Bilingual Gaelic Circus Skill Workshops

Of course Gaelic's 'an ancient & beautiful language' - but also perfect for trying new things, being silly, adventurous, and most of all, having fun! A great opportunity to develop hand-to-eye coordination, concentration, Gaelic language skills & confidence via fun, active learning, incorporating a live, interactive Circus-style mini-show tailored for Early Years - P3 hand-to-eye coordination needs.

"Fantastic to have something so different & so interesting... and brilliant to have in through Gaelic. The kids loved the different equipment & great to hear Gaelic spoken in an environment such as this" Glasgow Sradagan Leader, Glasgow Gaelic School


"Awesome, Amazing, Epic!" Fèis an Iar-Thuath participants, Scourie

Workshops can cover a range of juggling and equilibristics (balance work) using scarves, balls, clubs, juggling rings, spinning plates & swinging poi, as well as stiltwalking (for older groups) and balloon modelling. 


 • Includes Gaelic Circus skills workshop phrasesheet & pronunciation sound file

"The children are all absolutely buzzing - what you achieved with the children this week was exceptional!" Teacher, Edinbarnet Primary after week-long Bilingual Gaelic Circus & Drama Project.

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•  Can be delivered as a standalone sessions for up to 2 hours

•  As 2-3 sessions over the course of a full or half-day for several different groups or classes over the course of 1 or more weeks

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• As part of a package of mixed workshops over 1 or more days over school terms, week-long fèisean & holiday camps

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• In conjunction with broader arts programming & street spectacle projects combining stiltwalkingdrama, lantern-making & wicker sculpture, Celtic and Graffiti Art

"Excellent... the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the circus skills.. a fantastic opportunity for language development for both Gaelic-speaking children & engaging those in English-medium education." 

"Wonderful... great to see Gaelic being used in such an engaging, different way for pupils"   "Widens their experience of Gaelic and its use in different circumstances"
Teachers, Bonar Bridge Primary School

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Ariel also has formal Child Protection Training, is a member of the PVG Scheme & has both ACCESS NI clearance & full Equity & A-N Public Liability Insurance cover for workshop delivery.

Why not get in touch with Ariel to find out more?

Ariel's work is often interpreted as positive role-modelling for the use of Gaelic in Contemporary Arts contexts - often eliciting succint student comments, both directly and indirectly.

"I want to be her!" Senior Student, Dunoon Grammar School 

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"A great way to introduce Gaelic to children" Craighill Primary

"Fun way to get children interested in language and Gaelic in particular" Beauly Primary

"That was brilliant, the kids loved it & I've got the pictures to prove it!" Tomnacross Primary

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"Excellent... new language very well introduced & reinforced during lesson" Craighill Primary

"I want to thank you and Stephen for your stimulating and inspiring bilingual circus skill workshops, the kids thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was a honour to have such talented artists at our Lá Spraoi." Sheena, Lá Spraoi/Summer Fun Day Organiser

“An amazing force of nature in its purest form – the kids are very lucky to have such a terrific role model in their midst. Sometimes I’ve been lucky enough meet people who no matter what language they speak can communicate with anyone – Ariel is one of them.” Dan Gordon, scriptwriter for the Lyric Theatre/Ulster Scots Agency/Foras na Gaeilge Pat and Plain Project.


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I am available to perform at your event, deliver workshops or collaborate in event development anywhere in Ireland or Scotland.
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