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Fringe Workshops


25/07/2022 11:00 - 12:30




Learn Irish language lullabies with Fiona Kelleher, and create a personal verse for your child. 

In the first part of this workshop we will sing together, connecting and learning lullabies in Irish. We will take time to talk about the words and sounds used and how the lullaby may have the potential to connect singer and listener, singer and child. 

The second part of the workshop gives participants the opportunity to be creative and begin the process of creating a lullaby. We will work together to compose a verse for your own child, whatever age they may be. The result may be a work in progress or a completed piece, either way a unique gift for your child. Those interested can prepare some poetry/lyrics in advance, but this is not essential. Irish language poetry and lyrics are welcome. Fluency in the Irish language is not necessary.

Babies and children welcome!


Fiona Kelleher is a singer and musical artist. She performs and collaborates with artists of all disciplines. Traditional song and Medieval song are areas of special interest and she has recorded work in both genres which has featured in film, theatre and music recordings. She also specialises in music performance and composing for Early Years audiences. Improvisation and collaboration are key elements of her practice. Recent work includes I am A little Boat for Early Years, Do Chuala Ceol and Cocoon, an animation released in 2021. 

Fiona is a member of the Arts Council Peer Panel. She mentors artists and musicians working in Early Years Arts and Arts for Health and Community Arts practice. She is currently writing new music and continues to research, perform and also facilitate for Early Years audiences.