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.
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Just Harmony choir, from Maynooth, began 7 years ago when a group of like-minded women wanted to get together to sing!
The choir currently has 34 members. We rehearse once a week and enjoy singing a wide variety of music from “Teenager in Love” by Dion & The Belmont’s to Mozart's "Alleluia". Initially, we sang just for ourselves and our own enjoyment, but over the last 2 years we decided to go public. We now look forward to rehearsing and performing at our Christmas and Summer Concerts.
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.
Established in January 2015 in Naas, the choir meets weekly to develop their repertoire, singing skills and harmonies for their regular performances that include Culture Night, Christmas and end of year concerts and collaborations with many other ensembles from Co. Kildare.
The choir is a strategic partnership between Kildare County Council Arts Service and its Arts and Health Specialist, the HSE and our musical director Sharon Murphy to enhance health through music participation throughout the county. The choir provides supports for everyone to participate regardless of mobility, ability and communicative impairments. We strive to create an inclusive and creative outlet for all.
We currently have a waiting list for new community members but we try to provide immediate opportunities for those living with dementia & their families.
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.
Under Emer's direction, the choir has competed in and won at most of the Irish choral festivals, and has performed in Barcelona, Jersey, Riva Del Garda, Rome, Prague, and Lisbon. In May 2019, the choir won the Fr. John O'Brien trophy for Mixed voices, for the second consecutive year, at the AIMS choral festival in New Ross, and has been providing the Christmas entertainment at the prestigious K Club for the past 6 years.
Established over 20 years ago, Millicent Singers is a 40 strong mixed voice choir in SATB formation based in Clane, Co Kildare. The group have developed a strategic plan which will steer their development over the coming years. One of their best initiatives to date has been the introduction of free membership for those aged 18-30 or those in full time education.
Annual events include their Christmas and Summer concerts.
Under the leadership of musical director Alan Kelly the choir rehearse every Monday from late August until end of May, with additional planned sectional rehearsals.
Singers from their twenties up to their eighties and from all walks of life count themselves among the members. A scheme to encourage young members offers reduced subscription fees for their first two years.
Millicent Singers have performed with soprano Celine Byrne, Defence Forces’ band. They played host to touring American choir from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Success in competition includes wins at AIMS choral festivals in New Ross in 2013 and 2014, Mayo International Choral Festival in 2017 and most recently 2019 Feis Ceoil winners in mixed voices competition. Caroline Cutliffe is the accompanist.
Voices of Spring is an inclusive and intergenerational choir. Established in February of 2017, the choir was founded with the aim of supporting people living with dementia, their carers and the wider community. Since its birth it has evolved and spread its wings to welcome people from all walks of life.
Currently homed in The Mill Community Centre in the heart of Celbridge, the choir meets weekly to develop their repertoire, singing skills and harmonies for regular performances that include Culture Night, Christmas and collaborations with many other ensembles from Co. Kildare.
The choir is a strategic partnership between Kildare County Council's Age Friendly Alliance and Arts Service and its Arts and Health Specialist, the HSE, and our musical director Sadhbh O’Sullivan to further develop music and health within the county. This is a sister choir to Past Times Community Choir in Naas.
It is open to all and provide supports for everyone to participate regardless of mobility, ability and communicative impairments. We currently have a waiting list for new members but always try to provide immediate opportunities for those who are living with dementia, those in isolation or anyone experiencing ill health.