Performance

The Quiet Tree

Coolock Library, Thursday 27 February 10.15am & 11.30am;
Ballyfermot Library, Friday 28 February 10.15am & 11.30am;
Cabra Library, Saturday 29 February 10.30am & 12pm

The Quiet Tree is an intimate traditional Irish musical performance for children age 3-5 years. Led by musicians Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham of Ceol Connected, this delightful musical will take very young children on a journey through the forest, where they will become a band of musicians who explore instruments, sing and dance while helping Oran the owl, Sorley the snail and Faolán the frog bring the old oak tree to life.  Family event and please note there are two performance sessions at each library.  Brought to you by Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries as part of Children's Art in Libraries: Creative Hubs programme.         

I AM BABA

Ballyfermot Library, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February at 10.30am & 11.30am

Ballyfermot Library Creative Hub for Children presents I AM BABA by Anna Newell Company.  I AM BABA is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies age 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood and can be enjoyed by even the youngest baby. I AM BABA is full of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent. During this relaxed performance, lasting around 20 minutes, footwear will be removed before entering the tent so as to explore textures. Once inside all you need to do is sit back and relax and let your baby look, feel and respond. Please note that only one adult per baby can attend as capacity is limited.

IMBOLG: Imeacht ag céiliúradh teacht an earraigh agus Lá Fhéile Bríde

Gaeilge

Leabharlann an Phiarsaigh, Dé Céadaoin 5 Feabhra ag 6pm

Imeacht ag céiliúradh teacht an earraigh agus Lá Fhéile Bríde

The Quiet Tree (Ceol Connected)

The Quiet TreeCoolock Library, Thursday 27 February 11.30am - 12.15pm
Ballyfermot Library, Friday 28 February 11.30am - 12.15pm
Cabra Library, Saturday 29 February (two sessions) 10.30 - 11.15am and 12pm - 12.45pm

The Quiet Tree (Ceol Connected) is an intimate traditional Irish musical performance for children ages 3 - 5. Led by musicians Thomas Johnston and Stephen Marham, this delightful musical will take very young childrenon a journey through the forest, where they will become a band of musicians who explore instruments, sing and dance while helping Oran the owl, Sorley the snail and Faolán the frog bring the old oak tree to life.

I Am Baba

I Am Baba

Ballyfermot Library, Thursday 20 February and Friday 21 February at 10.30am and 11.30am

'I Am Baba' is a show for babies aged 0-12 months created by Anna Newell.

Music for People with Dementia and their Carers

Walkinstown Library, Wednesday 26 February at 6.30pm 

Music therapist Martin Fahy will explore how to use music in caring for people with dementia and how it can benefit their carers. There will be live music and songs to enhance the understanding of the potential of music. Martin works as a music therapist in the age related unit of Our Lady's Hospice. Audience participation is encouraged. 

Forgotten Irish Composers

Walkinstown Library, Wednesday 19 February at 6.30pm 

Join soprano Orla Shannon and pianist Aileen Cahill for an evening of beautiful music by forgotten Irish composers. The programme will feature songsand piano music by composers such as Joan Trimble, Ina Boyle and Rhoda Coghill. Although they were active composers throughout the 20th Century, many of their works remain underperformed today and as artisits they are virtually unknown.

Ceol agus Amhránaíocht

Music Library, Thursday 23 January at 1pm 

Walkinstown Library, Monday 27 January at 6.30pm  

To coincide with Tradfest, come along and enjoy traditional music with acclaimed singer and songwriter Shay Cotter agus Alfi (band) featuring Shay Cotter (guitar and voicals), Fiachra Meek (low whistle, uileann pipes and vocals) & Ryan McAuley (banjo and vocals).  

Percy French - 100th Anniversary of his death

Walkinstown Library, Wednesday 22 January at 6.30pm  

Pearse Street Library, Wednesday 29 January at 6.30pm 

Percy French is best known as a writer of humorous songs, but was also active as an editor, writer, poet, painter and stage entertainer.  He left a rich legacy of songs, many of which were inspired by the characters and places he encountered on his travels around Ireland. The performance will celebrate the life of Percy French, his music and poetry, in the week of the 100th anniversary of his death. Performed by leading exponents of Percy French's music: Toni Walsh (soprano), Bryan Murray (actor), and Teresa O'Donnell (harp).  

Christmas Concert with Rathmines DIT Trad Ensemble

Rathmines Library, Monday 16 December at 1.10pm   

Join members of the Rathmines DIT Trad Ensemble for this special lunchtime concert. The students will perform traditional favourites and some with a special Christmas twist.  All welcome. 

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