‘If you pour your life into songs, you want them to be heard. It’s a desire to communicate. A deep desire to communicate inspires songwriting.’
Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival
Song Writing Workshops
Date and Time: Saturday 7 and 17 October, 10.30am-12pm with final performance Saturday 24 October, 10.30am-12pm
Platform for workshops: Zoom. Final Performance: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin. Hosted by Fighting Words
Category: Song Writing Workshops looking at the history of songs in human rights movements, and creating songs relevant for today’s generation
Tickets: Open to young people aged 13-17 years
Moderator: Fighting Words
Songs and music have played a powerful role in human rights movements, giving a universal voice, crossing barriers and promoting unity and equality. At these three workshops participants will look at the history of these songs, and draw on these themes to create their own songs relevant for today’s generation. The workshops will culminate in a performance at Fighting Words on Saturday 24 October 2020.
No previous song writing experience is required. However, feel free to bring along any instruments or lyrical ideas you might have!
Age Range:13-17 years (Due to demand, please submit applications for children within this age range ONLY.)