Community Singing Groups

Here you will find information on all the community singing groups that Maria runs in County Clare and online.  These groups are for everyone in the community and you are welcome whether you are a confident singer or you were thrown out of the school choir and haven't dared sing since.

In each group we sing a variety of harmony songs which are both beautiful and achievable even for beginner singers.

 

Contact Maria to book or ask any questions.

Ennis Evening Group

Times - Tuesdays at 7:30pm to 8:45 pm  (starting September 6th)​

Location - Fahy Hall, Roslevan, Ennis

Cost - €12 per session.  Concessions of €8 and €10 available on request

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?

This term we will be focusing on an original story called The Singers' Apprentice , written by Maria Wood, and performing this in mid December 2022.  It will be a narrated story with songs that have been written by Maria Wood.  The story will focus on the themes of ecology, community and why we really need to sing. 

One of the aims of the performance will be to provide an outlet for every singer, regardless of ability.  The style of singing will be very natural and will focus on heart rather than perfection.  We will be unpicking our ideas of what good singing is by developing our authentic voices and using them as a force for healing, growth and community connection.

We will also discuss how we can learn and connect with the natural world around us as we practice.  How can we connect with our own inherent wisdom?

We will write one new song to perform as part of the story.  

Who can join?  

Everyone.  This is a non-auditioned group and you do not need to read music or have singing experience to join. If you have any questions about this contact Maria or pop along one evening to check it out :)

Ennis Morning Group - Sonas Singers

Times - 10:30 am

Dates - Thursday 29th September to 3rd November

Location - The Maguire Sweet, The Old Ground Hotel

Cost - Free - This group is supported by the Ennis Mental Health Association

Who can join?  Everyone - Contact Maria to be updated when full details are available.

Lisdoonvarna Group

Times - Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - Starting 31st August

​Location - The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna

Cost - Free.  This group is supported by Clare Local Development Company and Lisdoonvarna Failte

Who can join?  This group is aimed at helping the new Ukrainian community in North Clare to connect with the local community.  Everyone is welcome

Online Group - The Lighthouse

Times - 7pm Mondays

Location - Zoom - Register here.

Cost - €10 per session.  Concessions of €8 available on request

Who can join?  Everyone

Every week we share a super fun, uplifting and creative hour together.  Make good friends from all over Ireland, France and the US while singing and having a bit of a chat and having a good laugh together. 

Online Group - We May Sing

Time - 4pm to 5:30pm  (Irish Time)

Location - Zoom - Register here.

Cost - €10 - €25 

Who can join?  Everyone

I will be joining Tembre de Carteret (Portugal) and Lyndsey Scott (US).

For more information on Lyndsey Scott : https://lyndseyscott.bandcamp.com/album/well-held

The three of us will bring original and community songs to you from our heart and arms to yours. We will sing in a simple call and response pattern so we are inclusive to all abilities. Songs will be taught by ear in a relaxed way. Please feel free to come as you are. All you need to do is follow the link below and register then make a donation to take part and I will be there to open the door and welcome you. 

For more information you can go to www.tembresong.com and if you feel moved to share this event here is the Fb event. - https://fb.me/e/25keSuvnl

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FAQs

  • Do I need to be able to read music?  No - all songs are taught by ear

  • Do I need to have a good voice? No - you do need to be able to listen and to try to connect to the group. This skill is way more important than 'good' singing.