If you are looking for something to do next week, here are a number of events on to keep both you and your kids happy and entertained.
Get your kids into the magic of Trad music with a little help from Irish band Kíla.
This Saturday, 31st January, the trad band will bring their hip-shaking, smile-making, funky, groovy brand to The Ark to celebrate this year’s Tradfest.
There will be plenty of wonderfully interactive and eclectic music brimming with energy and vitality that is sure to delight the whole family.
With eight multi-talented multi-instrumentalists, their performances includes a huge array of instruments including: bodhrán, djembe, congas, bongos, guitar and vocals, tin whistle, low whistle, clarinet, bazouki, mandolin, bones, flute, tin whistle, saxophone, percussion , mandola, bass, double bass, fiddle, viola, hammered dulcimer, accordion, uileann pipes, shakers and drums.
For a date night with a difference, why not head along to The Helix on Thursday, 29th January for an evening of music.
In an exciting collaboration with world-acclaimed sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, Princeton University Orchestra performs a programme featuring orchestral settings of sean-nós songs by exciting Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and American Dan Trueman.
The programme is completed by Dvořák’s Carnival Overture and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with soloist Katharine Buzard.
All proceeds go to Concern Worldwide and it’s Ebola Crisis Appeal Presented by Perform America and Concern Worldwide
Dublin’s biggest and best Festival of Irish Traditional and Folk Music, TradFest Temple Bar, celebrates 10 years this year and there will be plenty of performances to mark the occassion.
Running from Wednesday, 28th January until Sunday, 1st February there will be performances featuring young people from all over Ireland, a ‘Family Hub’ at The Ark to include a family Trad gig from KÍLA, a children’s crafts club and an eclectic gig mixing hip-hop beatboxing and trad, as well as the ChildVision petting Farm, Clayotic workshops and children’s Céilí to name a few.