On Sunday June 14th Acapellabella will be making two performances at the Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival in Ballydehob-7pm in Levis’s and 9.30pm at the Irish Whip. We have been exploring songs with sea themes and are looking forwards to performing our collection, which range from Portuguese Folk to contemporary pieces. Hoping to get people singing along with a few good ol’ familiars, so do come along and join us!
In December 2014 I began working with two groups of children alongside two other team members as an out-reach of a programme being run through ARTlifeCULTURE and Music Generation Cork, called “SING! In Schools”. We have been singing with the children on a weekly basis as an ‘after school’ activity. The children are very enthusiastic and willing to have a go at anything! We sing a mixture of songs from the SING In Schools’ programme, together with a combination of the childrens and our own choices including World and Contemporary. Movement, actions and percussion is also used alongside the songs, which the children love.
This spring I have started up a lovely new Community Choir together with the Ballincollig Family Resource Centre, Cork. We meet on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm and are singing a mixture of songs- mostly un accompanied and some with percussion or guitar….. and having alot of fun!!I find this work so enjoyable, and one of the big reasons for me is that it’s so nice to sing and meet with people from such a variety of backgrounds – everyone brings in something very original, and being together brings a great sense of unity within our colourful world. In fact, I think every community should have their own inclusive choir….and I’m happy to be involved in spreading this!!