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A modern twist on a Raking tradition
Hosted by The Song House with David Ingerson
Join us this October for another online Raking gathering. The Song House invites you to gather in the spirit of sharing a yarn, a song or whatever you’d like to bring along. You are welcome also to join us as an observer.Find out more »
Ancient Medicine for Modern Times: Samhain, Deep Ecology, Ceremony and more….
With the turning of the seasons, we invite you to the Songhouse to participate in our Sacred Seasonal offering. As part of our Wheel of the Year series, we are hosting a special weekend, exploring the themes of Samhain, Deep and Sacred Ecology and the relevance of these for our modern times.
Samhain is a special season, the turning of the year towards rich depth. We will mark this shift with practices deeply rooted in Nature Connection, learning modules centred around Spiritual Ecology and Deep Ecology, and practices to explore resilience and restore relationship to place.Find out more »
Songs for the dark turn of the year
With Ali Burns and Candy Verney
• Join two highly experienced choir leaders for 4 sessions of festive seasonal singing
• Unusual and forgotten carols from around Ireland, UK and other parts of the world
• Easy Winter Songs
• Learn one or two harmony parts
In this series of workshops, Ali will bring some of her own beautiful easy winter songs and rounds – some based on words found when researching older carols, some written especially for this event.
Candy will be exploring unusual carols from diverse traditions and will be sharing their fascinating history as we learn them. Even though many of the carols date from centuries past they are still fresh and fun to sing with wonderful tunes and make a vibrant living tradition that continues in pubs around the UK.Find out more »
Community Choir Leadership Course
Led by Candy Verney
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 13 years. Many previous participants have gone on to make this their full time profession.Find out more »
With Lucy O’Hagan
Follow the path of your ancestors and learn how to gather and process wild foods and medicines from coast to forest, river to field and all the hedgerows along the edges.
Join ethnobotanist and ancestral skills teacher Lucy O’Hagan on this 5 day journey to explore our inner and outer nature. We will rewild our minds and bodies as we explore a new environment from which to harvest nature’s bounty each day. You will learn how to safely identify and sustainably forage from a range of plants, trees, fungi, seaweed & lichens. Autumn is perhaps one of the most exciting times to be a forager. The abundance is overwhelming as the fruits of the year ripen, the nuts fall to the forest floor, the roots swell with medicine and the fungi burst through the carpeted woodland. Our ancestors surely would have filled their stores in preparation for the long wir ahead. So too you will fill your basket and process plants into salve, syrup, vinegar and pickles to take away with you.Find out more »
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.Find out more »