Would you like to be part of
Donegal’s Choir of Ages?
DONEGAL’S Choir of
Ages, 'Ceol le Chéile', is looking for new members
and those interested in taking part are being urged
to get in touch.
Donegal County Council’s Social Inclusion
Co-ordinator Mairead Cranley explains “we have been
amazed at the impact that Ceol le Chéile has had on
everyone involved since it first formed earlier this
“We knew music was a wonderful and uplifting way of
bringing people together but since the first
rehearsal we have seen first-hand the benefits that
the choir has had in terms of the mental and
emotional well being of those involved and their
families. It is also a great opportunity for
building positive relations between children and
Donegal’s Choir of Ages during their
debut performance at An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny
in July 2018.
Ceol le Chéile is an
intergenerational choir made up of eighty older people,
children and young people, male and female from all
walks of life in Donegal. It is an initiative of the
Donegal Age Friendly Programme with the aim of
promoting social inclusion and developing stronger
The choir’s debut performance took place at An Grianan
Theatre, Letterkenny in July 2018 when they
performed on stage with Daniel O’Donnell.
The ensemble is led by
charismatic, choral director, Veronica McCarron.
Veronica memorably led the Choir of the Presentation
Secondary School, Kilkenny to the semi-finals of
Britain’s Got Talent in 2016.
“We are planning on doing various Christmas
performances around the county and this means that
we are now recruiting new members to the choir. We
are also changing the format of the
intergenerational choir to that of a
multi-generational choir. This means that as well as
recruiting older people aged 60+ we are now also
inviting young people from 12 to 15 years of age to
join” says Mairead.
Anyone interested in joining the choir should come
along and register in Letterkenny Public Service
Centre, Neil T. Blaney Road, Letterkenny on Friday,
5 October, from 3pm to 4.30pm. Places are limited so
a first come first served policy will be in place.
For further information contact