Helen O.



Princeton, NJ

Member since:

June 6, 2012


Do you have some musical talent you want to share with others? What instrument to you play? Vocals?

I love to sing and since we just moved here, I am now taking the opportunity to devote time and energy to singing again and I would welcome the opportunity to work with other singers and musicians on collaborative singing projects/performances.

Have you performed casually or for gold, fame and fortune? Some of us left music for a while and are returning to it. How about you?

I sang as part of a duo during high school and I loved it. Then college and work took over my life but I always wanted to get back to singing and now I have the opportunity...I have done a couple of performances acapella in the last year or so and I would really like to do more also with other musicians.....I am interested in learning how to write songs...I have written words before but not music so I would also be very interested in collaborating in the songwriting process......

Are you passionate?

I am very passionate about singing and the passing down of the history in Ireland through song, but most especially the ability of song and music to heal, to connect us in a very pure way to other people, to change how we feel and to transport us back to another time at a moments notice...I am also very passionate about how singing has become a bond between myself and my two children, even though their taste in music differs from mine...and from each other! I am intrigued by the fact that the same song can mean different things to the same person at different times in their life....singing is one of the great comforters, healers and connectors no matter what age you are, and that is something worth being passionate about!

Do you believe in community and service to others? Part of our mission is in community outreach by way of participating in benefit concerts and playing for the aged and infirm. Interested?

Yes, and I am becoming very interested in the use of music and song in healing both in the medical sense of the word and the wider sense including trauma, grief and any other situations that could benefit from healing moments.......

Would you like to support other Collaborative members and what would you like to get out of your participation?

I can offer my voice, my passion for singing, my interest in collaboration on singing projects/performances and songwriting and my interest in exploring opportunities to use song and singing in healing.......I would like to have the opportunity to sing, to work on singing related projects, to learn more about the songwriting process and to have fun hanging out with like-minded people!


Hi, my name is Helen O'Shea I was born in Ireland and grew up singing from a very young age, I have just moved from Montreal to Princeton and I am teaching my two young children to sing and appreciate singing also.... Singing makes me happy!

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Supportive group of musicians offering multiple opportunities for performance and collaboration for all members.

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