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Ireland's biggest gospel music and choral festival is coming to Galway City’s West End The eighth annual Gospel Rising Music Festival – Ireland's...
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Gospel Rising

Ireland's biggest gospel music and choral festival is coming to Galway City’s West End The eighth annual Gospel Rising Music Festival – Ireland's biggest gospel music and choral festival – heads for Galway City from 12th to 14th May 2017 with choirs from all over Ireland and beyond performing in venues throughout the city. Leading Irish and international choral experts will facilitate workshops in gospel music, performance and singing for choir and non-choir members throughout the festival. Some of the best gospel choirs in Ireland will be performing throughout the weekend. On Friday 12th May at 10pm at the Roisín Dubh, Corner Boy return to the Gospel Rising stage for a classic Gospel Rising interactive gig, yes you have to sing too! €5 entrance. Saturday 13th May 1-3pm Monroe’s Tavern introduces you to gospel choirs from around Ireland while you munch your lunch, and the Black Box Theatre on Saturday 13th May 8-10.30pm gives you a second helping of gospel choirs performing the many different styles that is an ‘Irish Gospel Choir’, tickets €15/€12 available directly from the Black Box Theatre. One of the most popular elements of the festival is the workshop options over the whole weekend. Some are full group festival workshops for everyone to mix and learn something new together, and there are also different options of master class style sessions in soloist technique with different ability levels, conducting, harmonising, a focus on the Staple Singers, Science of the Voice, a specific focus on the male voice, and even beat-boxing. All workshop information and tickets are available on the Gospel Rising Music Festival website, www.gospelrising.com