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Music education for primary schools

Parents' Content - Music at Home

The schools will remain closed until the end of January at least, so we have relaunched our online parents' content to keep the music going at home. Music is a great way to spend time with time with the family, listening, playing, discussing and creating, taking part in a positive shared...

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2020 Soapbox - 3 Random Musical Musings for the Year

This will undoubtedly be a year we won't forget. One with many challenges and, where life as we know it, has been thrown on its head. Children have been one of the most badly hit by continuous lockdowns and restrictions. Their ability to socialise with their friends and family, attend school,...

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5 Ideas To Create A Musical Christmas For Kids

The magical time of the year is upon us again and, after the year we’ve all had, everyone has earned the right to kick back and enjoy the Christmas season. One of the things we all look forward to at Christmas is the abundance of great music. While sometimes the over-abundance becomes irritating...

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Three Christmas Presents from DabbledooMusic

It has been a difficult year for primary school staff, parents and children and we have been amazed at the commitment and hard work from teachers to make sure that school remained a fun, safe and happy place for children to be in this year. We are helping schools finish on a high with three...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 18: Acoustic Guitar

The acoustic guitar might be the most popular instrument in the world and it's no surprise why. Mobile and versatile, solo instrument or accompaniment, 6 strings or 12 - it's been the driver of some of the most moving moments in human musical expression, be it the rambling blues players of the...

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Quest for The Jingle - Online Christmas Show

This Christmas we have a very special treat for everyone! We have teamed up with Draíocht Blanchardstown to create a special online theatre piece where you will join in with the characters on-screen to play music that might just save Christmas... Before you enjoy the show there are two...

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Online Harp Concerts for Schools

If you are looking to introduce a musician to your school or classroom, a Zoom concert may be the perfect way to do it. The harp is the national symbol of Ireland and has been an important instrument here for hundreds of years. Today, it is used in a diverse range of styles and genres from...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 17: Halloween

There's definitely a few common themes when it comes to making a spooky tune: minor chords, pizzicato strings and usually a heavy dose of organ. Join us for an hour of scary tunes, chats and even a ghost story or two ;) (To find more ideas for bring music to life in your home, check...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 16: Brass

In this episode we're exploring the world of brass instruments. Trumpets, trombones, tubas, french horns and more (yes, we are including saxophones!).

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 15: Artist Profiles

In this show, we highlight some of the artists that we consider essential listening for budding music fans. All these artists are featured in our parents course as well as being spread across our online curriculum. Enjoy! (To find more ideas for bring music to life in your home, check...

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