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Howth Songwriting with John Spillane

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Abbey Tavern,

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Afternoon Songwriting Workshop and Evening Public Concert with Acclaimed Songwriter John Spillane

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Songwriting Workshop with Acclaimed Irish Songwriter John Spillane, 14:00-16:00, €30.00

John Spillane 'In Conversation', 17:00-18:00, free event with thanks to IMRO, no booking required

John Spillane 'In Concert', 20:00-22:30, €25.00

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Songwriting Workshop Info:

“At my song writing workshops we actually write songs. Having attended a few workshops where the participants play their songs to be criticised by experts who talk down to them, I was inspired to invent a novel approach, where we all sit down and write a finished song in one session. This teaches many lessons, including finishing things, which is often a big problem for writers. I create a space where all negativity, all criticism and judgment are locked outside."

This masterclass with Meteor award winning songwriter John Spillane will get to the heart of song writing and storytelling.

Participants will examine and enjoy the Irish ballad tradition and see how a story may be told in a song and look at the magical chemical reaction that happens when words and music meet. John will focus on helping participants lose whatever inhibitions and fears they may have about writing songs while also sharing tricks of the trade on verse, chorus, repetition, and rhyme.

Songwriters should be prepared to sing and embrace the joy of the process.

John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer - a canvass filled with color and brilliance. His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience.

Two-time Meteor award winner, John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland today. Among those who have covered his songs are Christy Moore, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Cathy Ryan, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane, George Murphy, to name a few. He performs to audiences large and small everywhere.

Make a Day of It......

In Conversation 17:00-18:00 FREE Event courtesy of IMRO Ireland

Join John In Conversation with host Carl Corcoran. John will discuss his inspirations and relate his journey in the world of song. Extracts from his recent publication Will We Be Brilliant Or What will shine a light on his songs and stories.

John Spillane in Concert

John will also perform in an Evening Concert(8pm) at the Abbey Tavern, filled with his magical and mystical songs interspersed with his unique sense of humour, life and love.(purchase concert tickets separately €25 via Eventbrite or phone Abbey Tavern 01-8322006)

Email: Howthsongwriting@gmail.com

Organiser/Host

Carl Corcoran; Award winning song-writer and forty five-year veteran of the music industry Carl has been working in music production, performance, publishing, radio, event management and community education. A skilled networker connected across the music community in Ireland and abroad, passionately committed to the advancement of Irish music on the world stage. Under the moniker of Jamie Stone, Carl recorded 3 award winning albums in the 70s, lived and worked in America for 20 years before returning to Ireland in 1998. Since then he has worked successfully in various areas of the business, including broadcasting - 10 years curator and presenter of highly acclaimed Blue of The Night on RTE lyric fm. For the last two years Carl has been Course Director of MA in Songwriting - the only one of its kind in Ireland - at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

Email; carlcorcoranmusic@gmail.com

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