African Drumming Course – March 21st 2018

Come join our new Term of African Drumming Courses starting on the 21st March 2018. Learn rhythms from West Africa for the the Djembe and dunun drums.

African drumming workshops for beginner and intermediate students in Dublin.

African drumming ensembles Dublin

New Term Dates 2018: 21st, 28th March, 4th and 11th, 18th and 25th April.

Venue: Temple Lane Rehearsals, Curve St, Temple Bar, Dublin

Level 1 – No previous experience is necessary.. This workshop will introduce participants to the key patterns of West African rhythms and why they are played. We will explore the different sounds of the djembe drum and how to play together as a group. Mainly we will have a lot of fun ? Drums are provided, but please bring your own if you have one.

Time – 6.45 – 8pm Cost – 90 euro.

Max 12 participants, minimum 8

Level 2 – Attending African drumming workshops or playing regularly for six months or more. This workshop will focus, on traditional rhythms, techniques, solos and arrangements. Participants can play djembe and/or dunun. We will also explain some common methods of notating rythms and students can record all parts.
 Time – 8.15 – 9.30pm Cost – 90 euro.

Max 12 participants, minimum 8.


Taught by Paul McElhatton who has been studying African percussion for 15 years in Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso and In the Ghanaian drum and Dance Ensemble in SOAS, University of London. He is founder of West African music groups Manden ExpressFakoli and Afro Eire.

For more information contact Paul at