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September 2020

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

September 30 @ 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

Cancelled – Community Choir Leadership Course 2020

October 7 - October 15

Community Choir Leadership Course

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.

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

October 11 @ 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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Tending the Wild – An immersive wild food and medicine journey on the Wild Atlantic way

October 15 - October 20

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.

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

October 28 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Tales from the Blue Stacks and Beyond: Songs from South Donegal

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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. Two hundred years of the living song tradition of south Donegal, from Frosses to the English Valley, and from Templecarn to Ballyshannon at…

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Introduction to Songwriting Workshop

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 Troy Devaney Troy Devaney is A classical guitarist based on the Donegal coast. Troy's training…

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