Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin

Shape note singing in Dublin

New Year, More Singing!

Happy new year! We have resumed our regular schedule of Friday night singings. We meet 19.00 – 21.00 in the Friary Centre, Cook Street. Newcomers and beginners are always welcome, please come along and sing with us!

We will be starting our alternative source singings again once a month, on Monday nights, 19.00 – 21.00 in the same place.

We will also be running or attending several special events during the year, which will include:

  • 8th February (Friday): Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin 7th birthday party
  • 1st – 4th March (Friday – Monday): Ninth Ireland Sacred Harp Convention in Cork
  • April (TBC): Adventure Double Most Day. Following the success of last year’s Tullamore sing, we’re planning to do it again, but somewhere else. Watch this space!
  • 6th July (Saturday): Dublin All-Day
  • 20th September (Friday): Culture Night
  • October (TBC): National Choral Singing Week event
  • 23rd November (Saturday): 3rd Annual Isaac Watts Day
  • December (TBC): ChristmaSing

Currently unscheduled but proposed:

  • Tayto Park field trip/singing
  • Summer park songs in St Stephen’s Green
  • Keying and leading workshops

We hope to sing with you soon!


Culture Night Singing 21st September

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We are very happy to be part of Culture Night 2018:

We invite you to join us, to listen or participate. Loaner books will be available. All voices are welcome, all levels of experience are welcome.

Isaac Watts Day 25th November

Isaac Watts Day 2018

Come join us to celebrate ‘The Godfather of English Hymnody’.

Date: Saturday 24th November

Time: 14.00 – 17.30

Location: Robert Emmet Community Development Centre on Usher Street, Dublin 8.

Afterwards we will raise a glass to Isaac in a local hostelry (to be confirmed).

All welcome, no experience necessary, and loaner books will be available.

Dublin All-Day Singing 2017

Dublin All-Day Singing!

Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin warmly invite you to sing with us on Saturday 2nd May. Hope to see you there!

Workshop with Tim Eriksen

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 7-9

Franciscan Friary, Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8.

Tim Eriksen’s work as an ethnomusicologist and teacher has included extensive research on shape-note music in New England and the venerable Sacred Harp four-part harmony tradition. He is a founder of what is currently the world’s largest Sacred Harp singing convention, in Northampton, MA. In the words of Paste Magazine editor Josh Jackson, “no one has done more to help revive Sacred Harp singing among a younger generation.”