Mens’ Singing Group March 2018

The Roaring Water Boys are back!!! This season of sessions will run on Wednesdays from 8-10pm and begin on the 11th April. ALL men are welcome regardless of previous singing experience. It is a place to enjoy singing alongside others, learning to sing harmonies and exploring your own voice. The emphasis is on having fun in an informal environment.

Men who like to sing(3)

UK Choir Festival in St. Albans Oct. 2017

What a brilliant weekend!! A group of ten of us traveled from Cork to join in with this festival under the name of Cork Community Voices….and what a fun time we had! Amazing workshop leaders and such a nice display of different choirs there! We especially enjoyed meeting and singing on the last night in the pub with the Ignite Gospel Choir from Galway!! Hopefully the first of many more visits to choir festivals.

Catch a Choir Day, Ballincollig for World Mental Health Month Oct. 2017

What a fantastic day in Ballincollig with Ceol na Laoi, West Cork BIG SING!, Voices of Cork and the WestGate Choirs….WELL DONE EVERYONE!! And a big THANK YOU to all the support we had, with special thanks to: The Castle Gate Shopping Centre; Librabry, Nosh and Coffee, The Plaza Cafe, Ballincolig Business Association, Rugby Club; Dick O’Reily (photography), Catherine Hassett (Ballincollig Health and Wellbeing), Eoin Nash (Cope Foundation), Ballincollig branches of Downs and Quishes SuperValu stores and Dunne’s Store, and the fantastic team of women who helped getting ready for the big day from Ceol na Laoi….especially Elaine who helped to coordinate the event.

Singing Weekend and Training day in Naas, Co. Kildare November 4th/5th 2017

My next visit to Naas, Co. Kildare has now been confirmed for the weekend of 4th/5th November and will include an ‘Introduction to Leading Groups in Song’ Training Day on Saturday 4th from 10am-5pm. This day is aimed at anyone wishing to develop their skills in bringing singing into group work. On the Sunday we will have another Singing Workshop which will include exploring body percussion as well as discussion on the possibility of a BIG SING! event into the area next year!

Singing Weekend in Naas November 2017(1)

A new Singing Group for Men in Ballydehob September 2017

After the great success of a few taster sessions with a group of guys earlier on this summer, the Roaring Water Boys (named after the bay) will be starting up for men to come together and enjoy singing in an informal and relaxed setting. We will be meeting upstairs in Rosies Bar, Ballydehob on Monday evenings from 8-10pm.

I am really looking forwards to more singing with these guys, which is a real change for me as I feel I have been leading all female groups for so long now.

All men in the area are welcomed to come along to have a listen to what we are up to.

Roaring Water Boys

The GraceNotes project comes together with the Clonakilty Jazz Collective to perform in De Barras in December 2107

The next GraceNotes Vocal Performance Project will be working with the Clonakilty Jazz Collective to bring together a short set to perform at the Sunday Jazz Sessions in De Barras on 10th December which runs between 3-5pm at the Folk Club. Following an impromptu jam together at the Jazz Session earlier this summer we decided that we’d like the opportunity to share some more music together. This set will touch on blues and soul and will also feature another of my own compositions, ‘Shine a little Love’ which will be sung a-cappella.

GraceNotes Sept 17