The Claddagh Community Music Society

drumThe Claddagh Community Music Society (CCMS) takes place every Wednesday night from 8-10pm in the Dominican Hall, Claddagh.    At the moment we are doing an Open Mike Session each Wed and all instruments and singing or poems are welcome. It’s an alcohol free Open Mike Session.  Tea, Coffee and refreshments are provided. CCMS is open to all people in the community who wish to explore playing a musical instrument and singing. In addition, some people come to listen to the musicians and singers.

The CCMS has continued support from the Galway City Arts Council and the Galway City Partnership. The reason for starting this music project was a direct result of research in relation to music therapy. The CCMS was founded in 2010 by Eamon Carrick. Eamon was undertaking an Honours degree in Social Studies in Social Care at the Institute of Technology, Sligo when he got involved in research on music and the implications music has on people in the community.

MISSION STATEMENT:

CLADDAGH COMMUNITY MUSIC SOCIETY

Our mission is to empower participants in the learning of singing, dancing and playing musical instruments, and encourage expression of the true self without criticism. Our purpose is to provide a social space in the community which is alcohol and drug free. The Claddagh Community Music Society is guiding by principles such as; Participation, Inclusion, Equality, Encouragement, Respect, Individualism and work as part of a team.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT DRUMMING
In addition, another branch of The Claddagh Community Music Society has developed.  It’s called The Community Spirit Drumming.  The drumming takes place on Saturday in the Dominican Hall, Claddagh from 2.30-4.30pm.  The drumming is based on a donation for the running costs, expenses.

We play celebration rhythms from Africa and more…….

  • SING, DANCE, & PLAY INSTRUMENTS WITHOUT CRITCISM
  • ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE ENVIRONMENT
  • WE PLAY BEGINNER RHYTHMS SO NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
  • COME ON DOWN AND CHECK OUT THE RHYTHM OF THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT DRUMMING

10 positive attributes of the drumming are as follows:

  1. You will learn various beats and rhythms
  2. It’s a great way to meet new people
  3. The drumming is exciting
  4. Drumming empowers participant to build confidence
  5. The drumming is therapeutic
  6. It’s very relaxing
  7. Drumming is rewarding
  8. Drumming is great exercise
  9. Drumming is fun
  10. Drumming is very good for developing teamwork skills

There are many more attributes to the drumming. The drumming began May 2011. The project was supported in the initial stages by John Bowker and Anet Moore of the Tribal Spirit Drumming. Thanks to John and Anet. The drumming is a lovely way to spend the day. I believe we all have a natural rhythm inside us, it’s just a matter of finding our own rhythm and bringing it out.

For further information see the second attachment for the Community Spirit Drumming poster. Follow us on Facebook on communityspiritdrumminggalway or phone 0862323938.

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