A musical treat in store for the children of Thurles

The Speks, described as ‘Riverdance for Toddlers, make an appearance in Thurles on Saturday, September 20th.

The Speks, described as ‘Riverdance for Toddlers, make an appearance in Thurles on Saturday, September 20th.

Fresh from their recent success playing to capacity audiences in Sligo, Clare, Galway, Kildare and Wicklow, Ireland’s only six-piece traditional Irish music band for children, the Speks, will take to the stage at the Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Saturday, September 20th at 2pm.

Their 45-minute show, which comprises nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to Irish traditional music, has played to and enthralled sell-out audiences all over Ireland.

Comprising six members: Quince, Naymon, Tommo, Pete, Ed and Rafferty, the Speks hail from a mysterious island off the coast of County Clare called Glasses Island where everybody wears glasses! The band members love singing and playing music for children.

They will bring their own inimitable style to Thurles, performing all-time favourite nursery rhymes like Humpty Dumpty, Twinke Twinkle Little Star, Incy Wincy Spider and many more family favourites.

The rhymes are set to acoustic Irish traditional music, which educationally encompass the all-important areas of rhyme, rhythm and repetition, which are often the missing links for children learning to read.

Described as ‘Riverdance for toddlers’ in the US, where they have won the prestigious Parents’ Choice music award, the Speks have also received rave reviews from some of Ireland’s best known radio presenters.

For more information please call the box office on 0504 90204 or visit

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