Afro-Eire began its journey back in 2008 with a mission to foster traditional African drumming and

Paul McElhatton founder of Afro Eire, Manden Express and Fakoli

Paul McElhatton. Photo courtesy of Dublin Jazz Photography

dance in Ireland.  Since then we have facilitated thousands of children through our African Drumming for Schools programmes, facilitated Team Building

workshops for some of the largest companies in the world, provided African bands for weddings and festivals, and organised some of the most exciting African drumming workshops with some of the worlds’ best teachers.

But we aren’t finished there, we are always ready to adapt to new challenges and events.

Paul McElhatton – Founder/Director

A multi-instrumentalist with extensive knowledge of West African music, Paul has studied music extensively in Africa, Europe and South America.  He holds an MSc African Politics from the Schools of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and         BA International Relations DCU.