Poem for a Song

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

After the Tour…

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…

Carrickfergus Castle

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

Galgorm 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:  

Bellaghy Bawn

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