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
Tickets are now available for purchase for Craigs’ workshop. Really looking forward to his return.
You can buy them here
Here’s a taste of our last workshop with him in a short video
In November 2018 Caz Jeffreys and Jane Goss (West Cork based Community Choir leader) collaborated to bring Craig Lees over from UK for a Choir Day event in The Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, West Cork. The day was a big success with all tickets sold out and has become an annual event.
Community Choir Day 2019 will be held on Saturday 2nd November at the beautiful location of Inchydoney Island Hotel near Clonakilty. The morning will consist of an enjoyable learning experience whilst the afternoon is a chance for choirs to share some of their songs. So make a note in your diary and keep an eye out for the latest developments as we pin down the final details to ensure another great day of singing together.
You can see more photos of the 2018 event in the Gallery here
This group was something of an experiment for me. A few local singers had said to me that they would love an opportunity to do something together with their children and that a combined singing group would be great fun. So we gave it a go and ran it between September-November from the Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff. I have to say it was a really lovely group and a great thing to do. We hope to start the group up again after the Easter holidays 2019. Get in touch if you’d like to be a part of it!
Just back from a leading two workshops in new areas over in East Anglia….Colchester and Weybourne – on the North Norfolk coast. The Christmas season has begun!!!
What a fantastic day we had at our Choir day at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery last weekend, with members from many choirs around West Cork and Cork as well as enthusiastic individuals keen to join us for the day. Craig lead us for the morning, teaching us some wonderful 4 – part harmony contemporary songs and charmed us all with his interesting, warm and accessible approach. Following a buffet lunch, we learned a new song taught by Caz and then enjoyed listening to choirs sharing some of their songs, before closing in song together lead by Jane Goss.
We are planning to make this an annual event at around the same time each year…..so put it in your diary, tell your choirs and singing friends and sign up to the E-Newsletter at the top of the page to keep notified of coming events.