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Ruaille Buaille Lucan Children’s Music Festival • 8 June – 11 June 2016

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Saturday 8th June from 12 noon to 7pm

Big Gig Tent

12.00pmRuaille Buaille welcome Kakatsitsi featuring Mbilou as part of their international tour. Having completed three days working in the schools and libraries in Lucan, Kakatsitsi and Mbilou now take to the Big Gig Tent of Ruaille Buaille. Their collaborative set will fuse Mbilou’s acoustic instruments and chants with Kakatsitsi cool grooves.
12.45pmKylemore Early Music Ensemble From Kylemore Music Centre, playing music from the 16th century - from some of the earliest printed music sources. Performers aged between 9 & 16 years of age. Director – Eamon Sweeney
1.15pmInstant Opera! With a cast of international opera singers Sylvia O Brien (Soprano), David Lynn (Tenor) and Simon Morgan (Baritone), together with pianist David Wray, Instant Opera present a fun- filled action-packed session. Listen, learn and also take part in an opera performance yourselves!
2.15pmThe Whistleberries Don’t miss your chance to catch The Whistleberries as they bring their toe-tapping, tale-telling, hip-shaking hooley to the Festival Big Tent at Ruaille Buaille.
3.00pmLucan Gospel Choir Always a hit with the Ruaille Buaille audience Lucan Gospel Choir return to this year’s festival for another high energy performance.
3.45pmTrad Kids Extravaganza An unforgettable traditional music kids friendly performance with three of Ireland’s leading performers James Mahon (Kíla), Seanan Brennan (Kíla) and Brian Fleming (Percussionist).
4.30pmAfro-Celtic Fun Gig Watch a host of festival performers take to the stage for one big play and dance off!
5.00pmGroove Killer This young emerging band are an edgy mix of jazz, rock and swing - with a Lucan connection! Supported by Music Generation South Dublin and SubSounds!

Paddy Casey joined by Lucan Gospel Choir. Ruaille Buaille is delighted to welcome leading Irish singer Paddy Casey to the stage of Ruaille Buaille where he will entertain audiences, young and old, with a mix of old, not so old and brand new material.

Library Time

12.00pmIllustration with Jon Berkeley (6 Years+)
1.15pmJuggling for Juniors (5 Years+)
2.15pmEarly Years Music-making (0-4 Years)
3.00pmAfrican Singing Session (All Ages)
3.45pmStoryTelling (All Ages)
4.30pm StoryMaking (All Ages)

Creative Space Pop-Up Events

12.30pmDrum Circle with Brian Fleming
1.30pmAfrican Dance
2.15pmTune Time with James Mahon & Seanan Brennan
3.00pmFeel your Feet - join the dance!
3.45pmKakatsitsi & Mbilou

Street Theatre Ireland - Circus Skills & Circus Shows

Circus Show

1.30pm, 3.00pm and 4.15pm

Pop-Up Events throughout the day

12 noon to 5.00pm

Family fun all day long including:

Big Gig Tent • Percussion and Arts Tent • Circus Space • Pop-up Workshops • Face Painting • Feel your Feet • Juggling • Magic • Storytelling • Food Stands

Unless otherwise stated all events, workshops and performances are FREE of charge and entry to each session is on a ‘first come first served basis’ so please arrive early to avoid disappointment

Download a PDF of our timetable by clicking here

Ruaille Buaille in Griffen Park

Ruaille Buaille is an annual children’s music festival in Lucan, County Dublin that takes place in local schools, Lucan Library and Griffeen Park.

Ruaille Buaille Library Events
open for bookings Monday 20th May