Headford drummers upbeat ahead of Toy Show
WE don’t often tell you to watch the TV but it’s a must tonight. Not just because The Late Late Toy Show is on, it’s because one of Co Galway’s most talented and energetic young groups will be a loud and lively part of the whole festive and fun extravaganza.
It was confirmed just a few weeks ago that the drumming Drumadore group based in Headford has made it through the auditions and would be part of the hugely popular show that is watched by millions of viewers around the world.
The drumming group have been attending rehearsals in Dublin over the past two weeks and the reports are very good indeed.
“We are buzzing for The Late Late Toy Show. Rehearsals went brilliant. We’re very proud of the gang,” commented instructor Eimhin Craddock.
Competition to secure a place on the show is fierce and the group were thrilled to have made the cut.
Tonight’s Toy Show is themed on the popular film The Greatest Showman with host Ryan Tubridy promising plenty of goofy fun over the night.
Drumadore is the brainchild of former Saw Doctors drummer Éimhín Cradock, who said all involved are incredibly excited to have been chosen for this year’s show.
The group is based in Campbell's Tavern in Headford and is attended by almost 100 drumming students who learn from three teachers: Éimhín Cradock, Deanna McDonogh and Gregory Prendergast.
Drumadore is affiliated with Connacht Rugby, playing at home games, and has performing with Macnas for the past four years.
We’re really looking forward to seeing them tonight (RTE 1). Good luck everyone!
Here's a taste of what they do