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Teachers CPD: Úlla Buaille - New Songs for the Classroom in Irish 21 Oct 2023

Join musician Ríona Sally Hartman in discovering music in the classroom anew in this morning CPD workshop for teachers presented through Irish and English.

Ríona has created a new collection of original bilingual songs written specifically for use in primary school classrooms with accompanying class activities.

In this CPD workshop for teachers, you will enjoy:

  • Learning some of these new songs which are simple and fun to sing. It can be difficult to find songs in Irish in genres other than traditional; these songs are new and in a variety of music styles.
  • Exploring links to recordings and work-pages to accompany the songs that you can photocopy for use in the classroom.
  • Trying out sample activities to cover all three areas of the music curriculum: listening and responding, performing and composing.
  • Discovering songs for use outside music time, such an “attention grabber” in Irish (a very short call and response song to use when you want to get the class’s attention).

Ríona will also bring some examples of other books and CDs that she finds useful in the classroom. There’ll be time to look at these and time for discussion and questions also.

Overall, this fun and inspiring workshop will build your confidence in both your Irish and your singing voice. It is suitable for all levels of experience and the resources shared will work for all primary classes.

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About Ríona Sally Hartman

Ríona Sally Hartman is a musician based in South County Wicklow who holds an honours Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance. She releases her own original music under her own name, as well as collaborating with a number of ensembles of various genres including Irish language band IMLÉ and bilingual group Luí Lom (music in Gàidhlig and Irish).

She is musical director and lead performer of The National Concert Hall’s Education and Community Outreach Band, and facilitates early years workshops in the National Concert Hall.

Currently Ríona is working on a project, generously funded by the Arts Council, writing and recording new bilingual children’s music for primary school aged children. She is also currently collaborating with artist Cressida Lynch in facilitating arts workshops with young people all over south and west Wicklow on behalf on The Courthouse Art Centre, Tinahely YPCE Outreach programme. http://www.rionasallyhartman.c...