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JUNE 10th-12th, 2011

Imagine an opportunity to develop your vocal and harp playing skills among the mountains, lakes and endless Atlantic beaches of Donegal!

To coincide with the release of their new album, Voices & Harps, Moya Brennan and Cormac De Barra are holding an exclusive weekend workshop in voice and Irish harp.
This will take place in Gweedore, Co. Donegal on the weekend of June 10-12 2011

The workshop will be geared towards those with a keen interest in combining singing with harp playing (singers looking to perform with harp accompaniment, voice with self accompaniment, voice and vocal harmonies or harpers developing their accompaniment skills).

The workshop fee of 275 euro will include all Saturday and Sunday workshop sessions plus lunch and dinner on both days. Travel and accomodation should be arranged by participants themselves but options for both will be posted on the workshop web page. Places are limited so immediate booking is advised.

Registration in Leo’s Tavern from 7.30-9pm on Friday evening will also include an informal introduction from Moya and Cormac and will be followed by a traditional session with local musicians. (Saturday morning registration will also be possible). Saturday night entertainment will be provided by Moya and Cormac themselves and the finale, in the renowned Leo’s Tavern on Sunday evening, will give participants the opportunity to perform a selection of the material from the workshop.

Full details of the workshop schedule and registration can be found at:

Moya Brennan, Cormac De Barra biography

Moya Brennan and Cormac De Barra both come from large musical families in Ireland and their mutual admiration for each other naturally developed into a stimulating musical relationship.
Their new album, Voices & Harps, is the culmination of their friendship and creative synergy over the past decade.  They combine the simplicity, depth and beauty of the extraordinary skills which make them unique in their own field.
The album and workshop unveils a new chapter in their partnership.

Grammy award winner, Moya Brennan is the singer of Clannad as well as having a successful solo career. She has sung on most of the world’s great stages and has collaborated with many notable artists including  The Chieftains, Paul Brady and Bono. She is also part of the female traditional group, T with the Maggies.

Cormac De Barra is renowned internationally as a versatile harp virtuoso. He continually pushes the boundaries of the Irish harp through his work with a wide array of artists, including Hazel O’Connor, Julie Feeney and Clannad. Cormac also tours and records with his brothers Fionán and Éamonn in the family group, Barcó. Besides his busy performing schedule he regularly gives workshops and masterclasses around the world.

Moya and Cormac will launch their CD in Whelans Dublin on June 15th

Further details and enquiries: Tim Jarvis  +353 86 8139981

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