Djembe drums originated in Africa. They are made with a wooden shell and a head made from animal hide, usually it belongs to a goat. Lukasz came to our school to teach us about the djembe and others drums. We played the drums and sang songs. We had lots of fun. We made the video in school. Evan from fourth class is speaking as Mr. Turtle and the presenter is me, Clíona, from sixth class.
Here we are playing our Christmas carols – Away in a Manger, The little Drummer Boy and Silent Night.
Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year.
Here are some pictures Thomas took of the first snow we had last week. Click the play button below to hear us sing ‘Silent Night’ and play tin whistle, guitar, violin and keyboard.
In February 2011 we performed with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar. We were practising since the previous October and here is a video of the performance. The video is an edited version (50 mins) of the official DVD which is over 2 hours long and available from www.cboi.ie. We hope you enjoy it.