Reaction, Reviews, Photos: A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing

23 December 2014

In November and December 2014, The Ark and Music Network presented a brand new festive music show exploring the magic and mystery of winter. It toured to Dublin, Castlebar, Sligo, Bray, Virginia, Letterkenny, Portlaoise, Tralee, Newbridge and Drogheda. With a dynamic blend of original music, improvisation and audience interaction, this brand new festive music show by composer Brian Irvine was commissioned and specially created for children, their schools and families.

Watch the trailer for the A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing here.



"So this previewed today and it is AWESOME book if you haven't already." - Lizzy Morrissey

"Great show one of the best audience interaction ones The Ark has put on in a while." - Ciaran Behan

"A wonderful production of 'A most Peculiar Wintry Thing' @TheArkDublin today. Lots of giggles and song. 'Crackers' " - Is Míse

"Definitely one of the best approaches to Christmas of all time." - Matthew Bourne (musician)

"@TheArkDublin and @MusNetIrl production of A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing is sold out this weekend rounding off a super tour." - Avril Ryan

"Took three very happy and enthralled 6 year olds to @thearkdublin 'A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing' - great show, great location, great staff." - Joe O'Hara

"Fantastic response to @TheArkDublin @MusNetIrl A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing. Catch it in @Droichead_Arts tomorrow!"  - Eric Hennelly Flanagan (Riverbank Arts Centre)

"How magical it is here this morning! All the children arriving in their Santa Hats all ready for A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing!" - Dunamaise Arts Centre

"What a day! Today we welcomed 450 children from all over county Wicklow for a musical extravaganza" - Mermaid Arts Centre

"Great sounds from backstage as the instruments tune up. Kids and adults alike all ooking forward to the performance." - Hawk's Well Theatre

"Parents, forget the #panto and get your little ones to this atmospheric winter quartet" - Brian Lavery

"Thank you @TheArkDublin 1st class really enjoyed #amostpeculiarwintrything" - St Damian's School, Dublin

"#AMostPeculiarWintryThing fantastic musical start to #Christmas for kids!" - Simon Grant

"Preview performances of A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing just over - brilliant music, lovely visuals & a bit crackers!" - Aisling O'Gorman (The Ark)

"Fantastic workshop with composer Brian Irvine at @TheArkDublin today . Lots of fun and lots of ideas! My kind of workshop" - Faye Potts



"Magical melodies" - Read The Irish Times 4 star review of the show here.



Photos taken at The Ark, Dublin by Ros Kavanagh:











Read more about A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing here.