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Carolling with Candy and friends
Workshop #2

December 5 @ 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

What songs will we sing?

We’ll explore some fascinating and unusual carols from diverse traditions, with some background history thrown in. In 17th Century UK, the puritans banned singing in churches, so the people went to sing in the pubs. This tradition still goes on to this day. Often using the words we know, the songs are wonderful fresh, fun to sing, very seasonal but not religious. There are also many beautiful medieval carols. Each session with include 2 unusual carols, one well known one, and winter rounds. Expect a wonderful festive feast!

Workshop 1

Date: November 28th

Individual Workshop:

10.00Add to cart


To subscribe to the whole course:

25.00Add to cart


Workshop 2

Date: December 5th

Individual Workshop:

10.00Add to cart


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25.00Add to cart


Workshop 3

Date: December 12th

Individual Workshop:

10.00Add to cart


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25.00Add to cart


Meet your hosts

Candy Verney

Candy VerneyCandy’s passion is to inspire and create, through singing, a sense of harmony which gives an experience beyond the ordinary. She has been building singing communities in different ways all her working life. She created and developed 6 community choirs in and around Bath for 20 years. She runs Community Choir Leader Trainings, seeding singing groups throughout UK and Germany. She initiated and directed The Trowbridge Song project, celebrating diversity through sharing traditional music, in a rural town in Wiltshire. She is now director of The Song House, a retreat centre in Co. Donegal, NW Ireland, where she also runs singing holidays and trainings. Recently she has collaborated with Lindsey Williams and together they have written a series of songs for choirs that are a joy to sing, whose lyrics inspire and comment on modern life: Songs for Life

Maria Wood

Candy Verney Maria has been leading several different community singing groups for the last 10 years where the emphasis is about community connection and personal growth and wellbeing. In the last 3 years Maria has been giving classes for beginner singers. Maria is passionate that every individual has a voice and that no matter what it sounds like it has value and should be used and celebrated. Maria is currently studying Song Therapy and has recently begun to incorporate drumming and other instruments into the mix while leading.

Details

Date:
December 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
€10 – €25
Event Category: