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Through the Lens

Commissioned by Ruaille Buaille, Lucan Children’s Music Festival 2021, from musicians in seven countries worldwide, Through the Lens is a truly unique strand of this year’s Festival. All filmed on location during a May 2021 when the entire world was at a high level of lockdown, this very quirky, very World Music-focused initiative lets children peer into other cultures, other music and other societies through the lens of professional musicians from around the globe!

Bringing their traditions, their lockdown locations and their culture live from Ghana, Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Spain, Australia and Brazil, we hope you enjoy this cultural journey from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere that harks back always to Ireland, to Dublin, but especially to Lucan, to reflect the cultural diversity of the area and the rich international musical tapestry that is being woven here.

A South Dublin County Council Arts Office Initiative. May 2021

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Ruaille Buaille Family Programme

Celebrate the beginning of the summer holidays and tune into some of the wonderful Ruaille Buaille events still available to view at home and at leisure, throughout the month of July !

New!! 3 Festival Commissions

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The Hill of Tunes

Music & Storytelling with Tim Doyle

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The Move

by Maria Carbonell

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Through the Lens

Musicians from 7 Countries

Still Available to View

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Graffiti Classics

from London to Lucan

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Street Beats

Peter Crann

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Husheen

by Nuala Kennedy and Cathy Jordan

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Elfin the Pigeon

Presented by Ceol Connected

Ruaille Buaille commissions
5 New Works for Children

“Lucan is a wonderfully diverse community, and it deserves a music festival that connects with and is relevant to the needs and interests of children. Ruaille Buaille is that festival, and its 2021 programme is emerging as one that is artistically rich, diverse, and inclusive.

For Ruaille Buaille 2021, five incredible musicians were commissioned to create new work to present to young audiences across Lucan at Ruaille Buaille 2021. The musicians include those who have a wealth of experience and expertise working with/for young audiences, and also a number of emerging artists who have demonstrated a keen interest in developing work in this area. The commissioned pieces represent a range of musical styles and genres, embrace cross-arts collaboration, are designed for a range of age groups, and can be performed in a variety of contexts. It is so important to support musicians in this way, and it is vital that we continue to create new work for children that is of the highest quality – congratulations Ruallie Buaille on such an exciting and engaging initiative. “

Dr Thomas Johnston, specialist in Early Years Music Education

All 5 works have been commissioned by Ruaille Buaille, Lucan Children’s Music Festival
and funded by South Dublin County Council Arts Office

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Still Here

by Anna Newell and Eamon Sweeney

This event will also take place at North Clondalkin Library as part of Cruinniú na nÓg South Dublin programming for 2021 on Saturday 12th June.

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The Hill of Tunes

Music & Storytelling with Tim Doyle

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions around singing this commissioned work, which is very much song and singing based, has been postponed to the Autumn 2021 term.

Sing Me A Story!

by Malachy Robinson

Emerging Composers Strand

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Empower Curiosity

with Ultan O’Brien

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The Move

by Maria Carbonell

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Ruaille Buaille Festival Films
from around the world

An Ant Called Amy

Written and performed by Julie Sharkey

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Graffiti Classics from London to Lucan

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Street Beats

Peter Crann

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Husheen

by Nuala Kennedy and Cathy Jordan

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Elfin the Pigeon

Presented by Ceol Connected

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Live Streamed to your Classroom

Ruaille Buaille 2021 Launch

Friday 4th June marks the launch of Ruaille Buaille 2021. Tune in to our re-imagined festival. The Ruaille Buaille team has worked very hard to create something for all ages and interests. See our June calendar for what’s available to you!

Ruaille Buaille, Lucan Children’s Music Festival launches with the wonderful Slovakian/Irish violinist Vladimir Jablokov!

Anita & Malachy

into your Classroom

The Far Field

work in progress, sharing live from Draoicht Arts Centre

Natural Creators

in the Amazon with composer Karen Power

Rhythm in my hands, rhythm in my Home

with Brian Fleming

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Virtual Beatbox Workshop

with MC Moley!

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Music in the School Yard

We have had garage music, house music so let Ruaille Buaille coin the term Yard Music! Live to a school yard in Lucan in June 2021

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Mini Trad Concerts with “Scéal

Led by Peter Crann

Tall Tales Trio

Mini Concerts

Drumming in the Open

Workshops with Peter Crann

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Join us on Friday, June 4th at 11.30am for the launch of Ruaille Buaille 2021 with the wonderful Slovakian/Irish violinist Vladimir Jablokov!

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All Events for Ruaille Buaille 2021 <br/>are FREE of charge

All Events for Ruaille Buaille 2021 are FREE of charge