Live Performances

Here's a list of our forthcoming Live events, we hope to see you there!

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David Gibb
Climb That Tree

Join award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb on a musical journey through his hilarious and often surreal imagination, where bears live in the cupboard under the stairs, wolves are roaming the corridors at school, and trips to the moon are a regular occurrence. Children and families will be entranced as he introduces them to his magical musical tree and, as each flower opens, shares a new song for them to sing along with. David’s songwriting draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll. Climb That Tree is guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time – this is music that the whole family can enjoy together.

Age Range: 3 - 11 and families

www.davidgibb.com

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman
Celtic Christmas Strings

Máire and Chris’s alchemy on harp and guitar creates a very special magic at all times. Individually famed for originality, innovation and virtuosity on their respective instruments, together they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music and tour worldwide. Their new Christmas show features a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz and bluegrass, plus festive favourites given a fresh voice with arrangements that are intricate, inventive, moving and beautiful, and performed in their characteristically heart-warming style – a spellbinding treat for mid-winter.

Age Range: 9+

www.maireandchris.com

Orchestra of the Swan
In Memoriam

String and wind principals from OOTS perform English and French music from the first half of the 20th century. Maurice Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin is based on the structure of a traditional baroque suite with each movement bearing a dedicaton to a friend of the composer who died fighting in the First World War. Composed between the wars in 1932 Finzi's Interlude for Oboe and Strings possesses all the intimate, personal and melancholic qualities of his immediately recognisable style. London-born Arnold Bax developed a passionate interest in Ireland, it people and its complex political situation. He was deeply shocked by the outcome of the Easter Rising in 1916. In Memoriam was originally titled An Irish Elegy and expresses his personal grief and depth of feeling about the appalling tragedy. String quartet with flute, oboe, cor anglais and harp

Age Range: adults and older children

www.orchestraoftheswan.org

Orchestra of the Swan
Petite Symphonie

Three elegant, delicate and sweet little works in one evening. They move from Schubert’s Octet, a winning combination of joviality, delicate melancholy, technical finesse and rhythmic dash, to the chamber version of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, arranged for wind instruments, culminating in Gounod’s Petite Symphonie that exhibits a Classical clarity of form and phrase structure with shades of Romantic harmony and expressivity. A glorious opportunity to see the Principals sharing the spotlight.

Age Range: adults and older children

www.orchestraoftheswan.org

The Busquitos
Wicky Wacky Woo

The Busquitos play a very catchy mix of brilliantly played music, sung with an impressive Louis Armstrong like hoarse voice, and dazzling, funny entertainment that will put a smile on everyone's face! And if the time is right, they will mingle, wireless and play a serenade, organize a limbo- or line-dance or get the audience to sing along to one of their catchy jazzy tunes. Happy swingin' music for all ages!

Age Range: All ages

www.busquitos.com