DabbledooMusic Blog

Music education for primary schools

The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 22: Film Music

Imagine watching your favourite film with no soundtrack? Film scores have an amazing way of helping to build empathy with characters, evoke particular landscapes as well as heighten tension and suspense. This months' show features a selection of our favourite cinematic music. Shane even put us...

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​5 Fun Classroom Music Activities for Term 3

It’s been a long year for teachers, children, and parents and so as we head towards the end of this school year, here are some ideas for finishing this year with a musical bang. With the children getting settled back into school after being at home for most of 2021 and as we're all looking...

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Teachers' Survey 2021

Help make DabbledooMusic even better for teachers and children across Ireland! Each year we reach out to teachers to get their feedback about our online music resources for primary schools. One of the great benefits of having our content online is that we can improve and add new content based on...

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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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