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Heritage Arts Challenge: Songwriting Workshop with Brigid O’Neill

18th September 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Join UAH for a virtual song writing workshop led by Brigid O’Neill, as part of our Heritage Arts Challenge series. The Heritage Arts Challenge aims to inspire people to create a work of art inspired by a historic building or place in Northern Ireland. In this session, Brigid will be introducing the art of song writing and will be sharing some ideas behind writing songs, including from where to draw inspiration for both lyrics and music, and ways to help form ideas – from visiting historic buildings to research work.  This workshop is designed to encourage anyone with an interest in songwriting to explore the idea of writing with a specific subject matter in mind. It will aim to show, that rather than focusing on descriptions, songs can be written simply ‘in response’ to the building, with an emphasis on the stories it holds, and the emotions it evokes. We will work on getting past ‘negative voices’ and exploring and pursuing first thoughts to have fun with songwriting.

Free and Open to All.


Brigid O’Neill

Described as ‘an immensely gifted storyteller”, Brigid O’Neill is an award-winning singer songwriter with a critically acclaimed catalogue of released music and recipient of numerous music industry awards. As curator for the 3 years of the UAHS Heritage in Song project, Brigid wrote and collaborated with other revered local songwriters to write much loved songs about some of NI’s most iconic built heritage.


This workshop is virtual and will be held online via Zoom. UAH uses Zoom as its digital conferencing tool ( An access code will be emailed to participants following registration. Please telephone the UAH office on 028 90550213 or email [email protected] should you have any technical queries regarding joining the event


18th September 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Old Museum Building
Belfast, Co. Antrim BT1 6AR


02890 550 213
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