Posts Tagged ‘DabbledooMusic’

DabbledooMusic Showcase Night!

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

We’re having a whopper year in Dabbledoo HQ, no small thanks to the wonderful people at Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and the Elevator programme that they run, and that we’ve been part of since October last year. Sounds like an excuse for a session, doesn’t it? HELLS YUSSSSS.

Here’s the plan:

7-8: DabbledooMusic Workshop – this is our first ever workshop for adults so get down early if you want to take part, we’ll be supplying the instruments and taking you through our music education method!

8-9: DJ set from yours truly giving you the breaks and beats you needs for your hips and feets. Picked up some SERIOUS records of late so need to break em in, yeah?

9-11: Hotstepping 90s party goodtimes with ATTENTION BÉBÉ – dress to sweat!

PLUS: If you haven’t danced enough we’ll be throwing an afterparty NOT TOO FAR AWAY with FRANKIE GRIMES aka SHABBA FRANKS. We’ll be posting details bout that soooon. 

Tickets (including limited number of early bird specials) available here. Facebuke event page here

Dabbledoo GIG OF THE YEAR Easter Sunday

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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Well. So we’re launching our new website after Easter. Gonna have a sesh Easter Sunday to celebrate its arrival. The lineups class. Look at the poster. Come to the gig. See you there.

Igor The Great – Adventures in Drums

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Adventures in Drums by Igorthegreat on Mixcloud

Right, so this octopus who plays the drums is part of the whole DabbledooMusic thing. He’s sound. He did a mix for the rhythm fiends out there: strictly vinyl, strictly 45s. Heavy drums, funk, breakbeats, afro, that sorta thing.

Get it into ye!


DabbledooMusic Beta Launch

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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On Friday we launched the beta version of We’ve spent the last year fundraising, planning and designing so we’re pretty happy to get it out there. Big ups to Brian Michael Thornton and Trev Finnegan for the trojan work with Shane McKenna and myself, serious crew!

Although we’ve done a LOT of high-fiving of late, we still have lots to do. At the moment, there is a full set of resources available for ‘The Clock’. We’ll be lashing up the rest of the resources once we’ve fully user-tested this. Have a mess around on the site and see what you think! If you know any teachers please pass it on to them too. There’s a Feedback button in the bottom left so please let us know what you think!

At present it’s optimised for laptops, desktops and interactive whiteboards. Keep an eye on the blog for future updates and big thanks to everyone who’s supported us so far, too many to mention!


Friday, September 13th, 2013

Fundit poster

Lots on. First up, we’re having a DabbledooMusic party in the Twisted Pepper this Saturday to celebrate our successful Fundit campaign and say thanks to y’all. Get down for 8PM SHARP cos we’re gonna have a big jam session with some graphic scores (bring an instrument!), then A-Force and me are DJing, then Attention Bebe are playing live.

‘That sounds mega, I wanna go!’ you say.


Then we’re gonna hit the Grand Social where Savage and Rudimentary are crewing up to bring you a tasty line-up celebrating a forthcoming Rudimentary release which features Boxcutter, Bass Clef and Sina.


‘What about Sunday?’ you say.

‘We’ll be dancing in your kitchen still,’ we say.

Interview for Number Krunch

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013


Rachel Bothwell from Number Krunch sat down with Shane McKenna and myself recently over a cup of tea to chat about DabbledooMusic, post-successful Fundit campaign. Here’s a quick snippet:

RB: So tell me what you’re trying to achieve at DabbledooMusic?

Shane: It’s a new method of teaching music in primary schools aimed at teachers, children and parents. It exists as a workbook that we self published last December and a free online resource, for use in the classroom or at home. It’s based around a new type of musical notation called graphical notation, which uses moving shapes and colours on a screen instead of classical notation, which uses notes and bars etc.

You can read the rest of Part One here and stay tuned for Part Two…

DabbledooMusic in the Irish Times

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013


Above is the picture of Shane and myself. You can read the full article here. Delighted!

Thank you from Dabbledoo!

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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Yous are the best. Stay tuned for updates real soon yis legends yis!

DabbledooMusic Fundit Campaign Underway (Wahey!)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Today is a good day. Just launched the DabbledooMusic Fundit campaign to get a few quid together so we can build a proper interactive website for the project. At the moment we’re running off a pretty basic blog with loads of great lessons up there, but in order to spread and get more people involved as we REVOLUTIONISE THE WAY MUSIC IS TAUGHT, COMPOSED AND PERFORMED, we’re gonna need to step it up some. Have a look here to find out more about what we intend to do (the video explains it all pretty well!), what prizes are on offer and also stay in touch with the events and BUZZ we have planned for offer the course of the campaign.

Already we’re 11% funded (thanks folks!). We’ve got 33 days to go, so if you believe in what we do, please donate to support the project. If yr totally strapped, you can still help by sharing it and getting the word out. At Dabbledoo Towers, we’re really looking forward to bringing this to the next level, and we’re pretty lucky to have gotten such support and positive feedback from everyone in the last year and a half. We’ve come a long way, let’s keep her lit!

Oh and here’s a stop motion we did of a graf piece I did featuring Igor the Great to promote the campaign. Shouts to Gilly for camera skills and to the crew at the Shaw for giving us such a prime location!


DabbledooMusic in Waterford

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Yo, today we’ll be doing a DabbledooMusic workshop in the Central Library as part if Waterford’s New Music Week. At the moment it’s fully booked up but if you’d like to pop down for a chat or to buy the book, yr more than welcome.

Also, we have the book on sale in Designist and Opus 2 on George’s St. in Dublin. We’re delighted to also be doing a workshop in the Centre for Creative Practices on Saturday February 23. You can book a spot here.

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