Workshops at the Song House in 2020 Bookings open now
Singing, chanting, Irish traditional song, yoiking, hiking, or glorious harmony singing. We have all this on offer and more. Come and join us for a long weekend or for a whole week.
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Improvise and explore your voice with Candy Verney and Rod Paton
3rd – 6th of April 2020
Cost €359 Early Bird €329 before Dec 1st
If you enjoy using your voice, and are up for some vocal adventures, then this weekend is for you. Sing and improvise, inspirational harmony songs and seriously enjoy yourself!
Led by Candy Verney with guest teacher Rod Paton.
There will also be time to immerse yourself in the deep peace of Donegal’s stunningly beautiful landscape
A unique opportunity to participate in an ancient living tradition of song from NW Ireland
18th – 21st June 2020
Cost €389 Early bird €359
We are very excited to launch a new traditional singing weekend in collaboration with An tSean Bheairic Cultural Centre in Falcarragh, in the Gaeltacht area of NW Donegal.
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Get away from the busyness of life for this exciting weekend combining singing and walking on the Wild Atlantic Way with Seamus Doohan and Candy Verney.
3rd – 6th of July 2020
Cost €359 Early bird €329 before December 1st
Start the morning with an hour of wonderful singing: – rounds, work songs, songs we can sing as we walk. All taught by ear, accessible to all. Then put on your walking boots and explore the mountains, valleys and beaches of North West Donegal with Seamus. As we walk, Seamus will regale us with fascinating stories from the history and mythology of the area, as well as showing us medicinal and food plants, traditionally used in times gone by.Discover as we uncover the layers of history in our landscape and learn about our rich Gaelic culture and heritage.
Refresh, revive, sing your heart out and reconnect with the important things in life
17th – 24th of July 2020
Cost €660 Early Bird €610 before Dec 1st
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 tune, then join us here.
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Take some time for yourself and join us for this special weekend of singing and chanting. There will also be time to immerse yourself in the deep peace of Donegal’s stunningly beautiful landscape.
24th – 27th of July 2020
Cost €339 Early Bird €299 before Dec 1st
I’m very excited to welcome Joseph Moras, leader for this singing weekend. Joseph found his way to the Song House 3 years ago, joined us again for the last two years, and loves all that we do here. Jospeh will lead chanting each morning. Afternoons will be free to explore the landscape around. We will cook an evening meal together, then sing again each evening.
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Are you busy facilitating wonderful singing groups but need some professional input?
27th- 31st of August 2020
Here’s a chance to refresh yourself, have one to one voice coaching, reinvigorate your practice, increase your skills, bring questions and talk to peers in a safe and cooperative environment. All surrounded by the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. Led by Candy Verney and Sophie Grimmer. Read More
Have you been singing in choirs for a few years now, and want to challenge yourself?
4th – 11th September 2020
Cost €660 Early Bird €610 before Dec 1st
I am very excited to introduce you to Lindsey Williams who will be co-teaching some of the songs with me for this holiday. Over the last few years, Lindsey and I have collaborated in writing songs together. She is a very talented song writer and playwright. I make choral arrangements of her songs, and we have had great success teaching them to groups around Europe. We wrote a book together in 2017, and you can hear some of the songs on my personal website.
If You Want to Sing…
Every year we ask for a little bit of optional feedback from the participants of our Singing Holidays here in the North-West of Ireland and this year we had a very special one handed back. One of our singers wrote a little poem! Perhaps she Continue reading “If You Want to Sing…”
Growing Strong – Gardens in Donegal
There’s a lot going on at the moment. We’ve been blessed with some great volunteers, using the organisation Workaway. Last year Robin and some wonderful volunteers built 2 walls, to protect the garden from north and south west winds. Continue reading “Growing Strong – Gardens in Donegal”