The otherworldly realm of fairies and folklore is brought to life in this irresistibly joyful and magical traditional music, puppetry, and storytelling performance for young children.
One Summer day in the little hills of Co. Monaghan, Lonán the farmer discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners. Join Lonán on his quest filled with magical traditional music, puppetry, and storytelling to the enchanted ‘Far Field’.
The Far Field 2020 tour is funded by the Arts Council’s Touring and Dissemination Award
Director: Marc Mac Lochlainn
Director for 2020 Tour: Thomas Baker
Co-devisors: Emma Fisher and Thomas Johnston
Performers for 2020 Tour: Thomas Johnston (whistles/song/storytelling), Cillian Ó’Dálaigh (guitar), Emma Fisher (puppeteer)
Script, Lyrics, and Original Music Composition: Thomas Johnston
Traditional Arrangements: Seán McElwain, Shane Greene, Thomas Johnston
Set, Puppet, and Costume Design: Emma Fisher
Sound Design: Stephen Markham
Lighting Design: Sebastian Pizarro Olivera
Carpenter: Colin Bartley
Address: Sheskin, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan