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Fidget Feet brings ‘When the Moon Spun Round’ to the Lime Tree Theatre

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When the Moon Spun Round comes to Limerick this October 5 as part of the Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival

Fidget Feet & Ceol Connected present their aerial & traditional music spectacle When the Moon Spun Round 

Fidget Feet & Ceol Connected present their aerial & traditional music spectacle When the Moon Spun Round 
Fidget Feet & Ceol Connected present their aerial & traditional music spectacle When the Moon Spun Round at the Lime Tree Theatre this October 5

Ireland’s leading Circus Company Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre have teamed up with the virtuosic traditional music company Ceol Connected to co-create a magical new show for young audiences. 

Inspired by the poetry and stories of WB Yeats, this coming together of artists and performers from the worlds of aerial dance and traditional arts has resulted in a unique experience that has left audiences of all ages enthralled. 

“It was the cats who noticed it first; the moon had spun round. And with a great and mischievous smile, the moon asked for a new dance for all.”


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Come on an imaginative journey where aerial performers dance like the waves of the sea; where a fiddler soars high; and where cloths made from the night and light and half-light suspend, float and fall. Let’s not forget the very mysterious antique lady of the river whose feathers explore what lies behind the moon once it spins round!

When the Moon Spun Round’s director & choreographer Chantal McCormick co-founded Fidget Feet and the Irish Aerial Creation Centre with composer Jym Daly, her husband.

She said, “Making this show and working with Ceol Connected has been an absolute joy.  Working with a company that loves making quality new work for young audiences as much as we do is magical. Since meeting Thomas at IPAY (as part of an Irish delegation funded by Culture Ireland) it was clear that we’d work together and become life-long friends. 

“He is an amazing musician, performer, composer and producer – and adventurous enough to take flight with Fidget Feet while playing the Uilliean pipes on our first project together (Handful of Dreams) last year!

“I’m so excited for audiences to see this gem of a new show that we’ve created together – drawing inspiration and intrigue from the world of traditional arts and music When the Moon Spun Round delivers all the Fidget Feet aerial magic, dance, costumes and storytelling you’d expect, married with Ceol Connected’s gloriously joyful music. I can’t think of a better way for Fidget Feet to celebrate their 25-year anniversary this year.”

Thomas Johnston from Ceol Connected sais, “The creation and development of When the Moon Spun Round has been exhilarating – and I know that will translate to the audience experience.

Come on an imaginative journey with When the Moon Spun Round at the Lime Tree Theatre this October 5

“I met Chantal at the International Performing Arts for Youth showcase in Philadelphia a number of years ago and we have not stopped dreaming since. This show has brought the worlds of Ceol Connected and Fidget Feet together in a way that brings those dreams to life. Audiences of all ages are in for a real treat!“

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.