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March 2018

Singing On The Wild Side Donegal – Spring 2018

March 30, 2018 - April 6, 2018

Candy is very excited to announce a new Singing on the Wild Side holiday in The Song House / Teach na nAmhrán. Singing on the Wild Side is about the singing, but much more too. Over the week, our own little community will build, seed new friendships, connect to local people, explore the natural vibrant beauty surrounding us. So if you like singing, wilderness, a sense of adventure, meeting other interesting folk and returning home feeling refreshed, invigorated and in…

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Singing On The Wild Side Donegal – Spring 2018

March 30, 2018 - April 6, 2018

Candy is very excited to announce a new Singing on the Wild Side holiday in The Song House / Teach na nAmhrán. Singing on the Wild Side is about the singing, but much more too. Over the week, our own little community will build, seed new friendships, connect to local people, explore the natural vibrant beauty surrounding us. So if you like singing, wilderness, a sense of adventure, meeting other interesting folk and returning home feeling refreshed, invigorated and in…

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April 2018

‘Vox Anima – the Creative Voice Residential’ singing long weekend at The Song House, Co. Donegal with Candy Verney and Rod Paton

April 12, 2018 - April 16, 2018

Join us for a long weekend in the magical atmosphere of The Song House, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The Vox Anima concept brings together vocal improvisation, interactive vocal games, chants, joiks and part singing in a non-judgmental, creative, inclusive and open space. The weekend will provide you with the opportunity to explore your voice, engage in deep listening, improvise, interact, sing in parts, yodel, yoik, yap and yatter! Be inspired by the beauty of landscape… Vox Anima means also a meditative…

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‘Vox Anima – the Creative Voice Residential’ singing long weekend at The Song House, Co. Donegal with Candy Verney and Rod Paton

April 12, 2018 - April 16, 2018

Join us for a long weekend in the magical atmosphere of The Song House, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The Vox Anima concept brings together vocal improvisation, interactive vocal games, chants, joiks and part singing in a non-judgmental, creative, inclusive and open space. The weekend will provide you with the opportunity to explore your voice, engage in deep listening, improvise, interact, sing in parts, yodel, yoik, yap and yatter! Be inspired by the beauty of landscape… Vox Anima means also a meditative…

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Hi-Ho Weekend

April 20, 2018 - April 23, 2018

Hi Ho Weekends Singing / Working volunteer weekends at the Song House, Co Donegal These are a fun way to join in all that is developing at The Song House. Day: 9-10am singing 10-1.30pm DIY, gardening, whatever needs doing. Lunch Afternoons free to explore the spectacular local scenery, beaches, mountains etc. Not to mentione fantastic home made cakes nearby! 1.30-6pm free time 6-8pm share cooking and eat together   To book or for more information, contact Candy Verney at: +353(0)858893154…

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Hi-Ho Weekend

April 20, 2018 - April 23, 2018

Hi Ho Weekends Singing / Working volunteer weekends at the Song House, Co Donegal These are a fun way to join in all that is developing at The Song House. Day: 9-10am singing 10-1.30pm DIY, gardening, whatever needs doing. Lunch Afternoons free to explore the spectacular local scenery, beaches, mountains etc. Not to mentione fantastic home made cakes nearby! 1.30-6pm free time 6-8pm share cooking and eat together   To book or for more information, contact Candy Verney at: +353(0)858893154…

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June 2018

Singing On The Wild Side Donegal – Summer 2018

June 2, 2018 - June 9, 2018
The Song House, Clonbara
Falcarragh, Co. Donegal F92 D4EX Ireland
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Our ‘Singing on the Wildside’ Singing Holiday in Donegal is booking up fast! 2 -9 June 28 July – 4 August. Book now to avoid disapointment! Early Birds: Book before 1 March for either of these 2 holidays and get €65 off. Candy is very excited to announce a new Singing on the Wild Side holiday in The Song House / Teach na nAmhrán. Singing on the Wild Side is about the singing, but much more too. Over the week,…

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Singing On The Wild Side Donegal – Summer 2018

June 2, 2018 - June 9, 2018
The Song House, Clonbara
Falcarragh, Co. Donegal F92 D4EX Ireland
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Our ‘Singing on the Wildside’ Singing Holiday in Donegal is booking up fast! 2 -9 June 28 July – 4 August. Book now to avoid disapointment! Early Birds: Book before 1 March for either of these 2 holidays and get €65 off. Candy is very excited to announce a new Singing on the Wild Side holiday in The Song House / Teach na nAmhrán. Singing on the Wild Side is about the singing, but much more too. Over the week,…

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July 2018

Singing On The Wild Side Donegal – Summer 2018

July 9, 2018 - July 16, 2018
The Song House, Clonbara
Falcarragh, Co. Donegal F92 D4EX Ireland
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Community Choir Leader Training Course in Ireland

Our ‘Singing on the Wildside’ Singing Holiday in Donegal is booking up fast! 2 -9 June 28 July – 4 August. Book now to avoid disapointment! Early Birds: Book before 1 March for either of these 2 holidays and get €65 off. Candy is very excited to announce a new Singing on the Wild Side holiday in The Song House / Teach na nAmhrán. Singing on the Wild Side is about the singing, but much more too. Over the week,…

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Singing On The Wild Side Donegal – Summer 2018

July 28, 2018 - August 4, 2018
The Song House, Clonbara
Falcarragh, Co. Donegal F92 D4EX Ireland
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Our ‘Singing on the Wildside’ Singing Holiday in Donegal is booking up fast! 2 -9 June 28 July – 4 August. Book now to avoid disapointment! Early Birds: Book before 1 March for either of these 2 holidays and get €65 off. Candy is very excited to announce a new Singing on the Wild Side holiday in The Song House / Teach na nAmhrán. Singing on the Wild Side is about the singing, but much more too. Over the week,…

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September 2018

The Stunning Gardens of Donegal

September 7, 2018 - September 11, 2018
€390

Visit the world renowned Glenveagh gardens, feast on wild food and learn how to grow on the Wild Atlantic Way.   Come and visit the area of Cloughaneely, with it's rich and wide range of fascinating gardens to suit all tastes. You will visit Glenveagh National Park, have a personal tour of Cluainn na dTor Garden, go foraging in Ards walled garden and see permaculture and community gardens in action at OURganic Gardens.   We are very excited to offer…

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The Stunning Gardens of Donegal

September 7, 2018 - September 11, 2018
€390

Visit the world renowned Glenveagh gardens, feast on wild food and learn how to grow on the Wild Atlantic Way.   Come and visit the area of Cloughaneely, with it's rich and wide range of fascinating gardens to suit all tastes. You will visit Glenveagh National Park, have a personal tour of Cluainn na dTor Garden, go foraging in Ards walled garden and see permaculture and community gardens in action at OURganic Gardens.   We are very excited to offer…

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June 2020

Irish Traditional Song 2020: an Online Sean-Nós Masterclass Weekend

June 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - June 21, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Sean-Nós: explore the culture through a series of online masterclasses over a weekend. A unique opportunity to participate in an ancient living tradition of song from NW Ireland.

7-9pm GMT +1 Fri 19th – Sun 21st June 2020

Cost €75.00

Are you interested in the learning and performing Irish traditional song and exploring the cultural roots of this tradition?

We are very excited to launch a new online traditional singing weekend course in collaboration with An tSean Bheairic Cultural Centre in An Fál Carrach (Falcarragh), in the Gaeltacht area of NW Donegal.

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Irish Traditional Song 2020: an Online Sean-Nós Masterclass Weekend

June 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - June 21, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Sean-Nós: explore the culture through a series of online masterclasses over a weekend. A unique opportunity to participate in an ancient living tradition of song from NW Ireland.

7-9pm GMT +1 Fri 19th – Sun 21st June 2020

Cost €75.00

Are you interested in the learning and performing Irish traditional song and exploring the cultural roots of this tradition?

We are very excited to launch a new online traditional singing weekend course in collaboration with An tSean Bheairic Cultural Centre in An Fál Carrach (Falcarragh), in the Gaeltacht area of NW Donegal.

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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

Cancelled – Community Choir Leadership Course 2020

October 7, 2020 - October 15, 2020

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

October 15, 2020 - October 20, 2020

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, 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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