By Una Murphy
Féile Women’s Singing Group are to perform today at the Rock Bar on the Falls Road, Belfast, as part of Féile An Phobail 2016.
Doors open for Scribes At The Rock at 3.15pm.
US writer Stacy Horn, whose book ‘Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others’ says she has found joy and strength in the weekly ritual of singing.
She said: “Group singing is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and certainly more fun than working out. It is the one thing in life where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed.”
Whether community singing is something you want to take part in or not, you should not miss the 10th anniversary performance of Féile Women’s Group at Scribes at today's performance
I am a member of this singing group and have dipped in and out for the weekly get-togethers for a few years now. It is a great mix of women from all walks of life who catch up for a chance to learn and perform a repertoire which takes in folk and pop songs and even the South African national anthem.
As Stacy said in her book life can be hard, battles rage all around us, and by midlife most of us have had our share of disappointments. But you can find joy and strength in the weekly ritual of singing.
In addition to Féile Women’s Group the line up includes Scottish writer Paul Laverty, Galway-based poet Kevin Higgins and Gerry Murphy, poet and social commentator from Cork.
Féile organisers expects the event to be a sell out; you can’t get a ticket in advance - so get there early.