my own puppets, developing a unique style, using a variety of techniques including Japanese Bunraku style, hand- and rod puppets, masks and marionettes, shadow puppetry and paper creations. Furthermore Thomas works as puppetry educator with both children and adults and has held numerous workshops for teachers, actors, university students, school children and teenagers in Ireland and abroad.

Event Details

Time: 12-1pm

Age Range: 5+

Capacity: 15

Price: €5

Traditional Irish Songs for Children
singing workshop

Do you love to sing? Then this workshop is perfect for you!
Join Aileen Lambert and enjoy an afternoon of singing and learning traditional songs. You will be introduced to a broad range of songs – from tall tales of amazing adventures to songs of complete nonsense. Guaranteed to get everyone moving and singing at the top of their voices!

Event Details

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm

Age Range: 8+ years

Duration: 90 mins

Capacity: 15

Price: €5

SongTales presents TREEHOUSE music & creativity pack launch

Come along and celebrate with song the launch of SongTales presents TREEHOUSE, a brand new music & creativity pack for children developed by Ceol Connected. Featuring Áine McGeeney, Colm Phelan, Sean O’Meara, Stephen Markham and Thomas Johnston

Event Details

Time: 1.30 pm – 1.50 pm

Age Range: All ages

Capacity: Unlimited

Price: Free

Family Concert with GOITSE

A sublime family concert with multi-award winning quintet Goitse.

Photo © Colin Gillen/framelight.ie


Goitse will also be joined by young musicians from Music Generation who have been working with composer, singer & fiddle player Áine McGeeney on a new suite of music to be premiered at Tradoodle Festival.

In 2014 Eadaoin made history by becoming this first Irish person to win the ‘Trophée desHarpes Camac’ at Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France which attracts upwards of 1million visitors. Éadaoin also performs with fiddle virtuoso and Musician of the Year, Frankie Gavin in ‘The Provenance’, who debuted at the Gradam Ceoil Awards in the Waterfront Theatre, Belfast. As well as this she plays with the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland and has appeared on numerous national and international radio/television stations such as RTÉ, BBC, TV3 andTG4.

As players goes, she is definitely one to keep your eye on. Eadaoin is accompanied by Dallahan’s Jack Badcock on Guitar and the 2019 BBC Northern Ireland Traditional Young Musicians’ Platform Award winner, Martha Guiney on flute

Event Details

Time: 3pm

Age Range: All ages

Capacity: unlimited

Price: €7 (family of 4 €25)

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October 18, 2021