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September 2020

Ard Rang Scéalaíochta / The Language of Storytelling

September 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
€35

With Seanán Mac Aoidh agus Bríd Anna Ní Bhaoill

Would You Like to Develop your Storytelling skills?

Calling all Irish Speaking Story tellers wishing to develop their craft. This is a Workshop/ Masterclass designed especially for you. Seasoned Irish Speaking Story tellers Seanán and Bríd Anna have designed this innovative and unique online immersive experience so you can hone in and develop the art of your own unique story teller. You will also have the opportunity to share the fruits of your learning and stand shoulder to shoulder with Seanán & Bríd Anna, at a later online event called Oíche Scéalaíochta i dTír Chonaill/A Night of Storytelling in Donegal, in front of a live online audience on November 21st.

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Introducing the Art & Craft of Writing Poetry: Creating Your First Draft

September 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
€40 – €105

A series of 3 Online Poetry Workshops with Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Annemarie is an award winning poet from Cloich Cheann Fhaola in the Donegal Gaeltacht and current writer in residence at Maynooth University of Ireland.

3 x Wednesdays @ 10am – 1pm; 30th September, 28th October, 25th November (Individual Workshop €40/ All 3 €105)

Whether you are a seasoned or a budding poet, one or all of these workshops will have something very special to offer you. In the first Annemarie will guide you through the creation of your first draft. During the second, and with no prior experience necessary, you’ll get the chance to experiment using the Irish language. In the third and final workshop you’ll learn how to shape your poem.

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October 2020

Amhráin Thír Chonaill – An Dúchas Beo / Donegal Song – The Living Heritage

October 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
€40

Conor Ó Gallchóir agus Lillis Ó Laoire

A Donegal Workshop & Masterclass in Sean-Nós Singing

This is a bilingual Workshop designed to support intermediate to advanced Sean-Nós singers in developing their craft. During this workshop Conor and Lillis will guide you into deeper relationship with your Sean Singing style and skill. There will be opportunities for you to share your craft within the container of an interactive learning environment, where you will receive feedback, teachings, guidance and more. Due to this, places are limited.

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Introducing the Art & Craft of Writing Poetry: Experimenting with The Irish Language

October 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
€40 – €105

A series of 3 Online Poetry Workshops with Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Annemarie is an award winning poet from Cloich Cheann Fhaola in the Donegal Gaeltacht and current writer in residence at Maynooth University of Ireland.

3 x Wednesdays @ 10am – 1pm; 30th September, 28th October, 25th November (Individual Workshop €40/ All 3 €105)

Whether you are a seasoned or a budding poet, one or all of these workshops will have something very special to offer you. In the first Annemarie will guide you through the creation of your first draft. During the second, and with no prior experience necessary, you’ll get the chance to experiment using the Irish language. In the third and final workshop you’ll learn how to shape your poem.

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Samhain at the Song House

October 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
PWYW

The Rules have changed - Where to now?

This Samhain at the Song House, we explore contemporary challenges through ancient ways. Join us as we mark the transition of more than just seasons, through contemplation and discussion, celebration and song.

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November 2020

Storytelling And Its Treasures

November 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
€15

With Fran O’ Boyle

In Story and Conversation with Fran O’Boyle Storyteller Scealaí

Join us this Samhain at the Song House Fire side, where Fran will share the treasures inherent in the craft of Storytelling. Included in this experience you will get to participate in a live conversation & Q & A with Fran as well as hear some of the wonderful stories he has uncovered and is uncovering around our local landscape of Donegal and the North West.

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Story Song & other Shenanigans

November 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PWYW

A modern twist on a Raking tradition Hosted by The Song House with Fran O’Boyle Join us this November for an 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. To kickstart the evening we will host Fran O’Boyle who will share the treasure of a story or two, and the treasures themselves…

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Introducing the Art & Craft of Writing Poetry: Shaping Your Poem

November 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A series of 3 Online Poetry Workshops with Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Annemarie is an award winning poet from Cloich Cheann Fhaola in the Donegal Gaeltacht and current writer in residence at Maynooth University of Ireland.

3 x Wednesdays @ 10am – 1pm; 30th September, 28th October, 25th November (Individual Workshop €40/ All 3 €105)

Whether you are a seasoned or a budding poet, one or all of these workshops will have something very special to offer you. In the first Annemarie will guide you through the creation of your first draft. During the second, and with no prior experience necessary, you’ll get the chance to experiment using the Irish language. In the third and final workshop you’ll learn how to shape your poem.

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Carolling with Candy and friends Workshop #1

November 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
€10 – €25

With Candy Verney and Lindsey Williams

Fed up with Covid? We can still sing together! Come join us to celebrate the festive season:

  • Unusual and forgotten carols from around Ireland, the UK and other parts of the world
  • Easy Winter rounds
  • Learn one or two harmony parts

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December 2020

Carolling with Candy and friends
Workshop #2

December 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
€10 – €25

With Candy Verney and Maria Wood

Fed up with Covid? We can still sing together! Come join us to celebrate the festive season:

  • Unusual and forgotten carols from around Ireland, the UK and other parts of the world
  • Easy Winter rounds
  • Learn one or two harmony parts

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Carolling with Candy and friends
Workshop 3

December 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
€10 – €25

With Candy Verney and Joseph Moras

Fed up with Covid? We can still sing together! Come join us to celebrate the festive season:

  • Unusual and forgotten carols from around Ireland, the UK and other parts of the world
  • Easy Winter rounds
  • Learn one or two harmony parts
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January 2021

Introduction to Songwriting Workshop

January 13 - January 27

A series of three workshops With Troy Devaney

For All Levels

Interested in the art of songwriting and not sure where to start? Or perhaps you would like to develop your existing songwriting skills? Then this is the course for you. Focusing on the method, structure and creativity of songwriting, this 3-part workshop will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to continue on your journey as a songwriter

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Story Song & other Shenanigans

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contribution

A modern twist on a Raking tradition

Hosted by The Song House

Join us this January for an 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.

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February 2021

Songs from the Blue Stacks and Beyond: South Donegal Song

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SOLD OUT

With Rita Gallagher and John Tunney

A Donegal Workshop & Masterclass in Sean-Nós Singing

Following on from the success of our Donegal Song workshop, we are delighted to bring to you this English language exploration of sean-nós singing.

Are you looking to learn about traditional Irish singing? Sean-Nós is an ancient ornamented style of singing, typically unaccompanied by instruments.

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Imbolc at the Song House

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contribution
Online Imbolg Ceremony

Sowing the seeds to come

Imbolc is a special time - Winter has not yet passed from the land, and yet our hearts and minds turn naturally to the coming Spring. What will accompany us on our way? Here at the Song House we are delighted to continue the tradition of honouring and celebrating the turning of the wheel of the year. Join us as we mark this bridging time!

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Story Song & other Shenanigans

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contribution

A modern twist on a Raking tradition

Hosted by The Song House with David Ingerson

Join us this February for an 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.

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March 2021

The Harbour of Song with Ali Burns and Candy Verney

March 5 - March 19
€10 – €25

A series of 3 workshops with Ali Burns and Candy Verney

Take refuge in harmony, in rhythm and rhyme; in singing inspiring new songs for our times

In this series of 3 workshops Ali Burns and Candy Verney will each share some of their compositions and arrangements from recent years where poetic lyrics, rhythm and soaring transcendent harmonies combine in magical alchemy to create songs that are satisfying and special to sing.

In this series of 3 workshops Ali Burns and Candy Verney will each share some of their compositions and arrangements from recent years where poetic lyrics, rhythm and soaring transcendent harmonies combine in magical alchemy to create songs that are satisfying and special to sing.

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The Subject Tonight is Love

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contribution

An evening of sacred songs

With Chloe Greenwood

This is an invitation to join me for an hour on Sunday evening , to drop into a sacred space, with songs and poetry from the worlds spiritual traditions.

Sunday evenings are the highlight of my week as I find it has a still and sacred energy that inspires me to sing spiritual songs and contemplate the wonder and gifts of our existence and the boundless love of God. One Sunday evening each month I will be offering sacred songs from many traditions which are simple to sing, all are welcome. We will gather on Zoom and I will sing accompanied by guitar. The participants will be muted whilst singing (because of the time lag).
The traditions include Christianity, Earth based spirituality honouring the Earth and the elements and life cycles, Judaism, Buddhism, Sufi, Hinduism. Together we will dive into these beautiful songs, both new and ancient.

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Story Song & other Shenanigans

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contribution

A modern twist on a Raking tradition

Hosted by The Song House with Ita Fitzmahoney

Join us this March for an 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.

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April 2021

The Subject Tonight is Love

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contribution

An evening of sacred songs

With Chloe Greenwood

This is an invitation to join me for an hour on Sunday evening , to drop into a sacred space, with songs and poetry from the worlds spiritual traditions.

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Story Song & other Shenanigans

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A modern twist on a Raking tradition

Hosted by The Song House with singer/songwriter Andrew Roddy

Join us this April for an 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.

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Bealtaine at the Song House

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ancient traditions for modern times

Hosted by The Song House and Jenny O'Hare

Bealtaine is one of the traditional fire festivals of the Celtic Wheel of the Year. Also known to many as Beltane, or even as May Day, it is a potent time of year when we mark the passage of Spring to Summer, and celebrate the harvest and abundance that we will soon welcome. Join us as we gather online in a warm space to honour the seasons and our place within them, bringing time honoured traditions to life for our modern days.

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May 2021

Irish Traditional Song, Story & Dance

May 7 - May 9
€75

A unique opportunity to participate in an ancient living tradition of seán-nós singing, dancing and storytelling from NW Ireland

With John Tunney, Noeleen Ní Cholla, Emma O' Sullivan, and many more wonderful tradition bearers

Fri 7th – Sun 9th May 2021 @ 7-9pm each evening (GMT +1 )

After a very successful Irish Traditional Song Online weekend last year, we are putting this exciting event on again, with even more fantastic performers in the fields of song, storytelling and dance.

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The Subject Tonight is Love

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contribution

An evening of sacred songs

With Chloe Greenwood

This is an invitation to join me for an hour on Sunday evening , to drop into a sacred space, with songs and poetry from the worlds spiritual traditions.

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Corncrakes, Biodiversity & Birdsong

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - May 22 @ 9:30 pm
€25

A weekend dedicated to Birds & Biodiversity - especially the Corncrake

In Collaboration with the Corncrake Traonach LIFE Project, With Special guests Aengus Kennedy & Malcolm Green

Fri 21st – Sat 22nd May 2021 @ 7.30 - 9.30pm each evening (GMT +1 )

This weekend is inspired by the Corncrake. Parts of Donegal, particularly the offshore islands of Inishboffin and Tory, are some of the few habitable landscapes left for what was once a bountiful bird across the entire Island of Ireland & the UK. As such, the decline in the Corncrake population has seen it added as a red listed breed. However, there is much being done to ensure the protection of this bird, with conservation and habitat management initiatives by Birdwatch Ireland and most recently the Corncrake Traonach Life project.

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Story Song & other Shenanigans

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contribution

A modern twist on a Raking tradition

Hosted by The Song House with storyteller Brigitte Hirsig

Join us this April for an 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.

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June 2021

The Subject Tonight is Love

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contribution

An evening of sacred songs

With Chloe Greenwood

This is an invitation to join me for an hour on Sunday evening , to drop into a sacred space, with songs and poetry from the worlds spiritual traditions.

Find out more »

July 2021

The Subject Tonight is Love

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contribution

An evening of sacred songs

With Chloe Greenwood

This is an invitation to join me for an hour on Sunday evening , to drop into a sacred space, with songs and poetry from the worlds spiritual traditions.

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Lughnasadh at the Song House

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contribution
Left to right: Celtic tree of life, Corn and the Sun God Lugh

Ancient Medicine for Modern Times

Hosted by The Song House and Jenny O'Hare

Lughnasadh (or Lamas as you may know it) has it's origins in the Celtic harvest feast day. It is named for the Sun God Lugh, who showed the Celts how to harvest. This time provides us with an opportunity to celebrate life and the abundance that this time of year brings. It also encourages us to meditate on the slow descent into darkness. Traditional celebrations would see golden sun gatherings focussed on the harvest of corn and other crops, matchmaking and offerings to the Faerie folk. Our celebration will take the more modern manifestation of an online gathering via Zoom.

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