Ceol Connected - Theatre Company in Residence 2019

March 5, 2019

5 March 2019



Draíocht is delighted to continue working with Ceol Connected as Theatre Company in Residence during 2019 and by doing so respond to our 2018-2022 Strategy ‘Space for the Arts’ and in particular our commitment to expand equality of access to more children.

Ceol Connected is a young and impassioned theatre company that strives to create meaningful, beguiling, virtuosic, fantastical, and gloriously joyful work for young audiences that is of the highest quality and that draws inspiration and intrigue from the world of traditional arts. They are the makers of ‘The Quiet Tree’, The Far Field’, ’The Wonderful Tune’, ‘A Winter Wish’, ‘Whistle in the Wind’, and most recently ‘Return of Spring’.  

A core creative team comprised of Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston (traditional artist and theatre-maker), Orla Kelly (visual artist), and Joanna Williams (Director) are developing, with Draíocht’s support, a new inclusive and highly participatory theatrical performance, specifically designed for young children with special educational needs. At the heart of this process is their exploration of how multisensory experiences - sound, touch, taste, smell, light, movement, etc. – can be meaningfully embedded in a theatrical performance to most effectively engage children who have a range of additional needs.  This journey began at Draíocht in January 2018 with Ceol Connected’s development of A Winter Wish, a multisensory traditional music performance.  Importantly, Ceol Connected’s residency at Draíocht will also involve close collaboration with Oakridge Preschool to ensure that children’s voices and experiences are central to the creative process.

Ceol Connected’s Draíocht Residency is supported by Fingal County Council and The Arts Council. 

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Ceol Connected - New Theatre Company in Residence 2019

September 10, 2018

Ceol Connected
Theatre Company in Residence 2019



Image: 'The Far Field (2017). Photo Diane O'Connell.

Draíocht is delighted to announce that we will work with Ceol Connected as Theatre Company in Residence during 2019 and by doing so responding to our 2018-2022 Strategy ‘A Space for the Arts’ and in particular our commitment of expanding equality of access to more children.

Ceol Connected is a young and impassioned theatre company that strives to create meaningful, beguiling, virtuosic, fantastical and gloriously joyful work for young audiences, that is of the highest quality and that draws inspiration and intrigue from the world of traditional arts. They are the makers of ‘The Quiet Tree’, The Far Field’, ‘The Wonderful Tune’,  ‘Return of Spring’, ‘Whistle in the Wind’ and most recently ‘A Winter Wish’.  

2019 will see Ceol Connected, with Draíocht’s support, develop their new inclusive and highly participatory theatrical performance, ‘Out in the Ocean’, specifically designed for young children with special educational needs. At the core of this process will be Ceol Connected’s exploration of how multisensory experiences - sound, touch, taste, smell, light, movement etc. – can be meaningfully embedded into a theatrical performance to most effectively engage children who have a range of additional needs. This journey began at Draíocht in January 2018 with Ceol Connected’s development of ‘A Winter Wish’, a multisensory traditional music performance touring nationally between October and December 2018, supported by Draíocht and The Arts Council.

Ceol Connected’s Draíocht Residency is supported by Fingal County Council and The Arts Council.

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