I am dedicated to sharing my love of music – Voicenet

I offer lessons in singing and piano for beginners and intermediate students.

As a teacher, I am dedicated to sharing my love of music, and to giving high quality lessons.

All piano classes are full at the moment.

Please send me a note if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

With over 10 years of teaching experience, Danish / Icelandic music teacher Nína O’Farrell is dedicated to pass on her knowledge in the musical field.

From a young age, she participated in classical piano competitions in Denmark, and later finished her Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies (Aarhus University, Denmark, 2009). Her search for truth – in the voice and in the human being – since brought her to New Voice Studio, Italy. Here she learned a unique singing method; a fresh, natural and holistic approach to working with the balanced voice.

Nína O’Farrell currently teaches one-to-one music lessons in Connemara and is the music director of Seidiu Vocal Ensemble.

She has recently performed with Seidiu in the Station House Theatre at the Clifden Arts Festival and is currently preparing a soloist part in the performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in Denmark this autumn.

Nína O’Farrell is based in Clifden, Connemara, with her husband and son.

An afternoon of piano playing – solos and duets – some caroling, and of course doing the music quiz!

Congratulations to the winner of the quiz (for the second year in a row), Síofra Gannon.

The programme:

Caoimhe: “Birthday Party”

Ella: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

Síofra: “Theme from Mozart sonata”, “Síofra’s Christmas Song” (Síofra Gannon)

Síofra & Heather: “Bugle Band”

Heather: “Whistle While You Work” (F. Churchill), “Christ Was Born on Christmas Day” (English Carol)

Molly: “Harp Ballad” (Scottish trad.), “Radetzky March” (J. Strauss)

Molly & Isabelle: “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” (S. Wonder)

Isabelle: “Disco Tango” (T. Seebach)

Katherine: “The Entertainer” (S. Joplin), “Angels We Have Heard on High” (French carol)

A big applause to all the girls for sharing their music.

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy and music-filled New Year!

I look forward to seeing old and new students for many more moments of music as the new season starts Monday 27th of August.

Check out the calendar here!

To sign up for music lessons, please leave a message in the contact form and I will get back to you ASAP.

New season

I’m delighted to be offering music lessons again from January 2018!

If you would like to sign up for lessons, please fill in the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Wishing you a happy and music-filled 2018.

Concert with Seidiu Vocal Ensemble

Free admission.

National Choral Singing Week, 10th-16th October

and Mental Health Week, 9th-15th October

Higlighting that group singing is good for your mental health.

We look forward to seeing you!

Seidiu vocal ensemble is looking for a tenor and a bass

PUBLISHED

Seidiu is a four-part vocal ensemble. We got together in November 2015, and since then we have mostly been singing Italian Renaissance repertory. This autumn we will work on a great variety of songs from different eras, including newer Scandinavian music.

The ensemble currently consists of two sopranos, two altos, a tenor and a bass.

We are looking for a bass and a tenor as we start the new season in September 2016.

We practise on tuesday nights at 8 pm-9 pm just outside Clifden, and we like to enjoy a cup of tea together after the practise.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact me for further information:

(087) 464 1991.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Old and new students are very welcome in the music studio in Tooraskeheen as we start the next season Monday 29th of August.

In October we will make an afternoon full of music where you have a chance to play for each other, and I’m working on finding a cozy venue for a small concert closer to Christmas.

A big applause to all the girls for sharing their music.

I look forward to seeing old and new students for many more moments of music as the new season starts Monday 27th of August.

Check out the calendar here!

To sign up for music lessons, please leave a message in the contact form and I will get back to you ASAP.

Seidiu is a four-part vocal ensemble. We got together in November 2015, and since then we have mostly been singing Italian Renaissance repertory. This autumn we will work on a great variety of songs from different eras, including newer Scandinavian music.

The ensemble currently consists of two sopranos, two altos, a tenor and a bass.

We are looking for a bass and a tenor as we start the new season in September 2016.

We practise on tuesday nights at 8 pm-9 pm just outside Clifden, and we like to enjoy a cup of tea together after the practise.

So here’s a little about me. I’m from Northampton and I love music. I started writing songs when I was in high school, you know the usual I’m trying to impress this girl type, but little did I know it was more than girls I would end up falling in love with. Music has become a passion of mine and I’m so excited to have been given the opportunity to work on my first EP this year (which is available for download on iTunes and Google play or in the shop area on this website…I know I know shameless plug.)

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With the test stream now running out of our studio, and having tested earlier in the week from the venue at Cowes Yacht Haven, we are feeling confident of the durability of the service for the night of the concert.

The live audio is utilising RealPlayer and images are being provided by uploading photos to a Flash player.

The service should provide a unique insight into the gig for those living too far away to attend.

We will be providing an archived version of the concert for catching up after the event.

If you have any questions – technical or otherwise – don’t hesitate to use this blog. I’ll answer any queries just as quickly as I can.

Who are the Performers?

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Paul Athey – Guitar player with Martinez – played drums with Dancer

Mick Cuffe – Bass player with Martinez – played bass guitar in Dancer

Jerry Cahill – guitarist, plays a cross between ambient guitar music and jazz folk – has played at all the major festivals – played guitar and flute in Dancer

Mike Jolliffe – Currently singing with the Accelerators – vocals for Dancer

Anthony played keyboards with Dancer. Well-known music entrepreneur, Wilf Pine (manager of Black Sabbath and the Groundhogs amongst others), took Dancer to London to record an unreleased album “Tales of the Riverbank” at Olympic Studios in Barnes, produced by the Groundhog’s, Tony McPhee.

Anthony’s song ‘You, Me and the Whip’ had the words altered to become one of the themes of the title track of the album. Anthony Minghella and Jerry Cahill left during the final days of recording, with Minghella going off to Hull University, from where he would eventually emerge as an award winning playwright and film director.

Mike Hugg – Co founder of Manfred Mann, responsible for many of their hits including ‘5-4-3-2-1’. He also wrote the Likely Lads theme tune and the Ski (Full of Fitness Fruit) advert!

John Lytle – Bass player with the Accelerators.

Tim Marshall – Just returned to the island after many years of playing on cruise ships around the world. Now most likely to be seen playing bass with folk/rock band, Smoke and Mirrors.

Mick Smith – Director of Quay Arts and a musician and songwriter himself.

Stickman – Fronted by Steve and Joy Jolliffe.

John Wroath – Singer songwriter with Sporting Life.

The evening will also feature an excerpt from one of Anthony’s plays, performed by Red Tie youth theatre and performances from other surprise musical guests. Keep watching this blog for announcements!

Any more info required, please ring me during office hours at Quay Arts on 01983 822490.

Labels: Anthony Minghella, Dancer, Jerry Cahill, Mick Cuffe, Mike Jolliffe, Paul Athey, Quay Arts, Whale Music

Bach and Beckett

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Bach and Beckett

The Anthony Minghella Scholarship fund at Quay Arts

What?

 

A fund set up in memory of Anthony Minghella to provide opportunities for young people to develop their skills and knowledge of filmmaking, drama and music. The aim of the fund is to help grow young film, drama and musical talent on the Island and to provide motivated and talented young people with resources and opportunities to develop and showcase their talents.

Our plans for the fund include be the establishment of a young people’s film group, with the aim of showcasing the finished works at Quay Arts. The money will also be used to subsidise places for motivated and talented young people with limited resources to attend courses and workshops in film, drama and music. Funds will be made available to individuals through personal application, with the aim being to support young people who show particular promise, motivation and dedication in their chosen field.

We are particularly interested in ensuring that this fund reflects the wide spectrum of artistic interests and ability that Anthony Minghella himself displayed as well as the recognition that arts are not always easily compartmentalised into separate boxes. We would therefore hope that the work produced celebrates the natural creative interplay between disciplines.