A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing

22 Nov - 21 Dec

The Ark and Music Network present a brand new festive music show exploring the magic and mystery of Winter.

A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing

The Winter Art Studio for Families

6 Dec - 10 Jan

The Winter Art Studio is a fun and creative experience that enables the whole family to engage with and create visual art together.

The Winter Art Studio for Families

Drama and Fairy Tale in the Classroom

24 Jan

Fairy tales are full of wonderful drama, with endless possibilities to play and learn. Experienced Educational Drama practitioner Sarah FitzGibbon will lead this dynamic CPD event to generate ideas and explore approaches to delivering the drama curriculum. Using the rich potential offered by the classic fairy tale, Sarah will demonstrate how they can be used as a spring board for drama work in your classroom.

Drama and Fairy Tale in the Classroom

King of the Sea’s Trad Party

29 Jan - 30 Jan

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.

King of the Sea’s Trad Party

Trad Gig for Schools: Kíla

30 Jan

A trad music treat for schools as outstanding Irish band Kíla bring their hip-shaking, smile-making, funky, groovy brand of trad to The Ark this Tradfest. Don't miss their interactive and eclectic music which is simply brimming with energy and vitality.

Trad Gig for Schools: Kíla

Family Trad Gig: Kíla

31 Jan

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.

Family Trad Gig: Kíla

Children’s Open Trad Session 2015

31 Jan - 1 Feb

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.

Children’s Open Trad Session 2015

Children’s Crafts Club 2015

31 Jan - 1 Feb

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.

Children’s Crafts Club 2015

Uilleann Pipes Demonstration

31 Jan - 1 Feb

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.

Uilleann Pipes Demonstration

Family Gig: Hip Hopping, Beatboxing Trad

1 Feb

Mixing traditional Irish dance tunes and hip-hop beats from the 1990s, this unusual family trad gig promises “serious toe-tap-ability.”

Family Gig: Hip Hopping, Beatboxing Trad

Far Away From Me

12 Feb - 15 Mar

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.

Far Away From Me