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Songwriting Workshop with John Spillane

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The Acoustic Room, Steamboat Music, Steamboat Quay, Limerick

Steamboat Quay

V94XA4W Limerick

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This half-day workshop with Meteor award winning songwriter John Spillane, is brought to you by the Limerick Writers' Centre in association with Steamboat Music and The Acoustic Club.

This is what John says about the forthcoming workshop:

“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.

• We get down and dirty and write songs. First we write words. Then we assemble them in a certain order, using the tricks of the trade, verse, chorus, repetition, rhyme etc. Then we sing them and we have a song.
• I try to come behind people and help them lose whatever inhibitions and fears they may have about writing songs.
• Positivity is the key, and this can be applied to other parts of life also.
• Anyone who signs up for my song writing workshop should be prepared to sing, it doesn't matter at all how good or bad a singer you think you are!
• For this Song Writing Workshop, we will all write a short simple song, just to get everyone believing.
• Storytelling in the song, we will examine and enjoy the Irish ballad tradition and see how a story may be told in a song, how the music can heighten the action.
• We will look at the magical chemical reaction that happens when words and music meet.
• Each participant will pick a theme and write one serious ballad which can be perfected later in their own time .
• The aim is to have a lot of fun, write a lot of words and music, move quickly and not get bogged down.

Booking essential: Price €12
Enquiries: Tel 087 2996409 / 061- 311 696
E-mail: limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com / info@steamboatmusic.ie

John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer – a canvass filled with color 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. Among those who have covered his songs are Christy Moore, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Cathy Ryan, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane, George Murphy, to name a few. He performs to audiences large and small everywhere.

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