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Documentation Award Series: Songs of Ourselves

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Composer George Higgs and teacher Noelle Igoe share their experience of the participative song programme ‘Songs for Ourselves’ .

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This event will be on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Songs of Ourselves is a participative song programme led by The Dock Composer in Residence, George Higgs with Scoil Mhuire, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Teacher Noelle Igoe and composer George Higgs share the experience of this collaboration with the pupils of Scoil Mhuire, Carrick on Shannon. Winners of the 2021 Arts in Education Portal Documentation Award this project explored the nature of communal song forms and co-creation.

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About George Higgs

George Higgs is a composer and an Artist in Residence at The Dock in 2021. His approach to arts in education focusses on a balanced collaboration between artist and student: encouraging each to listen to the other as all skilled musicians should. George’s work comprises opera, film music, songs, chamber work, experimental electronics and music for instruments of his own making.


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About Noelle Igoe

Noelle has a degree is in Early Childhood Education from DIT and a postgraduate diploma in primary education from Brunel University in London. She taught in the UK for 3 years and is teaching in Ireland nearly 10 years. At present Noelle is teaching 4th class in Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Being a primary school teacher, Noelle (Igoe) has always been interested in teaching the visual arts with a specific interest in art and music education. She enjoys using a cross curricular approach to education. The children in her class have really benefitted from tours and workshop at The Dock. The Dock is a great local resource for the school, Scoil Mhuire. The children have also worked with some artists/musicians in conjunction with the Creative Ireland initiative.

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The Arts in Education Portal is the national digital resource of arts in education in Ireland. The portal is for teachers, artists, arts managers and anyone who is interested in the arts in education settings including primary, post-primary and early years.

 

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