‘Stitch and Song’ Weekend Retreat at The Castle B+B, Castletownshend, West Cork – Feb/March 2017

Here is a unique opportunity to work with appliqué artist Sukey Sindall and community musician Caz Jeffreys who will lead this creative and relaxing weekend set in the charming and cosy location of The Castle B + B in Castletownshend, West Cork with its beautiful sea fronted gardens, walks and woodlands.


On this retreat we will be using our surroundings together with the theme of ‘Water’ to creatively influence and enrich our experience of working with music and fine stitchwork. It is suitable for anyone with a desire to explore and enjoy, regardless of any previous experience.

To find out more about the weekend contact Caz by email at: cazjeffreys@gmail.com

or by phone on: 00353 (0)831425599


‘GraceNotes’ – A New and exciting Vocal Performance Project for 2017

Vocal Performance Group to appear at Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2017

Last autumn I set up a succession of workshops to prepare a group brought together specifically for performing at the Kinsale Jazz Festival. The participants enjoyed the project very much and said that working together with this approach for a one- off performance with more experienced singers was very rewarding. We learned four songs with a contemporary Jazz flavour over two full day workshops – some which were well known, some abstract and one written by myself. Many of the participants said that they would like to do more.

So based on this feedback I am launching a new project with a similar approach. Individuals sign up for monthly rehearsals and are expected to learn their parts and lyrics between rehearsals, thus speeding up the process of learning the songs and providing more time time for collectively polishing up the performance side of the project.

The next succession of workshops are working towards a performance at Ballydehob Jazz Festival for the May Bank Holiday Weekend. If you are interested in getting involved with this project then get in touch. Participants must be available for ALL rehearsals prior to the performance.