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February 2022

Solas Writer’s Retreat – SOLD OUT

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - February 27 @ 2:00 pm
From €320

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

With Annemarie Ní Churreáin

25th - 27th Feb 2022

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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March 2022

Introduction to Mens Work – POSTPONED

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - March 20 @ 2:00 pm

Connection, Community and brotherhood weekend in Donegal

With Niall Graham and Robin Botley

18th - 20th March 2022

"No man is an Island.” John Donne

This event has been postponed. Please get in touch to express your interest and we will add you to a waiting list.

What we will explore on this Introduction to Menswork weekend:

  • Communication skills: The power of words and agreements.
  • Understanding the masculine archetypes and how they affect your life: Lover, Warrior, Magician, King are some, and we will explore their qualities.
  • Finding your ‘blind spot’/ Shadow, and how does it impact your life?
  • What is initiation and rites of passage? Why and when are these events necessary and of value?
  • The importance of Elders and Mentors in society.
  • Purpose and Mission: The importance of having a focus and direction for men.
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April 2022

Community Choir Leadership Course April 2022 -– SOLD OUT

April 4 - April 12

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.

This event is now full but may be repeated with sufficient interest. Please get in touch to express your interest and we will add you to a waiting list.

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Tending the Wild – An immersive wild food and medicine journey on the Wild Atlantic way – SOLD OUT

April 14 - April 18

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 winter ahead. So too you will fill your basket and process plants into salve, syrup, vinegar and pickles to take away with you.

Contact Lucy - at wildawake.ie for booking and further info.

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Spring, Song and Seaweed – 2 places Available

April 22 - April 24

With Lucy O’Hagan and Candy Verney

22-24 April 2022

Singing and Foraging go hand in hand and heart in heart

This previously full event has just had two last minute cancellations! contact info@thesonghouseireland.com if you would like to join.

As you learn how to safely identify, sustainably harvest, process and preserve nature’s bounty, you will be encouraged to explore your own voice in giving thanks to the land and collectively rising up together with the rising tree sap.

Foraging and singing together can enhance strong inner and collective resilience, boost our immune systems and forge strong connections with the land, ourselves and with each other.

This offering is open to all levels, no experience is necessary.

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Full bodied Acting – 1 Day Workshop

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Towards maximising our unique potential

With Margaret Hannon

30th April

The focus of this workshop will be on acting from our full bodies; Remembering that we go all the way down to our toes, that we are 3-D, that we even extend beyond our physical bodies. Sometimes we go on stage and all of a sudden we are talking heads encumbered by our bodies. This happens to almost everyone. So what do we do about it?

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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

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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