The Community Choir just has to be one of the greatest ways to meet and enjoy singing with other people! Singing rates high on the health benefits scale, plus there’s that simple feel good factor to be experienced! I have initiated a few choirs at this stage – the first in 2003 in Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland. In 2014 I began to build on my experience with the elderly and those suffering from Dementia, and with various Mental Health groups.These choirs and singing groups are becoming more popular and I am often approached for advice or with a request of starting up a new choir in a new area.
So, following my many years experience of setting up, managing and leading Community Choirs I now offer support, training and mentorship. Please take a look at the ‘Training and Workshops’ section under projects to see more about what I can offer.
Here are the details of the groups I am currently running on a regular basis and which are open to new members. Click on the link at the bottom of the page to find out more about these Choirs and their activities, together with other Community Choir activity in which I am involved.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE CHOIRS OPERATE TERMLY, TAKING BREAKS WITH DATES SIMILAR TO THOSE OF THE SCHOOLS.
AcapellaBella – Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland
ACAPELLABELLA began in 2003 and meet in An Sanctoir, Ballydehob on Thursdays from 8pm-10pm. We enjoy a variety of songs and like to take our songs out into the community and join other choirs for shared activities. New members are welcome all year round and there is no need for any previous experience or music reading skills. The styles and genres we sing vary on a termly and project basis.
Ceol Na Laoi – Ballincollig Community Choir, Cork, Ireland
An inclusive choir which is open to everyone in the community. We aim to provide a relaxed space for people to explore the simple pleasures of singing together, with no need for any previous musical experience. The songs we sing include both the familiar and the new, and we also like to explore songs from different countries.
We meet on Tuesdays 7- 9pm in Coaliste Choilm School, Ballincollig.
The Roaring Water Boys, Ballydehob, Co. Cork
A new singing group for men! Here is an opportunity to enjoy exploring singing in a group within a fun, relaxed and safe environment. Varied content. Come along fellas and see what we’re up to! The group meet on Mondays 8-10pm above Rosies Bar in Ballydehob.