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Sean-nós singing and lilting workshop

18th of Feb, 12 pm

@Rua Red, Tallaght (Music Room 1)

Music workshop

For families with children of all ages

Languages:

English and Irish

Please note:

This is a beginner-friendly session. Booking is required. When you reserve a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free. Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

Create your own musical adventure! Participants will choose from a number of songs (sea-faring songs, love songs, songs about fairies) provided by Eoghan to learn the melody and the meaning of the lyrics. After, we will do a bit of lilting, a kind of mouth music traditionally used to carry a tune for dancing when no musical instruments were available. Depending on where the music takes us, participants have the option to learn traditional Sean-nós singing techniques. To end our musical exploration, we will sing songs and lilt a tune together.

Cruthaigh eachtra cheoil dhuit féin! Roghnóidh na rannpháirtithe ó roinnt amhráin (amhráin na farraige, amhráin ghrá, amhráin na síoga) a sholáthróidh Eoghan chun an tséis agus brí na liricí a fhoghlaim. Ina dhiaidh sin, déanfaimid beagán ‘lilting’ – cineál béal faiseanta a úsáidtear go traidisiúnta chun port a chruthú le haghaidh damhsa nuair nach raibh uirlisí ceoil ar fáil. Ag brath ar an áit a dtógann an ceol sinn, tá rogha ag na rannpháirtithe teicnící traidisiúnta amhránaíochta ar an Sean-nós a fhoghlaim. Chun deireadh a chur lenár dtaiscéalaíocht cheoil, canfaimid amhráin agus seinnfidh muid ceol le chéile.

Meet the artist

Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin

Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin is a Dublin-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His musical roots are in Sean-nós singing and Irish traditional music. He has played with a number of different bands over the years including Dublin-based Skipper’s Alley, folk/electronica band Jiggy, and Aon Teanga:Un Chengey, an Irish-Scottish-Manx group that explores the musical and linguistic ties between the Gaelic languages. He also collaborates with County Clare fiddle and viola player Ultan O’Brien. Their début album Solas an Lae won best album at the RTÉ folk awards in 2021. Eoghan released his début solo album, The Deepest Breath, in November 2022. His songs—written in both English and Irish—build on his Sean-nós singing foundations but combine hard-hitting lyrics with other musical influences to create a rich, contemporary sound.

This event is funded by

Mother Tongues Festival

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Kamishibai:

Fairytales in Ireland and Japan

18th of Feb, 3 pm

@Rua Red, Tallaght (Project Space)

Storytelling & Art workshop

For families with children of all ages

Languages:

English and Japanese

Please note:

Booking is required. When you purchase a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free. Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

origami

Take part in a magical experience combining Ireland and Japan’s different, yet similar cultures. Through the art of song and origami crafts, children and their families will experience the mystical storytelling culture that Ireland and Japan share. The countries even have similar tales. Can you name them? Attend this workshop to find out and experience the shared connection of Ireland and Japan. 

アイルランドと日本。このふたつの国は、地球最大のユーラシア大陸の西端と東端にある島国です。言語も文化は大きく異なりますが、ともに神話があり、おはなしの文化で有名です。実はアイルランドにも日本とよく似たお話やお祭りがあるのです。どんなお話・お祭りだと思いますか? これらの物語に合わせた歌やおりがみ、クラフトもご紹介します。

Meet the artist

Tamao Oka

Tamao is a certified Steiner kindergarten teacher and was the leader of a toddlers group at the Steiner School during her training. She has run a Japanese kid’s book club for over 10 years in Dublin. Tamao loves storytelling, puppet shows, and singing with children.

tamao oka

This event is funded by

Mother Tongues Festival

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Jiggy

18th of Feb, 4 pm

@Rua Red, Tallaght (Performance Space)

Concert

For all ages

Languages:

Irish, English & Lingala

Please note:

Booking is required.

jiggy

Jiggy continue the tradition of their musical ancestors while bringing a whole new exotic flavour to the table, more of a collective than an orthodox band, Jiggy’s mercurial line up mixes and melds Irish traditional music, world rhythms and cutting-edge dance grooves. Jiggy took the internet by storm with their video ‘Silent Place’ celebrating the global togetherness of dance and to date it has clocked up more than 35 million views. This has introduced the band to a brand new audience worldwide and both of their albums went to number 1 in the world music charts in Ireland, the United States, Canada, France, Australia, Poland & the UK. They are now a big hit with festival audiences across the globe.

The concert features Robbie Harris (bodhrán & percussion), Aoife Kelly (fiddle & vocals), Eoghan  Ó Ceannabháin (flute & vocals) Éamonn Galldubh (pipes & flute), Gary O’Brien (guitar) and Niwel Tsumbu (guitar & vocals).

This event is funded by

Mother Tongues Festival

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