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13 June 2020

Galcoville and the Forest

  • Performance

A new drama by Jane Robinson with music composed by Malachy Robinson – The premier, performed by The Pandemic Trio and narrated by Jane Robinson.

The story:
Pangur the pine marten lives in a forest and his music (Malachy Robinson on double-bass) is the heartbeat of the forest. Éabha the bird (Anita Vedres on violin) flits about the forest singing sweetly and building her nest.  Nearby, in a city called Galcoville, Cityman (Dermot Dunne on accordion) plays a piano tune. As time passes, the city music develops and picks up influences from the forest and from modern life.

But trouble comes to the forest as Galcoville grows and the party in the city needs more fuel to keep it going. Trees are cut. The wild animals leave. More people (played by Anita and Malachy) play the city music. A child notices that the forest is in trouble and starts a protest. She is soon joined by other children waving home-made signs asking the city people to stop their noisy party. The music stops.

Everyone is sad to find a lifeless forest and they work together to make it better. As the trees grow again, wild animals return to the forest. The sounds of Éabha the bird and Pangur the pine marten are heard again. Cityman joins in, and they all live happily ever after with city and forest in balance and harmony.

Recorded by Adrian Hart; thanks to Joern Hulsmeier for the poster photo of a jackdaw.

You can read more of the story and further details on this event by following the link below.

Cruinniú na nÓg Dublin



Online Event

13 Jun 2020

11.00AM - 11.00PM

Age range

All ages