Dunnamark, Bantry, Co. Cork
A free, all-ages percussion workshop set outdoors that will teach you how to use your body to make sound!
Alex Petcu is from Cork and is known both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the finest calibre.
Alex will perform alongside Caitríona Frost with congas, bongos, snare drums, cymbals and much more! They will need help from the kids to play shakers, rainsticks, tambourines as well as using their bodies to create sound!
As always, this event is weather permitting and will be cancelled should the rains come.
More about Alex
An Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex is quickly establishing himself both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the finest calibre. His recent appearances as a soloist with both RTE orchestras and as the National Concert Hall Rising Star recitalist are some of his main highlights so far. His debut album, “Alex Petcu: In Time” has just been released on the RTE lyric fm label.
Aside from his performing activities, he is also a keen teacher and has given lecture recitals at Ireland’s universities, taught at the CIT Cork School of Music, given a series of workshops for West Cork Music’s “Tuning Up” outreach scheme and more. He also holds an MA in music performance from the Cork School of Music, an MSc in Physics from University College Cork and a BSc in Physics from the same institution.
More about the National Learning Network
The NLN in Bantry provides a range of free courses to people who have had an accident, illness, injury or have a disability and extra support needs.
Their courses are tailored to each student’s needs, to help them to build their confidence while getting practical job-seeking skills to help them get a job or go on to further training.
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