Singing on the Wild Side- singing holiday

6–13 Aug 2021 / Republic of Ireland


Date: 6–13 Aug 2021

Cost: from €660

Location: The Song House Co Donegal



Run by: Candy Verney

Further information:

I am very excited to announce two Singing on the Wild Side holidays here at The Song House for 2021. These will follow our usual successful format, however because of Covid restrictions, we will only offer single rooms (unless you are coming with a friend). So we will be between 6 – 8 singers in all.


The experience of Singing on the Wild Side is far more than just a singing holiday. We sing every morning in the gorgeous large sunny singing room, with its beautiful acoustic, that looks out onto Muckish mountain. By the end of the week you will find yourself rested, rejuvenated and restored to your centred & grounded self, with a repertoire of up to 12 harmony songs – and that’s just the beginning…

Our repertoire will be wide and varied. We normally have one or two songs that challenge us, including an original song specially arranged by Candy, then a mixture of Irish songs, world music, rounds, and improvisation.

We also do our best to introduce singers to the rich local Gaelic culture. You may find yourself moved to tears singing in the ruins of Ray church, or listening to a local singer singing in the ancient sean-nós style. You will have the afternoons to explore the beaches, mountains, rivers and historic sites that abound in the area. We also offer guided walks, kayaking, poetry and music evenings.

Perhaps we will even have deepened our appreciation of the land, our place in it, our communities and ourselves.

A wide range of singers come on our holidays: from beginners to experienced and confident singers. Over the week our little community grows and develops, as we cook and eat together each evening, share experiences and sing together.