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Music Rooms (IE) 1 Apr 2023

This guided musical trail will introduce to you fresh family music performances in different spaces in The Ark and elsewhere nearby.

A selection of musicians who play different types of music were asked for new ideas for a performance for children. See what they’ve come up with in these mini work-in-progress performances.

This is a fantastic chance for music lovers aged 6 and up to try something new together! Stay tuned to find out which musicians will be greeting you in these musical rooms.


A beautiful performance of Irish songs from deep within our ancient song store, by world renowned traditional singer and flute player Nuala Kennedy and Dervish front woman and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Jordan. These songs connect us with our ancestors, drawing a line between today's young children and those that were reared to the same music centuries before. Sit back, close your eyes and breathe; let the evocative music take you somewhere different, somewhere magical!

Opera made Cosy

Step into the whimsical world of opera, and join a talented singer and her fabulous pianist in their cosy rehearsal room. Help them prepare for a big audition and get ready to be wowed by the marvellous music they're making together. This interactive and playful performance is perfect for young audiences who want to discover the magic of opera and classical music in a fun and engaging way.


Part of BIG BANG Dublin!

Thu 30 March to Sun 2 April 2023
Ireland's only international music festival for young audiences returns for what promises to be the biggest bang yet! An adventurous celebration of music of all kinds, BIG BANG Dublin! encourages curiosity and musical discovery with outstanding music performances and intriguing installations from Ireland and abroad.