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Laoise O'Brien

Malachy Robinson

Eamon Sweeney

Francecso Turrisi

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'A Walk around the Grounds'

 

'Grounds' [tunes based on recurring chord sequences] have been fundamental to composition and improvisation throughout recorded musical history – 'Gregory Walker' was a name given one such 16th-century dance, the Passemezzo Moderno. This programme features music from the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries based on grounds from Ireland, Europe and the New World: Folías, Chaconnes, Canarios and more.

 

'The Isle is Full of Noises'

 

This is a fun family show which appeals to children while comprising authentic performances of period tunes associated with Shakespeare’s plays.

The Gregory Walkers present themselves as the kind of band that would have been heard in the Globe Theatre, and proceed to perform 17 tunes of the era, hung on an entertaining narrative that loosely follows Shakespeare’s life and refers to contemporaneous events in England and Ireland.

 

'A Walk through the Deep Dark Woods'

 

This Children's programme tells the story of a boy called Gregory and his musical adventure through the deep dark woods

 

'The Labyrinth of Versailles'

 

This programme explores  the Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault,

Exploring the grandeur of Versailles through music, literature and art this programme recreates an epoch of creativity and splendour.

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Coming up in June ...

 

 

The Ark Children's Cultural Centre

 

 

Concert: Shakespeare’s Music Mix

23 Jun - 24 Jun 2017

 

 

 

TICKETS

€12/€9* (20% off for members)

 

Schools: €5 per child or Early-Bird price of €4.50 if booked by 12 May.

 

DATES & TIMES

School Day Shows

Fri 23 June @ 10.15am & 12.15pm

 

Weekend Shows

Sat 24 June @ 2.30 & 4.30pm

 

AGE RANGE & DURATION

Recommended for Ages 7+

Approx 50 mins

 

 

 

 

The Gregory Walkers have created a show of music that is simply perfect for young people. There is no 'dumbing down' of material, simply 'animating up' to bring this most charming and vibrant material to receptive young ears.

 

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