Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals

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Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals

Packed with humour and mischievous fun, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals is adored by children and grown-ups the world over.

By West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Sun, 21 May 2023 12:15 IST


Tramway Theatre Haylands Blessington Ireland

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket


Evanna Lynch narrator / Soo-Jung Ann piano / Fiachra Garvey piano / Irish Chamber Orchestra / Paula McGloin

The brilliant Irish Chamber Orchestra, performing for the first time in Co. Wicklow, will be on hand to bring all the various animals to life, with the help of actor Evanna Lynch and Soo-Jung Ann and Fiachra Garvey fighting it out on two grand pianos. From the Tortoise’s lumbering Can-Can, to crazy Wild Donkeys and the graceful Swan, music and animal-lovers of all ages will be in for a a fantastical musical treat!

This event takes place at the Tramway Theatre, Blessington

Animal Mask-making workshops

For 4-12 year olds

Sunday 21 May 10-11am & 11am-12pm

Tramway Theatre, Blessington

Make your very own carnival animal mask to wear to the concert with the help of illustrator Paula McGloin. Workshop places are limited so be sure book in advance when booking your concert ticket!

Participating children must be accompanied a parent or guardian.

About the organiser

Described by BBC Music Magazine as "One of the best chamber music festivals in Europe", the West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival brings exciting artists from Ireland and abroad to West Wicklow, for the enjoyment of all. Russborough, one of Ireland's most historic and iconic Palladian houses, and St Mary's Church Blessington, are fitting venues, with their intimate surroundings, fascinating history and long association with music.

In 2023 the flagship summer festival takes place from 17-21 May, and the festival 'Winter Weekend' mini festival runs from 10-12 November.

West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival is a registered Irish charity No. 20155179.

From €6.34