Sing, Yoik, Yap and Yammer – improvise, play, sing in glorious harmony

3–6 Apr 2020 / Republic of Ireland


Date: 3–6 Apr 2020

Cost: €359. €329 Early Bird

Details: Start Friday 4th April at 5pm

Location: The Song House, Clonbara, Falcarragh, Co Donegal Ireland



Run by: Candy Verney and Rod Paton

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Improvise, explore your voice, and sing in glorious harmony with Candy Verney and Rod Paton

If you enjoy using your voice, and are up for some vocal adventures, then this weekend is for you. Sing, improvise, inspirational harmony songs.  And seriously enjoy yourself!

Led by Candy Verney with guest teacher Rod Paton.

There will also be time to immerse yourself in the deep peace of Donegal’s stunningly beautiful landscape: from wild sandy beaches along the Wild Atlantic Way to mountains and waterfalls.

What’s included?

-Accommodation for three nights
-Meals – Breakfast three days, Lunch three days, Dinner 2 nights
-Harmony Singing tuition

What’s not included?

-Transport to and from the Song House. Guests will be expected to make their own way to the house. Full directions and transport options will be given.
-Any snack food outside of the three meals provided.
-One evening dinner which will be a group outing to a local restaurant.

About Your Hosts

Rod Paton

Rod Paton, DPhil is the founder of the Lifemusic method and training programme and author of Lifemusic – Connecting People to Time. He is an experienced and versatile workshop leader whose expertise covers many aspects of song from traditional and classical roots through to blues, jazz, Eastern European, Scandinavian and Mongolian influences. Born in Wales he has worked as a horn player, composer, writer, music therapist and academic and now lives partly in Brecon and partly in Brno, capital of Moravia.

“Attending the Lifemusic training was so enjoyable, enriching, relaxing, exciting, experiential and moving. It was what real learning is and should be. (SS, musician and teacher)

“Participants are enabled to be themselves and to experience their own depth of feeling and to express that within the music.”

Candy Verney

Candy Verney’s passion is to inspire and create, through singing, a sense of harmony which gives an experience beyond the ordinary. She has been building singing communities in different ways all her working life. She created and developed 6 community choirs in and around Bath for 20 years. She runs Community Choir Leader Trainings, seeding singing groups throughout UK and Germany. She initiated and directed The Trowbridge Song project, celebrating diversity through sharing traditional music, in a rural town in Wiltshire. She is now director of The Song House, a retreat centre in Co. Donegal, NW Ireland, where she also runs singing holidays and trainings. Recently she has collaborated with Lindsey Williams and together they have written a series of songs for choirs that are a joy to sing, whose lyrics inspire and comment on modern life: Songs for Life

“Hugely recommend- if you love singing and cannot get enough, come Singing on the Wild Side”. PB 2018

“Candy is a superb voice coach, the atmosphere was spot-on, truly delightful” MD 2017