Celtic Singing Workshop
Throughout the ages groups and communities have come together to lift up their voices in song. Science can now confirm what we have felt within; that singing in groups releases endorphins and has a positive effect on our physical mental and emotional health.
Come, discover and intone together the ancient songs and stories of these lands. We will explore easy to learn vocable chorus lines and songs in Scottish and Irish Gaelic, English, Proto-Celt and Welsh dialects.
This fully participatory song circle will include traditional songs for storytelling, working, praying, lamenting and invocation.
Laura draws on 25 years of folk singing experience. Laura spent over 10 years in Britain living a travelling life, singing around festivals, taverns, forests, farms and firesides gathering songs along the way. After moving to rural France in 2001 with a young family she became the lead singer and Bodhran player for a folk band called ‘The Black Pig’ performing songs and dance music in mainly the Irish, English, Scottish and French folk traditions .
Back in the UK in 2010 Laura was the vocalist and percussionist for the folk band ‘Fairfolk’. At this time she also lead singing assemblies at a primary school incorporating and teaching British sign language to deaf and hearing children. She joined an international women’s choir and ‘Tune for life’ in 2017 – singing for a charity which offers remedial music sessions in the community. Clients included dementia care units, the Blind Society, stroke association and school workshops.
She can now be heard leading song circles at events, ceremonies, Pilgrimages and folky sing-arounds.
Get a glimpse of what to expect here.