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With the Easter break but a fleeting memory, we are back in workshop mode in a big way!
Last week, we began work on two new projects with old friends. Sarah has been invited back to George’s Hill National School, to deliver a series of 24 workshops with some of the younger children there – we have had some great successes in George’s Hill, and it is very much… Read More
No, this is not the government trying to distract us from yet another tax-hike, The Octopus is the name of a new street theatre presentation currently being developed by Samba Resille, in preparation for their Irish tour in June 2013.
Samba Resille are one of the most established Afro-Brasilian music and dance groups in France… Read More
We were honoured (or honored) this week with a very special visitor at rehearsals in the shape of Ken Dawson.
Ken, our cuddly Canadian, had been a member of MaSamba up until about five years ago, when he had to move back to Canada for education and work reasons. He has always kept in touch with the band, and has been very supportive of many of our activities, albeit… Read More
The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind of activity behind the scenes, while on the surface, things seem to be tipping away as usual!
Firstly, we have been out almost every day delivering workshops with children and young people, working with c. 350 participants each week. This is set to increase in a couple of weeks, when we take on a couple more groups on… Read More
We were extremely saddened this week to learn of the untimely death of Marie Twamley, who we had known for many years, through her involvement in MaSamba, MaSamba do Mananha and Munch Samba in Ballymun.
Marie initially got involved in samba to support her children Rob, Aisling and Ciara to get to and from rehearsals of Munch Samba in their local area of Ballymun. Marie was always on hand… Read More
Tonight, we had a great, buzzy rehearsal, with a lot of changes and a lot of ‘new’ people. We had a couple of people join us from our recent night course, and we have also had a couple of brand new arrivals in the last couple of weeks – it’s a perfect time to join when we are not under pressure with big projects, and we can just get on… Read More
SMEI stands for the Society of Music Education in Ireland just held an excellent conference this weekend in Cork, which brought together a whole raft of people involved in lots of different form of music education from all over.
As always, these events throw us a lot of really interesting topics and ideas, and the quality of the presentations was outstanding. It was one of those ‘lightbulb over the… Read More
This week, saw the last few bits of administration taking place in the huge tidy-up operation after a highly-successful ‘Boys Are Back In Town’ pageant.
All that remains for now, is to say a sincere, heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who helped us along the way, whether it was financially, spiritually, in terms of good advice, or just a good old-fashioned dig-out (remember when that wasn’t a dirty word… Read More
This, year, for the first time in at least 10 years, we don’t have an ‘official’ Hallowe’en gig – boooo!
We are however, travelling to Virginia, Co. Cavan on Sunday, to perform at the infamous ‘Pumpkin Festival‘, which has always had a sort of Hallowe’en theme. This year, as always, we will be bringing up a pretty big crew of drummers and dancers to add some colour and… Read More
We are delighted to announce our next Samba Percussion Evening Course, which will run for 8 weeks from Tuesday, September 20th.
The course is for adults, and sessions will take place from 6.30pm-8.30pm each night. All instruments are provided, and the sessions will be led by MaSamba’s key Musical Directors.
All the material we are covering is from MaSamba’s current set, wich will facilitate students to easily integrate