Join The Whistleberries in the treetops this Autumn, 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 Aisling O’Byrne. Co-created by Emma Fisher and Thomas Johnston. Funded by Arts Council Ireland. 

Join The Whistleberries on their wonderful, whistle-stop TREEHOUSE tour of Ireland this October. Check out all our tour dates or click the button below to book your tickets. A warm welcome awaits you in the treetops!

Ceol Connected has embarked on an exciting pilot initiative in 2020 in response to the challenges presented by Covid-19.  TREEHOUSE 360° is an immersive gig theatre experience for families that harnesses the power of digital technology, creativity, music production, and high quality artistic engagement.

Led by Ceol Connected in partnership with Riverbank Arts Centre and VR Ireland, alongside support from the Arts Council and Dublin City University’s ANAM Festival, we are excited to bring a immersive gig theatre experience to young audiences in 2021. Stay tuned! 

Exciting news alert! The time has come for The Whistleberries to pack up the tour bus and take to the road to bring their magical Treehouse show to a venue near you this Autumn.

Be sure to check out our tour dates and join us for musical fun and frolics in the treetops.

Funded by Arts Council Ireland

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TREEHOUSE creative Team

Co-created by: Emma Fisher & Thomas Johnston
Director for tour: Aisling O’Byrne
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 
TREEHOUSE is produced by Ceol Connected with support from the Arts Council.  Recent performances include Tradition Now at the National Concert Hall (Oct 2019) and Tradoodle Festival at Belltable Limerick (Feb 2020). 

Ages 3+

50 Mins

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