For the past 3 years Tempo Music School has been teaching the transition year girls in St Josephs how to play a bodhrán. The girls in this term are now preparing a performance to open their graduation ceremony in May
Aela McGowan’s Performance
To make the performance even more special, TY student Aela McGowan will be playing her accordion for the performance, and what a fantastic player she is, thanks Aela.
The workshops went very well it some of the lads proving to have plenty of natural rhythm. We were joined by dancing master and accordion maestro Shay McGovern for a few steps, well done everyone.
St Vincents Secondary School Picture
Tempo facilitated another series of ‘Bodhrán Beats’ workshops to over 100 students in St Pauls on Brunswick street during March. Well done to everyone who participated in the workshops.
Bodhrán Beats St Pauls Picture
What’s it all about ?
Bodhrán Beats workshops are designed to enhance participants appreciation and love of music. We use a hands-on approach to music making ultimately resulting in an exciting live performance. Our workshops are fun, fun, fun and have been used time and time again by TY coordinators, JCSP coordinators, primary schools, junior cert students and leaving cert students.
The great thing about ‘Bodhrán Beats’ is you don’t need any musical experience to enjoy the workshop. Expert facilitator Robert O Connor will guide each participant through the learning experience, encouraging collaboration and teamwork amongst the group. Each workshop focuses on the three strands of music outlined in the primary curriculum, composition, listening and responding, and performance. Each student will learn the importance of rhythm, tempo and timing when working as an ensemble.Save