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"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 - MSLETB

“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





Available Across Ireland in 2021*...

Two day workshops are available to VTOS participants (*when safe to do so). Regional Education & Training Boards can request further details, including a link to a short video. Please email directly from HERE .


Radio 101 for Transition Year

Eamonn has presented over six hundred radio workshops to adults, special needs and secondary school students. Interactive sessions at the microphone are a terrific way of introducing younger music listeners to jazz; Radio 101-1 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 2021 autumn term.

Tasks covered:
- Backtiming & Hitting Junctions
Radio 101-2 - Compiling Playlists
- Devising Formats & Producing
- Editing Audio Files For Broadcast
- Filming & Editing A Video For YouTube
- Fitting A Show Into The Station Schedule
- Interacting With The Listener
- Pacing A Show From Start To Finish
- Making Bespoke Jingles
- Pre-recording Features
- Presenting in Real Time
- Producing A Radio Documentary
- Promotion & Publicity
- Recording & Mixing Programme Promos
- 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.