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May 2022

A Capella Concert

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Song House is proud to present to you beautiful evening of music, with 2 Choirs: The Pan European Choir and Cór an Chroí Choir local community choir (both led by Candy Verney) and additional music from local musicians Isabel Ní Chuireáin, Andrew Roddy and Howard Chu.

As a response to the prospect of the UK leaving Europe, Candy, along with her friend and colleague Lindsey Williams, launched the Pan-European choir. We meet in person twice a year for a three to six day residential in different singers’ cities around Europe, and we welcome experienced singers from all over Europe.

Cór an Chroí is a lovely choir based at the Song House, Falcarragh, Co Donegal has been going since 2017. We sing weekly on Tuesday evenings, and perform at local festivals and events. Repertoire- all sorts, with an emphasis on Irish songs in Irish and English.

Ionad Naomh Fionan Falcarragh
Saturday 28th May 5.30pm

No entry fee, with donations going towards Unicef's Ukraine Appeal and Cloughaneely Food bank.

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June 2022

Continuing Professional Development for Choir Leaders

June 17 - June 21

For choir leaders and voice work practitioners

With Candy Verney and Sophie Grimmer

Sophie Grimmer and Candy Verney are launching this exciting new course, which combines voice development with choir leader skills.

This promises to be an exciting and restorative course, with a very high professional input from both teachers. Candy’s background is in community choir leadership. Sophie’s background is in opera performance, singing teaching and voice pedagogy research. Between us we can draw on extensive experience in diverse complementary fields to offer choir leaders professional support and further training in a wide range of topics.

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Voice and Choral feast on the Wild Atlantic Way

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - July 1 @ 10:00 am

A week of immersive choral singing and voice work, surrounded by mountains and the Wild Atlantic Way - For singers with some experience of singing in choirs

24 June - 1 July 2022

With Candy Verney and Sophie Grimmer

Would you like to develop your voice further?

Have you sung in choirs for a while, and now you feel the need to deepen the quality of the sound?

Would you like to sing more challenging repertoire?

Would you like to immerse yourself in the beauty of the human voice, and have fun too?

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August 2022

Singing on the Wild Side

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 10:00 am
€500 – €850

Singing Holiday on Ireland's Beautiful Wild Atlantic Way

With Sarah Garden

26th August - 2nd September 2022

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, that looks out onto Muckish mountain. By the end of the week you will find yourself rested, rejuvenated and restored to your centred & grounded self, with a repertoire of up to 12 harmony songs – and that’s just the beginning…

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September 2022

Singing Women’s Lives

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - September 18 @ 11:00 am

Exploring our experiences of womanhood through song, ceremony and sharing our stories

15th - 19th September 2022

With Joanie Bones

Joanie will be sharing songs from her project THE SHAME // THE LIGHT and other women's songs, holding space so that together we can give voice to our experiences and creating beautiful ceremony to help us on our way through our lives as women. Expect some tears and much belly laughter as we finally get to put aside generations of separation and come together to share our depths and light with each other.

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Donegal – In Tune With Our Wild Nature

September 19 - September 26

Shamanic Pilgrimage

With Andrew Steed

The Song House is delighted to welcome Andrew Steed and his fellow Pilgrims to Donegal during September 2022. Andrew is a shamanic healer, a transformation facilitator and a frequent traveller & guide into the realms of the lessor known, mystical & magical aspects of self, land and love. He is devoted to creating opportunities for individuals & groups to gather and experience the power of song, story, myth, ceremony and pilgrimage – so that they can ultimately, live more connected and compassion filled lives. This pilgrimage is full – please click on the link to Andrews website for other opportunities.

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Community Choir Leadership Course Autumn 2022

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - October 5 @ 10:00 am

Community Choir Leadership Course

Led by Candy Verney

27th Sept to 5th Oct

"Tranformational. This course, this environment, the land, Candy’s style of deep listening and ability to create a safe container for vulnerability has helped me recognize my own fears that hold me back from living my full creative potential. The wealth of Candy’s experience coupled with her sensitivity to the group made it easy to experiment with teaching styles amd let me feel comfortable to try thing out and make mistakes." Fran Haverfordwest Wales April 2022

This course will give you skills to run singing workshops in a wide variety of community settings. But singing in this way, opens the heart, and for many, leads them also on a transformational journey.

It is a hands-on, practical course which includes philosophy, theory and lively discussion where appropriate. There are no entry requirements and you don’t need to be able to read music. However it will be most useful to people who have had experience in some areas of music: singing in choirs, but also teaching or other musical settings. All musical experience is helpful.

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October 2022

Solas Writer’s Retreat

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - October 23 @ 3:00 pm
€295 – €410

An immersive weekend of poetry, landscape & stories in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht

With Annemarie Ní Churreáin

21st - 23rd October 2022

Due to the success and high demand we are running this event for a second time this year, and we anticipate this will sell out so hurry and book your spot to avoid disappointment!

The Song House is delighted to present a special weekend retreat for writers of poetry at all levels. Hosted by Donegal poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin, the programme will feature poetry workshops, readings and one-to-one feedback sessions. Unfolding over two nights and three days, this retreat will offer poets a space to explore, reflect, share, dream and(re)connect with your creative voice in the lap of Errigal Mountain, and among the echoes and shadows of the ancient mythological gods. Solas, meaning ‘light’, is the theme for this weekend and we’ll be illuminating page, space and imagination through language, literature and community.

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November 2022

Lost Rites and the Community of Grief

November 3 @ 11:00 am - November 6 @ 3:00 pm
€370 – €645

Remembering the Way

With Alexandra Derwen

The premise of the “community of grief” is that Grief itself is a force for community cohesion and repair; whatever our personal stories of loss it is in the shared circle space that the potential for alchemy and amplification of the healing process takes place. If you feel moved and called to this work then you belong there; we do ask that people come with open hearts ready to participate with curiosity and courage; but most importantly just bring your broken human selves and the circle itself will hold you.

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