DabbledooMusic Blog

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 9: Irish Artists

For our DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio this month we looked at music from contemporary Irish artists. Over the hour episode we look at the wide ranging amazing music that's being made in Ireland currently. Expect to everything from hip hop to ska and from Irish traditional to dance...

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John Cage - Home Composition Challenge

Now that we are all spending more time in the home we are looking at musical activities that can be explored without leaving the house and using whatever sounds and instruments you have at home. Our idea this week is for a composition that can be created by anyone, with any instruments, and one...

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​10 Simple Ideas for Music at Home

As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times of school closures and social isolation, keeping children entertained while they are at home has undoubtedly become a big challenge for lots of parents. While the extent to how long these circumstances will continue are still...

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St. Patrick's Day Challenge

One of our most popular and fun performance pieces at DabbledooMusic is John Ryan's Polka. We've performed it with thousands of children, teachers and parents over the last few years. Our 2020 Patrick's day challenge: Practice a performance, with whatever instruments you have in your...

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Free Month Access for Parents

It looks like we are all going to be spending more time at home over the next number of weeks so we have collected some of our most fun and entertaining online content to keep the music going at home. Music is a great way to spend time with time with the family, listening, playing, discussing...

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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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