Singing on The Wild Side April 2019

At Teach na nAmhrán: The Song House

Friday 12th to 19th April 2019 

I am very excited to announce 3 new Singing on the Wild Side holidays here at The Song House for 2019. Our April singing holiday is for all comers- experienced singers to beginners. Relax, explore, meet others who love singing, and above all enjoy yourself! 


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. Read More

Sing, Yoik, Yap and Yammer on the Wild Atlantic Way

Improvise, explore your voice, and make your own digital instrument with Candy Verney, Rod Paton and Ed Devane

26th – 29th of April 2019

If you enjoy using your voice, and are up for some vocal adventures, then this weekend is for you. Sing, improvise, inspirational harmony songs. Make your own digital musical instrument. And seriously enjoy yourself!

Led by Candy Verney with guest teacher Rod Paton, and Ed Devane, unique instrument maker extraordinaire

Sing Friday evening and Saturday. We will be joined on Sunday by Ed Devane, who will guide us in making our own original musical instrument.

The weekend will culminate with a one off exploratory event in a special acoustic space nearby, using our voices as well as our instruments.

There’ll also be time to immerse yourself in the deep peace of Donegal’s stunningly beautiful landscape

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Community Choir Leader’s Training Course 2019

At The Song House / Teach na nAmrhán, Falcarragh, Co Donegal, Ireland

Friday May 10th – 17th 2019

If you are interested in leading singing groups and choirs, or seeking to build your confidence in this area, this series of workshops will cover all the basics and much more.

Candy has been running community choir leadership trainings for 12 years. Many previous participants have gone on to make this their full time profession. Read More

Hiking, Heartsong and History on the Wild Atlantic Way

Get away from the busyness of life for this exciting weekend combining singing and walking on the Wild Atlantic Way with Seamus Doohan and Candy Verney.

14-17 of June 2019
Wake up each morning with an hour’s singing with Candy, then put on your walking boots and explore the mountains, valleys and beaches of North West Donegal with Seamus. Discover as we uncover the layers of history in our landscape and learn about our rich Gaelic culture and heritage.

The North-west coast of Donegal is one of the undiscovered gems of Ireland. It possesses some of the most spectacular, unique and
unspoilt scenery in the country, and is a veritable paradise for hill walkers. Read More

Singing on the Wild Side June 2019

Have you been singing in choirs for a few years now, and want to challenge yourself?

Friday 21st to 28th June 2019

Our June 2019 singing holiday will be for singers with some experience. Here’s your opportunity to challenge yourself, to really work on some pieces, and improve your choral sound too.

You still don’t have to read music- still a relaxed atmosphere! We will learn by ear, but I will also supply music for those who prefer this. Read More

Singing On The Wild Side July 2019

Love chanting, contemplative music?

Friday 26th July to 2nd August 2019

With Candy Verney and Joseph Moras

I’m very excited to welcome Joseph Moras as my co-leader for the July singing holiday. Joseph found his way to the Song House 2 years ago, joined us again last year, and loves all that we do here.

He runs a singing school in Dubai, and he is also a trained sound healer. Every evening he will be leading us in a contemplative singing and chanting session. But the mornings will stay the same- learning a variety of songs, see below. Read More

Glorious Harmonies, Soul-filled Lyrics on the Wild Atlantic Way

A Singing on the Wild Side weekend

23rd – 26th August 2019

With Candy Verney and guest teacher Lindsey Williams

Get away from the busyness of life for this special weekend of singing glorious songs by Lindsey and Candy.

If you haven’t sung Lindsey and Candy’s songs before, you’re in for a treat. Quality, poetic lyrics are expressed in rich lyrical harmonies. You’ll get the chance to learn one song newly composed for this event.

For singers with some experience. We’ll learn by ear, but sheet music can be provided for those who’d like it. You can hear some of the songs on Candy’s website:

There’ll also be time to immerse yourself in the deep peace of Donegal’s stunningly beautiful landscape. Read More

Stunning Gardens of Donegal

Stunning Gardens of Donegal

Interested in having the unique opportunity to visit these stunning gardens? Click here and check out our ‘Autumn Break in the Stunning Gardens of Donegal’

Donegal has some amazing wilderness, but it also has some of the most beautiful gardens you can imagine.

One such garden, Cluain na dTor, Irish for ‘Meadow of Shrubs’, can be found near the Song House, in the village of Falcarragh. As they put it themselves “Cluain na dTor specialises in plants that thrive in Seaside gardens and coastal regions and offer an outstanding selection of Continue reading “Stunning Gardens of Donegal”