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'Created as a joyous celebration of choral music-making, the festival provides opportunities for competitive and non-competitive participation for singers across a wide range of styles, ensembles and ages. School, national and international choirs are invited to take part in a range of competitions across the five-day festival including Equal Voice, Mixed Voice, Youth, Sacred, Popular, Jazz & Gospel, and Vocal Ensemble categories.' Held Mid October.

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‘The Festival comprises an extensive programme of events including concerts, workshops, masterclasses, choral events, events for children, community events, session trail, band competition and much more. It features some of the world’s finest musicians from Ireland, Scotland, England, Scandinavia and Canada, with music from a wide range of genres represented, including Irish traditional, roots, world and folk ... The Irish tradition of spontaneous, unplugged traditional music sessions is one of our most exclusive cultural offerings, and it is the backbone of the festival, ensuring that even the most casual visitors will be immersed in a unique cultural tradition throughout the festival.‘ Held Late January - Early February. (Imbolc ‘is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox’. [Wikipedia 17 January 2018])

Category Folk Festivals
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‘We have fully qualified professionals with a wealth of experience & ability in providing expert tuition ... and are opened 6 days a week after school hours to provide the people of the town and surrounding area opportunities to learn new instruments and be part of an organisation that produces new work, allows formal examinations (Trinity Board) and provides means with which people can perform and develop their creative and artistic education.'

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Formed 2001: ‘Codetta is an internationally acclaimed chamber choir based in Derry, N. Ireland ... From an initial group of two choirs, the scheme has now expanded to cater for over 200 choristers performing in a variety of ensembles: Primary Girls, Junior Girls, Boys, Youth and Codetta. Codetta’s members are all originally from Derry but now live, work and study in towns and cities throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe. The wide-ranging repertoire that the choir performs is prepared at intensive weekend rehearsals held monthly throughout the year’.

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'With an eclectic mix of events including music, comedy, dance, drama, workshops, festivals, exhibitions, and family shows, there is certainly something for everyone ... at The Alley.’

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Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin is an award-winning Irish language, arts and cultural centre in Derry City ... Alongside a year-round programme of arts activity and performances, the organization has delivered several large-scale festivals ... and continues to produce a challenging and diverse programme to cater for all ages and communities.’

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‘Opened in August 2001 following many years of campaigning that began as far back as the 1960s! The opening of the Millennium Forum marked a new beginning in the city’s cultural life. The £14m project brought to fruition the city’s ambition to have a world class purpose- built 1020-seat theatre, conference centre and community facility for everyone.'

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‘The Cathedral is widely recognised locally, nationally and internationally for its active promotion of ecumenical and bridge-building activities and this role is reflected in the regard in which the building is held as a religious venue which is acceptable to all sections of the community.'

Category Cathedrals
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