Category Archives: Gigs

A Good Day at the Office

Today was one of those magic days that make being in MaSamba so worthwhile. This morning, I was up in Castleblayney for my third workshop with a groups of local children, in preparation for the Muckno Mania Festival Parade tomorrow … Continue reading

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2014 – A Brief Overview

The end of any year provides an opportunity for reflecting on what, if anything, has been achieved, and what can be learned for the future. This year has absolutely flown by, and looking back, it has been both a busy … Continue reading

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Time for a Silent Night!

To say that we have been busy over the last month would be a bit of an understatement, especially with the whole ‘moving building’ thing and all the chaos that entails. However, this last week has seen us up the … Continue reading

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Samba’s Little Helpers!

This is always a fun time of year in the Masamba camp, with lots of Christmas -themed events on the agenda! This week alone, we have no less than 8 events, including workshops, rehearsals and shows, with a variety of … Continue reading

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A Week of Endings

As they say, ‘all good things must come to an end’, and this week sees a few things finishing up around the same time. Firstly, our most recent project with the HSE Mental Health Group concludes this week. This is a … Continue reading

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“Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine (drum) and harp.”

Eh? The above is a quotation from the Bible and seems suitable for our work this week, as ‘Harp – A River Cantata’ is dominating our lives at the moment! Every day this week, there will be some activity on … Continue reading

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Harp – A River Cantata

Tonight we begin rehearsals for a new show called ‘Harp – A River Cantata‘ which see us teaming up with a choir from Tonnta Music and the Dublin Concert Band, under the baton of Composer Tom Lane. The performance tells … Continue reading

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Clocking up the miles!

We’ve been having some really good fun this Summer with all sorts of amazing gigs and events, and this weekend is a great example! Last night (Friday) saw the culmination of our project in Castleblayney with a group of local … Continue reading

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Beware the 12th of June!!!

On June 12th, 1840, a meteorite hit Uden in the Netherlands, narrowly missing a group of farm workers. For June 12th 2014, it feels like a huge meteorite is heading right for the Masamba rehearsal space, in the form of … Continue reading

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Jumping into June

The Summer is almost here, the kids are sitting their exams, the sun is out (sometimes), and Masamba is gearing up for a busy season! Tonight, the World Cup madness begins, with a special party in the Late Late Show … Continue reading

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