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Music education for primary schools

​Launch of New DabbledooMusic ‘Artist in the Classroom’ Program

Our goal at DabbledooMusic is to make sure every primary school child and teacher in Ireland has access to quality music education resources. An important part of that mission is to bring real world musicians and artists into the classroom. Previously, we have worked with musicians like...

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Guidance for Music Making in Primary Schools

With preparations underway to reopen primary schools, we wanted to address the area of music in schools based on the new roadmap 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...

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The DabbledooMusic 2020/21 Curriculum

There will be a lot asked of teachers in the lead up to the schools reopening so we are launching our full planning content to help with the preparations for September. For further advice on the return to school following Department of Education and Skills recommendations, see our Guidance...

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7 Amazing Brass Cover Versions Of Pop Songs

Back in September last year, as part of our monthly radio slot on Dublin Digital Radio, we featured the music of New Orleans. A big part of this show was looking at the contribution that brass marching bands have had on the music from the city and the development of the jazz sub genres such as...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 13: The Music of Jamaica

This month we take a look at the incredible musical heritage of the island of Jamaica. There are so many musical developments that can be credited to Jamaican producers and musicians that are the fundamentals of modern dance music - sound systems, bass-heavy productions, remixes and MCing to name...

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End of Year Dance Party!

If you are having an end of year graduation or even an online meetup for the end of the year, then why not add some music to get everyone celebrating together. We have created a Spotify playlist and a special set from one of Ireland favourite DJs, Donal Dineen. Make some room to dance and turn...

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​Why Creative Arts Subjects Should Be Prioritised After Lockdown

One of the more challenging aspects we’ve all faced throughout this lockdown has been dealing with uncertainty. When will life get back to normal? When can we see our friends and family? How will children cope with all of this? While the roadmap of how the country plans to reopen offers us...

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End of Year Music Certificates for 6th Class Students

As we approach the end of the school year (and even though it's been a year like no other) we thought it would be nice to help schools mark it for 6th class students in particular, who will be going on to secondary school from September. So we've produced these downloadable and printable...

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DabbledooMusic Program Updates for 2020/21

It has been an unexpected year for all of us and a time when we have had to change the way we work, live and teach. Since the school closures, we have changed our services to support schools and children through our special parents' content. While it still remains uncertain as to what school...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 12: American Civil Rights Music

The theme for this month's show is the music of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. We hope this episode will highlight the power that music can have in raising awareness of inequalities as well as a medium for providing hope who fight against these injustices. We've selected music...

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