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Workshop Details:


Duration: 4 Hours of Drumming Tuition 10am - 3pm with 1 hour lunch


Experience: Your ticket to Samba, loads of craic and mingling galore!


Skill Level: Participants will need to have a basic understanding of drumming techniques


Course Materials:


  • Google Drive booklet and instructional videos for ongoing reference.

  • Reference tracks to help you understand the Samba rhythms.




Samba is a vibrant and dynamic Brazilian music style that has captivated audiences worldwide with its infectious rhythms and energetic beats. This workshop is specifically designed to immerse you in the world of Samba drumming, enabling you to develop your skills in this exhilarating genre.


Course Highlights:


Intensive Samba Focus: This workshop is dedicated entirely to Samba, allowing you to delve deep into its unique rhythms, techniques, and cultural context.


Hands-On Learning: Get ready to experience the magic of Samba firsthand as you learn to play traditional Samba rhythms and patterns ending in a fun jam session outside. All equipment provided.


Experienced Instruction: Our workshop is led by Eimhin Cradock, an experienced and passionate drumming instructor who will guide you through the intricacies of this genre, ensuring you grasp the fundamentals and develop advanced techniques.


Community and Networking: Connect with fellow drumming enthusiasts and build lasting friendships within our welcoming community of participants who share your love for group drumming.


Festive Additions:

Enjoy a light Christmas lunch as part of your workshop experience.

Campbell's Tavern (The venue), the heart and home of music in Headford, will be adorned in its Christmas splendor, creating a warm and festive atmosphere for our workshop.

Please note Campbells Tavern bar does not open or serve drinks until 5pm.


Workshop Leader:

Your workshop will be led by Eimhin Cradock, Drumadore director, and the director of the Macnas Drummers. Eimhin brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the workshop, ensuring a fun, enriching and engaging learning experience.




Is it what we normally do in lessons?

No, this workshop is a unique and standalone experience. While you can use your previous lessons as a reference, the material covered here will be fresh and designed to focus your drumming skills.


Do I need to have been drumming for a while?

Yes, it is recommended that participants have a basic understanding of drumming techniques. This workshop will focus on advancing your group drumming skills in the context of Samba drumming.


Do I have to be a member of Drumadore?

No, the workshop is open to both Drumadore students and the general public. Tickets will be offered to Drumadore students one week ahead of the public, but after that, it's open to everyone interested in Samba drumming. Spaces are limited.


Do I need to bring anything? No need to bring your own drums; all percussion instruments will be provided for you as usual.


Get ready for a fantastic day of music, rhythm, and community! We can't wait to see you all at our first Drumadore Accelerator Workshop, led by the renowned Eimhin Cradock. It's an opportunity to learn, have fun, and experience the joy of Samba drumming in the heart of music at Campbell's Tavern. Don't miss out on this unique and enriching drumming experience with a festive twist!  

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