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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 - 18th 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

Belonging – a Journey of Enquiry

October 14 - October 16

In an ever shifting world, what are we belonging ourselves to?

With Jenny O'Hare and Niall Graham

14th - 16th October 2022

As humans, we have a deep desire to belong; be that to place, to a people, or simply to ourselves. Much of what has traditionally offered us this belonging is now shifting rapidly. In such a landscape, how is it that we can root ourselves in lives of meaning?

You are invited to a deeply experiential weekend in which we will explore the thread of Belonging through relationship to self, place, community and culture.

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Solas Dreamtime 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

Following the sold-out success of the first Solas Writing Retreat Weekend led by Donegal poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin, The Song House is delighted to present a second retreat for writers of poetry at all levels. This retreat will offer poets a space to explore, reflect, share and(re)connect with your creative voice in the lap of Errigal & Muckish Mountain, and among the echoes and shadows of Lugh Lámfada and other mythological ghosts.

Unfolding over two nights and three days, and led by Annemarie Ní Churreáin, the programme will feature poetry workshops, readings and one-to-one feedback sessions. ‘Dreamtime’ is the theme for this weekend and poets are invited to submit a poem in advance of the weekend for group editing over the course of the weekend.

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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 Death Doula Alexandra Derwen and apprentice Death Doula Tanya Bryan

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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