The Ark and Music Network present a brand new festive music show exploring the magic and mystery of Winter.
With a dynamic blend of original music, improvisation and audience interaction, this brand new festive music show by composer Brian Irvine has been commissioned and specially created for children and schools.
Visit The Ark’s new Winter Art Studio for a stimulating visual arts experience that incorporates all six strands of the Visual Arts Curriculum.
The Winter Art Studio is a fun and creative experience that enables the whole family to engage with and create visual art together.
It's party time under the sea. All the fish and sea creatures are busy polishing their scales and practicing their jigs and reels dance steps for the King of the Sea’s once a year féile.
Outstanding Irish band Kíla bring their hip-shaking, smile-making, funky, groovy brand of trad to The Ark this Tradfest. Don't miss their wonderfully interactive and eclectic music which is simply brimming with energy and vitality.
Grab your chance for to come and play in a real trad session! Drop in to our open trad seisiún, especially for children, led by members of Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh, a long established and highly active Irish music organisation.
This year the Tradfest children’s crafts club travels under the sea. Try your hand at a variety of fun traditional crafts using different materials.
Join pipe makers and players from Na Píobairí Uilleann and see how these intriguing native Irish instruments are made – starting from the surprising beginnings of just a few small pieces of wood.
Mixing traditional Irish dance tunes and hip-hop beats from the 1990s, this unusual family trad gig promises “serious toe-tap-ability.”
World premiere of a brand new theatre show by Amy Conroy, inspired by The Princess and the Pea and infused with the wild energy of aerial performance, dance music and great storytelling.