TradFest Temple Bar Program 2014

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Charity Partner

craft market, gaelic games, film screenings, exhibitions, theatre, outdoor concerts, pipe bands, music workshops, children’s club, céilí, street performers, urban farm and much more...

Fáilte! Ba mhaith linn fáilte mhór a chur romhaibh chuig Temple Bar TradFest 2014. Welcome to Temple Bar TradFest 2014, Dublin’s biggest and best Irish music & culture festival.

With Thanks To Principal Sponsors

Media Supporter

Charity Partner

Festival Supporters & Partners

Stephen Rea

Oliver Hughes

It has been a great privilege of mine to be the Patron of Temple Bar TradFest for the past number of years. The festival has grown to become one of the biggest festivals celebrating our traditional music and culture in Dublin. Now in its 9th year Temple Bar TradFest features both national and internationally renowned artists in some of Dublin’s most iconic heritage buildings. As well as a fantastic programme of musical concerts the festival has a huge array of activities and events catering for all ages and tastes. From film screenings and theatre, to street performances, ceili workshops, marching pipe bands, amazing outdoor concerts featuring some of Irelands leading new musicians and craft markets. It promises to be a wonderful 5 days of music, culture and craic. We look forward to seeing you all there!

On behalf of the board and members of the Temple Bar Company , Welcome to Temple Bar TradFest 2014. The Temple Bar TradFest has now firmly established itself as one of Dublin’s most successful music festivals with an audience of over 50,000 visitors annually. Whilst we can’t promise summer weather in January, we can guarantee you a fantastic 5 days of cultural events from musical workshops, sustainable urban farming, Gaelic games to free entertainment for all the family. This year we are delighted to work with ChildVision , the festivals first ever charity partner and we hope you will lend your support to such a worthy cause. The Temple Bar Company is a private non-profit collective of commercial, cultural and community organisations and businesses within Temple Bar, we are committed to making Temple Bar one of the most vibrant and accessible quarters in Ireland. We’re delighted to have the support of our many sponsors and funders in particular Dublin City Council and Failte Ireland who have provided us with investment that has helped us grow and develop Temple Bar TradFest over the past 9 years. We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin’s Cultural Quarter .

Festival Patron

Chairman Temple Bar Company


Celtic Irish Dance Show • Juhn Echo • The Jigsaw Jam • Tumbleweed Trad • Baile An Salsa • Nemiers • Atlantic Rhythm • eLVé & Karbunkulis • Skippers Alley • Betty Swing Machine • Adeniyi AllenTaylor & his Afrobeat Orchestra • Mazais Letiņš • Taurenitis • Paidí Ó’Broin • Kara Burbage School of Dance • Scoil Rince Nolan Dunleavy • Scoil Rince O’Gallagher • Emily Dawson • Aisling Gheal • Fleadh ‘73 • Slogadh ‘77 • FullSet • Battle of the Bodhráns • Karan Casey & Niall Vallely • Children’s Open Trad Session • Children’s Craft Club • FamilyFest • The Secret of Kells Exhibition • Children’s Céilí • Riga From Above - Photo Exhibition • Riga in 24 Hours • Fionnuala • IMRO Masterclasses with Frankie Gavin & Johnny Duhan • IMRO Showcase Concerts • Socks In The Frying Pan • Donal McCague • The Golden Era of Céilí Music & Dance • Family Music Workshop • Urban Street Farm • Limerick City Pipe Band • Street Performers • Craft Market • Flamenco Dance Taster • Face Painting • Banjo Workshop • Clayotic Workshop • Experience Gaelic Games • TradFest Animal Farm • Nuada Siansa Gael Linn 2013 Winners • Super Happy Fun Times

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* All programme details were correct at the time of going to press. The Temple Bar TradFest organisers reserve the right to make programme changes should circum- stances dictate.

Crown Alley • Meeting House Square • Dublin City Hall • East Essex Street • FilmBase • Temple Bar • Central Bank Plaza • Fleet Street • Temple Bar Square • St. Patrick’s Cathedral • The New Theatre • National Wax Museum PLUS • The Ark • Irish Film Institute • White Lady Art Gallery • The Temple Bar Hotel

Venues Artistic Director Festival Director Festival Manager Production Production Public Relations Social Media Manager Festival Design Admin & Marketing Executive Production & Events Assistant Production & Events Assistant Production & Events Assistant Production & Events Assistant

Kieran Hanrahan Martin Harte Claudine Murray Shane McDonnell Benny Lynch Gerry Lundberg PR Tracey Ferguson Seek Design Salla Paananen Ashleigh Leigh Ylonka Linders Anne Hooijmans Claire Cahillane


Thank You

TEMPLE BAR TRADFEST OUTDOOR STAGE Our outdoor stage on Crown Alley will feature some of the brightest new talent from Ireland and overseas. Featuring a variety of music and dance from salsa tunes with a trad twist, to swing, African beats and Irish dancers, it’s sure to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping!




11am - 2.50pm

Celtic Irish Dance Show

3.10pm - 4.10pm

Juhn Echo

4.30pm - 5.20pm

The Jigsaw Jam

5.40pm - 6.10pm

Tumbleweed Trad

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Baile An Salsa

12.10pm - 12.40pm


1pm - 2pm

Atlantic Rhythm

2.20pm- 2.50pm

eLVé & Karbunkulis

3.10pm - 3.40pm

Skippers Alley

4pm - 5pm

Betty Swing Machine

5.20pm - 6.20pm Adeniyi Allen-Taylor & his Afrobeat Orchestra

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 11am - 7.30pm Venue: Crown Alley Admission: FREE 06

SIAMSA COIS LIFE STAGE Our Siamsa Cois Lifa Stage on Meeting House Square will feature young people from music and dancing schools from all over Ireland.



11am - 11.30am

Craobh Sean Tracey CCE

11.45am - 12.15pm Mazais Letiņš 12.30pm - 1pm Taurenitis 1.15pm - 2.15pm Paidí Ó’Broin 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Kara Burbage School of Dance

3.45pm - 4.15pm

Scoil Rince Nolan Dunleavy

4.30pm - 5pm

Scoil Rince O’Gallagher

Date: 26th Jan 2014 Time: 11am - 5pm Venue: Meeting House Square Admission: FREE 07




11.30am Spoken Word / Hip Hop - Featuring some of Dublin’s best home grown talent. 1pm Lunch Time Session - Trad Session featuring local young players. Anyone is free to join in the fun! 2pm

Singer / Songwriters playing their own original tunes with everything from trad and world music to folk and rock and roll!


Local Bands that feature regularly on Dublin’s busking scene.


Poets’ Corner. Poetry – in both English and Irish – featuring poets from both home and abroad.


Lunch Time Session - Trad Session featuring local young players. Anyone is free to join in the fun!


Ceili Workshop learn your haon, dó, trís with our Ceili workshop. We’ll have some great musicians to play the jigs and reels and a dance instructor to show you where to put your feet!


Local Bands that feature regularly on Dublin’s busking scene.

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Venue: East Essex St. Admission: FREE


Nuada Nuada - Siansa Gael Linn 2013 Winners

playing and performance.

Hailing from Gaeltacht na nDéise, Co. Waterford, Nuada won Siansa Gael Linn 2013, the most prestigious award for young traditional music groups. All but one of the musicians are under 17 years of age, while the youngest member of the group is only 13!

Nuada, comprising Pax Ó Faoláin, Cárthach Ó Faoláin, Macdara Ó Faoláin, Aoife Nic Giolla Pádraig, Rebecca Saich and Caoimhín Ó Cionnfhaolaidh, look forward to presenting a vibrant selection of traditional music and song at this showcase concert.

Their repertoire includes songs from the Déise and old and new tunes from local musicians who have influenced them over the years such as Caoimhín and Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, Danú, Nioclás Tóibín, Áine Uí Cheallaigh and Bobby Gardiner, to name but a few. They maintain a strong loyalty to the pureness of traditional Irish music and attempt to keep that at the core of their

Date: 25th Jan 2014 Time: 1pm Venue: Dublin City Hall Admission: FREE


ChildVision Petting Farm

ChildVision is always alive with birdsong and the scents of grass and flowers.

ChildVision, Ireland’s Education Centre for Blind Children, are packing up their cuddly and friendliest pets from their petting farm and bringing them into Temple Bar for TradFest.

Visit them at Temple Bar this January and learn about the birthday parties and school tours you can have at ChildVision. The farm is on Gracepark Road and open to the public 7 days a week with no admission charge.

These animals play a very special role at ChildVision, helping the blind and multi-disabled children who attend school there to feel their cuddly, furry, friendly shapes. The little horses spend their days helping the children who aren’t able to move very well on their own to sit up and feel ten feet tall as they explore the sensory trail. ChildVision’s patiently friendly ponies, rabbits, sheep Elvis and Seamus and micro pigs Podge and Rodge show children the joy of being with animals. The garden at

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 12pm - 5pm Venue: East Essex St. Admission: FREE


Experience Gaelic Games A Celebration of our National Sports Come along and test your skills at the Experience Gaelic Games Skills test. Our indigenous Gaelic Games are uniquely Irish. The games include Gaelic Football played with a ball like a soccer ball but from the hand, and Hurling, our native stick and ball game. These games are remarkably popular in Ireland and so much so that every year the biggest games attract crowds of over 80,000 spectators. At Temple Bar TradFest 2014 you’ll have a chance to test your skills with a Gaelic Football and Hurling Shooting challenge- It’s suitable for all ages – come along and enjoy – we look forward to seeing you !

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 12pm - 5pm Venue: East Essex St. Admission: FREE


Clayotic Workshop An exciting workshop for children using Clayotic, a new type of modelling clay. This soft and pliable modelling clay is fun to squeeze, shape and mould and it has also been proved to be extremely therapeutic to use. The workshops will last for 1 hour; each participating child will make their own unique model inspired by a traditional Irish theme. The Clayotic model will be a permanent keepsake of your time at Temple Bar TradFest. This workshop promises to be loads of fun.

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 12pm - 1pm Venue: East Essex St. Admission: FREE

Free entry but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Bookings through


Banjo Workshop Alan O’Rourke welcomes everyone to this special banjo display where you will learn about the process of making this beautiful unique instrument. Each banjo is handcrafted by Alan, using various types of solid timbers. The public will be welcome to play the banjos as well!

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 10.30am - 5pm Venue: Filmbase Admission: FREE


Craft Market

The streets of Temple Bar will become a celebration of art and craft at our TradFest Craft Market. On sale will be a variety of crafts including handmade postcards, knitwear soaps, candles, picture frames, photography, original art pieces plus much more.

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 12pm - 5pm Venue: Temple Bar & East Essex St. Admission: FREE

Flamenco Dance Taster

A family friendly activity to discover the rhythms of flamenco. Prepare to clap, stomp and have fun! Do you have a flamenco costume? Why not dress up!

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 12.30pm - 5.30pm (hourly) Venue: Temple Bar & East Essex St. Admission: FREE

Face Painting

Our talented face painters will be out and about to create fun, colourful face painting.

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 12.30pm - 5pm Venue: Temple Bar & East Essex St. Admission: FREE 14

Joe’s €20 Appeal. Please give a donation of €20 and make the world a less scary place for blind children like Joe. We urgently need your help. Call us now on 1890 25 33 34 or visit Thank you.

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National Education Centre for Blind Children

STREET PERFORMERS Larger than life street performers, stilt walkers, magicians, comedians, unicyclists, and escapologists will bring Temple Bar to life during the festival weekend.


1 - Brian Daly 12.00 - 12.40pm (Magician & Comedy) 2 - Oisin Charms 1.00 - 1.40pm (Unicyclist & Escapologist) 3 - Brian Daly 2.00 - 2.40pm (Magician & Comedy) 4 - Oisin Charms 3.00 - 3.40pm (Unicyclist & Escapologist)

Central Bank Plaza Fleet Street Central Bank Plaza Fleet Street



1 - Brian Daly 12.00 - 12.40pm (Magician & Comedy) 2 - Oisin Charms 1.00 - 1.40pm (Unicyclist & Escapologist) 3 - Brian Daly 2.00 - 2.40pm (Magician & Comedy) 4 - Oisin Charms 3.00 - 3.40pm (Unicyclist & Escapologist)


Central Bank Plaza Fleet Street Temple Bar Square East Essex Street

Limerick City Pipe Band

The City of Limerick Pipe Band are a popular pipe band who are are welcomed all over the country and indeed, the world. The City of Limerick Pipe Band was formed way back in 1949. The band has always been the city’s top ranking pipe band and a great institution of education for young pipers and drummers. The band is the chief pipe band to renowned Irish group The Chieftains and has appeared on stage with them all over the country. Pipe Major Philip Doran and lead drummer Matthew A Ring are the musical directors and will lead the band during their performance at this year’s Temple Bar TradFest.

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 11.30am & 3.30pm Venue: Fleet St & Central Bank Plaza Admission: FREE


The Boxty House & Urban Farm Presents The Temple Bar Urban Street Farm

Workshops Includes:

Temple Bar will be ‘up-cycled’ into an urban street farm, with on-street pallet seating, up-cycled waste stream materials turning Temple Bar into an intensive urban street farm, sourcing materials for mushroom growing, fish farming and potato planting from all around the local area. The Urban Farm will showcase innovative ways to grow food in an urban area. Utilizing & Up-Cycling waste stream materials from the city to showcase simple & innovative methods. They’ll be running workshops on how to make the best use of balconies and confined spaces for growing food, demonstrations on growing mushrooms on coffee waste, aquaponic displays and advice on setting up and sourcing materials in the city for urban food growing.

Mushroom Growing on Coffee Waste Kids Seed Bomb Making Aquaponic ABC’s Workshop Balcony Growing Indoor Growing for Small Spaces Boxty House Cooking Demonstrations

Fergus Dunnes ‘Pigs on the Green’

as a guest appearance on the street with discussion and talk on urban pig farming.

Date: 26th Jan 2014 The Urban Farm’s Rooftop Hens

will make a guest appearance with talks and discussion on urban poultry keeping.

Date: 26th Jan 2014


The Boxty House Rooftop Potato Planters

Mushroom Street Farm Up-cycled waste coffee grounds from city cafes growing gourmet mushrooms. ‘With the amount of coffee consumed everyday in the city, this project really makes sense’ Collecting waste coffee grounds from cafes, diverting them from landfill and up-cycling them into a substrate for growing gourmet oyster mushrooms in the heart of city. ‘One man’s waste is another man’s gourmet mushroom!’

Up-cycled water cooler bottles demonstrating a simple self watering system for potatoes. There will be a display of these rooftop planters for the public to view & discover how simple it can be to garden in the city, especially in smaller outdoor spaces like apartment balconies.

Aquaponic Street Farm Up-cycled IBC tanks demonstrating aquaponic farming with rainbow trout & salad greens. Showcasing a sustainable aquaponic urban food system, producing rainbow trout and salad greens in the same space without the need for purchasing expensive plant foods & all 100% Organically Grown.

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 11am - 6pm Venue: 20/21 Temple Bar Admission: FREE 19

Family Music Workshop

Join the Education Department of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral to learn all about how an Organ works! Working as a team children have a go at playing our WOOFYT (Wooden One Octave Organ For Young Technologists) and get to see close up how different sounds can be created using pipes. Booking essential, spaces limited to 20. Suitable for children between ages of 8-12. Contact to reserve a space.

Date: 25th Jan 2014 Time: 10am, 12pm & 2pm Venue: St. Patrick’s Cathedral Admission: FREE


The Golden Era of Ceili Music & Dance 1955 - 1970

of the music of the period.

Between 1999 and 2004, in conjunction with the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Brian Lawler recorded interviews with 70 people including céilí band founders and members, promoters, dancers and radio personnel. He obtained a total of 42 hours of recorded material and has put together an insightful talk on the project which consists of a review of the work and includes short extracts from some of the interviews along with samples

Anyone wishing to reserve a place at this event should contact IMRO at or at 01 661 4844. (Limited availability – Booking essential)

Date: 24th Jan 2014 Time: 5pm Venue: The New Theatre Admission: FREE

IMRO Showcase Concerts Thursday 23rd

As part of our festival, IMRO will be running a series of showcase concerts featuring some of the best emerging traditional acts in Ireland. Entry to these showcases is FREE but due to limited capacity, booking is essential. Please email to reserve your seat.

6.30pm 7pm

Socks In The Frying Pan The Jigsaw Jam

Friday 24th 6.30pm 7pm


Donal McCague FullSet

IMRO Masterclasses with Frankie Gavin & Johnny Duhan

IMRO Song Writing Masterclass with Johnny Duhan

IMRO will be presenting a series of masterclasses in the New Theatre on Saturday 25th January.

Saturday 25th 2pm - 4pm

Entry to these masterclasses is FREE but due to limited capacity, booking is essential. Please email to reserve your seat.

Known for his fierce independence and integrity as an artist, Johnny has condensed a body of work spanning 40 years into a quartet of epic albums. Johnny’s songs are sung all over the world in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by artists such as Christy Moore, The Dubliners and Mary Black.

IMRO Music Masterclass with Frankie Gavin Saturday 25th 11am - 1pm Frankie Gavin is regarded as the Prince of fiddle players and of recent times, made the Guinness Book of World Records as the Fastest Fiddle player in the World. Frankie is the founder of De Dannan and has collaborated with such luminaries as Stephane Grappelli, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and The Rolling Stones.

Date: 25th Jan 2014 Time: 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm Venue: The New Theatre Admission: FREE


Fionnuala by Donal O’Kelly

In Association with The New Theatre Ireland’s most gifted writer-actors – succeeds in telling a story that is not only gripping, funny and full of a rich sense of Ireland’s great tradition of myth and legend, but also ruthlessly precise in its analysis of the deep malaise of 21st-century Ireland” FRINGE FIRST The Scotsman

Donal O’Kelly’s Edinburgh Hit Comes to The New Theatre! In Edinburgh 2013, Fionnuala was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression award, won a Scotsman Fringe First award, and was nominated for Best Solo Performance by The Stage. Ambrose Keogh works for Shell. When the Tunnel Boring Machine he named Fionnuala sinks into the bog in Mayo, he is magically confronted by Fionnuala, the swanchild of the ancient legend The Children of Lir. Fionnuala puts a geas (spell) on him – he’s bound to tell what he knows about potentially lethal attacks on local opponents of the Shell Mayo gas project. During his ordeal, Ambrose meets his school classmate Malachy, an anti-pipeline activist, and echoes from the past resound. “The magnificent O’Kelly – one of

Bookings through: Concession Rate with TradFest Programme. photo credit: Marc Marnie

Date: 25th Jan - 8th Feb 2014 (No performances on Sundays)

Time: 7.30pm Venue: The New Theatre Admission: €15/12 - €10 group rate 23


• Film Shorts • From Above • In 24 Hours

In Association with Embassy of Latvia

RIGA Film Shorts Celebrating Riga, The European City of Culture we are showing a series of film shorts on our outdoor cinema screen capturing the beauty and uniqueness of Riga.

Date: 22nd - 24th Jan 2014 Time: 6pm - 11pm Venue: Meeting House Square Admission: FREE

RIGA In 24 Hours Riga 2014 Exhibition: A 24-hour journey through Riga. The exhibition reveals the diverse architecture of Riga, its charming places and people. Every visitor to the exhibition can take a turn on the bicycle and operate the exhibition by providing it with pedal power, thereby symbolically cycling through 24 hours of various Riga scenes. An exhibition created by a new team of designers at Riga Asketic in cooperation with Tom’s Ērenpreiss, a continuator of the work of Latvian bicycle legend Gustavs Ērenpreiss.

RIGA From Above RIGA – the metropolis of the Baltics and the capital of Latvia. Riga, whose historic centre was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Riga with its inspiring Old Town silhouette listed under the European Heritage Label scheme. This photo exhibition approaches Riga from the sky. Vast panoramas offer a clear view of Riga’s urban structure, remains of ancient fortifications and outlining the steeples of churches in the historic centre.

Date: 20th - 25th Jan 2014 Time: 10am - 5.15pm Venue: Dublin City Hall Admission: FREE

Date: 20th & 25th Jan 2014 Time: 10am - 5.15pm Venue: Dublin City Hall Admission: FREE 24

Children’s Céilí

National Wax Museum Plus will get into the TradFest spirit with a very special children’s Céilí. Taking place in the Children’s World of Enchantment, boys & girls will get the chance to practice their Irish dancing moves. There will be a very special Irish dance expert on hand to give those taking part some hints, tips and guidance, so don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 12pm - 5pm Venue: The National Wax Museum PLUS Admission: Adults: €12, Children: €8, Students/Teenagers: €10, Family Ticket: €35 (2 Adults 2 Children under 12)

All visitors who show their Temple Bar TradFest Guide will get a discounted family ticket for €25. Call: 01 6718373 or Email: 25

Temple Bar TradFest Family Hub at The Ark 2014 4 days of trad music gigs, workshops and sessions for families, schools and teachers.

Book at / 01 670 7788

Early Years Trad Music Concert

The Secret of Kells Exhibition

Join traditional musicians Fiona Kelleher (singer) and Jim Murray (guitar) for a gentle toe-tapping performance of traditional songs and music especially for little ears to enjoy. Fiona is known as a singer and performer for young audiences and as an early years musician, and Jim has been the guitarist with Sharon Shannon’s band for many years. The performance will include songs in Irish and English.

Come and visit this exhibition of limited edition art prints of scenes from The Secret of Kells, the critically-acclaimed animated feature film by Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon. Nominated for an Academy award in 2010, this enchanting story of Brendan, the Vikings and the Book of Kells won millions of fans across the world. The prints are gloriously high-resolution, gallery-quality illustrations and draw heavily on the Irish medieval art that influenced the film.

Date: 23rd Jan 2014 Time: 10.30am & 11.45am Venue: The Ark Admission: €12/€9 concessions Ages: 2-4 years Duration: 40 mins

Date: 11th, 18th, 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 10.30am - 5pm Venue: The Ark Admission: FREE Ages: All the Family 26

Children’s Open Trad Session

Children’s Crafts Club

Presented in partnership with The Crafts Council of Ireland

Drop in to our open trad seisiún, especially for children, led by members of Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh a long established and highly active Irish music organisation. Children who can play a tune on the fiddle, bodhrán, harp, concertina, or any instrument at all (even non-traditional instruments) are welcome to come along and give trad music a try. Families are invited to come, watch and enjoy!

This year our Temple Bar TradFest children’s crafts club will take inspiration from The Battle of Clontarf and the Book of Kells. Travel back in time and try your hand at crafting a mini metal shield, make your own illuminated scroll using calligraphy and print techniques or become a High King or Queen for the day by making your own crown/headpiece using a variety of materials. With craft artists Sabrina Meyns, Deirdre Rogers and Caroline Ryan.

Places will be allocated on the day based on availability. Participation is recommended for children who have been learning music for one year or more. Children wishing to participate must bring their own instruments. Please note during busy periods some waiting may be required.

Free entry on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 12pm - 5pm Venue: The Ark Admission: FREE Ages: 4 + years Duration: approx. 30 mins

Date: 25th & 26th Jan 2014 Time: 12pm - 2.30pm Venue: The Ark Admission: FREE Ages: 7-12 years 27

Temple Bar TradFest Family Hub at The Ark 2014 4 days of trad music gigs, workshops and sessions for families, schools and teachers.

Book at / 01 670 7788 Battle of the Bodhráns

Karan Casey and Niall Vallely Family Performances

Come and celebrate 1,000 years since the Battle of Clontarf by joining a team and learning to play a simple rhythm or two on the bodhrán. Your skill of playing will become your musical weapon when we bring it all together for a giant musical battle between the two teams – who can play the loudest, fastest, best? Who can lead their team to musical victory? Everyone wins in this musical battle which promises to be an outrageously fun event at full volume. All participating adults and children require tickets. Children can be booked in individually or with an adult. No unaccompanied adults. No experience necessary. Bodhráns will be provided.

World class Irish singer Karan Casey and celebrated musician Niall Vallely (concertina and low whistle) perform a delightful selection of traditional and folk songs and tunes especially for families to enjoy. Karan has released five solo albums including an album for children, and has performed with numerous folk and trad legends including James Taylor, Liam Clancy, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Peggy Seeger, The Dubliners, and Lunasa. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear Karan and Niall perform together in the intimate setting of The Ark’s theatre.

Date: 26th Jan 2014 Time: 2pm & 4pm Venue: The Ark Admission: €12/€9 concessions Ages: All the Family

Date: 25th Jan 2014 Time: 11.30am - 12.45pm Venue: The Ark Admission: €11/€8 concessions Ages: 7+ years & their families



Professional Development for Teachers: Irish Traditional Dance in the Classroom

Rising stars of the trad world FullSet combine fiddle, uilleann pipes, button accordion, flute, bodhrán, guitar and vocals, in a 6-piece energetic trad concert, guaranteed to captivate audiences of all ages. Recently named “New Group of the Year” in the live Ireland Music Awards, FullSet have been compared to supergroups Danú and Altan. Catch them while you can.

Dancer Colin Ryan opens up the world of traditional Irish dance. All teachers, including complete beginners, are invited to explore and discover simple dance steps and to build the skills and confidence to deliver creative and enjoyable Irish traditional dance programmes in the classroom. The workshop will feature approaches to delivering dance elements of the Primary School Physical Education curriculum as well as looking at Irish traditional dance in an historical context. Please wear loose comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes.

FullSet Family Performance Date: 25th Jan 2014 Time: 3pm Venue: The Ark Admission: €12/€9 concessions Ages: All the Family

Date: 23rd Jan 2014 Time: 7pm - 9pm Venue: The Ark Admission: €15/€12 for ArkEd Members Ages: All the Family

FullSet Schools Concert Date: 24th Jan 2014 Time: 10.15am & 12.15pm Venue: The Ark Admission: €5/€4.50 Early Bird Ages: Junior Infants - 6th Class Duration: 50 mins


ChildVision National Education Centre for Blind Children Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.

Just because our Children can’t see the stars, doesn’t mean they can’t reach for them… But they urgently need your support to do so. Please donate this Christmas to ChildVision, online at or by phoning 1890 25 33 34

IFI Archive at Lunchtime

Programme 2 (Wednesdays): SLOGADH ‘77

Irish Film Institute opens its vaults to reveal treasures from the IFI Irish Film Archive which is sure to be of great interest to traditional music enthusiasts.

A record of Gael Linn’s Slogadh Festival which in 1977 attracted hundreds of young people to Salthill, Co Galway for the annual celebration of modern and traditonal music, theatre and song and dance. President Patrick Hillery was present to award the prizes. B/W /1977/ 30 mins/ Directed by Joe O’Donnell

With screenings right through the month of January, the Irish Film Institute presents FREE thriceweekly lunchtime screenings of traditional music films from the Irish Film Archive on Monday, Wednesday and double-bill Saturday lunchtimes. See for details.

Date: Throughout Jan Time: 1pm Venue: Irish Film Institute Admission: FREE

Programme 1 (Mondays): FLEADH ‘73

Musician Tony MacMahon interviews many of the 60,000 revellers who took to the streets of Listowel for the 1973 Fleadh Cheoil. Col/1973/ 25 mins/ Directed by Gerry Murray


Aisling Gheal an Anú Pictures Production made in association with Cork Community Television (CCTV) with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Aisling Gheal is a scheme in the Munster Gaeltacht which encourages the transfer of the sean-nós singing tradition from one generation to the next. The film quietly observes the participants of the scheme over a year and focuses in particular on the relationship between renowned singer and teacher Máire Ní Chéilleachair and her talented student: 11-year old Shahira Apraku.

79 minutes. Ireland. Colour. 2013.D-cinema

Máire and Shahira’s journey together is underscored by their melodious singing as they travel from front room to classroom to town hall listening and learning and absorbing old traditions and challenging some of our key contemporary notions of ‘Irishness’ in the process. Directed by Dónal Ó Céilleachair -

Date: 25th Jan 2014 Time: 3.30pm Venue: Irish Film Institute Admission: €7.60 (Concession €5.90, IFI Members €5.40)


Irish Mythic Solo Exhibition & Workshop

preferred pencils or pens to work with.

Irish artist Emily Dawson will hold a solo exhibition exploring themes of Irish Celtic mythology and spiritualism. To coincide with Temple Bar TradFest, she will hold a specially designed workshop with a strong basis in Irish mythology, aiming to teach you to access the subconscious when creating artwork.

Workshop will be followed by a traditional Irish music session with a modern flavour.

The Workshop will explore methods of accessing and trusting your imagination and subconscious. The results of this can then be made into artwork. Emily has been involved in activism, shamanism, druidism, healing and transcendental meditation, and will explain how all the paths we take and skills we acquire can be turned into art and poetry. Participants are asked to bring along a sketch pad and

Date: 22nd, 23rd & 24th Jan Time: 6pm - 8pm Venue: White Lady Art Gallery Admission: €8/€6 concession


Irish Céilí Workshops with The Celtic Irish Dance Show

ed and called by dance teachers and adjudicators of international renown including former Riverdancers.

Yes everyone, this is your chance to dance with some of the stars of this year’s Temple Bar TradFest! No experience necessary! Irish Ceili workshops will take place at the Temple Bar Hotel following the Celtic Irish Dance Show performances on our main outdoor stage on Crown Alley. There will be craic, ceol agus caint – (fun, music and chat) – for the duration!

Date: 25th Jan 2014 Time: 3.30pm & 4.30pm Venue: Temple Bar Hotel Admission: €10 per person €25 per family

TradFest Dancers will be on hand to demonstrate, assist and interact with you as you try to get your head, (and arms and feet) around famous Irish dances such as “The Walls of Limerick”, “The Siege of Ennis” and many more. In conjunction with M & R Dance Events Ltd, the Ceili will be direct34

Located in Drumcondra, Co. Dublin, the ChildVision campus is dedicated to the education and development of children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities. On the 21 acre campus sits a pre-school, primary and secondary school, centre for vocational training, therapy centre and 5 residential houses in the surrounding community. We also have a riding centre, petting zoo, coffee shop, garden centre and a FETAC accredited training centre.

they soak up their environment, learning and developing at a rapid pace. Their world is full of boundless potential but time-limited potential. What a child can learn at 18 months cannot wait until they’re 3 or 4 yrs. For children with visual impairment and other disabilities, the window slams shut – never to open again. Breakthroughs do happen, some very small, some more major, but all significant. The hope for the future, that every blind child in Ireland will find their way to a happy, fulfilled life, lies with us.

ChildVision is the nationwide resource centre for parents of blind and partially sighted children in mainstream schools. Our outreach resource team provides support to hundreds of students and families in communities throughout Ireland and all services are free of charge. From the moment a child is born

Please support these children by donating to or by phoning 1890 2 33 34. Thank you. 35



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