The Hill of Tunes

Music & Storytelling with Tim Doyle

  • Classes: 3rd & 4th Classes
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Medium:
    The final performance will be available online through pre-recorded music and narration with accompanying illustrations of Jon Berkeley’s signature work and accompanied by children’s drawings.

    There is also the option for 1 school to host this event with live music, 4 musicians live, with pre-recorded narration accompanied by screen showing the illustrations throughout.

    We also require 1 class to apply to be the designated class to work via Zoom with Jon Berkeley to create the artwork.

    We can provide up to 3 live performances in the day. Online performances are available by application and a link will be supplied.

  • Date: Flexible for now

With music commissioned from musician and composer Tim Doyle (uilleann pipes, whistles, concertina, violin, piano), narrator / singer Cathy Jordan and illustrator/ children’s writer, Jon Berkeley, have come together to create a wonderful performance based on ‘Hill of Tunes’, a gentle, humorous, and vivid story written by Vincent Woods. The performance will use music, illustration and screen to create an atmospheric 25 minute music-story film.

Illustrations will be designed by Jon Berkeley in collaboration with a Lucan class via a number of classroom Zoom sessions.

Story by Vincent Woods
Music by Tim Doyle
Illustrations by Jon Berkeley
Story read by Cathy Jordan
Directed by Caroline Wynne
Film Production by Hendryk Kar

Commissioned by Ruaille Buaille, Lucan Children's Music Festival 2021

“A girl and a boy go in search of a tune. Their fairy friend tells them to dig deep in the high hill near their homes. They meet many lively characters as they dig and search, and their encounter with The Tune of the Hill gives them a gift of eternal music, changes the way they see the world and shows them that not everything can be found on google.

This charming and highly entertaining story is brimming with music, magic, humour, wonderful characters and a girl and boy whose journey in search of a tune opens out a world of hidden wisdom.”

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