Get ready for a live music extravaganza like no other when we bring our SongTales sa Spéir festive experience right to your doorstep.
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 have performed to over 10000 children! Our specially designed SongTales sa Spéir mobile stage is fully equipped with all we need to bring a high-quality outdoor live music experience to ANY outdoor setting.
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.
|Musical director, producer, co-creator||Thomas Johnston|
|Sound design and arrangements||Stephen Markham|
|Production Manager||Lisa Mahony|
|Sound engineers||Tomas Donaghy|
|Visual installation||Anne Cradden|
|Set & paper puppet design, animation & co-creator||Emma Fisher-Owen|
|Costume Design||Olga Profutkina|
|Creative Producer||Brioni Gallagher|
|Filmmaker||Gary de Búit|
|Graphic design||Emma Gorman at TAP Creative|
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