Harmony Singing Workshops in Scarriff (March and April), and Choir Concert/ Singing Event at Mountshannon Arts Festival Sunday 24th May 2020.

Two more Harmony Singing Workshop have been lined up at the Co-op in Scarriff on Sundays 29th March and 26th April from 2-5pm. All are very welcome and the cost is E20 per workshop. (Earlybird price is E15 if paid before 15th March – Workshop 1, and 12th April – Workshop 2.)

I have been invited to bring a group together from these workshops to perform at an afternoon Choir Event as part of the Mount Shannon Arts Festival on Sunday 24th May 2020. This is optional so feel free to book your place at the workshops regardless of wishing to join the concert. I will be running another workshop at the Festival prior to the concert, which will be open to new comers and serve as a rehearsal. Local choirs are also being invited to join in this Concert. Please contact Caz at: cazjeffreys@gmail.com if you’d like to find out more….

Harmony Singing Workshop in Scarriff, East Clare, Sunday 24th November

Come and join an uplifting afternoon of singing a great selection of songs from a variety of backgrounds in a relaxed and informal environment. You will find us in the upstairs room at the Community Co-op in Scarriff. All are welcome and no previous experience or ability to read music needed. The workshop starts promptly at 2pm and we aim to finish for 5pm. We will have a short break in the middle for refreshments which will be provided.

Cost of workshop is E15 when paid before Sunday 10th November, or E20 thereafter. Booking advised as numbers are restricted. Email: cazjeffreys@gmail.com

 

Blend and Balance Workshop with River Rhythms , Innishannon April ’19

Had a wonderful morning with the River Rhythms Choir at Innishannon House Hotel, near Cork on Saturday. A lovely group and a beautiful venue. Workshop tailor made for the group…who went away delighted and feeling more confident with their coming performance at the Cork Coral Festival next month.

Our choir had a wonderful and insightful session with Caz yesterday in Innishannon. I requested a workshop on balancing voices and wow did Caz work her magic and did not disappoint. Looking forward to having Caz work with our choir again, highly recommended! (Lorraine Flourish – Choir Director)

 

Thank you Andalucia and Norfolk…..now back to Ireland! March 2019

I’ve had a wonderful few months out in Andalucia and enjoyed meeting and singing with many people. The Comares Revellers up in the Montagnes de Malaga are still going strong after initiating the group back in February 2018. I enjoyed a few performances with them at their local music festival and market as well as leading several classes. In Orgiva we gathered up a small group to sing fortnightly-some who had worked with me previously and some new comers, and they are hoping to keep it going. The new choir I was asked to help start up in Beznar is now named the El Valle Community Choir and I’ve left them with songs, parts, starting notes and a contact for a friend who can also lead singing if they want more help. I’m delighted!!

The highlight of my trip I think has to be playing music with some of the local musicians up at Comares, where I took to the Open Mike stage on two evenings to share some of my World Music collection as well as some of my original and reggae songs.

A quick visit to the UK this week to meet up with family, as well as leading an afternoon of singing in Norwich – ending up with singing through some of the pieces in the wonderful acoustics of the local thatched church, before heading back to Ireland early next week.

                                          

Pop-Up Jazz Choir for Ballydehob Jazz Festival May 2019

For this years’ Ballydehob Jazz Festival I will be leading a workshop to create a Pop-Up Jazz Choir to take out onto the streets before the parade begins on Sunday 5th May. The workshop is open to all and will be from 3-4pm….so come along and join us! Then we will go out onto the streets to have some fun singing our songs ‘Pop-Up’ style in different spots up and down the village. More information can be found nearer the time via the website: www.ballydehobjazzfestival.org

Pop-Up Choir at Ballydehob Jazz Fest 2019 (1)