Attention both national and secondary school principals..!
In an effort to ensure that the rich tradition of music and song is
passed on to the younger generation, Jimmy Crowley has developed a
programme aimed specifically at school children. While many children
know and sing popular ballads, some of which recall incidents of
historical significance, few understand their origin or meaning.
Jimmy attempts to address this by choosing songs or stories which
are of interest to children and which may already have captured
His English songs are interspersed with songs in the Irish language
and being a fluent Irish speaker he encourages his audience to
appreciate the beauty of our own language.
His comical wit and his unique style and presentation always endears him
immediately to his young audience, who, by the end of the "session"
are both fascinated and instilled with eagerness to hear more.
The programme lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour and is aimed primarily at
3rd to 6th classes but rest assured, the childlike excitement will soon
become apparent on the faces of their teachers as well. Ideally the venue
should be a large classroom or small school hall in order for Jimmy to
develop a rapport with the students.
Jimmy has been presenting this programme for a number of years in the Cork
and Kerry region and would welcome the opportunity to develop it
Coming from a tradition which learnt to project without the aid of a microphone, Jimmy is quite happy to perform without amplification if the venue is suitable. Otherwise, he requires: 1 vocal mic on a boom stand; 1 instrument mic on a boom stand; and either 2 or 3 DI boxes by agreement at time of contract.
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