Category Archives: Gigs

“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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World Cup Fever

As we head into the last two weeks before the World Cup, we are hoping that things quieten down a bit! Why? because there has been a mini avalanche of enquiries for us to play events, but almost all of … Continue reading

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New Beats from Dublin

‘New Beats from Dublin’ refers to our work with singer Andrea Nicole, a project which culminated with a great show in the Workman’s Club last Saturday, September 28th. Several months back, Andrea approached us to see if we would be … Continue reading

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Variety is the Spice of Life (stamina important too!)

St. Patrick’s Day is always an important time in the MaSamba camp, and this year is no exception! This year, as always, we are involved in a whole series of events, some big, some small, some very public, some almost … Continue reading

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Longest Day of the Year

As the dust settles on a really busy period of work for the band, it is time to sort out the mess, evaluate and move on, into the 2nd half of the year. Last Thursday was the Summer Solstice, or … Continue reading

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Day by Day

Today, we finished up our annual project with the boys of Scoil Iosagain in Crumlin, with a series of five unique performances, by five totally unique samba bands. All of them played really well, and the response from the audience … Continue reading

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