Hi Folks and welcome to the worlds of Kieran Gallagher and Kada Ka Boom Arts.
Here you will be able to find out about all the different elements that go into making Kada Ka Boom Arts including the Samba drumming and Percussion workshops, the Costume Creation Workshops, The Mad Hatters, The Absurdist Pipe Band, The Funky Pirates , The Skeleton Crew and more seasonal performances. Also find out about the Musician and Entertainer, Kieran Gallagher and the many different antics that he gets up to that don’t quite fit into the usual categories.
But first, here is the latest stuff!
BlaneyBlue 2008 SmurfSamba
Whilst refreshing my Emergency First Aid skills on a course in Castleblaney today (here's hoping I'll never get to use them!) I came across Tommy Maguire. A Monaghan man of extordinary imagination.
The picture below shows images of a world record breaking event he set up to have the biggest gathering of Smurfs....yes, SMURFS ever!
In his wisdom he thought the entire project should have a Smurf Samba Band to lead them of.
So, the Drums of Kada Ka Boom Arts spent several of the preceeding weeks working with a great bunch of locals to produce Smurfsamba. It was Brilliant!
Mind you, I did have one regret. For the officials from the Guinness book of records to register you as a Smurf and be counted, you needed to have a blue hat, a blue top, white pants and skin left showing needed to be painted blue. For most folk it was a case of a quick paint of the face and hands....
Of course, it being summer, I arrived in T-shirt, shorts and sandals! ... I remember seeing blue sheets for weeks!
Facilitator in Community Music / Samba Percussion.
Community Arts / Costume Creations
Winner of Alliance Business to Arts “Best Staff Engagement” National Award.
119 Ballsgrove, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland.
Phone; 00353 (0)87 6888 358. E-mail ; email@example.com