Music, Meditation and Mantra – A Creative Workshop at The Quiet House Retreat, Schull, West Cork, May 2019

A beautiful and gentle days’ retreat in a nuturing rural West Cork location. This is a small group activity….intimate, soulful and relaxing. Treat yourself to a day of connecting with your intuition and creating your own personal heartsong through a gently facilitated and held space.

Lunch is provided in the cost….all you need to do is come along and enjoy the unfolding of the day.

To find out more about Mariananda and Quiet House Retreat visit her website here: www.quiethouseretreat.com 

 Early booking recommended as there are limited places available.

Bookings to Mariananda on 083 1852737 or by email to: marianandaexley@gmail.com

 

Singing Picnic at Myross Wood Retreat Centre July 2017

I have only recently discovered the beautiful venue of Myross Wood and am delighted to be welcomed to hold this event there. As well as a picnic, the day will encompass workshops and the opportunity to hear something of some of the choirs local to the area. This is the first West Cork BIG SING! Singing Picnic and the hope is to hold more in various locations around West Cork…. and further afield.

Programme of the day:

11am: Tea, coffee and chat about the West Cork BIG SING! project and it’s possible future direction and activities.

12pm: Songwriting workshop, “What singing (and/or being part of a choir) means to me”.

1pm: Singing Circle – a warm up session singing short and easy songs with Jane Goss.

2pm: Picnic – bring a chair, blanket and food and drink to share. Choirs sing!

2.30pm: Childrens’ Singing Session with Lisa Canty (under 5’s to be accompanied by an adult)

3.30pm: Singing Workshop – a combination of larger songs from the existing BIG SING! collection plus some new ones with Caz Jeffreys.

5.00pm: Social: A chance to drink tea, chat and to take the time to walk around the grounds, enjoying the beautiful trails before you leave.

Suggested donation of €10 per person

In the event of bad weather the event will continue with ample sized indoor spaces to meet, sing and picnic together.

Children are welcome and parents must take full responsibility for their safety.

If you need to bring your dog, please ensure that they are kept on a lead.

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Songwriting Week on the Beara Peninsula August 19th – 25th August ’17

Really looking forwards to running and fully submerging into a week of creative songwriting and musical exploration. Anam Cara is situated in such a beautiful and peaceful location and Sue is a wonderful host. This popular Writers Retreat host an array of wonderful workshops and I am delighted to have been invited to contribute to this years programme. Please contact Sue for further information and to book your place. Come along and treat yourself! http://anamcararetreat.com/

'Explore your musical self'

Workshop on ‘Working with harmonies and Arranging Songs for A-Capella – Nov. 2016

The next workshop I am offering takes the time to look at how to bring voices together to create the sound you want and looking at identifying songs for arranging for un accompanied singing. This workshop will be of interest to anyone who enjoys harmony singing – whether they are leading others in song or simply wishing to develop their skills.

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Music and Mosaic Workshops in Killarney -12th and 13th November 2016

A fantastic opportunity for art and music lovers – now is your chance to create some new work, with help from three dedicated original artists – Nathalie El Baba (visual art), Caz Jeffreys (voice) and Ruti Lachs (music).
A weekend workshop is planned for Killarney on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November 2016. The cost of the workshop is only €40, as this project is kindly supported by the Kerry County Council Arts Office.
The workshop, for adults aged 18 and over, takes place on the premises of the Killarney School of Music, where three rooms will be available for a weekend of creativity.
This is a mixed art form project. Participants will be creating mosaic art in response to music, and making music (vocal and/or instrumental) in response to art. There will be a lot of group work, and every individual will have a chance to shine.
No previous experience is needed. The weekend will be fun, informal, and unique.

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