DabbledooMusic Blog

Music education for primary schools

The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 20 + 21: Electronic Music + Irish Electronic Music

Our last 2 episodes of the DabbledooMusic Show have been focusing on electronic music. For our first episode we look at the early experiments of John Cage and Delia Derbyshire, through the sonic landscapes of Brian Eno and Suzanne Ciani, up to Detroit Techno and Daft Punk. The next episode...

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Getting Back to Music in the Classroom

With the schools back, we wanted to address the area of music in schools based on the guidance from the Department of Education and Skills. We have consulted Dr. Luke O' Neill from Trinity College Dublin on the subject and have been following studies from around the world dealing with music...

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Three Songs for Seachtain na Gaeilge

We have three great songs for Seachtain na Gaeilge to suit all ages. Ireland has a rich and beautiful tradition of songs and many of them are in the Irish language. Learning songs is a great way to learn and practice a language so let's get singing! With each of the songs try to listen a few...

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Seachtain Na Gaeilge Free Poster Pack Download

With the school's reopening just in time for Seachtain na Gaeilge, we are delighted to be releasing some extra Irish music resources to help teachers in the classroom over the coming weeks. One of these resources is a free downloadable poster pack of Irish musical instruments with their names...

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I Hear With My Little Ear...

Our twist on the classic 'eye spy' game, will bring a bit of musical fun to your family walk. Now that the spring weather is picking up, we can start enjoying our family walks a bit more. This is a musical activity that gets us thinking about sounds in the world around us and also gets us...

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St Patrick's Day 2021 - Sofa Sessions

Throughout the school closures, we have been sending out our suggestions for musical activities to thousands of families across the country and have been delighted to hear how much music has made a difference to their experience of lockdown. Music is a great way to spend time together as a family...

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All About the Piano

The piano is a very popular instruments all over the world. A piano is full of strings that are struck when we press the keys. A series of small hammers inside the piano hit the strings. Has you ever looked inside a piano? We'll watch a video later to see what's in there! Today we are going to...

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Lil Liza Jane - Song and Clapping Game

Lil' Liza Jane is an American folk song that became popular form the 1910's. Since then it has become a standard of the American jazz and folk tradition including popularity in New Orleans brass band music. In this version we will learn the song with a clapping game before learning a version...

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Learning About Musical Genres Through Artist Profiles

An important way for children to learn about different styles and types of music is by listening to some of the key artists who have defined particular genres of music. When we think of funk music we think of James Brown and when we think of classical music we think of composers like Beethoven...

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Martin Luther King Day - American Civil Rights Music

In honour of Martin Luther King day, here's a show that looks at the music of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. We hope this episode will highlight the power that music can have in raising awareness of inequalities as well as a medium for providing hope and inspiration for those...

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