We’ve added some photos from our latest Poem for a Song performances at Newcastle Community Cinema and the Verbal Arts Centre in Londonderry to our Facebook page. Check them out below. Also, be sure not to miss our next performance on June 5th at 3pm at The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre in Armagh! … More Pictures from Newcastle and Londonderry
Join us on a journey into a world of lyrical texts, songs and poems that capture the heartbeat of what it is to be human. With a selection of wonderful poetry and arrangements of new and old music, ‘A Poem For A Song’ brings a delightful new twist to the performance of poetry. From humble … More Poem for a Song Tour Dates Announced!
Throughout January, the choir has been busy practicing pieces for a new show, “Poem for a Song”. In this exciting collaboration with poet Ruth Carr and The Henry Girls, we will perform at several literary events throughout Northern Ireland in May and June, combining both popular and new poetry with some stunning musical arrangements. Event … More Poem for a Song – Update!
Join us as we embark on rehearsals for our our exciting new project, Poem for a Song! Antrim Community Choir, internationally acclaimed folk trio The Henry Girls, and renowned local poet, Ruth Carr, will collaborate to perform at different venues and literary festivals countrywide over the forthcoming year. This marriage of art forms perfectly combines singing … More Poem for a Song
To paraphrase the refrain from the old song After the Ball: After the tour is over, After the castles’ closed – After the singers’ leaving; After the music’s gone; Many a member’s saddened If you could hear them say – Many of them are wondering: What comes next? What came next was practise, practise, practise … More After the Tour…
Antrim Community Choir ended its summer season with two tea parties. First, Honorary Chairperson Marie Mulholland received an invitation from Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers, to represent the choir at the Garden Party at Hillsborough Castle on Tuesday 24 June. TV news a few nights before the event revealed that Her Majesty Queen … More A Tale of Two Tea Parties
This last Sunday we visited the seaside! We started singing outside the magnificent Norman castle of Carrickfergus in the bracing sea air before moving into the castle courtyard to serenade the visitors and model soldiers alike. On the advice of a visitor, we ventured down a narrow passageway and squeezed into the tiny ammunition store, known … More Carrickfergus Castle
At the end of March we visited the beautiful grounds of Galgorm Castle. We first sang in the courtyard, then wandered down to the new garden centre, where bemused gardeners in search of spring planting were treated to our warbles. Here is a lovely video from the day:
We shall be singing at Galgorm Castle in Ballymena tomorrow from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Hope to see you there!
Bellaghy Bawn is best known for its links to the Nobel-prizewinning poet Seamus Heaney, who lived in Bellaghy as a child. This 17th century house hosts an exhibition of his works as a tribute to him. It was an honour to sing here and our “majestic poet queen”, Mabel, recited one of his poems as … More Bellaghy Bawn