In light of the tragedy in Creeslough, Wainfest Children’s Arts & Book Festival 2022 will not proceed as planned. It is intended to reschedule the majority of the events and this listing will be updated as soon as possible.
Whale Tales is a new piece of music by leading Irish composer Ian Wilson for violin, cello and piano (for the Degani Trio) inspired by different stories about whales, as a way of reminding us how wonderful these creatures are. A short introduction is followed by four main movements – ‘Jonah’; ‘The Whale’s Tail’ (after the area on the dwarf planet Pluto with the same name); ‘Sleep’ (inspired by how whales sleep – vertically!); and ‘The White Whale’, after Herman Melville’s famous novel. The inclusion of live-drawing by the wonderful children’s artist Kim Sharkey will make the experience completely engaging for a school audience.
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