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Music education for primary schools

​Online Premiere of ‘Float Down the Liffey’ - Thursday 4th June

DabbledooMusic Presents: Online Premiere of ‘Float Down the Liffey’ In conjunction with the Irish Music Industry Covid-19 Relief Fund Thursday 4th June @ 8.00pm HERE Following sold out shows on Culture Night 2019, DabbledooMusic presents the online premiere of the film Float Down the Liffey on...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 11: Hip Hop Special

For our DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio this month we looked at Hip Hop music! This episode looks at hip hop's development from 1970's New York to the global genre it has become. We have music from A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, J Dilla and many more. All of the music in this show...

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Create a Sound Treasure Hunt at Home

A great activity for exploring sounds in the home and the surrounding environment! This simple activity is perfect for all children and parents to try at home. We have an example of a sound treasure hunt here but you can also make up your own to suit your home environment. We have a few simple...

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

After the success of last year's Cruinniú na nÓg, we're back to help coordinate it for the Cavan Monaghan area. Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative setup as part of the Creative Ireland programme, and last year saw 31 local authorities in conjunction with RTE deliver 750 free events across the...

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Who's in the House? Hip Hop and Rap for Children

Who's in the house? We're all in the house! This week we have an activity for everyone in the house to join in with. Learn about Hip Hop and create your own rap. Growing out of The Bronx, New York in the early 1970s, rapping and MC'ing was a big part of the Hip Hop movement along with break...

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DabbledooHomeFest 2020 - Create A Music Festival in Your Own Home

A music festival might just be the exact opposite of lockdown. You're always sure of a good crowd whether it's the Willy Clancy Summer School or Electric Picnic. You are constantly surrounded by happy strangers that are singing, dancing, chatting and shouting. Music festivals most often...

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Download Our Free Musical Colouring Book!

From record covers to stage backdrops, music videos to hand-painted instruments, it's safe to say music and art go hand in hand. As you know, we're big fans of graphic scores here at DabbledooMusic, and so even certain types of graphic scores can have a pleasing visual aesthetic! Sometimes...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 10: Piano Special

For our DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio this month we looked at music featuring the piano. This episode showcases the wide range of music the piano has been adopted for from baroque to soul music. We have also featured music from some of the most famous piano playing artists such as...

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​8 Dances to Teach your Kids at Home

It's safe to say that dancing and music are closely related cousins in the overall family of art forms. For many styles of music, dancing can be as important to the overall performance as playing an instrument is. Dancing is also directly linked to the rhythm and tempo of the style of music....

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​9 Family Friendly Concerts to Watch Online

With the school closures and children continuing to remain at home for the coming weeks, it can be tricky to find simple ways to keep the occupied. So why not encourage them to watch a free online concert! Watching an online concert is a lovely alternative way to engage them in music and is...

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