WHO WE ARE?
SoFFt Productions is a creative team headed by Natasha Duffy, Conor Jacob and Caroline Duke, specialising in the curation of authentic live experiences.
Highly skilled in the area of music, theatre and festival production their combined experiences and skills of over 24 years, have culminated in producing some of the most ambitious spectacles and productions in Ireland.
ABOUT SoFFt NIGHTS
SoFFt Nights is a daughter of Spirit of Folk Festival, a small boutique event that emerged out of the 2008 recession and made its successful return in October 2020. The event has a well-being element to its line-up for those seeking an outlet for such practices. This is something important to the organiser's Caroline Duke and Natasha Duffy, having dealt with their own anxiety battles, they want to provide a space for people to learn about meditation, healing through dance, shamanism and talks on well-being.
Rising out of the ashes of COVID 19, SoFFT Productions brings a tenacity, excitement, and good humour to every production they are a part of. Highly skilled in the area of music, theatre and festival production their combined experience and skills have culminated in producing some of the most ambitious spectacles and productions in Ireland.
With both women having a background in film production they are offering a full package hybrid event experience for concerts, festivals and corporate events. Duke and Duffy will manage all aspects of productions from the curation of creative, wellbeing or educational programmes, design of unique spaces and sets and full video production set up using cutting edge streaming technology along with lighting designs from world-class designers.
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Celestial Bodies: A homage to the Winter Solstice
Filmed live from St. Patrick's church and the hill of Tara at dawn, day and dusk.
A homage to the Winter Solstice
Incessant Chatter (Myles O'Reilly)
Rachel Ní Bhraonáin
Composer Paul Frost with;
With thoughts and insights from
Taking inspiration from the winter solstice (21st December), we and our specially chosen Artists will explore the rituals and natural phenomena associated with it.
The shortest day and longest point of darkness in the year, the solstice is a solar phenomenon and a turning point in our seasonal calendar, one which humans have celebrated for thousands of years. It is in keeping with this tradition that we invite you to witness our celestial offering.
In this 20 minute piece our artists will take you on an episodic journey from dawn to dusk through the Heart of the Boyne Valley, Tara Hill.
Join us as we we explore what it is to emerge from darkness before returning to it.
“Is the solstice only about longing for light? Is it not also about celebrating the deepest dark?”
Presented by Sofft
With gratitude to
TD Catherine Martin
TD Damien English
The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media