Garter Lane  Wednesday February 9th 2022 at 12 Noon (Doors: 11.30am)

A new music show for Ages 6+ composed by Brian Irvine and directed by Wouter Van Looy

Meet Ed, Andreea and James, three totally different people with one thing in common – they are crazy about music and sound.

Booking Details:

The Ark and Music Network are delighted to join forces to present WIRES, STRINGS & OTHER THINGS, a music performance that encourages you to always be curious. To listen, respond to, and communicate through the sounds, music and stories that are all around you – wherever you are and whoever you are with. 

This much-anticipated music commission from The Ark and Music Network has been a number of years in the making. Wires, Strings & Other Things was composed by the multi award-winning Brian Irvine, whose music was described by the Washington Post as “some of the most exhilarating and imaginative music you’ll ever hope to hear”, and directed by Belgian stage director and producer Wouter Van Looy, an innovative force in the international music, opera and musical theatre world.

This exciting new work has been specially created for children ages 6+ and will be performed by a trio of musicians live on stage – Andreea Banciu (viola), James Allsopp (bass clarinet), Ed Devane (electronic instruments) with stage and costume design by Alyson Cummins, video design by Erato Tzavara, and lighting design by Sarah Jane Shiels.

Creating and presenting new work for children and encouraging them to explore and express themselves through music and the arts is at the core of what The Ark does, while Music Network is dedicated to making high quality live music accessible to all communities throughout Ireland. Commissioning artists to create new work is a key part of the work of both organisations.

Following its preview performances at The Ark on Saturday 5 February, audiences around the country can experience Wires, Strings & Other Things live themselves from 8 – 25 February, before the show returns to The Ark for schools performances from 8 – 31 March, and as part of the Big Bang Festival on 2 & 3 April.

Garter Lane Arts Centre O’Connell Street Waterford


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