Friday, April 03, 2020

Children across Kildare have been invited to be a part of a special online collection of ‘love songs’.

One of the programmes The Ark, a dedicated cultural centre for children located in the heart of Dublin city, had to cancel as a result of Covid-19 was the BIG BANG Dublin! festival – a celebration of music for kids.

An element of that festival was a Love Song installation by Belgian composer Serge Verstock, with children aged six and over asked to record their own songs into 200 love-shaped recording devices.

Instead, they have invited children to record audio messages at home on an adult’s phone and for the adult to upload them via ark.ie. The song could be about a favourite place, colour, pet, food activity, person or even their favourite sound.

The first recordings will be made available online tomorrow (Saturday) at 11am but young people are welcome to send in their creations over the next few weeks.

Children are being asked to try to keep their song short – around 20 to 30 seconds is plenty – and a worksheet with simple instructions on how to come up with one is available on The Ark’s website.

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By Conor Forrest
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