Éamonn works with thousands of children, young adults and adults every year through his percussion workshops, at Primary and Secondary school and Third levels, throughout Ireland – have a look!

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To read Éamonn’s recent interview about his teachin and Workshops click – Southern Star Feature


 Éamonn Cagney is one of Ireland’s most in-demand music workshop facilitators and works in practically all education sectors nationwide. His “Spirit of the Drum” percussion and composition workshops have grown hugely in popularity since he located to Cork in 2002.

Éamonn WkshpWorking mainly through the medium of hand drums, stick, hand and tuned percussion and voice, he opens a world of rhythm and original creative music to participants, through a collaborative and student – led workshop approach.

Éamonn having been awarded Cork County council’s Artist in Schools bursary for the fourth time and will be the 2016 Artist in residence with Shanagarry national school, Co Cork.

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Some of Éamonn’s other current and recent education projects include:


St. Vincent’s Primary school, Cork –                                                    

Galmoy N.S. Co. Kilkenny –

Bishop Ahern N.S, Leamlara, Co. Cork –

Scoil Mhuire, Belgooly, Co. Cork –

Castlelyons N.S. Co. Cork –

Along with the above schools in 2016 – 2017 Éamonn will work with:                    Scoil Eoin Aspal Boys N.S. Mayfield, Cork,  Scoil Réalt na Mara, Ballycotton, Scoil Nioclais, Frankfield, Cork, Bunscoil Mhuire, Youghal and Wicklow Montessori school among many others.


Terence McSwiney Community College, Knocknaheeney, Cork

St Aloysius Secondary school, Carrigtohill, Co. Cork

- along with Presentation secondary school, Warrenmount, Dublin, St Angela’s Cork, Borrisokane Community college, Co. Tipperary and many more.

This involves a range of year-groups and needs, including Transition year programmes, Music curriculum support, School musicals and workshops.

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Third level:

Visiting tutor at University College Cork School of Music and Theatre: M.A. Ethnomusicology and M.A. Music Performance.

Visiting tutor at University of Limerick Music Department: B.A. In Voice and Dance, and M.A. in Traditional music.

Tutor for Cork Institute of Technology @ Crawford College: African drumming society 2002 – 2009.

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Special Needs:

Éamonn taught workshops in the Brothers of Charity Lota education centre 2004 – 2006, and Our Lady of Good Counsel primary school Bishopstown in 2015.

Éamonn also works fluently through the Irish Language and has run workshops in numerous Gaelscoileanna and Irish-language activity camps.

All above institutions are happy to recommend Éamonn’s work as an artist with their students, and references are available from all institutions on request.

Testimonials                                                                                                                                                                 “We are very happy to recommend Éamonn Cagney. Éamonn worked with our transition year students, running drumming workshops for our recent musical.The results were amazing. He is an inspirational teacher who enjoyed a great rapport with his students.”
Tony Lee, Principal St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill

“Éamonn is an excellent and talented musician and composer, who has deepened and enriched the teaching of music in our school. He is a wonderful teacher and classroom manager. He has a gentle way of encouraging each and every one of his pupils as he enables them to flourish musically. He inspires them with the confidence to take part in the many enjoyable and regular performances of their work throughout the school year. ”
Marion Healy, Principal St. Vincents Primary school, Cork

“Eamonn is also a very experienced teacher. He has extensive experience of teaching young people and he is gifted in this area. I have also witnessed the passion and expertise he brings to his teaching of university students at UCC and I can testify to the remarkable energy of his classes and enthusiasm of his students.”                                                                                                                                Dr. Mel Mercier, Chair of Music, University of Limerick