A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing

A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing

Music Network and The Ark present festive magic for all the family as four outstanding musicians perform a new work by composer Brian Irvine with animation in an exploration of winter wonder in our first ever children’s tour.

Tour Dates

22 Nov The Ark, Dublin
25 Nov The Ark, Dublin
26 Nov The Ark, Dublin
27 Nov The Ark, Dublin
29 Nov The Ark, Dublin
1 Dec Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
2 Dec Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
4 Dec Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
5 Dec Ramor Theatre, Virginia
7 Dec Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
9 Dec Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
10 Dec Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
11 Dec Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
12 Dec Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
13 Dec The Ark, Dublin
14 Dec The Ark, Dublin
16 Dec The Ark, Dublin
17 Dec The Ark, Dublin
18 Dec The Ark, Dublin
20 Dec The Ark, Dublin
21 Dec The Ark, Dublin

Winter: the most enchanting of seasons...

As the nights draw in and the days get colder, a rolling snowball of four wondrous musicians and some light fingered animation will explore the magic and mystery of all things snowy with favourite memories of winter and some new ones too.

With a dynamic blend of original music, improvisation and audience interaction, this brand new festive music show by composer Brian Irvine has been commissioned and specially created for children, their schools and families.

Featuring: Matthew Bourne (piano), Matthew Sharp (voice & cello), Alex Petcu (percussion), Paul Roe (clarinet), Emma Fisher (visuals). Music by Brian Irvine, lyrics by John McIlduff and animations by Matthew Robins.

The national tour of A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing is funded by an Arts Council Touring Award and is the first production from a new strategic partnership between Music Network and The Ark.

    

22 Nov The Ark, Dublin 2PM (Preview) 01 6707788 The Ark
25 Nov The Ark, Dublin 10:15AM & 12:15PM 01 6707788 The Ark
26 Nov The Ark, Dublin 10:15AM & 12:15PM 01 6707788 The Ark
27 Nov The Ark, Dublin 10:15AM & 12:15PM 01 6707788 The Ark
29 Nov The Ark, Dublin 2PM & 4PM 01 6707788 The Ark
1 Dec Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 10:15AM & 12:15PM (School performances) 094 9023733 Linenhall Arts Centre
2 Dec Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo 11:15AM, €6 / €5 School (Teachers free) 071 9161518 Hawk's Well Theatre
4 Dec Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 10:15AM & 12:15PM, €8 (Teachers free) 01 2724030 Mermaid - County Wicklow Arts Centre
5 Dec Ramor Theatre, Virginia 11:15AM, €5 049 8547074 Ramor Theatre
7 Dec Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 3:00PM, €5 074 9120777 Regional Cultural Centre
9 Dec Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise 10:15AM, €7 (Teachers free) 057 8663355 Dunamaise Arts Centre
10 Dec Siamsa Tíre, Tralee 10:15AM & 12:15PM, €6 066 7123055 Siamsa Tíre
11 Dec Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 10:00AM & 12:00PM, €6 (Teachers free) 045 448327 Riverbank Arts Centre
12 Dec Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda 11:15AM & 7:00PM, €5 (for 11:15AM) / €6 (for 7:00PM) 041 9833946 Droichead Arts Centre
13 Dec The Ark, Dublin 2PM & 4PM 01 6707788 The Ark
14 Dec The Ark, Dublin 2PM & 4PM 01 6707788 The Ark
16 Dec The Ark, Dublin 10:15AM & 12:15PM (School performances) 01 6707788 The Ark
17 Dec The Ark, Dublin 10:15AM & 12:15PM (School performances) 01 6707788 The Ark
18 Dec The Ark, Dublin 10:15AM & 12:15PM (School performances) 01 6707788 The Ark
20 Dec The Ark, Dublin 2PM & 4PM 01 6707788 The Ark
21 Dec The Ark, Dublin 2PM & 4PM 01 6707788 The Ark

"Some of the most exhilarating and imaginative music you'll ever hope to hear - musical play in the highest sense: exuberant, spontaneous and irresistibly alive"

- Washington Post on Brian Irvine