World-famous Irish trad music legends Moya Brennan (Clannad) and Cormac De Barra (Harper) perform in this beautiful music show that they have created especially for children and families.
Commemorating 1000 years since the Battle of Clontarf, Ten14 uses gorgeous music and lyrics to evoke the adventures of our first High King, Brian Boru, and his love of the harp.
Brand new music and well-loved trad tunes as you’ve never heard them before combine in this exciting and intriguing performance for young audiences. Featuring lyrics in both Irish and English, there will be plenty of sing-along moments and participation for the audience.
Both Moya and Cormac were fascinated by the history of Brian Boru as children. They also shared with him a love of the harp which furthered their interest in the man, the music and the myth. Brian Boru's ‘March’ was one of the first pieces both Moya and Cormac learned on the harp and they jumped at this chance to celebrate the hero himself, his last battle, his harp and to bring his story to life through music and song.
Moya hopes that Ten14 will introduce the next generation of music lovers to the importance of Celtic history and culture: "I love history and this is a great story, so for me it made sense to come on board. It's nice to be able to relate this to young children through music and bring them on an hour long journey through song; and it's important that kids are aware of who Brian Boru was and what he did"
Have a listen to the title track Ten14 written especially for the show by Moya and Cormac.
The 1014 commemorative programme is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht and Dublin-Unesco City of Literature.
Ten14 National Tour Back to Top
Ten14 will be touring across Ireland following it's premiere at The Ark.
The show will be touring to:
|Draíocht, Blanchardstown||Wed 23 April @ 3pm|
|Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge||Thu 24 April @ 3pm|
|Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||Sat 26 April @ 3pm|
|An Grianán, Letterkenny||Sun 27 April @ 3.30pm|
|glór, Ennis||Mon 28 April @ 12.15pm|
|Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise||Tue 29 April @ 11am|
The tour of Ten14 is made possible by an Arts Council Touring Award.