Skibbereen Community Choir

SKIBBEREN COMMUNITY CHOIR at Uillinn

A social, musical, choral experience directed by singer-songwriter Liz Clark. Practicing one song each week, exploring harmony, blending, melody and solo, singing through popular songs, no previous experience is necessary, just come and join the music in good company. 
See the Skibbereen Community Choir Facebook Page for further information.

As part of the governments safety measures all participants will need to book before attending in person on 02822090 or info@westcorkartscentre.com.

A message from Liz:
If you’re like me, you might feel like singing is a little raft keeping us afloat in an uncertain world. Do we sink or sing? Well, I’ve got a plan now. Every Thursday, you can find me on Facebook Live for a little sing along (and you can record yourself for extra credit to go into our choir recording project “The Distant Chords”!) and once a month we will be meeting outside for an in-person choir experience (always keeping within ever-evolving regulations). Our first meeting is Thursday the 3rd of September 6:30-7:30 at Uillinn, outside the front doors under the bridge. (limited capacity so essential you let me know if you’re coming). Followed by Thursday the 1st of October same time. Sing on! 

Pay as you go €5 per session

Before arriving at Uillinn please check your temperature and do not attend if you have travelled out of the country in the last 14 days, or if you or anyone in your household has any COVID19 symptoms or diagnosis. For full details on all COVID procedures in relation to attending choir you MUST read the information on this page before booking. attending-choir

You will be asked to use hand sanitizer and wear a mask, but we have great ideas for singing masks! 

Liz Clark is an Ireland-based singer, songwriter, performer, and musician. Liz has recorded 5 full length studio albums of original songs. Over the past 15 years she has performed and collaborated throughout the US and Europe.  Liz has worked solo engagements as well collaboratively in a group and leading full bands. She has performed alongside the likes of Sarah Maclachlan, Emmylou Harris, The Counting Crows and others.Over the past four years she has been working extensively in the Arts and Health context in which she developed a collaborative approach to the songwriting process in healthcare settings across West Cork.  As part of the Arts For Health Partnership Programme, she developed The Starling Song Project which preserves stories and heritage from older participants in the form of song. From this work, she developed The Starling Band, involving 3 other singers and instrumentalists to showcase this music in a wider context outside of the hospitals. They have been featured at the Skibbereen Arts Festival twice and performed in pubs and concert venues throughout West Cork. She also spends time mentoring young people through the Skibbereen Resource Centre with songwriting, singing, band participation, live performance and recording.

 

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