The experience of Singing on the Wild Side is far more than just a singing holiday. We sing every morning in the gorgeous large sunny singing room with its beautiful acoustic and looks out onto Muckish mountain. By the end of the week you will have learnt up to 12 harmony songs.
Our repertoire will be wide and varied. We normally have one or two songs that challenge us, including an original song specially arranged by Candy, then a mixture of Irish songs, world music, rounds, and improvisation. By the end of the week you will find yourself singing about twelve songs in harmony.
We also do our best to introduce singers to the rich local Gaelic culture. You may find yourself moved to tears singing in the ruins of Ray church, or listening to a local singer singing in the ancient sean-nos style. You will have the afternoons to explore the beaches, mountains, rivers and historic sites that abound in the area. We also offer guided walks, kayaking, poetry and music evenings.
Perhaps we will even have deepened our appreciation of the land, our place in it, our communities and ourselves.
A wide range of singers come on our holidays: from beginners to experienced and confident singers. Over the week our little community grows and develops, as we cook and eat together each evening, share experiences and sing together.
Unique Singing Experience
Each singing holiday is a very special stand alone experience, the music that we make on the singing holiday is of a real high quality. We always have at least one song that is either especially composed arranged for that particular holiday. We work on it and if the song writer is local, which we aim for – we invite them over. It’s a very special occasion as we are working on a completely new piece of music and performing it for the first time, it’s a fantastic musical experience.
Dates for 3 Singing holidays in 2018:
1. Friday 30th March – Friday 6th April
2. Saturday 2nd June – Saturday 9th June
3. Saturday 28th July – Saturday 4th August
Our ‘Singing on the Wildside’ Singing Holiday in Donegal is booking up fast! Early-bird booking prices for our spring holiday end on Nov 30th, a full €50 cheaper, at €570. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Contact us if you have any questions.