Evelyn Grant, Cork Pops Orchestra to Present Primary School Shows Featuring DABBLEDOOMUSIC, March 5

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Evelyn Grant and The Cork Pops Orchestra will present two primary school shows on Wednesday 5th March at 10:00am and 12:00 noon. This years concert features Dabbledoomusic.

Dabbledoomusic is a multimedia musical experience for young music makers, combining words, illustration, sound, performance and animation, The project is the result of a collaboration between music maker Shane Mc Kenna and visual artist Killian Redmond and aims to make music more accessible and fun for children and teachers alike, through free online musical activities.

Dabbledoomusic uses a unique system of colour-coded, animated musical notation. Unlike conventional notation this system is designed to encourage people of all musical backgrounds and levels of experience to participate through collaborative performance and composition.

Rapper GMC (aka Garry McCarthy) will liven up things with his own 'rap' version of the classic Pachelbels Cannon.

GMC is a highly-regarded music producer/rapper/youth workshop facilitator from Co. Cork. He recently recorded 'Doing the Jimmy Barry Murphy', and has already released 3 albums, and penned a top 20 hit with "Not Tonight - The Bouncer Song". His performances include the Electric Picnic and The Marquee in Cork. Garry has a unique style which brings witty, edgy and local lyrics over some of the catchiest beats out there. Never trying to Americanize his music, Garry remains true to himself and urges young people to try do the same when expressing themselves lyrically and musically. Garry has run projects for Music Generation, Cork, the Cork Academy of Music, Triskel Arts Centre, Mayfield Arts Project and Dean Street Youth Reach, among others. He has a first class honours degree in Multimedia, and also has a first class honours masters in Business Information Systems. See his website for details of his workshops for schools.

The Cork Pops Orchestra, conducted by Evelyn Grant, has been performing concerts for schools for over twenty five years. Generations of young people from the Munster region have been introduced to the joy of classical music through this entertaining, inspiring, and educational experience.

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