- About Us
A Handful of Dreams is an awe-inspiring and heart-warming outdoor show that combines aerial and circus arts with live Irish traditional music and dance. Infusing a specially designed outdoor rig with an ancient magic, this beautiful celebration will connect to the hearts of each audience member while restoring the joy of being alive. This magical journey connecting to your heart, it will bring you to a new world where we can dance in the sky!
Inspiration from the poem The Stolen Child by William Butler Yeats (1865–1939). Also The Celtic Twilight book that ventured into the eerie and puckish world of fairies, ghosts, and spirits. “This handful of dreams,” as the author referred to it, first appeared in 1893.
The innovative musical score will be grounded in traditional Irish music and folklore but will embrace a world of contemporary composition and sound design.By bringing the unique mix of chants, world beats, and psychedelic electronics for which Jym Daly is renowned, into the same space as the beguiling, fantastical, and gloriously joyful compositions that characterise Thomas Johnston’s work, audiences will be simultaneously comforted and exhilarated as the sonic experience unfolds.
Produced by Fidget Feet and Funded by the Arts Council. Co-commissioned by Siamsa Tíre through their Associate Artists Scheme, Spraoi, Riverbank Arts Centre, Town Hall Theatre and Carlow Arts Festival.
This show is currently available to tour worldwide. Click below to download the production notes. If you’d like information on pricing and availability then contact us, or call us on +353 87 9887530
|Director :||Chantal McCormick with the cast|
|Music :||by Jym Darling from Fidget Feet and Thomas Johnston from Ceol Connected|
|Vocals :||Kathleen Turner|
|Costumes :||Sinead Lawlor|
|Creative Cast :||Aisling Ní Cheallaigh, Jenny Tufts, Jennifer de Brún, Oran Leong, Sara Granda, Jym Daly, Thomas Johnston, Kathryn Cooley, and introducing Yolandi Daly|
|Dramaturg :||Andrew Loretto|
|Clairvoyant :||Sharon Loerzer|
|Rigging Consultant :||Bryan Donaldson from High Performance Rigging|
|Sound and Winch Operator :||Jacob Woulfe|
|Technical Manager :||Gearoid o’Hallmhurain|
|Photography by :||Jym Daly|