Midsummer Music Programme

7 Jun - 25 Jun

Whether you love classical, trad, world music, rock, electronic or pop - we have a whole array of music performances, workshops, trails, installations & free activities for children with their family or schools.

Midsummer Music Programme

Schools: Instrument and Music Making Workshop

7 Jun - 14 Jun

In this hands-on and creative workshop with musician Shane Mc Kenna, your class will create their own instruments.Then mixing these and other classroom instruments, you will be introduced to Dabbledoo’s free online tools that use shapes, colours and animation to get everyone playing together.

Schools: Instrument and Music Making Workshop

Schools: Songwriting & Digital Tools Workshop

15 Jun - 22 Jun

Your class will learn and discover how to write original songs with the support of music technology tools in this up-to-the-minute workshop led by the Songschool musicians Peter Baxter and Kevin Carrick.

Schools: Songwriting & Digital Tools Workshop

Early Years Workshops: Making Music Together

10 Jun - 17 Jun

In this workshop for the very young and their grown-ups, let us introduce you to an exciting new way to make music together as a family using shapes, colours and animation.

Early Years Workshops: Making Music Together

Interactive Installations: Music, Movement & Light

10 Jun - 25 Jun

Free Entry! Discover 3 fascinating and quirky electronic sound installations by composer Jonathan Nangle:

Interactive Installations: Music, Movement & Light

Concert: Shakespeare’s Music Mix

23 Jun - 24 Jun

A fun and accessible musical introduction to the world of Shakespeare. Let The Gregory Walkers take you on an fun and cheeky journey through the great bard’s lifetime using a ‘Top 20’ of the Shakespearean music that featured in his plays – complete with pirates, treasure maps and villains!

Concert: Shakespeare’s Music Mix

Early Year’s Music: Out of the Door of The Ark

24 Jun

Join Ark favourites Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden for an early years performance of songs, imaginative sound play, unusual instruments and a little bit of joyful chaos! Perfect for Ages 2-6.

Early Year’s Music: Out of the Door of The Ark

Test Drive an Instrument!

24 Jun - 25 Jun

Free Entry! Have a go at playing different kinds of music on one of a range of instruments and styles at these fun drop-in sessions for beginners.

Test Drive an Instrument!

Discovery Trail: Music Rooms

24 Jun

A chance to get a taste of 3 fresh family music performances at an early stage whilst getting to see a number of behind-the-scenes buildings and spaces in Temple Bar.

Discovery Trail: Music Rooms

Hip-Hopping, Toe-Tapping Trad with JIGGY!

25 Jun

Mixing traditional Irish dance tunes and hip-hop beats from the 1990s, this fun and unusual family gig promises “serious toe-tap-ability.” Don’t miss this truly unique 8-piece music collective.

Hip-Hopping, Toe-Tapping Trad with JIGGY!