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War of Independence Song Workshop

Tipperary Museum would like to share with you some resourses that they have developed based on two songs associated with the War of Independence.  Tipperary Museum is currently working on an Exhibition on the War of Independence. 

Julia Walsh Drohan (Education & Outreach Officer for Tipperary Museum) worked with traditional singer Aileen Lambert to devise a resource suitable for all classes based on 2 songs – The Galtee Mountain Boy and The Grave of Pat Keating.   The resource packs include the words of the song, a history to the song as well as sheet music, guitar and tin whistle notes.  Aileen also does a video tutorial in the style of a sing repeat lesson for the Galtee Mountain Boy and has a recording of a Waterford singer singing the Pat Keating song. 

The resource is suitable for both primary and secondary level.

At Primary level this resource will help achieve some of the broad aims and objectives of the Music curriculum including

·       Develop a child’s openness to, awareness of and response to a wide range of musical genres, including Irish music

·       Perform vocally and instrumentally from a range of musical styles and traditions, relevant to the class level, with particular emphasis on Irish music

·       It can also be used to teach structure, range, listening to compositions and performance

·       Integration with history curriculum

At Secondary level it will help achieve some of the aims in the Junior Cycle Music curriculum including

Strand – Culture and Context, Creating and Exploring 3.1 Collaborate with fellow students and peers to produce a playlist and set of recordings to accompany a local historical event or community celebration

Strand – Procedural Knowledge Appraising and responding 1.13 Compare different interpretations or arrangements of a piece of Irish traditional or folk music paying attention to musical elements and other influences and

Strand Culture and Context, Appraising and Responding 3.7 Compare compositions by two or more Irish composers/songwriters to explain and describe differences and similarities in the composition. 

If you could like to get a copy of the resourses please contact :

Julia Walsh Drohan, 

Education & Outreach Officer, 

Tipperary Museum

Mick Delahunty Square



Working Week Tuesday to Friday

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Tipperary County Council



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