Posts Tagged ‘Fundit’

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…

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!

Fundit: UpStart

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Fantastic project here from UpStart which will see a vacant lot in Dublin’s city centre transformed into a park with a cafe, cinema and theatre, and generally bringing a hell of a lot of art to people in a very accessible way, but ONLY if they reach their funding target. It’s at 56% now and is climbing, but there’s only FIVE DAYS TO GO so please get behind this project by either donating, or sharing, or both. Thanks!

On The Horizon

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

So back in the 1975, Justin Keating negotiated a Norwegian style agreement with oil and gas exploration companies. Basically meaning that if anyone wants to extract oil and gas resources from Irish land or water, then they gotta pay us for the privilege through taxation, etc. Unfortunately, said agreement was dismantled by the GREEDY, SHORT-SIGHTED, PIG-IGNORANT GOBSHITES that are, to name a few, Ray Burke and Bertie Ahern (who is currently lecturing in Nigeria about how to make a great country, Celtic Tiger style). As a result, we have the embarrassment that is the deal we got for Rossport (the average Norwegian taxpayer makes more off this gas field than the Irish equivalent). Anyone who questions the fact that successive governments are literally handing over our natural resources for nothing is ignored or treated like a head-the-ball. At the same time, our present glorious leaders are about to bring in water charges next year. Don’t get me wring, I have no problem with water charges, anything to do with conservation is generally a pretty good thing. My problem is, that if the government is so concerned with resource management (including turf and peat), why not extend that concern to other resources, such as oil and gas?

The above FundIt project aims to gather a range of viewpoints in Irish resource exploration, and the fact that if we do not start debating this issue and acting on it NOW, it will be way too late even in a years time, with Exxon Mobil and the likes salivating at the thoughts of setting up shop on our shoreline.

Do not let another Rossport happen. These are OUR resources. Time to stand up for them.

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!


Rabble Magazine successfully funded for the next year!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

A thousand thank yous to all who dug deep and donated to our cause. Rabble will be kept in print for another year this way thanks to everyone out there who supported us and shared the campaign. We’ll remain an independent, reader-supported (and funded!) publication dedicated to delving deep and delivering the stories that matter to so many of us but are rarely touched by the mainstream media. We’ll continue to do a few funny bits as well sure.

There’s still five days to go, so we’re keeping the campaign alive until Monday noon. We’ll start prepping all the goodies for our donors shortly afterwards. At this point in time we’re 105% funded, so any extra will go towards running costs (such as rental on a little office space).

You can watch it soar and soar here.

Thanks, yis legends!

Reasons to Support rabble’s Fund:it with Tonie Walsh

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Journo, DJ and founder of Irish Queer Archive Tonie Walsh lends his support for Rabble’s Fundit campaign. Let’s keep it lit!

Reasons to Support rabble: Terry Fagan Of The North Inner City Folklore Project

Friday, May 10th, 2013

More than halfway there now folks! Please share the campaign!

Reasons to Support Rabble

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Donal Fallon from the Come Here To Me blog giving a few reasons to support Rabble and help with our funding campaign.

Rabble FundIt Campaign

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Today Margaret Thatcher died, and Rabble launched its FundIt campaign. Our last print issue was before Christmas. We’ve been working hard on getting this campaign ready in the meantime. We’re lookng for €9,000 to cover print costs for our next four issues, and really step it up in terms of the quality of the paper.

The response since we put out our first issue has been overwhelming, and I firmly believe that this is the sort of publication that the country has needed for a LONG time. For it to continue, we really need to get our readers behind us, and for a small contribution each, we can really get this newspaper growing and delve deep inna investigative journalism stylee.

In terms of the rewards for funders, my own contributions will include prints, workshops, DJ sets and murals for peoples homes. We’ve got 48 days to go, so please make support us and share this campaign as much as you can. Thank you!