Clare County Council and Fidget Feet present

CLARE MELA

An Award-Winning event

A day of music, dance and aerial

Shannon Town Park, County Clare.

Saturday June 8th 

12 pm – 5 pm 

A free arts event to celebrate cultural diversity.

Watch our 2023 performance of Clare Mela here

In collaboration with Creative Places Shannon, we are hosting free dance sessions at the Shannon Leisure Centre during the months of April and May

We are looking for 5 breakdancers, 5 Irish Dancers, 5 Contemporary Dancers to be in our Clare Mela show June 8th.

Age 8+

Space are limited 

To book your spot email – charlotte.bruce12@yahoo.ie | 087 7508762

Clare Mela Line Up 2024

A fantastic line-up showcasing their talents in the beautiful outdoor setting of Shannon Town Park

From powerful rap to captivating aerial dance, Chinese dragon dancing, unforgettable African drumming, enchanting Nepalese music, local dance performances, and much more. 

A fun and lively day out for all the family. 

Nepalese Musicians – Hiralal, Ramji Gaine

Brother Hiralal and Ramji Gaine are talented sarangi musicians. Their music has been described as melodic, rhythmic, and haunting with the sweet sound of the sarangi instrument resembling the human voice and powerful percussion of the Madal. 

Chinese lion & dragon dancing from Dublin

Chinese Lion Dance Ireland has extensive experience in Traditional Lion Dance and kung fu displays. Great care and attention to detail is given to ensure their performances are always respectful to the art of Lion Dance and its traditions. While our focus is Southern Lion (Fut San & Hok San styles), they also perform Dragon Dance & Unicorn Dance. They are representatives in Ireland for the Songshan Traditional Shaolin Wushu Academy China.

Local Shannon Talent and band

We have been working with local shannon dance talent the past few weeks in collaboration with Creative Places Shannon. The local talent of Shannon and surrounding areas will perform with Fidget Feet dancers Charlotte Bruce and Chantal McCormick. 

We will also have a local rock band based in Shannon performing. They are part of the Shannon youth centre

A day of music, dance and aerial Funded by Clare County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland

In collaboration with Creative Places Shannon, we are hosting Family Fun Days at the Shannon Leisure Centre. A fun afternoon for all the family. 

May 12, 19, 26 | 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Try out Circus for the day!

Fidget Feet will teach you circus skills. 

Aerial, juggling, and dance! 

All ages are welcome

To book your spot email – marketing@fidgetfeet.com | 089 4524130 

Parking during Clare Mela 

 

If arriving by car please note that there is no parking beside Shannon Town Park.

 

Parking is available at these nearby locations

Due to limited public parking in the vicinity of the Town Park people should park at St Patricks Community School

or

Gaelscoil Donncha Rua and access via the side of the Fire Station or around the Shannon Town Centre

Willzee

Limerick rapper Willzee is part of a musical movement that has put Limerick on the map of the Irish rap scene. Born a member of the travelling community, Willzee rises to the fore front from adversity, struggle and hardship. This year he will be performing with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre in their new gritty and dark show H.O.M.E an Aerial Hip H’opera

Jym Daly

A DJ set with a difference! Jym is co-founder of Fidget Feet alongside his partner Chantal McCormick. Jym has a rich musical history along with being a talented artist and animator. His unique and original sound takes residence in Fidget Feet productions and shows. He toured his individual sounds of spiritual combined with dance music around the world, known as Loop Guru. Jym will bring his signature beats to this year’s Clare Mela, get ready for the Jym experience! 

Aerial Performances by Fidget Feet

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre will perform a selection of their aerial pieces this year at Clare Mela. Watch as aerial dancers fly and dance in the sky.

Aerial acts from Sara Granda, Chantal McCormick, Polly Shapkira, and Charlotte Bruce

WHAT IS AERIAL DANCE?

It’s Dance! It’s Creative! It’s flying with style! Combining athleticism & creative expression. While using low-hanging trapeze, aerial silks, spirals, hoops & cocoons. A beautiful art form, while having fun and building strength!

Wanna try it out?

Our Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick provides workshops, kids classes, adult classes & bootcamps.