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: email@example.com if you’d like to find out more….
Another year gone by and another great day of singing! Thanks to Ciaran and Vicky from Ardu for leading us throughout the day and to everyone who came along to join us. More photos of the day will be going up onto the website shortly…..
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
In November 2018 Caz Jeffreys and Jane Goss (West Cork based Community Choir leader) collaborated to bring Craig Lees over from the 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 now become an annual event.
You can see a short video of the event here:
COMMUNITY CHOIR DAY 2019
Community Choir Day 2019 will be held on Saturday 2nd November at the beautiful location of Inchydoney Island Hotel near Clonakilty in West Cork. We are delighted to be welcoming Ciaran Kelly and Vicky Warwick from Irelands’ leading acapella group, Ardu to facilitate at the event. The morning will consist of an enjoyable learning experience whilst the afternoon is a chance for choirs to share some of their songs.
Ardu’s professional singers will be leading the songs, introducing fun warmups, followed by vocal technique and expression- all delivered through the structure of some fabulous arrangements with a dynamic approach. Whilst Ciaran will lead from the keyboard , they will incorporate some elements of their specialist skill- the art of Acapella – and engage us all with captivating vocal textures and harmonies.
Lunch. A limited amount of tickets are available which include lunch (soup, salad and sandwiches), or if you prefer to take a trip into Clonakilty (only 10 minutes drive) there are a selection of eating houses to choose from. There will also be a limited amount of space downstairs from the bar menu. We will take 1 1/2 hours break for lunch to ensure everyone has plenty of time.
Tickets. This year we have introduced an Earlybird deal for group bookings of 8 peopleor more at E20/E35 (incl. lunch). Please email email@example.com to book as these tickets are not available here on the website. Deadline for allEarlybird tickets is midnight 23rd September.
All other tickets are available for purchase via Paypal below.
Would your choir like to perform a few songs? If you would like to perform during the afternoon Choir Share session then please get in touch with Jane on 085 1665936 to register your Choir details. Please make your booking first and be aware that we have limited time available for this part of the event, therefore choirs will be allocated a space to perform on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Please note that photographs and videos taken at this event may be used for future promotion use. A selection will also be added to the Gallery on this website.
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!
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.