Little Sings at the Friday Club, Skibbereen – October 2016

Starting back our monthly ‘Little Sings’ at the Town Hall this week…Friday 21st, from 11am-12 midday. These sessions are open to anyone wanting to come along…we hope you will want to join in, but all are welcome to simply come along and listen. Tea and coffee available too! So drop in to this Free monthly get together and come and meet some new people. This initiative is supported by HSE.



Association Of Irish Choirs now offering more support to the Community Choir Sector – October 2016

At last!! Since I started the MA in Community Music course at UL in 2013 I have been discussing on and off with the AOIC about ways in which they can offer more support to the community choir sector. And finally here we go…..Check out this link – they opened it with a feature written by myself about what I do. I hope many of you may find this new section on their website to be useful for you and your groups too.

Workshop on ‘Working with harmonies and Arranging Songs for A-Capella – Nov. 2016

The next workshop I am offering takes the time to look at how to bring voices together to create the sound you want and looking at identifying songs for arranging for un accompanied singing. This workshop will be of interest to anyone who enjoys harmony singing – whether they are leading others in song or simply wishing to develop their skills.


Drums and Brass for the BIG SING! – Oct. 2016

Things are getting really exciting for us as we are heading into the last phase of preparing for our next BIG SING! event on Saturday 15th October for World Mental Health Week at the FeelGood Festival in Bantry. The programme of events for the day looks fantastic, with a parade before we kick off!

As well as adding Brass into our songs we have been working with a group of drummers lead by Jonathan Barlow to produce a sound which will get us all dancing and rocking on the square!!

There are two more public workshops…one this Thursday 6th in the Mealagh Valley Community Hall at 7.30pm and the other on Saturday 8th at the Bantry Christian Fellowship Hall at 3pm.

Next we pray for a dry day for Saturday the 15th…but not that it will put us off as we have the Parochial Hall at the side of Bantry Square at the ready so that we can sing away regardless of the weather.