Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina and Ballina Arts Centre

Bongo drummers sat on a stage area in a half circle.

“Sound Warriors”

Sound Warriors was a percussion programme, facilitated and designed by percussionist Anthony McNamee. 20 members of the Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina, participated on a series of 12 workshops during which they developed performance skills on Djembe, Cajon, Bongos, as well as a wide range of other percussion instruments. On 1st December 2016, the group performed Let Us Be Heard, a new percussion piece to an audience of 150 attendees at Ballina Arts Centre.


“The facilitator, Anthony McNamee, has a very good working approach. His personality is well suited to working with people with disabilities. He also carefully planned the programme of workshops so that when the time for the event came around, the group were ready to perform the pieces they had learned and were enthusiastic to do so.”

(Sean Walsh, Director, Ballina Arts Centre)