for our African Drumming Workshops for Schools

Patrick has been teaching drumming in our school since September last. The senior cycle has just completed a nine – week course facilitated by Patrick culminating in a very enjoyable interactive session with parents at Christmas.This was an extremely positive learning experience for the students and because of this our junior cycle, including early start pre – school has just commenced (parent and child) another drumming course with Patrick.

Patrick is a superb tutor, he is kind and patient with the children and they respond so well to his teaching methods. Even the most reluctant participants are fully engaged by the end of the lesson. The children and the teachers look forward with great enthusiasm to their weekly sessions. they love it. I heartily recommend Patrick Naughton to you.

Orla Barry, Principal
School of the Holy Cross, Mahon, Cork


Patrick has just completed a nine-week drumming course for 5th and 6th class students of Greenmount National School. During that time I found Patrick to be extremely efficient, reliable and punctual in all his dealings with both staff and students. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience while acquiring a new skill. Patrick’s enthusiasm was infectious and he has an excellent rapport with the students. I am delighted to recommend Patrick Naughton to you.

Annette Walsh, Music Co – Ordinator,
Greenmount National School Cork


The ” Full Percussion Circle” band was enjoyed by all classes, young and old in a recent visit to our school. The variety of instruments and rhythms kept all children enthralled and entertained. Everyone, even the teachers were given an opportunity to dance,  sing and take part. Great rapport was developed between performers and audience. We loved it – so will you. Thanks and best wishes from

Anne Ryan and Staff
Scoil Bhride , Eglantine, Douglas Cork


“Dear Patrick
Thank you so much for all of your help during the year. The girls enjoyed the sessions no end and we look forward to working with you again next year”

Angela Lynch, Principal
Glasheen Girls National School Cork


Patrick Naughton has completed a six-week drumming workshop in our school. Patrick worked with all of our class from junior infants to sixth. The weekly workshops were enjoyed by our pupils and teachers are very pleased with the progression in skills displayed by the children.
The workshops developed a sense of rhythm and beat and improved listening skills and concentration in the pupils. I am happy to recommend Patrick if your school would like to introduce drumming to your pupils.

Helen McInerney, Principal
Limerick School Project,  O’Connell Avenue, Limerick


“The school rocked with African rhythms, dance and chant on our annual drumming day with Patrick Naughton. Both the Music students and transition year students of Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney participated in Drumming workshops given by Patrick. The workshops catered for all ages and abilities, from first years to Leaving Certs and were skillfully facilitated by Patrick. We look forward to another workshop in the coming year.

Maura Lucey, Music Teacher
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Blarney, Co.Cork


Patrick has run a number of very successful drumming workshops with pupils at our school. We are a school catering for the needs of pupils with mild general learning difficulties. His workshops were innovative, relaxing and extremely worthwhile to all of our pupils. all the activities were accessible and enjoyable. Patrick also ran a workshop for staff which was a great learning experience for all. A Drumming workshop would be recommended for pupils of any age and ability.

Orla Hilton – Music Coordinator
Ashbourne Avenue, S.C.R
Limerick City


List of some of the Schools and Organizations 
that have participated in Full Circle’s Drumming For Schools Program  2006 – 2017


Scoil An Spioraid Naomh Buachailli, Bishopstown, Cork city

Glasheen Girls National School, Cork

Greenmount Primary School, Greenmount, Cork  Ref : Annette Walsh

Gaelscoil An Teaghlaigh Naofa, Ballyphehane, Cork

Gaelscoil Naomh Therese, Bishopstown, Cork

Scoil Ursula, Ursuline Primary School. Blackrock, Cork

School of The Holy Cross Mahon, Boys school, Cork

Scoil Bhride, Eglantine, Douglas, Cork

Gaelscoil Mhachan, Avenue de Rennes, Mahon, Cork

Scoil Ailbhe  C.B.S Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Light of Christ Primary School, Dunmore East, Waterford

Kilvennon National School. Mullinahone, Clonmel

Moyross Primary School, Limerick

An Mhodh Scoil, Limerick

Limerick School project

Castletroy Gaelscoil, Lmerick

Catherine Mc Cawley (special needs school) Limerick

Adare National School, Fermoy

St Marys On The Hill, Knocknaheey, Summer Scheme, Cork

Mayfield Community Arts Centre, Faranree, Cork

South Parish Summer Scheme, Cork City

Family Resource Centre, Faranree, Cork

Killeagh Summer School Scheme

Nagle Community College, Mahon

Oakfield Community Childcare, Summerhill, Mallow

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Blarney, Cork Ref : Maura Lucey

St Aloysius College Carrigtwohill, Cork

Crawford Art College, Sharman Crawford St, Cork (African Drumming Society)

U.C.C Cork (Capricio Music Society)

Cape Clear Island National School, Baltimore West Cork
Bere Island, Castletown Bere (Summer Festival)

Cork City Council (Fun Days/Workshops in the Park – Togher, Mahon, Faranree)

Colaiste Muire Secondary School Crosshaven  Ref : Martina O Boyle Music Teacher

Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare

Cork Prison – Educational Unit VEC.  Catherine Coakley – Head Teacher

Laurel Hill Secondary School  Limerick.

Spioraid Naomh Bishopstown Secondary School ref : Leoni Wallace

St Peters Secondary School Passage West

Ballincollig Family Resource Centre – Workshop with Headway members (acquired brain injury) ref: Pat Smyth

Mallow Family Resource Centre.

Ardscoil Ris Secondary School  Limerick

UCC – Soundout Program with Grainne Mc Hale

Deiscop – Music completion programme ref: Katie Burns

Bishopstown Community School  – Workshop with hearing impaired students

Wilton Youth Club ref : Catherine Moran

Rover Chill – Larch Hill Adventure Scouts Dublin

Maryborough Nursing Home  – Percussion for seniors