Walk, sway, crawl, roll, dance or just chill out to a carefully selected programme of short classical pieces designed both to engage and enchant (or soothe to sleep!) the youngest listeners and their mums and dads.
Chamber Babies concerts are specially designed for babies aged 0-18 months.
Enjoy coffee and cake in the Crescent Arts Centre cafe before or after the concert. Chamber Babies concerts last about 40 minutes.
NB: at least one adult per baby. Babies are free with an accompanying adult. If you need to bring an older child along we will try our best to accommodate you, but please bear in mind that the concerts are designed specifically for very young children. Please also bring another adult too!
Harpist and pianist Gráinne Meyer has recently completed a postgraduate diploma in classical and Irish traditional music at the TU Dublin Conservatoire of Music, receiving tuition from Clíona Doris, Denise Kelly and Gráinne Hambly. She previously received an honours music degree from the University of York, where she was awarded the Thomas Beecham scholarship for performance.
Gráinne has a busy and varied performance schedule across Ireland. She has performed as principal harpist with the Ulster Orchestra and has recorded for BBC on both harp and piano. She is a performer for the Live Music Now scheme, which facilitates performances in the community for older people and children with special educational needs. She has performed for HRH The Prince of Wales on each of his last two visits to Northern Ireland, and at both the Edinburgh and Wales international harp festivals as well as the Lorient Festival Interceltique in Brittany.
As a traditional musician Gráinne has won multiple All Ireland and Ulster medals. As well as performing, Gráinne is in demand as a teacher and is harp tutor for City of Belfast School of Music, Glengormley School of Traditional Music, Dun Uladh, Omagh Comhaltas and Ceoltoiri Crosskeys. Gráinne is also musical director of the award winning Elver Harp Ensemble and the Comhaltas “Mind and Music” Orchestra. Her arrangements have been recently featured on Classic FM and RTÉ.