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Music education for primary schools

​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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​Online Premiere of ‘Float Down the Liffey’ - Thursday 4th June

**Update** Float Down the Liffey is now live on YouTube and can be watched here: DabbledooMusic Presents: Online Premiere of ‘Float Down the Liffey’ In conjunction with the Irish Music Industry Covid-19 Relief Fund Thursday 4th June @ 8.00pm HERE Following sold out shows on Culture...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 11: Hip Hop Special

For our DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio this month we looked at Hip Hop music! This episode looks at hip hop's development from 1970's New York to the global genre it has become. We have music from A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, J Dilla and many more. All of the music in this show...

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Create a Sound Treasure Hunt at Home

A great activity for exploring sounds in the home and the surrounding environment! This simple activity is perfect for all children and parents to try at home. We have an example of a sound treasure hunt here but you can also make up your own to suit your home environment. We have a few simple...

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

After the success of last year's Cruinniú na nÓg, we're back to help coordinate it for the Cavan Monaghan area. Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative setup as part of the Creative Ireland programme, and last year saw 31 local authorities in conjunction with RTE deliver 750 free events across the...

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Who's in the House? Hip Hop and Rap for Children

Who's in the house? We're all in the house! This week we have an activity for everyone in the house to join in with. Learn about Hip Hop and create your own rap. Growing out of The Bronx, New York in the early 1970s, rapping and MC'ing was a big part of the Hip Hop movement along with break...

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DabbledooHomeFest 2020 - Create A Music Festival in Your Own Home

A music festival might just be the exact opposite of lockdown. You're always sure of a good crowd whether it's the Willy Clancy Summer School or Electric Picnic. You are constantly surrounded by happy strangers that are singing, dancing, chatting and shouting. Music festivals most often...

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