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Rockin’ the Classroom

Date: 13-10-2020

Rockin’ the Classroom

a multiplatform project

bringing the music from Branar’s hit musical show Rockin’ Rhymes

into classes throughout counties Mayo, Galway and Limerick

“..sassy strings, percussive panache and a score that will have you jiving in your seat”

Sunday Business Post on Rockin’ Rhymes


In the absence of the opportunity for school children to experience live performances Branar, The Linenhall Arts Centre and The Lime Tree Theatre have joined forces to deliver an exciting new music project for children in Junior & Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class.


Rockin’ the Classroom is a pilot multiplatform initiative that brings the music from Branar’s lively musical show Rockin’ Rhymes into classes throughout counties Mayo, Galway and Limerick.  

Performed by a band of 5 musicians, Rockin’ Rhymes is a rock-n-roll adventure, featuring nursery rhymes as you’ve never heard them before. Well-loved nursery rhymes are reimagined in funk, pop and rock stylings.

Rockin’ the Classroom offers children and teachers the opportunity to enjoy and explore these nursery rhyme classics, discover the world of music and learn about music making. The project hopes to inspire children to create their own rocking rhymes.

Each class will receive a CD album, a dedicated education pack for teachers and exclusive access to a short series of videos introducing children to the band itself and their instruments.

"The Linenhall Arts Centre is thrilled to be working with our long-time collaborators Branar Téatar do Pháistí to present this music resource for schools. At the Linenhall we have huge admiration for teachers and the work they do in delivering the arts curriculum. The music from Rockin’ Rhymes is a real delight, and Rockin’ the Classroom is designed as a useful, and joyful, addition to teachers’ resources for use in the classroom. We’re delighted to collaborate in bringing it to schools in Mayo." Orla Henehen, Arts Access Officer, The Linenhall Arts Centre

Branar’s Marc Mac Lochlainn said “ We are really missing performing for children at present. Over the past few months, Branar along with our partners in venues and festivals around the country have been exploring ways to reach our audiences in the absence of live performance. Rockin the Classroom provides children and teachers to enjoy the music from our highly successful show Rockin Rhymes, which was due to tour this Autumn. We completely understand the challenges young children and teachers are experiencing at this time, and we hope that Rockin the Classroom will bring joy and rich teaching and learning opportunities.”

Each class pack is free. Package and posting is €7.50 per pack. 

There is limited availability for this project so early registration is essential.

The closing date is 5pm Friday 23rd October.

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