Reviews and musings on music and arts events in the Clare, Limerick & Waterford regions & occasionally further afield
Music and Reviews from Clare, Limerick, Waterford and sometimes further afield
Friday, November 19, 2010
Marion Ingoldsby PDST workshop
I attended a workshop aimed at developing the creative use of singing in the classroom scheduled at the new Academy of Music Building at UL . Although the evening was foul, I set off and was just in time to hear Steve McFarlane and Anne Barry deliver an excellent workshop based on specially commissioned songs by Marion Ingoldsby and introduced by Professor Mícheál O Suilleabhain . The songs are charming based on nursery rhymes and verses by Christina Rosetti and could work well with senior primary and post primary students . Anne demonstrated suitable teaching strategies including vocal warm ups, body percussion and Curwen hand gestures to a large attendance . It is always a pleasure to listen to highly competent teachers and communicators clearly passionate about their topic and eager to share their skills. It was good to meet Carol Daly and Martin Barrett of Co. Cork VEC and Sharon Brooks of Shannon Comprehensive .