Songwriting with John Spillane
Abbey Tavern, Howth, County Dublin
Songwriting Workshop with Acclaimed Irish Songwriter John Spillane “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. 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.
Workshop Cost: €30
John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer - a canvass filled with colour 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.
Make a Day of It:
John will also perform in an Evening Concert at 8pm at the Abbey Tavern (Concert Tickets cost €25 via Eventbrite or phone Abbey Tavern 01-8322006). Email; [email protected]
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 theadvancement 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.