Join musician Ríona Sally Hartman on a song hunt to create music and sounds from everyday objects in these fun workshops for 2-4 year olds and 5-7 year olds.
This mid-term break, we will explore the sounds we can make from all sorts of things, from crinkly dry leaves to twigs snapping and cracking conkers. Together, we’ll record the sounds, layering them up on top of each other using a simple loop pedal.
Next, we'll listen carefully and add our voices. Singing, speaking, humming, whispering... Who knows what kind of songs or soundscapes will emerge from our intrepid, curious, auditory explorations?
Ríona Sally Hartman is a musician based in South County Wicklow who holds an honours Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance. She releases her own original music under her own name, as well as collaborating with a number of ensembles of various genres including Irish language band IMLÉ and bilingual group Luí Lom (music in Gàidhlig and Irish). She is musical director and lead performer of The National Concert Hall’s Education and Community Outreach Band, and facilitates early years workshops in the National Concert Hall. Currently Ríona is working on a project, generously funded by the Arts Council, writing and recording new bilingual children’s music for primary school aged children.