To deliver quality drumming music lessons that produce the effect of growth and achievement in all it's students and unify all who part-take.
Drumadore is the brainchild of Eimhin Cradock from Caherlistrane. He is a primary school teacher, head of the Macnas drummers and former Saw Doctors drummer. In the past 4 years Drumadore have been working hard delivering quality drum lessons that bring kids together. Fun is right in the middle of the ethos and RTE picked up on the positive vibes in 2018 offering the school a spot on the Late Late Toy show. The performance was a big hit and it put the school firmly on the map.
Connacht rugby had been using Eimhin and the troops since 2017 but since the appearance on TV the boys and girls of Drumadore have become a fan favourite at the Sportsground. Drumadore’s beats can also be heard around the streets of Galway as a large portion of the Macnas drummers including teachers Eimhin and Deanna McDonagh are made up of Drumadore drummers.
Eimhin has used all his experience as a primary school educator to create a blend of rhythm, movement and energetic drumming called “Drumadore Steps”. It is like a martial arts graded system where kids start at white band in junior infants and finish up on black band in 6th class. It is all rooted in fun and friendships. “Group drumming has so many benefits and can really help kids build confidence and make friends in a non-competitive setting”, says Eimhin. “With Macnas and Connacht games and many other live performances our drummers have formed great bonds and made loads of memories.” “I think it’s a very powerful way of bringing people together in a world that goes more and more online”, ads Eimhin.
On the back of success in Headford and Claregalway Eimhin is hoping to introduce Drumadore steps to 5 new towns in January 2021. Westport, Ballinrobe, Tuam, Kinvara and Barna will all be new locations for this exciting new past-time!