All children love to play with drums. Not only is it fun, but it’s also great for their development. A Bodhrán circle can teach children mutual respect, co-operation, listening, coordination and sensitive movement, as well as developing qualities like perseverance, self-discipline and mental agility. This will help get children’s creative energy flowing and fuel their enthusiasm for the learning process.
Robbie has worked on more than 25 albums with musicians from around the globe; such as Alan Doherty, Donal Lunny, Laoise Kelly, Gerry O’Donnell, Seamus Begley, Joe McKenna, Paul Kelly, Eleanor Shanley, Brendan Hayes, Colin Farrell, Frankie Lane and Michael McGoldrick. As a solo musician, he also performed on composer Damian Gallagher’s musical suite, Alanú at the NCH, Dublin and worked on it’s accompanying CD. He has also recorded on Daoirí Farrell’s album “True Born Irishman” which won the “Best Folk Track” for “Van Dieman’s land” at the BBC Folk Awards in the Royal Albert Hall. He has shared the stage with power-house musicians including Walis Bird, Andy Irvine, The Chieftans, Paul Brady, Damian O’ Rourke, Cathy Davey and many more.
Robbie set up The Bodhrán Buzz to further extend the knowledge of the bodhrán throughout the world; coaching many students to champion level. In 2016 he conducted a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest bodhrán ensemble which included 1,052 Bodhrán players.
Time: 5pm - 5.30pm
Genres: Music / Workshop
Features: Family friendly
Address: Market Square Town Park, Beech Hill, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow
No Booking Required