SongTales sa Spéir

DURATION: 45 minutes

Get ready for a live music extravaganza like no other when we bring our SongTales sa Spéir festive experience right to your doorstep.

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About the show

With music and singalong songs performed by some of Ireland’s finest musicians, you can look forward to a wonderfully interactive show that will have children and families hooked.  You might even hear a tale or two!

We have performed SongTales sa Spéir at festivals, schools, preschools, parks and events all over Ireland. In 2023 we performed SongTales sa Spéir to over 10000 children nationwide! Recent festivals and events include Ruaille Buaille Children’s Music Festival, Tradoodle Festival, Smithfield Fleadh and a school concert series with the National Concert Hall.

SongTales sa Spéir has been described as ‘an amazing experience’, ‘exceptional’ and full of imagination, magic and beautiful songs that transports each and every child and young person to a brand new exciting world.

SongTales sa Spéir has been made possible thanks to the support of local and national partners including the Arts Council, Creative Monaghan, Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan, the National Childhood Network and Íontas Theatre.  Funded initially through the Arts Council’s Capacity Building Support Scheme.  Supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts. 

Technical details: Our specially designed SongTales sa Spéir mobile stage is fully equipped with all we need – lights, sound equipment and generator – to bring a high-quality outdoor live music experience to ANY outdoor setting.

Creative Team

Role Name
Musical director, producer, co-creator Thomas Johnston
Performers Áine McGeeney
Seán Ó’Meara
Stephen Markham
Kevin Meehan
Colm Phelan
Sound design and arrangements Stephen Markham
Production Manager Lisa Mahony
Sound engineers Tomas Donaghy
Michael Stapleton
Technician Sheila Murphy
Visual installation Anne Cradden
Set & paper puppet design, animation & co-creator Emma Fisher-Owen
Costume Design Olga Profutkina
Carpenter Colin Bartley
Creative Producer Brioni Gallagher
Filmmaker Gary de Búit
Graphic design Emma Gorman at TAP Creative

Quotes from the creators

Song Tales sa Spéir is an amazing experience for young people. It’s such an impressive show and the quality of musician performing was really top notch. It opens up a magical world for young minds, incorpoating music, song, dance all wrapped up in a story that resonates wondefully with young creative minds. It’s a fantastic show, delivered by a phenomenal team of artists and musicians. Do not miss the opportunity to see it! Alan Costello Music Development Officer, Music Generation Kildare   We at Music Generation Meath were thrilled to work with Ceol Connected on their recent SongTales sa Spéir tour. It was such a lovely opportunity for children to hear live music and take part in a really great show. They enjoyed a lovely musical journey with the musicians and very much enjoyed the opportunity to sing and dance along! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. Aoife O’Connell Music Development Officer, Music Generation Meath   It was a wonderful offering for the schools that engaged with fabulous music and arrangements. I loved seeing how the kids and staff reacted. Claire Layton O’Brien Music Development Officer, Music Generation Cork City Thank you so much for sharing Song Tales sa Spéir with our infant children. From the moment they began, Ceol Connected had all of the children thoroughly engaged. They all enjoyed the fabulous performance from start to finish. It was wonderful not to have any set up for us besides the seating for the children. I can truly say that in all of my 20 years as a teacher and principal, I have not seen a performance or show that would better what our girls experienced with SongTales sa Spéir. The age appropriateness, expertise, professionalism and confidence of the performers was exceptional. We would be delighted if this were an annual event for the children. Principal Eimear Long Togher Girls’ National School, Cork.   MGC has always been a huge supporter of Ceol Connected.  Each performance and story is full of imagination, magic and beautiful songs that transports each and every child and young person to a brand new exciting world.  Here at Music Generation Carlow we’re much looking forward to seeing what the SongTales sa Spéir team create next Gavin Barr Music Development Officer, Music Generation Carlow

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