Bodhrán Workshop, Gormanstown College, April 18th

Bodhrán Workshop at Gormanstown College

Tempo Music School was invited to facilitate a workshop for the transition year students of Gormanstown College in County Meath.

The students were from a range of different countries including Ireland, Mexico, Germany and Belgium, they were a fantastic group, so well done to you all and big thanks to Sonya.

Bodhrán Workshops, Mount Seskin Community College, March 22nd

Bodhrán Workshops at Mount Seskin Community CollegeTempo Music School had a great day facilitating workshops for the students in Mount Seskin.

I had my work cut out winning over their trust at such an early hour, to be greeted by a stranger shouting about goats, skins, beats etc can be hard to digest so early in the morning but in no time the good spirited teenagers of Mount Seskin took to the task with gusto.

Well done to everyone involved and thanks to all the staff who helped out during the day.

Bodhrán Workshop, Tallaght and Castletymon Library, Glenasmole School, March 7th

Bodhrán Workshop at Glenasmole SchoolEach year libraries all over the country organise events for SnaG to promote our language and culture.  This year Tempo Music School was delighted to be asked to run a series of bodhrán workshops across a number of South County Dublin Libraries.

To start off SnaG celebrations we visited Glenasmole National School in County Dublin on behalf of the mobile library services, a lovely school about 10 minutes outside Tallaght in the Dublin mountains.

I was greeted by the principal who was also the groups teacher and I then worked with a 4th, 5th and 6th class group. Well done to all the kids involved you were a joy to work with.

After this workshop I headed over to Tallaght library where I worked with a local primary school and finally finishing up in Castletymon library where once again I worked with great students from nearby St Roses School.

Bodhrán Workshop, Cabra Library, March 13th

Bodhrán Workshop at Cabra LibraryAs part of our Dublin City Library series we were delighted to teach a group of adults in the lovely Cabra library.  The workshop was a great success and the group were a joy to teach.

Well done to everyone involved and thanks for attending the event.


Bodhrán Workshop, Inchicore and Terenure Library, March 14th

Bodhrán Workshop at Inchicore and Terenure LibraryAs part of our Dublin City Library series we facilitated workshops for Stratford College in Terenure library and for a local girls secondary school in Inchicore.

Well done to everyone involved.

Recital, Clondalkin Library, March 12th

recital of Irish melodies on fluteA year has past since we performed a recital of Irish melodies on flute, fiddle and guitar for an Irish langauge held in clondalkin Library.

The trio included, Robert O Connor (flute, bodhrán) Colm Logue, (fiddle) and Albert Baker (guitar, vocals), it was a tremendous evening of music and we were joined for a set by local musician and artist Muiris Ó Conchubhair.

Bodhrán Workshops, Raheny and Ballymun Library, March 12th

Bodhrán Workshops at Raheny and Ballymun LibraryTempo Music School was asked to facilitate a series of bodhrán workshops for Dublin City Libraries to celebrate SnaG.

The first workshop was for a group of adults in Raheny, who thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and were a pleasure to teach.

Next stop was Ballymun library where I had a class from the neighbouring primary school.  They were a lovely group of children and I hope they enjoyed the workshop.

Bodhrán Workshop, Old Bawn Community School, March 11th

Bodhrán Workshop at Old Bawn Community SchoolOn a return visit to Old Bawn Community School I was greeted by a group of enthusiastic transition year students.  We proceeded to learn how to play along with jigs, reels and polkas.

By the end of the workshop I was delighted to see most students were surprised how much they enjoyed playing the bodhrán.

Bodhrán Workshop, Clondalkin and Lucan Library, March 11th

Bodhrán Workshop at Clondalkin and Lucan Library

Our fourth event took place in Clondalkin Library where I facilitated a workshop for my old primary school, St Josephs Boys National School.  They were an excellent group of children who participated very well in the workshop.

Our last event took place in Lucan library with a local school from Griffeen Valley and it was a wonderful workshop, well done to all the kids involved.


Bodhrán Workshop, St Marks Tallaght, February 25th

Bodhrán Workshop at St Marks TallaghtTempo Music School was asked to visit St Marks once again to facilitate a bodhrán workshop to their eager and very talented transition year students.

After a relocation and some crying babies we set up in the sports hall and had great fun arranging a piece for their SnaG celebration.

Well done to everyone involved and especially to Lorraine for organising the event.