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Music education for primary schools

St Patrick's Day Music

St Patricks Day is coming up and we have a great selection of Irish music for you to listen to, and learn about, in the classroom. Our selection ranges from classic recordings of Willy Clancy on the uilleann pipes to contemporary Irish band, Lankum. The playlist has jigs, reels, polkas and...

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Classroom Poster Pack for Seachtain Na Gaeilge - FREE DOWNLOAD

Next week marks the start of Seachtain Na Gaeilge for 2020 and to help with any musical activities you're planning in the classroom, we've just released a poster pack of Irish instruments. The pack includes posters for the following instruments along with a short descriptions as Gaeilge on...

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​Glossary of Irish Music Terms

As we approach Seachtain Na Gaeilge for this year, we thought we’d put together a comprehensive list of Irish music terms so that you can brush up on your definitions to become the skilled session speaker you were born to be! To help, we’ve split the glossary into 3 different...

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The DabbledooMusic Show Episode 8: The Beatles

Last Saturday we released episode 8 of the DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio. This month we looked at the music of The Beatles. The Beatles have such a wide catalogue of styles they developed during their 10 year tenure as a band in the 1960's. During this show we work our way through...

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Seachtain na Gaelige Workshops

After some very successful STEAM workshops last month with Ed Devane, we'll be back in the Mill Theatre Dundrum for Seachtain na Gaelige. Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March will feature three workshops per day - 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. These workshops will be facilitated by Amy Nic an Rí and...

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CPD Spring Course Tour 2020

We're gearing up for a busy spring tour of CPD dates all over the country. These courses will introduce teachers to our new method of teaching music in the classroom, specifically designed for Irish primary schools. Our system has been designed to make music more accessible, fun and creative...

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The DabbledooMusic Show Episode 7: Blues Music

Last Saturday we released episode 7 of the DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio. This month we looked at Blues music. Expect to hear the full ranging evolution of the blues songs from the depths of the Mississippi delta with the likes of Howlin Wolf and John Lee Hooker right through to...

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DabbledooMusic Presents: Float Down the Liffey - Wed 12th Feb in The Sugar Club, Dublin

Following our packed out shows on Dublin Culture Night 2019, DabbledooMusic presents our new show ‘Float Down the Liffey’ on Wednesday 12th February in The Sugar Club, Dublin. ‘Float Down the Liffey’ is a mixed-medium show celebrating the remarkable music scene in Dublin. The show syncs a...

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​2019 Soapbox - Three Random Musical Musings for the Year

As we come to the end of the year, here at DabbledooMusic HQ we're reflect on what we’ve learned this year to help us make our plans for next year. From these reflections, come our 3 random musical musings for 2019: 1. Classroom Teachers are the Best People to Teach Music In our work with...

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Our Top 10 Christmas Songs for Children

The festive season is nearly upon us and so, before the first door on the advent calendar is swung opened, we've put our top 10 Christmas songs for children. These are all child-friendly songs, with enjoyable versions to listen or sing-along to in the classroom. Can you guess what our number 1...

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