Date: 13–20 Jul 2019
Location: The Song House, Clonbara, Co. Donegal, F92 D4EX
Run by: Jane Harris
Contact details: 07894 205255
A singing week led by Jane Harris at The Song House, an inspirational retreat centre nestled in the foothills of Muckish mountain in the wilds of the Donegal Gaeltacht in the north west of Ireland.
Each morning, Jane will teach a rich variety of songs to reflect the natural world around us. In the afternoons and evenings there will be opportunities to explore the area – wild Atlantic coast, rugged mountains, rivers, sandy beaches and historic sites – and to connect with local singers with our host, Candy Verney.
The Song House lies in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht – an area steeped in myth, tradition, history and archaeology, where Irish is commonly spoken. Sandwiched between wild and expansive Atlantic sandy beaches on one side, and the Derryveagh mountain range on the other, with superb views of Muckish mountain to the east.
The group will be limited to 13 singers, including Jane, and we will be singing in harmony, in two, three or four parts. The week will therefore suit singers who are confident holding a part and singing in a small group.
JANE HARRIS is an experienced choir leader and Director of Songways, based in Bath. She leads singing workshops and retreats in beautiful places and three thriving choirs. She has a clear, inclusive and enabling teaching style, uncovering the best in singers’ voices and drawing people together with heartfelt, resonant singing. Jane teaches by ear and loves to explore songs in different ways to enrich and deepen the singing experience. She also writes harmony songs, often inspired by the natural world, and plays the fiddle.