John Spillane Irish Writers Centre Dublin

Booked Out: Songwriting with John Spillane

Starts: Sat 13 April 2019 
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Cost: €80/€70 Members 

This workshop will guide participants to produce a finished song over the course of the day with encouraging feedback and practical advice offered throughout. Storytelling in songwriting will be explored, along with how music can heighten the action and, 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.

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.  A two-time Meteor award winner, he 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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