Library tour

Library tour

Teach Teidí

Children and their teddies will be brought on an exciting musical journey to the land of make-believe. With brand new songs and rhymes as Gaeilge by Sadhbh Rosenstock from her new book and album Teach Teidí and her album Picnic Teidí. The event includes readings from Sadhbh’s brand new books Teidí agus an Foghlaí Mara and Teidí agus an Dineasár. Children are invited to bring their favourite teddy bear with them!

Thursday 19th October – Market House Monaghan

Time: 10.30am
Location: Monaghan Library
Age Range: 0-7 years
Price: Free
Booking: Prebooked sessions by library service

Thursday 19th October – Clones Library

Time: 1pm
Location: Clones Library
Age Range: 0-7 years
Price: Free
Booking: Prebooked sessions by library service

Friday 20th October – Castleblaney Library

Time: 10.30am
Location: Castleblaney Library
Age Range: 0-7 years
Price: Free
Booking: Prebooked sessions by library service

Friday 20th October – Carrickmacross Library

Time: 1pm
Location: Carrickmacross Library
Age Range: 0-7 years
Price: Free
Booking: Prebooked sessions by library service

 

Where the Quiet Hills Sing

Where the Quiet Hills Sing

Join Jack Warnock, Oisín McCann, and Catriona Ní Ghribín, as we journey the hills and dales of Ulster through magical melody and sparkling song. Come explore the landscape with us, from the beaches of the North coast to the mountains of Donegal, the lakes of Cavan, to the towering skyscrapers of Belfast. Venture through the terrain of Ulster, uncovering the stories this ancient land has to tell.

Jack Warnock is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Maghera, Co. Derry. In recent years Jack has been nominated for the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award, won the Senior Accompaniment Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, and received the ‘Young Musician’s Platform’ award from ACNI and BBC NI.

Catriona Gribben is an experienced Traditional musician from Gweedore, the heart of the Gaeltacht of County Donegal. Growing up she was immersed in Irish language, music and culture. From the age of thirteen, Catriona performed with An Crann Óg, a local Traditional music group that promoted the music and songs from the area. An Crann Óg, gigged extensively around Ireland and Scotland, also to Gießen Germany to the Catskills in New York State.

Oisín McCann on uilleann pipes, whistles & vocals has just completed his studies of Traditional Music in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and is a regular on the session scene around the city. His influences are strongly connected to his upbringing in Warrenpoint and Counties Armagh and Tyrone.

 

Thursday 19th October – Castleblaney Library

Time: 10.30am
Location: Castleblaney Library
Age Range: 8+
Price: Free
Booking: Castleblaney Library on 0429740281

Thursday 19th October – Carrickmacross Library

Time: 1pm
Location: Carrickmacross Library
Age Range: 8+
Price: Free
Booking: Carrickmacross Library on 0429661148

Friday 20th October – Market House Monaghan

Time: 10.30am
Location: Monaghan Library
Age Range:  8+
Price: Free
Booking: Contact Monaghan Town Library on 04781830

Friday 20th October – Clones Library

Time: 1pm
Location: Clones Library
Age Range: 8+
Price: Free
Booking: Contact Clones Library on 04774712

 

 

 

Family Day @ Íontas Theatre

Family Day @ Íontas Theatre

Family Day @ Íontas Theatre - Sunday 22nd October

Family Concert with Teach Teidí - Sunday 22nd October

Family Concert with Teach Teidí

Children and their teddies will be brought on an exciting musical journey to the land of make-believe. With brand new songs and rhymes as Gaeilge by Sadhbh Rosenstock from her new book and album Teach Teidí and her album Picnic Teidí. The event includes readings from Sadhbh’s brand new books Teidí agus an Foghlaí Mara and Teidí agus an Dineasár. Children are invited to bring their favourite teddy bear with them!

Event Details

Time:11am
Age Range: 0-7years
Duration: 45 mins
Price: €7 (family of four €25) 

How to Book: www.iontascastleblayney.ie or 042 975 3400 

Crafty Corner: Magical Music Wands - Sunday 22nd October

As part of of our drop-in crafty corner, children will work with visual artist Sarah Ward to create their very own ‘magical musical wands’. Using found nature objects and colourful wool, feathers and other objects that will be supplied, children will then use the wands to bring along to the family concert for some conducting fun.

Event Details
Time(s):11am – 1.45pm
Age Range: All ages
Price: Free/No booking required

Finnish Folk Music Workshop - Sunday 22nd October

Finnish Folk Music Workshop

The forest covered mountains of Finland are filled with folk music & lore. Join Finnish musicians Maija & Isa to explore how to play Finnish instruments such as the Kantele and Pitkähuilu and learn some Finnish Folk songs.

Event Details
Time: 11am
Age Range: 6+
Duration: 1 hr
Price: €5

How to Book: www.iontascastleblayney.ie or 042 975 3400

Puppets go leor! (Anne Cradden & Leanne McLaughlin) - 22nd October

Puppets go leor! with Anne Cradden & Leanne McLaughlin

Join visual artists Anne Cradden, Leanne McLaughlin & Sarah Ward for a playful and joyful exploration of the creative arts for young children. In this fun workshop, children of all ages and their grownups will be making our own hand puppets using all sorts of interesting recycled materials. You can make any kind of character you want: a punk princess, an alien from another planet, a crazy cat….its up to you! Then we will also make a puppet theatre where we can bring our characters to life in a real puppet show for everyone to enjoy!Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

Event Details
Time(s):11am, 12pm, 1pm
Age Range: 3+
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: €5

How to Book: www.iontascastleblayney.ie or 042 975 3400

 

 

The Rolling Hills Session - Sunday 22nd October

The Rolling Hills Session with Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan Musicians 

It’s time to have a boogie at The Rolling Hills 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(s):11.30am, 12.30pm
Age Range: All ages
Duration: 1 hr each
Price: Free / No booking required

Feet to the Beat with Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin

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: 12pm
Age Range: 3+
Duration: 1 hr
Price: €5 parent + child

How to Book: www.iontascastleblayney.ie or 042 975 3400 

Drumlin Magic- Visual Arts Workshop with Grace Haynes

Drumlin Magic- Visual Arts Workshop with Grace Haynes

The county of Monaghan is famous for it’s many little hills. Join Visual Artist Orla Meegan Gallagher to create your own individual drumlin using materials such as watercolours and inks.

Event Details
Time: 12pm
Age Range: 8+
Duration: 1 hr
Price: €5

How to Book: www.iontascastleblayney.ie or 042 975 3400

Traditional Irish Songs for Children /lilting workshop

Traditional Irish Songs for Children/lilting workshop with Caoimhe Kearins

Do you love to sing? Have you ever tried lilting?Then this workshop is perfect for you!
Join Caoimhe Kearins 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: 1pm
Age Range: 8+
Duration: 1 hr
Price: €5

How to Book: www.iontascastleblayney.ie or 042 975 3400

Family Concert with Full Set

Family Concert with Full Set

A sublime family concert with multi-award winning sextet Full Set
Full Set 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.

Event Details
Time: 2pm
Age Range: All ages
Duration: 1 hr
Price: €7 (family of four €25)

How to Book: www.iontascastleblayney.ie or 042 975 3400

Tales & Tunes @ The Market House

Tales & Tunes @ The Market House

Tales & Tunes @ The Market House - Saturday 21st October

The Rolling Hills Session - Saturday 21st October

The Rolling Hill Music Session

Come have a boogie at The Rolling Hills Session!

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

Location: The Market House, Monaghan Town
Time: 2pm
Age Range: All ages
Price: Free / No booking required

Finnish Folk Music Workshop - Saturday 21st October

The forest covered mountains of Finland are filled with folk music & lore. Join Finnish musicians Maija & Isa to explore how to play Finnish instruments such as the Kantele and Pitkähuilu and learn some Finnish Folk songs.

Event Details
Time:12.30pm
Age Range: 6+
Duration: 1 hr

Candlelit Tales - Saturday 21st October

Candlelit Tales

Candlelit Tales are a Dublin-based storytelling group that specialises in telling live Irish Myths and tales set to an original live musical backing. In line with the oral tradition of this land, they leaven these tales with humour, passion and playfulness to enchant audiences of all ages. These tales will make you laugh, make you cry, and maybe even make you roar.

Event Details
Time: 3pm
Age Range: 6+
Price: 5

 

Family Concert with Full Set

Family Concert with Full Set

Family Concert with Full Set

Family Concert - Full Set

Family Concert with Full Set

A sublime family concert with multi-award winning sextet Full Set
Full Set 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.

Event Details
Location: Íontas Theatre
Date: 22nd October 2023
Time:
2pm
Age Range: All ages
Duration: 1 hr
Price: €7 (family of four €25)

How to Book: www.iontascastleblayney.ie or 042 975 3400

Traditional Irish Songs for Children/lilting workshop

Traditional Irish Songs for Children/lilting workshop

Traditional Irish Songs for Children /lilting workshop

Irish Traditional Singing/Lilting Workshop

Traditional Irish Songs for Children/lilting workshop with Caoimhe Kearins

Do you love to sing? Have you ever tried lilting?Then this workshop is perfect for you!
Join Caoimhe Kearins 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

Date: 22nd October 2023
Location: Íontas Theatre
Time: 1pm
Age Range: 8+
Duration: 1 hr
Price: €5

How to Book: www.iontascastleblayney.ie or 042 975 3400