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

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Ruaille Buaille in Griffen Park

Whistle in the Wind

Age: Suitable for children ages 2-6 and their adults.
Booking Essential:
40 minutes

10.30am and 2.00pm Griffeen Park

Big Tent

10.30amBamboo Jam Music for children and their families. Be part of a bamboo orchestra at Ruaille Buaille

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11.30amThe 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.

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12.30pmTrad for Folk Cormac Breatnach (whistle), Brian Fleming (drums) & Eamon Sweeney (guitar/lute) – A lively hour of interactive workshop activities and performance with three of Ireland’s best known facilitators and educators. Irish music with a story: where the tunes came from and who listened to them including Granuaile, Queen Elizabeth, Henry VIII and more....

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1.30pmGraffitti Classics 16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating. Graffiti Classics return to RB with their hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy cabaret show.

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2.30pmGo Fly your Kite All gather at the Big Gig Tent to see the amazing range of kites, made throughout the week of Ruaille Buaille, have their first flight accompanied by a host of festival musicians. All kites have a music theme!

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3.00pmThe Whistleberries A second chance to catch this group perform their mesmerising melodies on whistles, uilleann pipes, guitar, keyboard, and fiddle, you can look forward to a wonderfully interactive show that will have audiences of all ages hooked!

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4.15pmSongs and Stories with Nico Brown, Martin Brundsen and Eamon Sweeney A fun half hour of songs and stories to join in with. Unusual instruments, original and familiar tunes and a little gentle chaos from three well-travelled musicians with a lifetime of making music with children and families.

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5.00pmTrue Colours CD launch with Lucan Gospel Choir The culmination of a year long youth project between Ruaille Buaille and Lucan Gospel Choir. The students taking part in the CD join members of Lucan Gospel Choir as they perform their recorded work.

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5.30pmLucan Gospel Choir bring Ruaille Buaille to a close
One of Ireland’s most sought after choirs

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Mini-Music Marquee for Early Years

10.00amOpening of Mini-Music Marquee with Eamon Sweeney Baby Workshop for under 12 months
10.45amAnimal Magic Some well-loved animal songs...and some not so familiar 1-3 year olds
11.30amAnimal Magic Some well-loved animal songs...and some not so familiar 3-5 year olds
2.00pmEamon, Nico & Martin Improvisation Fun (under 6 years)
3.00pmThe Mice and the Elephant with Niamh Lawlor (Púca Puppets) 3-4 year olds
4.00pm The Mice and the Elephant with Niamh Lawlor (Púca Puppets) 5-6 year olds

Percussion & Arts Tent

11.00amIllustration Workshop with Jon Berkeley designer of the current Ruaille Buaille character. Help Jon work on more RB characters for 2019! Limited spaces.
12.00pm to 5.00pmFuinneamh, the Giant Community Drum More than 20 people can play at a time! Each new act at the tent will be introduced by a 15 minute impromptu drumming extravaganza on the big drum created entirely by YOU!
12.00pmDrumming with Martin Schaerer
1.00pmDave Donohue Storytelling
2.00pmBrian Fleming drumming workshop
3.00pmDrumming, singing and dancing workshop with Brian Fleming from Big Bang Festival and Solomon Ljigade
4.00pmMaking art to music workshop and performance Jon Berkeley, Tony, Dave and Brian
5.00pmPerformance Brian, Solomon, Martin & workshop participants

Music Generation Creative Tent

12.30pmOpening of Music Generation South Dublin Creative Space
with James Mahon & Friends
1.30pmGrúpa Ceoil St Martins, Brittas
2.00pmMGSD Rathcoole Hub Traditional Group
2.30pmCreative Workshop for all groups facilitated by Daire Bracken and James Mahon.
3.30pmLucan Comhaltas U-12 group play a home session
4.00pmSean Nos Dance Workshop with Aideen Burke
4.45pmOPEN SEISIUN TO CLOSE with MG South Dublin County Trad Ensemble, Rathcoole Hub Trad Group, St. Martin’s ns Brittas and Lucan Chomhaltas Group.

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