Many thanks to Candy and Robin for a wonderful week at your songhouse in Falcarragh. Thanks for the warm welcome, the sharing of your home, the care you gave us, all the little extras, the harmony we all felt. I enjoyed singing a wide variety of music from different nations and I especially loved the song "When the Ice came". You are a wonderful teacher, Candy, who encouraged us to let our emotions flow and our heart speak through the music. It was a week full of laughter and joy and harmony between all of us. I'm looking forward very much to coming again to a Singing Holiday at Teach na nAmhrán, to the beauty of the wild landscape, to the wide sandy beaches and the azure blue sea sparkling like diamonds in the sun.
The Song House is well placed for a holiday in Donegal. Our party a choir of ten enjoyed a stay here in April. There was a great space in which to sing, a wonderful kitchen in which to cook and chat and a library of books, guided walks and maps to help us plan out time. Candy, the owner told us the best pub to visit for traditional music sessions, we went along and were invited to sing, an honour.
By day we walked from the house to the sea and to view amazing sunsets. Nearby too were great beaches and pretty towns with art galleries and artisan food,
The peat fueled fire was a joy to sit around and chat.
The garden space too is well stocked with herbs and flowers a joy to see and sit in.
Great place to stay to explore this gorgeous part of the world.
Our choir stayed here. We sang, walked, shared meals in the warm well- equipped kitchen. Highly recommend for self-catering groups.
My family and I visit every year and just love the place, the community and the song.
This visit (a week long singing holiday) was the most harmonious(!) yet. Lovely people, really made at home by Candy and Robin, The choir leading of Candy's is top notch - I lead a small choir myself and Candy is my guru.
A real mix of singing experience, all welcomed. We sang in local pubs (along with wonderful local talent).
Beautiful days on the beaches, and over the hills, in between the song.
We have also stayed on other occasions, outside the choir weeks, and the place warrants repeated visits.
My fiancée and i live in London and visiting this place is so relaxing, I sleep better than anywhere, the air is clean, it’s peacefull and quiet. The cottage has a warm cosy and modern feel and the natural peat burning on the open fire smells lovely. We are able to prepare fantastic food in the large kitchen because it is modern and has large gas hob, large fridge, and is very well equipped with cooking equipment such as knives, boards, pans etc. Much more than you would expect with a holiday home. There is also a dishwasher. The song house is surrounded by things to do and see nearby for example explore the beautiful salmon stream the Tullaghobegley (pic below), but also has a large indoor space that can accommodate a group if the weather is bad. Candy Verney the host lives on site in an annex for part of the year and has refurbished the whole place and applied her own tasteful cosy style for example: bits of antique furniture, nice landscape pictures, rustic crates for storing peat, rugs, pine cones. She is a musician and singing teacher and runs her own singing/walking holidays for groups.
We were a group of three families staying in Donegal for New Year 2017/8. We had a great time and enjoyed beach walks at Megheroarty and hill walks in the Aglas. Song House was great location with big room for eating and socialising. Well equipped and comfortable bedrooms. No television for the kids, maybe that was a good thing!
I went to The Song House for Candy's Choir Leaders course. It was great fun. I learnt a lot, worked hard with some great people.
The countryside is beautiful with stunning beaches close by.
The locals were all enthusiastic about our singing - I think!