The Ignition Tour started today!
What’s the Ignition Tour, you may ask??
Well after a very enjoyable hour spent in Sooey NS last June, I wrote this blog.
I was looking to visit 5 schools, but more than twice that number responded, and so over the next two weeks I am touring the national schools of County Sligo chatting to, answering questions from, and playing music with and for the primary school students of our county.
I started this morning on home turf – with the children from 3rd and 5th class in Ransboro School. And it was a wonderful hour.
The following things stood out…for different reasons.
- The number of Queen songs they all knew – see this blog!
- Being asked to play I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles (the West Ham FC anthem), and being asked quickly afterwards to play You’ll Never Walk Alone and Glory Glory Man United!
- The on-the-money answers I got when I asked them to figure out what steps I needed to take to get a sound from my keyboard.
- The girl who knew that a dome-shaped ceiling contributed to reverb in the room.
- The boy who asked why there wasn’t a purple scale after I played them the blues scale.
- When one of the lads said the Westlife Twenty Tour was so named because Westlife hadn’t sung together in 20 years!
- The high proportion of them who played instruments.
It’s always good to hang around children – it keeps you sharp and up-to-date. Looking forward to the rest of the visits and will report anything funny or significant here.