PLAY-Family Festival

PLAY, a summer music festival for all the family kicks off at The Ark today.  And if you’ve ever wished that you could bring young children to hear great live music, then this is the festival is for you!
Running Wednesdays-Sundays until 21 August, PLAY features five weekends of entertaining afternoon concerts for families, offering a chance for you to join in and make some music with outstanding musicians including Julie Feeney, the “pop genius” (Hot Press) behind the hit song Impossibly Beautiful, fiddle player Zoë Conway (described as  “incredible” by RTÉ’s Gay Byrne), the hilarious Size2Shoes – of whom Stephen Spielberg is a big fan, the Grant/Kelly family ensemble, and many more. 
You can fill-up summer-break weekdays with The Ark’s jam-packed programme of music workshops, which let children aged 2 to12 experience all the excitement and fun of making music, even if they’ve never picked up an instrument before.
There are also free electronic sound installations. Perfect if you’ve ever wondered what a can of baked beans sounds like or fancy playing a real drumkit without touching it!
Book now at or call 01 670 7788
Tickets €10 (€8 concessions)
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