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Training for Musicians 25 Jan 2013

Performing Irish Traditional Music for Child and Family Audiences with Cormac De Barra and Sinéad Madden. Presented in partnership with Music Network.

Date & Time Fri 25 Jan: 12.15-4pm (including performance, lunch and workshop)

This professional development workshop, facilitated by traditional harper Cormac De Barra and fiddle player and singer Sinéad Madden, will support professional musicians to develop performance skills for child and family audiences.

The workshop will begin with an opportunity to attend The Magic of the Harp - a traditional music performance for schools taking place at The Ark at 12.15pm. Following this, musicians Cormac and Sinead will then lead a practical two-hour workshop which will introduce approaches to interacting with young audiences, stage communication skills, audience management, creating engaging music sets and addressing particular challenges that musicians may encounter.

Bring your instrument for an interactive afternoon that will also include lively discussion and a chance to connect with other musicians. Skills gained will be beneficial to your performance career regardless of what age of audience you want to perform for.

Tickets €25 (including ticket to music performance and sandwich lunch)

Tickets for this programme went on sale on 10 December, and on 3 December to The Ark’s Family Members and ArkAngels. Become a Member today and receive priority booking, discounts and other benefits!

About Cormac De Barra

Cormac De Barra is the third generation of harper in his family, first studying with his grandmother, Róisín Ní Shé. Cormac has recorded and performed with many groups and musicians including Clannad, Dervish, Brian Kennedy, Máire Breatnach and his brothers Éamonn and Fionán in the family group Barcó. He has also hosted TG4's flagship weekly arts show Imeall.

About Sinéad Madden

Sinéad Madden has performed all over the world as a long-standing member of Moya Brennan’s band. In addition, she has performed with many well-known musicians including Clannad, John Doyle, John Williams, Maurice Lennon, Matt Cranitch, Seamus Connolly, Liz Carroll, Julie Feeney, Phil Coulter, Dervish and Jim McCann amongst many others, and she regularly collaborates with harper Cormac De Barra. Sinéad has performed many times for children and was lead musician on the highly successful Feet and Fiddles original music performance at The Ark during Tradfest 2012.