As part of the Fingal International Festival of Voices 2020 we offered free singing workshops in all Balbriggan and Balrothery schools. Our Outreach Director, Dónal Kearney Dónal Kearney has delivered high-energy music workshops in thirteen schools in Fingal.
Some of the students and teachers got in touch with with some thoughts on the workshops. The workshops involve singing, body percussion, games, harmony, and lots of vocal warm-ups.
"We absolutely loved the workshop that you did with us in our school! The children loved the games especially and we have adopted them as a warm up to our choir sessions each week. Thanks so much for a fantastic workshop and for some wonderful ideas."
"I really liked Donal’s workshop because it was cool the way he can get the tables names and put them in a song and because he was funny. He has a really good singing voice. My favourite part was the singing and dancing and I liked the warm up . It inspired me to start to play guitar. I would give him 5 stars out of 5 stars."
BALBRIGGAN SINGS (February)
These events will brought together local residents to sing together in a fun, relaxed and inclusive environment.
The mission of Fingal International Festival of Voices is to celebrate diversity and inclusion through music. It is a singing and storytelling festival with an emphasis on community engagement. That is why we set up #BalbrigganSings!
In both workshops, grown men and women - as well as children of all ages - learned some basic vocal techniques. They sang together and had a fun afternoon. There was a lot of laughing going on!