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LIVE: Tracks in the Snow - The Henry Girls 4 - 5 Dec 2021

One of The Ark's most popular music shows is back for a limited live run this Christmas! Follow the heavenly harmonies of The Henry Girls into an enchanting world of winter!

From sparkling icicles to wolves in the forest, the joy of sledding at high speed or the wonder of the Aurora Borealis on a frosty night, discover the magic and mysteries of the festive season.

And just what did make those tracks in the snow? Find out as the band’s playful humour and trademark folk and trad melodies celebrate some of the things we love to see and do when the world turns white.

Tracks in the Snow was commissioned and produced by The Ark as part of our mission to create high-quality music performances crafted especially for young audiences. The show premiered at The Ark in Dec 2015 followed by a further sell-out run in Dec 2017.

This year we present a limited number of live shows at The Ark or the chance to stream the show on demand into your classroom or sitting room no matter where you live!

An EP containing a selection of songs from the show can be purchased for download here:

Take a look at the trailer:

Curricular Links...

Perfect for all primary school classes, this show is an ideal opportunity to explore the Listening & Responding, Composing and Performing strand units of the Music curriculum. Experiencing this live music performance means children will see and hear outstanding Irish musicians performing brand new music on a range of instruments including piano, harp, voice, accordion, fiddle and double bass as well as percussion.

A free downloadable classroom pack is available which provides a range of accessible music activities and creative approaches connected to the theme and songs of the show. The activities will encourage music-making projects in the classroom and support imaginative music responses to the performance which are relevant to the composing and performing music curriculum strands.

COVID-19 Measures...

We want audiences to feel comfortable and confident in returning to see live performances and to reassure you that these performances will be presented with social distancing, a limited number of audience members and within all Government guidelines.

With this in mind, we are operating at under 50% of our usual theatre capacity. We will also be checking COVID-19 certs and photo ID at the door. Face coverings are mandatory for grown-ups and young people aged 9+ at all times while inside The Ark, while children under 9 are encouraged to wear face coverings if they feel comfortable to do so.

We have implemented new safety measures for your visit to The Ark, including enhanced ventilation, thorough cleaning between performances, face coverings, hand sanitising stations, perspex screens and a new one-way system.

You can find out more about The Ark's COVID-19 Safety Measures here. If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch with us by email at or by phone on 01 6707788 from Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

Refunds & Cancellation Policy: If any events are cancelled by The Ark whether due to COVID-19 or any other reason, then we refund all audiences affected. As part of our COVID-19 protocols, we ask that if you are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you follow government guidelines, remain at home and self-isolate. Our box office can arrange a refund of your ticket in these circumstances provided you let us know in advance of the show.

About The Henry Girls...

The Henry Girls are three sisters from Co Donegal. Their music is infused with the rich cultural heritage of their native Donegal but with a transatlantic flavour.

Their shimmering harmonies and delicate musicianship have been revered since their early days but in the last number of years they have been renowned for their song writing skills also. They have successfully learned to interweave their traditional roots with contemporary elements, earning them both commercial success and spectacular critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. They are renowned for their captivating, heart-warming and often moving live performances. Those fortunate enough to have seen them perform live onstage will all agree with the sentiments of The Irish Times who simply described the experience as ʻa joy’.

The sisters have toured and collaborated on various other music projects, most notably Mary Black, Imelda May, Clannad, Sharon Shannon, The Hothouse Flowers, Donal Lunny, Altan and Dervish. They were nominated for an IFTA for Best Original Score on award-winning children’s film ʻA Shine of Rainbows’.

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