The Ark presents a series of special gigs for children of all ages from popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse, a band at the forefront of new Irish trad music. ‘Goitse’ (an informal Irish greeting meaning ‘come here’) features all-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The gripping rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine McGeeney draws audiences into a song. These energetic music concerts will explore the Listening and Responding strand of Music Curriculum in particular in relation to exploring our unique heritage of music through its style, songs and indigenous Irish instruments. Performances demonstrate for children the particular skill of traditional musicians for learning and performing music from memory. Children will also gain an understanding of regional differences in Irish music and folk music from other parts of the world.
DATE: School Day Gigs – Fri 24th January
TIME: 10am & 12.15pm
DURATION: approx. 50 minutes
VENUE: The Ark
TICKETS:€12.50/€9.50* (20% off for members)
Suitable for all ages