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Play Me A Story - Hear Your Story Told Through Music

A brand new collaboration with Máire Zepf, Quotidian - Word on the Street and Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

How would you like to hear your story told through music? Writer Máire Zepf has been finding out exactly what it's like with help from Ralph and Jonathan, who have composed and performed music for Máire’s book ‘Rita Wants a Robot’, illustrated by Andrew Whitson. The end results were recorded in both English and Irish and you can watch them here:

But that's not all! Now the project hands over to you as Máire, Ralph and Jonathan are looking for children's stories with pictures, in order to compose music for them. To submit a story for consideration, type or handwrite it (then scan/photograph it, if handwritten), and please include a picture (or more than one if you can) to illustrate it. Email it to [email protected] by 15 November 2020 and be sure to tell us your name and age in the email!

Máire, Ralph and Jonathan will then choose the stories that most inspire them to create music. Their selections and decisions will be final and they may not be contacted concerning their decisions. The writers of winning stories will be contacted by email. Winners will also be announced and published on this website, and on social media. Submission of entries to the ‘Play me a Story’ project will be taken to indicate that the entrant agrees with the rules and conditions of the competition and are happy for their stories and pictures to be made into a video to be shared on online.

This project is a collaboration between ourselves, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich and Quotidian - Word on the Street, supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland. #UOLetsPlayAtHome

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