What we're about

Sacred Harp or shape note singing is a four-part a cappella music dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries. It is characterised by haunting harmonies, traditional modes, raucous songs, serene hymns, fast fugues, and high-energy anthems. The notation is written in shapes that correspond to degrees of the scale, making it easy to sight-sing. This tradition is democratic and egalitarian. We glory in the powerful and joyful experience of singing our hearts out together.

We’re an established group who meet every Friday, but we’re really keen to welcome some new members into the group and that’s why we’ve joined Meetup. All voices and all levels of experience are welcome.

Please note: during COVID-19 restrictions we are not meeting on Fridays. [We meet each Friday from 7 - 9 pm in The Friary Centre, Cook Street, Dublin 8. See our photos for how to find us!]

GPS: 53.344254, -6.272358

COVID-19 measures: Our singings are run in line with the following documents:

• Singing Safely Checklist (https://sacredharpdublin.wordpress.com/singing-safely-checklist/): sets out a list of activities we will carry out before, during and after singings

COVID-19 Singing Attendance Form (https://sacredharpdublin.wordpress.com/covid-19-singing-attendance-form/): to be completed by anyone attending a singing

You can hear some of the music we sing at the following locations:

Bandcamp: https://sacredharpsingersofdublin.bandcamp.... (https://sacredharpsingersofdublin.bandcamp.com/releases)

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/dublin-sacred-harp

If you have any questions or want to know more about what we do, please feel free to message me or ask on the Discussions page, or contact us at sacredharpdublin@gmail.com.

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Let's Meetup and sing Sacred Harp!

The Friary Centre

Let's Meetup and sing Sacred Harp!

The Friary Centre

Let's Meetup and sing Sacred Harp!

The Friary Centre

Let's Meetup and sing Sacred Harp!

The Friary Centre

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