As maintaining a trilingual site covering a diverse range of artistic disciplines has become quite challenging on top of the *actual* artwork (!), you'll find the latest Client Feedback and audience reaction images on the News page to your left....
"Was great to meet you and have you perform at Larks on Sunday, you were fantastic and really good to work with. I have also had lots of positive feed back saying the same from other event staff. I will definitely be passing you details on to my network and will be in touch for future events." Many Thanks Mari Ryan Project Development Manager Member of Children's Trust VCFS Forum
March ended up being a much busier month than planned, and though I often receive hugely strongly positive feedback, this month's collective of workshop evaluation forms and feedback stands out, with teacher comments such as "Amazing afternoon of active learning"... "Ariel will increase the number of children who would be interested in developing their Gaelic language skills". With student comments such as "Sgoinneil, Amazing, Awesome, Epic" and my personal favourite "Actually really cool", I guess the Ardross Primary teacher might be right...
Aiseolas ó Cheardlanna Scéalaíochta/Cruthú Scéalaíocht le haghaidh Oíche Shamhna...
"The best storytelling / drama workshop I have ever seen. Just perfect for this age group, it was a joy to watch the pupils' faces. This truly was an independent state of happiness." Bunscoil Sleat
"Pupils thoroughly enjoyed it, fantastic combination of drama, listening skills, language development and use of Gaelic... another excellent workshop"Bunscoil Bonar Bridge
Aiseolas ó Cheardlanna i Scileanna Sorcais, Camchuairt ar Gharbhchríocha na hAlban...
"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 experiences of Gaelic and its use in different circumstances" Bunscoil Bonar Bridge
"A great way to introduce Gaelic to children"Bunscoil Craighill
"Thank you so much, that was brilliant, the kids loved it & I've got the pictures to prove it!"Bunscoil Tomnacross
"Excellent... new language very well introduced & reinforced during workshop"Bunscoil Craighill
Showreel / Físeán
Seo físeán ina bhfuil aiseolas ó chliaint agus íomhánna/físeán de mo chuid oibre...
Aiseolas ón dráma & ceardlann oideachasúil scoile 'Meet the Vikings', le Compántas Amharclannaíochta 'Hopscotch'
"Absolutely brilliant! This workshop was perfect, clearly well thought out & delivered flawlessy. Ariel & Mark were fabulous! It was packed with what we've been teaching and done with a lot of humour! The workshop was very appropriate, instructions were clearly given – perfect for nine year olds. All children were actively engaged throughout. You covered at least two weeks of work for us, in a very entertaining way - many thanks!" From the kids...."So much fun', 'awesome', 'funny', 'excellent'!"
Míle buíochas leis an sárchompántas Albannach seo, Hopscotch, as mé a thabhairt ar bord don chamchuairt seo – tá an script ar fheabhas agus bhí Eddie McGurn iontach ar fad mar ár Stiúrthóir, mar atá mo chomhéascaitheoir agus aisteoir, Mark Traynor.
Aiseolas breise ón Stiúrthóir, Eddie McGurn, tar éis chríochnú na camchuairte:
"Just to say well done on a fantastic run of the Viking's workshop, the feedback for you guys seems to have been resolutely brilliant and I would just like to say thank you for your hard work you both went above and beyond the call of duty."
"Just a wee note to say a huge thanks for your input on Friday night. Having you as a free agent complementing the main action of the procession worked very well indeed. The response to the procession overall has been unanimously very favourable which is excellent. It's a great start to the Mod."
Many thanks Ariel. You looked fantastic and added a real extra sparkle to the event! We will definitely be in touch again! Mòran taing!
Mairead Nì MhaolChalann Gaelic Community Development & Learning Officer, Highlands Council
"Your content was fantastic and everyone has been extremely complimentary about the entertainment provided - so thanks a million for another job well done." Lorraine Anderson, Agent, Streetwise Performance Ltd. Béal Feirste.
"Delighted with the performance" Jean Smyth, Comhairle na Sratha Báin, Tuaisceart Éireann.
"Ariel and Nick were great..... they arrived and did a sterling job. Great outfits, nice people and they did a great job" Brian Moore, Holywood Barracks Manager, Tuaisceart Éireann.
"You have been fantastic and feedback has been super!!" Lorraine Anderson, Agent, Streetwise Performance Ltd. Béal Feirste.
"Fabulous, looked amazing - thanks again!" Christina Nelson, Ealaíontóir Carnabhail & Comhordaitheoir do 'Enchanted Evening' Thuaisceart Bhéal Feirste.
"Thanks again for your performance at the Halloween Event, your new character is fantastic."
Bernie Cairns, Músaem Chontae Fhear Manach
"Absolutely beautiful!" Duine sa lucht féachana, Siamsaíocht d'Oíche Samhna, Ionad Junction1, Aontroim, do charachtar na Sióige Tine.
"Ariel is a multi-talented and enthusiastic performer who brings energy wherever she works. For Culture Night this year, her contribution was invaluable, tying together disparate performance elements in a climatic (self-composed) performance poetry piece. I would not hesitate to recommend her to others."
Adam Turkington, Bainisteoir 'Oíche an Chultúir, Béal Feirste, 2012.
"Wow! Loved what you did! Amazing! Me and my Mrs had a blast!"
Eamonn Keeenan, Grianghrafadóir agus sa Lucht Féachana do Pharáid Oíche an Chultúir, Béal Feirste, 2012.
"Bhí tú ar fheabhas!"
Aisling Ní Labhraí, Oifigeach Dea-Chaidrimh, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiach, Béal Feirste, do Shiamsaíocht do Lá Idirnáisiunta na Siochána agus Oíche an Chultúir, 2012
"I love what you do so much, you're always first in my mind to call whenever an event comes up!"
"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, Eagraí Lá Spraoi Samhraidh
"Very happy, definitely added to the carnival atmosphere."
Ionad Siopadóireachta Victoria Square, Béal Feirste, dá bPromóisean 'Carnabhal an tSamhraidh'
Aiseolas ó Thionscadal DrámaíochtaPat & Plain le hAmharclann an Lyric, Béal Feirste, an Ghníomhaireacht Ultaise & Foras na Gaeilge
"Tá mé ag iarraidh mo bhuíochas a ghabháil leat as gach rud a rinne tú dúinn. Tá mé sásta go ndeachaigh na páistí, Bronagh agus mé féin ar an turas seo le chéile agus fan méid atá bainte amach againn uilig. Tá sé go hiontach páistí a fheiceáil ag seasamh suas ar an ardán agus ag déanamh rudaí a shíl siad nach dtiocfadh leo a dhéanamh. Thug tú an misneach dóibh a bheith ábalta sin a dhéanamh agus beidh siad buíoch díot go deo.
Ní chreidim go fóill go bhfuil sé bainte amach againn ach le do tháithí, do threoir agus do chomhairle bhain muid an sprioc amach. Ta gach duine ón scoil ar shiúl anocht ag labhairt faoin seó - rud ollmhór atá ann do scoil s'againne. Go raibh míle maith agat as an tacaíocht uilig agus as a fhoighid uilig chomh maith.
Cáit Kelly, Múinteoir Rang 7, Bunscoil, Béal Feirste
“You are 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 – you’re one of them.”
Dan Gordon, scriptscríbhneoir clúiteach i dTuaisceart Éireann tar éis dó oibriú liom i gceardlann don tionscadal scoildrámaíochta Pat and Plain, i gcomhar leis an Lyric Theatre/Gníomhaireacht na hUltaise/Foras na Gaeilge.
"I know the Rainbow Bubble Fairy is always welcome in the park and brings a very special piece of magic with her".
Ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil leat don eispéireas iontach a thug tú do na páistí inné. Bhain siad uilig (agus mé féin fosta) sult as! B'iontach na smaointí a bhí acu uilig - ó na páistí is óige don ghasúr is sine. D'fhreastal an seisiúin Scéalaíochta orthu uilig agus bhí sé deas scéal s'acu a fheiceáil ag teacht chun tsaol! Go raibh maith agat arís,
Bíonn sé i gcónaí deas aiseolas maith a fháil ó chliant, agus ní minic a thagann rud aniar aduaidh orm, ach scaití bíonn sé go deas an méid a cheapann cliaint faoi do shaothar i ndáiríre's, fiú má bhíonn beagán cúléisteachta i gceist! (Cliant): "I've been dying to use her for ages, I'd say she's brilliant!" (Bainisteoir an Imeachta ar an Láithreán:) "She is, she's fantastic!"
Míle buíochas leis an nGníomhaireacht Bolscaireachta deas i mBaile Átha Cliath a raibh sé chomh deas bheith ag obair leo agus as insint dom cé chomh sásta is a bhí siad le mo shaothar mar Shíogaí na mBoilgeog dóibh, agus má bhí tú féin 'dying to use me for ages', níl le déanamh ach glaoch a chur orm!
Cairde Uí Néill
Bhí tú ar dóigh!!! Bhí gach duine ag caint ort, bhain gach duine sult as an siamsaíocht a chur tú ar fáil agus shíl gach duine go raibh tú ar fheabhas ar fad.
Bhí mé chomh sásta go bhfuair me tú don Aonach.
Go raibh céad maith agat arís.
Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge
Seoladh & Lón Scoil Samhraidh
Ariel Killick provided artistic services for the 2011 McCracken Summer School and we as an organisation were very impressed with the services Ariel provided. Ariel provided stilt walking performances at two of our events; our launch at Le Boca restaurant and our Multi-Cultural lunch at the 174 Trust. Not only did her costume and make-up look amazing and her stilt performance dazzle, but Ariel interacted with the hundreds of people that attended. She spoke to everyone in Irish and English, playing with children and dancing which entertained everyone.
All in all Ariel Killick really added to the week long festivities. She was professional in every way possible and we will be availing of her services once again next year.
You were fantastic on Saturday evening - everyone loved you! I will definitely be in touch again.
Just a note to say thank you for providing your services at the Teddy Bears Picnic, we have had a lot of positive feed back about your performance from both our own staff and those attending the event.
It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope to see you again soon!