Lots of exciting new workshops and courses at the Song House for 2020

Workshops at the Song House in 2020 Bookings open now

Singing, chanting, Irish traditional song, yoiking, hiking, or glorious harmony singing. We have all this on offer and more. Come and join us for a long weekend or for a whole week.

Do have a look at the full range on our events page.

Book before Dec 1st for the Early Bird price

Singing on the Wild Side

Two holidays in 2020:

17th  – 24th July with Candy Verney
4th – 11th September with Candy Verney and guest teacher Lindsey Williams


Refresh, revive, sing your heart out and reconnect with the important things in life

Singing on the Wild Side is about the singing, but much more too. Over the week, our own little community will build, seed new friendships, connect to local people, explore the natural vibrant beauty surrounding us. So if you like singing, wilderness, a sense of adventure, meeting other interesting folk and returning home feeling refreshed, invigorated and in tune, then join us here. All welcome – we learn songs by ear.
More info

A Weekend of Irish Traditional Song

Diane Ní Chanainn leading a séan-nos workshop during a singing holiday at The Song House in Falcarragh Donegal
Diane Ní Chanainn leading a séan-nos workshop at The Song House

18th – 21st June 2020

We are very excited to launch a new traditional singing weekend in collaboration with An tSean Bheairic Visitor Centre in Falcarragh:

• A unique opportunity to participate in an ancient living tradition of song from NW Ireland
• Learn the authentic sean-nós style of singing from 3 tradition bearers
• Take a boat trip to to Inis Oirthir where the some of the songs originated
• Learn harmony songs in Irish and in English, with Candy Verney
• Stay at the beautiful Song House, in the Gaeltacht of NW Donegal
• Participate in the local annual Traditional Music and Culture festival / Féile na Sean Bheairice

Click here for booking and further information about our weekend of Irish Traditional Song




Diane Ní Chanainn Singing Sean-Nós

Children Dancing in Sean-Nós Style

Hiking, Heartsong and History

3rd – 6th of July 2020
Get away from the busyness of life for this exciting weekend combining singing and walking on the Wild Atlantic Way. More info…

Community Choir Leadership Course

5 courageous women from Spain, Ireland, Germany and UK- all now fully fledged community choir leaders
24th April – 2nd May 2020
Love singing? Have some musical experience? How about learning how to lead your own singing group? All details on our website. Video testimonials on http://candyverney.co.uk/training-and-workshops/

“Hugely useful week. I now know WHAT I need to prepare. Good balance between input from Candy and our own experienced learning. INTENSIVE- there is a lot- but that’s what we’ve come for. We’ve worked hard but it has been so worth it. Peer learning as well as Candy’s wealth of experience.”


Abigail competed this training in May 2019, and is now running her own choir in Cork

Continuing Professional Development for Choir leaders

27th- 31st of August 2020
We are launching a new course in 2020: this is for choir leaders who have started their choirs, been working for a year, or even for many years, and need some new input and ongoing training. It will be a small group and there’ll be plenty of time for individual questions and personalised input. I am particularly excited to be co-leading this workshop with Sophie Grimmer. Sophie has had a successful career as an opera singer and voice coach. She will be offering one to one voice work, as well as group facilitation. Candy will be working more on the choir development side: musicality and community building.

Further info to come. Please email Candy if you are interested in this course.
All short breaks are listed on our events page.

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