World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 2nd June – ‘The Salley Gardens’ led by Niamh Feeney

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World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 2nd June – ‘The Salley Gardens’ led by Niamh Feeney

Band on the Wall’s doors may be shut for a little while but you can still take part in our fun music learning programmes from the comfort of your own home.

Tune in every Tuesday at 6pm (UK time) to join the World Of Music Choir online! Sing traditional and modern songs, harmonies and rounds. We learn by ear so you don’t have to read music. If you would like an mp3 of the song to sing-along to after the session, that can be downloaded here, where you’ll also find the words! This week’s lyrics are also below.

This live event is interactive; you can comment and ask questions, and the video will be available after the workshop to recap and sing-along to.

To view and add live comments, open this video in YouTube.

Email learning@bandonthewall.org to become an official choir member!


This Week’s Song: The Salley Gardens

(Traditional/W.B Yeats)
Verse 1:
Down by the Salley gardens
my love and I did meet;
She passed the Salley gardens
with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy,
as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish,
with her would not agree.
Verse 2:
In a field by the river
my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder
she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy,
as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish,
and now am full of tears.

 


Hailing from the West of Ireland, Niamh Feeney is a vocalist who studied Music at the University of Manchester. Wirth a background in choral singing, Niamh has performed all over the UK & Ireland in prestigious venues such as Ireland’s National Concert Hall and Manchester’s Hallé St. Peter’s. Niamh is a singer with MSC Big Band, and forms one third of indie-folk trio Café Spice.  She is also a member of the 8-part a cappella ensemble, The Apex Singers, who have just released their debut album, ‘Hiraeth’.
Niamh uses her practical knowledge and education to curate music sessions and songwriting workshops with multiple organisations such as Visible Choir, Streetwise Opera and Theatre in Prisons & Probation. She is passionate about bringing together her love of singing with her belief in the Arts’ power to change lives.