Start the Year with a New Course at Hawk’s Well
The Hawk’s Well Theatre is launching a raft of courses to suit all interests, as January begins!
Starting with the youngest theatre goers, Deirdre Gaule’s Toddler Drama and Drama at the Well return on Sat 11, and Thurs 16 January. Offering various courses for age groups from 18 months to 10 years, Deirdre’s ever-popular classes are fun and engaging, and encourage young children to act and participate in many different activities specially designed to explore creativity and build confidence. With limited availability, early booking is advised.
For those who wish to get on song, there’s two chances to join Michele Feeney’s Sing Your Heart Out; with five-week courses beginning on 13 Jan, and 24 Feb. If you love to sing, or would like some direction Michele’s intense vocal coaching sessions may just be what you’re looking for. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or improver; Michele's workshops will travel through all aspects of your voice, and will have you singing with full force and hitting all the right notes. Catering for both children and adults, these two courses run for five weeks
John Joe Kelly’s ever-popular Bodhrán Workshops begin the same day. Renowned worldwide for his energetic teaching methods, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy a six-week course with the bodhrán master. The course welcomes both experienced players and beginners (in two separate sessions), and runs every Monday until 17th February, with experienced classes beginning at 6pm, while beginners follow at 7.15pm.
Acting for Adults with Margaret Kilcoyne also begins on 13 Jan. This class gives adults of all ages a chance to explore their acting skills. Suitable for people with little or no acting experience, the course aims to inspire confidence-building via theatre exercises, and help with getting to grips with a script or two.
Back to music, and Sligo Fiddle Workshops with Oisín MacDiarmada, Declan Folan and John Carty run from 14 Jan. Fiddle players of all ages interested in improving their technique and expanding their repertoire in the Sligo style can avail, with the 6.15pm workshop open to those who already frequent sessions and are looking to expand their repertoire in the Sligo style in particular, while the 7.15pm focusses on fiddle players who want to develop their playing technique to the level of being able to join a session.
Finally, Roisin Egan’s popular Singskool Mini returns, from Wed 15, and Sat 18 Jan. With two groupings - Beat Buddy Babies for ages 6 months - 2.5 years, and Mini Melodies for ages 2.5 years - 5 years, these exciting pre-instrumental music programmes allow your child to explore orchestral instruments, musical literacy and singing, while putting the FUN back into the fundamentals of music!