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Fri 15th November
Here’s a health to the company: Social singing, health and well-being

This special event will gather the energy of researchers and practitioners in the field of social singing, health and well-being. Social singing is a common research interest across many faculty at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance with international resonances across health, education and community contexts. This seminar will concentrate energy and pool knowledge regarding the health and well-being benefits of social singing, from the perspectives of music therapy, community music, voice studies, traditional song, social justice and more. The three themes of the seminar are

(i) singing and social connection (local, global and virtual);

(ii) the health and well-being aspects of social singing and

(iii) what constitutes good practice in social singing in Ireland.

Potential contributors are invited to contact hilary.moss@ul.ie by 15th October 2019. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect, learn and share experiences of the role of social singing on health and well-being. The day will combine presentations, discussion and experiential elements.

The event is run in conjunction with Sing Ireland.

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Below is a direct link to the livestream for Friday’s event: Social Singing for Health and Well-being at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL. NB The session from 10 – 12noon will be livestreamed which includes keynote Ms Rebecca O’Connor and four short presentations on various aspects of singing for health and wellbeing by Ms Sophie Lee, Ms Hala Jaber, Dr Roisin Cahalan and Mr Ronan de Burca.

The livestream will also be on the Academy’s YouTube page if people are searching.
https://youtu.be/W9xwkDdJn5Y

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