To date over 100 teenagers have joined, learned and are now competent in I.S.L. They have performed at many public events and put musical shows such as Mama Mia the Musical, Grease, Christmas Shows etc.. We have also organised two successful ISL festivals in Athy Town. Our classes are held each Saturday evening In the Church of Ireland Building from 7 pm to 9 pm.
The mission of Athy Sing & Sign club is to provide a supportive and positive learning environment in which all individual members has the opportunity to develop their Irish Sign Language (ISL) skills, to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.
Telephone Aiden 0877854812 or Maggie by Text 0879105987
Celtic Horizon Tours is family-run business located in Maynooth Co Kildare. Established in 1998 Celtic Horizon Tours specialises in group tours to Ireland from North America, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
With over 16 years’ experience in bringing groups of all sizes to Ireland from marching bands and choirs to special interest tours from Universities and schools. A niche market that Celtic Horizon Tours successfully cater to is Motorcycle Tours of Ireland. What better way to tour the highways and bye-ways of Ireland than on a motor bike. Celtic Horizon Tours ensure that every client coming to Ireland has time on their itinerary to meet and greet with the locals be it an event with a local band a school Irish Dancing Group or choir. We find our customers who form this bond with Ireland and its people return on tour time and again.
Every Voice Choirs
clane, Co. Kildare
Every Voice Choir is a group where everyone is welcomed - no audition. We cover a wide genre of music and the focus is on member enjoyment. Whilst we cover a programme of songs to help improve our harmonies and vocal technique, we also give people a chance to sing their favourite song at the end of the practice. As its a community-based choir we leave space for chatting at the beginning and sometimes during the choir session so that people connect with one another.
Maynooth University Chamber Choir was founded in 1986, specialising in sacred music of the Christian canon. The choir has a tradition of commissioning new music, often premièring works by Irish composers.
In 2015, they became the first Irish ‘Choir of the World’ at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales. In 2016, in celebration of that victory, they undertook a tour, performing in Ireland, China, and the US. Their CD ‘Lorica’ features commissioned works by Irish composers and choral favourites.
In 2017, they competed in the Cork International Choral Festival, winning first place in the mixed voice and church music categories. In 2018, they earned first place in the Church Music and Mixed Voice Competitions at the Feis Ceoil, also receiving the Oliver O’Brien Award for best overall choir. In 2019, they achieved first place in the RTÉ Lyric FM Carols For Choirs Competition, singing Vaughan Williams’ Wassail Song.
The choir’s recent repertoire consists of short popular choral pieces and many choral works including Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man and Bach’s Magnificat in D Major. In May 2019 the choir represented Leinster in 'All Island Sings' in the National Concert Hall.
Rehearsals are held every Thursday from 8 – 10pm in Scoil Bhríde, Sallins Road, Naas.
New members are welcome to join. There is a waiting list for Sopranos at present. Ability to sight read is not a requirement but is an advantage.
Pub Cór is a community initiative set up to give everybody the chance to sing in a super fun, group setting.
On the night Bobby Harpur and Kate Donohue take the group through three part harmony to perform that song at the end of the evening which is filmed and shared on social media. There is no membership and participants purchase tickets to attend each show, which is usually held at a licensed venue. You do not even have to be any good! It's a super accessible way to be part of something amazing without having to commit to a membership.
#wearenotachoir - Pub Cór is a monthly drop-in singing event made up in equal parts singing, fun, and community-building. Your night unfolds before you like magic: you get a lyric sheet at the door, Sabrina and Bobby teach you the vocal arrangement, you end up sounding AMAZING & the video is recorded. Everyone has a ball and goes home feeling great about themselves!
Bringing with her musical skills which span a lifetime, Niamh has always been involved in music, internationally and at a local level, with a wide variety of experience of all genres of music: Classical to contemporary. Niamh has performed in the National Concert Hall as a member of the female chorus for Festival Production's “The Mikado” 2007 and “Pirates of Penzance” 2008, going on to compete and win the 27th & 28th International Gilbert & Sullivan festivals held in Buxton Opera House, England.
Involved in choirs, bands, song writing, musical arrangements and church music in Kilcullen from 2007 – 2009 Niamh partnered as a duet “Harmoneey” based in Kilcullen church singing classical church music for weddings, baptisms etc. Prior to moving to Kilcullen in 2003, Niamh lived in Luxembourg where she was involved in the children’s music ministry in Hollerich.