Join The Whistleberries in the treetops where a toe-tapping, tale-telling, hip-shaking hooley awaits!

Deeply rooted in Irish traditional music, TREEHOUSE is a unique big band music and puppetry performance for young audiences that is sure to have everyone singing along. With mesmerising original music and songs by some of Ireland’s finest musicians and performers, you can look forward to a wonderfully interactive show that will have audiences of all ages hooked.

Musical Director Thomas Johnston (whistles and song) is joined by a stellar lineup of Stephen Markham (piano), Áine McGeeney (fiddle and vocals), Seán O”Meara (guitar), Colm Phelan (percussion), and Tommy Baker (puppeteer). Directed by Emma Fisher.

TREEHOUSE is produced by Ceol Connected with support from the Arts Council

Recent performances:

  • Tradition Now, National Concert Hall, Oct 2019
  • Tradoodle Festival, Belltable Limerick, Feb 2020
  • St. Patrick’s Festival, Festival Village Merrion Square, Mar 2020

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Creative Team

Co-created by: Emma Fisher & Thomas Johnston
Directed by: Emma Fisher
All tunes and songs composed by Thomas Johnston except The Cuckoo’s Nest (Trad. Arr.) and The Red Admiral Waltz (Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham, IMRO)
Performers: Tommy Baker (puppeteer), Thomas Johnston (whistles/vocals), Stephen Markham (piano), Áine McGeeney (fiddle and vocals), Seán O’Meara (guitar and vocals)   Colm Phelan (percussion) 
Set design:    Emma Fisher
Assistant design:  Becky Gygax
Lighting design:   Sebastian Pizarro 
Musical direction:  Thomas Johnston 
Carpenter:   Colin Bartley 

Ages 3+

50 Mins

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+353 (87) 6183301

Address: Sheskin, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan