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On The Road in 2022

Announcing the Shared Music Sessions

An international concert series of events with Irish musicians coming together with Ukrainian musicians, and musicians from other refugee communities via Festival in a Van.

Connecting through culture and our shared love of music, and presented with the generous atmosphere of the traditional Irish seisiún, we are delighted to be supported by Creative Ireland, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media's Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.

The Shared Music Sessions kicked off on August 23 in Co Kerry, before visiting twenty other counties throughout Ireland from September to December.

With thanks to our partners in Creative Ireland, Mother Tongues, Music Generation, and the Local Authority Network around Ireland.

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Wednesday 7th September
Festival in a Van, Back to School Celebration Day

Stop 1: Central Model Senior School, Deverell Place, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1.
Stop 2: Central Model Senior School, Deverell Place, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1.
Stop 3: St. Mary's Primary School, Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 7.

We will be joined by Segun Akano a Nigerian-Irish Artist, Michael Chanda (Zambian) from Gomba Educare, a school’s outreach programme which tailors cultural programmes to schools throughout Ireland, engaging students through the medium of music, movement and storytelling at both primary and post-primary level.

Festival in a Van are very grateful to Dublin City Council for their support of this tour through the LLPPS4 (Local Live Performance Scheme) 2022.

 

Thursday 15th September

Shorelines Arts Festival 

STOP 1. 11.00am Portumna Castle Café - Pen Pushers & Eclectics (readings & music)
STOP 2. 14.00 Portumna Retirement Village - Eclectics
STOP 3 17.00 Portumna Library (behind it) (PUBLIC) - Hot Fuss

FRIDAY 16th September
STOP 1. 10.40 St.Brendan's National School Portumna - Rhythm Africana
STOP 2. 12.30 Portumna Community School - Rhythm Africana
STOP 3. 16.00 Portumna Castle Harbour (PUBLIC) - Rhythm Africana

Festival in a Van are very grateful to Galway County Council for their support of this tour as part of Shorelines Festival, through the LLPPS4 (Local Live Performance Scheme) 2022

 

Saturday 24th September

Launchpad: Maynooth University

A day of music to welcome students at the Maynooth University Campus from 11am to 4.30pm.

With: Saoirse Casey, Jack Byrne, Triona Ellen, Daniel Dunican, Melania Cephya and Kyle Mulhall.

 

Thursday 29th September

A Day out in Dublin

Stop 1: St Catherine's National School, Dublin 8
Stop 2: Temple Street Children's Hospital.

We will be joined by Kiruu, Enda Wyley and Rhythm Africana.

Festival in a Van are very grateful to Dublin City Council for their support of this tour through the LLPPS4 (Local Live Performance Scheme) 2022.

 

Saturday 8th October

Community Day in Kildare

Visiting Rathangan Community Centre, Castlefen Sallins, and Bishopsland Community Centre, Kildare Town.

Featuring: Seána Davey and Shane Sullivan.

Festival in a Van are very grateful to Kildare County Council for their support of this tour through the LLPPS4 (Local Live Performance Scheme) 2022.

 

Thursday and Friday 27th and 28th October

Festival in a Van in Mayo

Visiting Care Homes and Residential Centres in the County including The Sacred Heart Hospital, Castlebar, Dalton Community Nursing Home, Marian House Alzheimer Unit Ballindine, St Brendan's Mulranny, St Fionnan's Achill, and Keel Community Hall, Achill.

Featuring: Alice Kinsella, Emer Mayock, Martin Dyar and Stephen Doherty.

Festival in a Van are very grateful to Mayo County Council for their support of this tour through the LLPPS4 (Local Live Performance Scheme) 2022.

Meet the Musicians sessions with Music Generation

Festival in a Van are delighted to collaborate with Music Generation for a series of Meet the Musicians sessions; creating opportunities for musicians to perform for a wide range of audiences across the broadest of age groups, in communities throughout Ireland.

Festival in a Van & Music Generation and very grateful to Kildare County Council through the LLPPS4 scheme, & the Arts Council for their support of our Pilot session on 7th October in Kildare:

Visiting Primrose Hill National School, Scoil na Mainistreach, and St Wolstan's Community School, Celbridge, Co Kildare. Featuring words and music from Éamonn Galdubg, Emma Warren and Finn Furey.

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If you would like Festival in a Van to visit you, or if you are planning a Festival and would like to hold performances somewhere that there isn't a stage, or like the idea of having a Cancellation-Proof Pop Up as part of your programme, please contact us for more information.