Unusual instruments and a little bit of chaos!

This Mid-Term break, Nico & Martin invite children aged 4 and up, and their families, to take part in their ‘Instant Orchestra’ and ‘Space’ workshops at Ballymoney Town Hall; no musical experience is needed to take part!

The workshops take place on Wednesday 18 February and have been organised by Ballymoney Borough Council Cultural Services, in association with Moving On Music as part of the BBC’s Ten Pieces Project.

The facilitators, Nico & Martin, are renowned for their work with children and families and specialise in creating the atmosphere for imaginative musical journeys. They are experienced multi-instrumentalist musicians, active composers and performers. Unusual sounds on unfamiliar instruments, along with the opportunity for all to experiment...wit, gentle energy and a little bit of chaos... these are the classic components of their renowned sessions, which have entertained audiences for more than twenty years.

Details of the workshops are as follows:

The “Space” workshop takes place from 10-11am and children take part in an imaginative voyage into space. Orbiting instruments, original songs, games and stories and a chance for all to contribute, and an encounter with your own inner alien are all part of the fun.

The Instant Orchestra workshop takes place from 1-2pm and offers children who have never played an instrument before the chance to play in an orchestra. They will spend a little time mastering the angklung, a tuned bamboo rattle from Indonesia, and then invent an original compositions. No musical experience is required.

Both workshops are for children aged 4-11. Numbers are limited so booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The cost is £3 per child with accompanying adults free of charge. Tickets available from Ballymoney Town Hall 028 2766 0230.