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Music education for primary schools

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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DabbledooMusic's "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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Lil Liza Jane - Song and Clapping Game

Lil' Liza Jane is an American folk song that became popular form the 1910's. Since then it has become a standard of the American jazz and folk tradition including popularity in New Orleans brass band music. In this version we will learn the song with a clapping game before learning a version...

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Learning About Musical Genres Through Artist Profiles

An important way for children to learn about different styles and types of music is by listening to some of the key artists who have defined particular genres of music. When we think of funk music we think of James Brown and when we think of classical music we think of composers like Beethoven...

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Martin Luther King Day - American Civil Rights Music

In honour of Martin Luther King day, here's a show that looks at 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 and inspiration for those...

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​9 Tips for Teaching Primary School Music Remotely

We’re now back into our 2nd (and hopefully our last) school closure since the start of the pandemic and, while you may be feeling more confident with your approach to teaching remotely, it’s not an easy thing to have to coordinate. There are lots of subjects to cover and you’ll want to make...

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Music at Home - Let's Dance!

Dancing is one of the best ways of listening to, enjoy and understanding music. When we dance to music we listen to and experience, the pulse, tempo and the structure of a song. We also listen to the different musical elements, instruments and the arrangement of a piece. When we dance our brain...

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