Presentation of the Prehistoric, Celtic and Early Medieval musical instruments of Ireland.
Suitable for children from aged seven upwards.
This wonderful presentation by Simon O’Dwyer of Ancient Music Ireland begins by bringing the children on a journey through the ages, starting with the earliest habitation of Ireland and progresses through the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age (first farmers) and ends in Early Medieval times. Each period is highlighted through the progression of musical instruments and stories from legend. Simon presents the evolvement of the whistle and the stringed instruments, he showcases the Bronze Age horns and also plays the first playable reproduction in existence of the great Loughnashade trumpet.
The instruments include stone and bone whistles, stone percussion, musical bow, animal horns, bodhrán, bronze horns, Celtic trumpas and Early Medieval horns. The story ends with the coming of St. Patrick and the beginning of history. Children are encouraged to participate and answer questions throughout. The number of children who attend a presentation may vary depending on the space available. (approximately 50).
The combination of story, music and imagery is an effective way to bring the ancient past to life and gives the children a sense of the passing of time and the evolvement of people.
Contact: Maria O’Dwyer.
Tel: (094) 95 48 39 6