Music

con_tuttiMusic Generation Sligo, in collaboration with the Centre for Special Educational Needs Inclusion and Diversity (CSENID) in St. Angela’s College, Sligo, have developed a music resource for teachers working with pupils with ASD.

Launched at a recent seminar in St. Angela’s College and piloted over the past two years in two ASD units [click to continue…]

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dabbledoo_musicA New Method For Music Education

In 2008 I created a new system of music notation as part of a Masters in Music and Media Technology in Trinity College Dublin. My aim was to create a type of musical notation that could be used and understood by everyone, regardless of their previous musical experience. I wanted to create musical collaborations between professional and amateur musicians from different backgrounds and I found that traditional notation was not suitable for this purpose. [click to continue…]

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Hallowe'en At The ArkIt’s Popular Music Week this midterm at The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin. Write your own pop song and share it online, design your band’s t-shirt and album cover, try your hand at spinning discs like a professional DJ or join in a music jam. 7 days of popular music with a Halloween flavour will be running over the mid-term break. Kids are encouraged to come in costume to any event. [click to continue…]

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The Skeleton Dance

by admin on 17/10/2013

Kids will love this seasonal action song from the Super Simple Learning website. It’s one of those songs where they have to get out of their seats and join in!

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Convert YouTube Video to MP3

by admin on 23/07/2013

Listen to YouTubeThere are often times when teachers come across video content on YouTube that they wish to use in the classroom. However, it may be that they really only want the audio content of the video eg. a song/rhyme. It may be that the teacher feels that the video content is distracting or that YouTube is blocked in their school. I recently came across a video [click to continue…]

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Ireland’s Call

March 10, 2013

Use this video to help teach your pupils the anthem “Ireland’s Call”. The lyrics can be downloaded below.  

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Amhrán na bhFiann

March 10, 2013

Use this video to help your pupils learn “Amhrán na bhFiann”, our National Anthem. The lyrics can be downloaded below.

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The Story of Music

January 5, 2013

This video is taken from Dara O Briain’s Science Club series from the BBC. It tells the history of music from earliest times, mentioning Pythagoras, Beethoven and Thomas Edison and their contributions to the evolution of music.

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Buachaill Ón Éirne

December 29, 2012

This is an easy-to-follow version of the traditional Irish air “Buachaill Ón Éirne” sung by The Corrs. The lyrics appear on screen as well as an English translation which should help pupils to follow the story in the song.

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Beidh Aonach Amárach

December 5, 2012

This is a lovely animated version of the traditional Irish song “Beidh Aonach Amárach” from the “Anam an Amhráin” programme on TG4. Lyrics appear on screen to follow along.

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Bleán na Bó

December 5, 2012

This is a lovely animated version of the traditional Irish song “Bleán na Bó” from the “Anam an Amhráin” programme on TG4. Lyrics appear on screen to follow along.

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Óró, Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile

December 4, 2012

This is a lovely animated version of the traditional Irish song “Óró, Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile” from the “Anam an Amhráin” programme on TG4. Lyrics appear on screen to follow along.

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An Poc Ar Buille

December 4, 2012

This is a lovely animated version of the traditional Irish song “An Poc Ar Buille” from the “Anam an Amhráin” programme on TG4. Lyrics appear on screen to follow along.

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Bean Pháidín

December 4, 2012

This is a lovely animated version of the traditional Irish song “Bean Pháidín” from the “Anam an Amhráin” programme on TG4.

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Amhrán: Níl Mé Ag Bogadh

November 2, 2012

Seo na focail agus an fís-scannán don amhrán “Níl Mé ag Bogadh”. Is dócha go bhfuil an fonn ar eolas ag na daltaí sna hardranganna, mar is é “The Man Who Can’t be Moved” an teideal don amhrán i mBéarla ó “The Script”. Mar sin, b’fhéidir go dtaitneoidh sé leis na daltaí agus beidh suim […]

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