A few mad busy but inspiring days of rap, beats and songwriting workshops…
Thursday, a large TY group in Blarney took part in a Song-in-a-Day workshop and wrote, produced & recorded a song about the effects of binge drinking.
Friday, a mix of 1st and 2nd years in a Waterford school wrote and recorded a track about the “Power of Yet” in their JCSP library for the Poetry Ireland Wrapparound Project.
At the weekend I recorded a zombie invasion anthem with my 9 year old legend of a nephew.
Yesterday, finished filming a music video for a track about mental health that I helped a Mayfield youth group make recently.
Then that evening, helped a teen write a write and record a very personal and powerful song about their experience in the Irish care system.
Today, I worked with the TY class in Buttevant to write, produce and record a track raising awareness of the issue of human trafficking in another Song-in-a-Day workshop.
After that, then to the regular weekly workshop in Gurranabraher. The first junior group are working on a tack about dog fouling. Yes, dog poo. A special request from the Cork city council to help tackle the problem in the area! After that, the older groups worked on their own solo tracks and spoken word pieces ranging from topics like stress, growing up to self actualisation.
I’m very grateful for all this.
Now I’m about to have a daysent cuppa tea. 😎