o One day/ weekend, creative/holistic workshops for adults.
o Michael Chekhov Technique
o Special Evening Events
o Weekly classes/Activities


One day/weekend, creative /holistic workshop

An Introduction to Sound Healing with Voice

If you are called to work with sound and to explore the healing potential of your own voice why not join us!

When: Saturday 10th June and Sunday 11th June 2017 ( 10.30 am to 5.00 pm both days).

Who:Facilitated by College of Sound Healing Tutors Jayne O’Donnell and Clare Sanders.

This is the introductory module of the College of Sound Healing Certified Practitioner Training Course which can also be taken as a stand-alone personal development workshop.  Many people choose to do this module as part of their own healing journey, whether they choose to become Sound Healing Practitioners or not. It offers a great opportunity to learn about and explore the healing potential of your own voice.  No previous experience is required. For those wishing to complete the full training this introductory module is mandatory.  This Introductory Module covers the following:

FINDING YOUR VOICE Understanding the healing power of the voice. Removing blockages from the voice.  Voice exercises.  Creating pure tone.

HEALING WITH THE VOICE Experience a sound healing session.

BREATH  The Importance of the Breath.

HARMONICS  Understanding harmonics and their role in healing.  Develop the ability to hear harmonics.  Learn techniques to create vocal harmonics.

CHANT  Learn sacred chants from different spiritual traditions.

CHAKRAS  Balancing the chakras with vowel sounds. Using sound for meditation.

The cost for the weekend is €225 with a deposit of €100 payable in advance to secure a place.

For bookings and information about this workshop or the Certified Practitioner Training Course below are our contact details.

Tel Jayne: 086 889 6856

Tel Clare:  086 324 0406



Sounding the Heart with Mary Pat

A time to share sound as healer/medicine together. We will use sound to dissolve blocks and energise our system.

This space channels light to our system through sound and in doing allows this that which no longer serves us to move and transform.  This movement allows each participant to become “in tune” through their own sound, using their own voice.  An truly empowering experience.  This relaxed, respectful nurturing atmosphere.  We will work with

  • Sound meditation,
  • Sound exercises,
  • Chant
  • Mantra.

As we reconnect with the heart space,  healing can happen on all levels. A relaxing, non- invasive way to reconnect and allow your system to come into balance.

When: Sun 7th May

Time:     10am-1pm.

Cost:      EUR 50.

Booking: (087) 8381933
Mary Pat is a certified sound healer, the space she creates has been described as “beyond blissful” See more on our sound healing page



Michael Chekhov Technique

We look forward to another wonderful course from Joerg Andres in September 2017. We are currently finalising details of the course and it will be here soon.

Our 2016 course was as follows:

How can I handle my creative process to give authentic expression to my writing?

In this workshop I would like o introduce you to some unique artistic means for the creative writing process.  These tools come from a technique of acting and have been adapted for writing.  Whether you want to write poems, stories, scenes, theatre or film scripts- the creative means coming from this approach can help you to explore your individual way of becoming more creative and calling your creativity back whenever you want it.

We will work through movement and imagination exercises/activities, bringing this work directly to your writing process. In the workshop we will have time to explore and develop our tools and you will write new texts out of your experience.

There are many tools and suggestions for writers: books to develop their process. And you may have found some of them helpful. But this workshop will not add new technical things about writing.  It is rather the awakening and expansion of the creative writer through powerful effective tools.

The wonderful space of “Croi Anu” and the landscapes around are the right peaceful surroundings for the freedom of creativity.

Feel prepared to work outside in the landscape, inside the studio, writing and working with your body (movement-training) in a free way. Bring comfortable clothes so that you can move freely, light shoes and your writing material (not only your computer – something for handwriting and coloured pencils!).Work will start in the morning and continue into the afternoon. Evenings are for free work and exchange. Bring examples of your past work for a little reading-session (10 minutes for each writer) on the first evening.  If you are a beginner allow yourself to be open to this new experience.

Special individual questions for the process can be included with your booking.

Special Evening Events

Comfy Concert

Lea is delighted to be back to Croi Anu for another Comfy Concert. Bring your sheepskins and blankets and curl up for an hour of heartwarming cello music. Time to stop, relax, dream and rest, float away and back on the soundwaves of the cello and loop pedals and maybe a little voice.

Lea Miklody is a Hungarian born musician, gardener and craftsperson. She has been playing the cello most of her life, moving more and more towards improvisation and presence – building soundscapes with the cello (and sometimes voice) using loop pedals. The idea of Comfy Concerts is to let the listener forget about the surroundings, the habits and behaviours around live music – in the hope that the music can work its magic more deeply without distractions.

Doors open at 19.15 for a 19.30 sharp start Entry €10
For more info call 0851466125
For bookings please call 0878381933





Deirdre Starr in Concert

Deirdre musical style can be described as haunting and emotive.  Her rich blend of material ranges from traditional “sean nos” (unaccompanied songs) through to contemporary songs, arranged for voice and panio.  Performing predominantly as a soloist, Deirdre has sung regularly in New Zealand, performed on New Zealand television and recorded for Radio New Zealand.
She toured Germany and Switzerland again at the end of 2015 and Jan 2016 and will perform back there later in the year, along with concerts planned for Czezh republic and Austria.
Deirdre has performed with Tale of the Gael- a vibrant and unusual mix of personalities from the world of Irish music, all with there own distinct musical profiles and backgrounds.  Deirdre also performs regularly as part of the Bobby Roche band.

We hope to have Deirdre back in 2017





Weekly/Classes Activities

Ukulele Group

This is an adult group of beginners, we are enjoying the Ukulele together. We only started in Jan 2017 and new members are very welcome to the group. This is all about having fun in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Time: Thursday 8-9.30pm
Cost: €5 per session

This is non profit in an effort to make it as accessible to as many people as possible.

Masterclasses in Performance/Acting for Children

These are one hour sessions. There are only a few available per week. The aim is to meet the needs of the child whether that is working on confidence building or technique for stage. After four sessions we take a break and if at a late stage more work is required, it is possible to set up another block of 4 sessions.

Time: Arranged on an individual basis



































































Ann's scene



Lea Comfy

Comfy Concert 2



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