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“We had a great response from the kids again this year. A lot of last week's said it was the highlight for them...”

Michele Finn, RTÉ Outreach co-ordinator, January 28th 2016

(referring to the four groups of teenagers who visited the state broadcaster’s Donnybrook base in 2016 to take part in one of Eamonn’s radio workshops, as well as attend tours of the TV & radio studios, photocalls, and celebrity meet & greets).

 

"Thank you for facilitating an excellent couple of days with the gang. They were all so happy and enjoyed every minute!"

Cara McGinley, VTOS, Sligo

Coming Soon...

Two day podcasting workshops for adults. ETBs can request further details by email, directly from HERE .

 

Radio 101 -
a project for Transition Year students
Radio 101-1

Eamonn has presented close on 600 radio workshops to - mostly - secondary school students. Interactive sessions at the microphone are a terrific way of introducing younger music listeners to jazz; and a means of demystifying/destigmatizing classical music. Full day sessions are currently being offered to schools through a partnership with Music Generation. Participants use MacBook computers, Cubase music production software and an iPhone to make their own features, jingles, promos and radio programmes that fall within a continuous day's schedule. In between each show, a newsteam provides feeds of headlines, sports, traffic and weather reports.

Single-day workshops shall be provided to TY students across Ireland during the spring and autumn terms of 2019.

Tasks covered:
- Backtiming & Hitting Junctions
Radio 101-2 - Compiling Playlists
- Devising Formats & Producing
- Editing a Video Clip
- Interacting With The Listener
- Making Bespoke Jingles
- Pre-recording Features
- Presenting in Real Time
- Recording & Mixing Programme Promos
- Promotion & Publicity
- Scripting & Research

For this workshop, we concentrate on staffing levels consistent with music radio broadcasts. Group members assume the key roles of:
- Producer
- Presenter
- Sound Engineer
- Contributor, and
- Production Co-ordinator

Each student receives an MP3 copy of their own individual programme. All participants learn about the value of teamwork; the importance of detailed preparation; and come away with a heightened appreciation of music and the process of making radio. Radio 101-3

Details about other local music education partnerships are available at the respective Music Generation regional websites.

Transition Year Co-ordinators can get in touch with Eamonn by visiting this site's FEEDBACK page.