OVM Workshops in 2021

Click here for a quick reference to our 2020 diary of events

OVM workshops are divided into separate categories with each being suitable for a specific level or levels of ability. Click on the headings below to read more on each level and to see what workshops are available.

Level 1 are suitable for beginners

Level 2 are suitable for intermediate levels

Level 3 are suitable for advanced players

Mixed level are suitable for all levels except complete beginners

Level 1

Workshops suitable for complete beginners and those with a little bit of percussion playing experience.

Cajon for Beginners
Date: 12th Jan

Congas for Beginners – Part 1
Date: 1st March

Congas for Beginners – Part 2
Dates: 29th March – Cancelled

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Level 2

These workshops and modular courses are designed for players who already have some basic percussion skills including hand drumming and consider themselves to be at an intermediate level on at least one instrument.

Workshop content focuses on either Cuban or Brazilian percussion and there are some that combine both.

Samba Fusion in Ireland
Dates: 14th – 16th Feb 2020

Conga Study Group
Dates: 12th Jan & 1st March. 29th March – Cancelled

Cuban Carnival Weekender #1
Dates: 16th – 19th April 2020 – Cancelled

Brazilian Congas
Dates: 14th – 17th May 2020 – Cancelled

Dates: 11th – 13th December 2020

Roots of Cuba, Group 9 – IN PROGRESS
A percussion course of six modules spread over 2 years
7th – 11th Oct 2019 module 1 – Completed
4th – 8th March 2020 module 2 – Completed
10th – 14th June 2020 module 3 – Cancelled
7th – 11th Oct 2020 module 4
27th – 31st Jan 2021 module 5
12th – 16th May 2021 module 6

Brazilian Carnival RhythmsDETAILS COMING SOON
Dates: 26th – 29th Nov 2020

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Level 3

These workshops are only suitable for experienced players and for those who have completed an OVM level 2 course or studied at a similar level.

They are mostly run annually and work as standalone workshops but as the content of study varies each year, they also work as an on-going progression for participants to continue developing their skills.

Ilu Bata #2
Dates: 5th – 8th Nov 2020

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Mixed Levels

Workshops in this series cater for a mixture of levels (except complete beginners). The range of abilities suitable to attend vary from workshop to workshop. Many of these workshops are suitable for individual and group participation.

Dates: 5th – 9th August 2020 – may be cancelled

Brazilian Percussion WeekenderDETAILS TO FOLLOW
Dates: 13th – 16th August 2020 – may be cancelled

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