Percussionists Alex Petcu and Caitríona Frost return to County Cork schools this week with their Bangers and Crash percussion workshop.
The two musicians will visit schools in Cloughduv, Innishannon, Clondrohid, Skibbereen, Bantry, Kilmichael, Rosscarbery, Crosshaven, Bandon and Glanmire.
The musicians will take students on a whistle stop tour of the world through their transportive music, stopping off at all sorts of locations and grooving to a variety of melodies and beats. Together they will visit the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, the frozen North, both Americas, the Far East and much more.
The world of percussion is incredibly vast and there are thousands upon thousands of percussion instruments in existence today, many of which have unique origins in traditional music from around the world. The aim of this workshop is to introduce students to some of these instruments, to arise their curiosity, and give them a taste of music making through both observation and direct participation.
Throughout history, percussion instruments have provided the backbone for almost every style of music, however, they have also found their way into the scores of popular classical works, movie and cartoon soundtracks where they are not only used for rhythm and dramatic impact, but also for atmospheric effects.
This week of workshops concludes West Cork Music’s Autumn 2022/ Spring 2023 education series.
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