Songschool - creative music, songwriting and performing workshop for teenagers at The Source

Since 2001 Songschool has encouraged and helped thousands of students write, record and perform their own songs.

Since 2001 Songschool has encouraged and helped thousands of students write, record and perform their own songs.

The Source Arts Centre will play host to this week-long workshop this July for twelve to 18-year-olds.

Songschool is ideal for teens who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing them at an evening concert, making a music video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do, not to mention forming bands and having fun!

The week-long programme combines all of the above and much more.

Do you know someone who loves music and who thinks music is life?

This is their opportunity to create, perform and record with Songschool.

The organisers have been running their worshops and classes for over fifteen years in venues such as The National Concert Hall and overseas in Germany, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Morocco, Croatia and Romania.

Songschool will take up residence for one week only this summer at The Source Arts Centre Thurles.

The tutors are Thurles native Joey Maguire (DJ, musician and part of Tetris Effect) and Justin Cullen (Kilkenny based singer-songwriter who fronts the Frankenstein Bolts).

So why choose Songschool?

Workshops are designed to allow students a chance to explore hidden talents and to creatively express themselves.

There is a strong emphasis and focus on encouraging collaboration and the participation of all students.

No experience is necessary! An ability to sing or play instrument is not a pre-requisite. Attendees will have access to a team of dedicated and professional tutors.

Songschool encourage students to develop interpersonal skills.

Students learn to express themselves through words and music.

Workshops are designed to fit into existing teaching plans or can be developed as a separate project (e.g. based on themes such as DevEd, Mental Health etc).

They are an established company and have long term relationships with many schools and venues.

Songschool will feature at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles from Monday, July 13th to Friday, July 17th (11am to 5pm daily). Songschool is suitable for those aged 12-18 years of age.

For all bookings and enquiries please call the box office on 0504 90204 (Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 2-5pm). Alternatively you can visit