30 Jul Boom!
The workshop track from 3rd class in Scoil Iosagain Farranree has been featured on 2FM, Today FM, Cork’s Red FM and thejournal.ie. On behalf of the kids involved in the track, thanks to everyone for taking notice!
Here’s the track, along with others from the school:
Just uploading my 160th workshop track to my soundcloud page now (Click here to hear them). I’d like to say a huge thanks to the young people all over Ireland for getting involved over the past 2 years and to all the youth groups and schools for being so open minded and giving rap a chance!
I love every minute of it. Especially when I hear kids say things like “I’ve been writing raps at home since doing the workshops” or “I got a gig at a disco” etc. It makes it all worthwhile and I’m so glad that music can make such a positive impact on young people’s lives.
Growing up in a country village myself, there was always a certain level of ignorance towards “rapping”, that it was a “black” thing… but ten years later I hear kids walking around listening to other kids’ raps on their phones you know something’s changing! This country has so much untapped talent it’s ridiculous…
Rap can often act as a stepping stone onto other forms of art like acting, music technology, playing instruments… and thankfully now, people are now beginning to see the power it has! So again, thanks to everyone for giving it a try. 😉
If you want to book rap workshops for your school or youth group, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 085-118-6065. I can tailor make a project to include not only the writing and recording of rap songs, but also music videos, music technology (making beats), CD cover & poster designs, websites and live showcases.
Here’s some work from previous workshop projects:
The Break it Down Initiative
(Official Website) Project funded by Leargas, run by Mayfield Arts Centre. Here’s their music video:
And their full album for free download:
Da Lodge Farranree
Workshops took place at Ógra Chorcaí (now Foróige) in the Lodge, Farranree, Cork City.