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Welcome to the IGNITE Gospel Choir Galways’ website!

We’re Delighted¬†to have been the hosts the Gospel Rising festival 2017 ūüôā

AND GUESS WHAT!!!

WE’RE DOING IT ALL AGAIN !!!

      NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME
Arrive Thursdays 7:15pm @ St. Josephs Church, Presentation Rd
Contact: ignitegospelchoir@yahoo.ie

We are inviting everyone to get involved in our Christmas concert this year. Rehearsals start September 17th 3pm in St Joseph’s Church

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Find us on FACEBOOK:The IGNITE Gospel Choir Galway
Find us on Twitter: The IGNITE Gospel Choir Galway
Find Is on YOUTUBE: The IGNITE Gospel Choir Galway

Our Wonderful Choir member Ellie & her husband Paul 23 June 2017

                                                                                  

    

Claddagh Traditional Boat Festival 2017

Karen Gibson weekend with Mr Vaughan and the fabulous Sharlene ūüôā

First wedding of 2017 Congrats to Sara & Darren

       

IGNITE Singing for the Mental health Concert Oct 14th 2016

Upcoming events:

2017 

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EVENTS WE HAVE DONE:

IGNITES Cake Sale In the Salthill Church

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Turning On the Christmas Lights on Maingaurd St
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Sang For the retail Excellence Awards in the Radisson 6th Novretail-exc

Sang for the 2nd year for the RSA Memorial and feature on the news that evening !rsa rsa1

Table Quiz for The IGNITE Gospel Choirtable-qiuuz

Last wedding of the Year ūüôāwedding

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We had a wonderful Summer BBQ in Crowes Bar July 2nd 2016 to wrap up a great year!

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We had an amazing time with Eimear and Claire learning about how to sing properly !! Fantastic to have the Shannon Gospel Choir come and do the workshop with us ūüôā
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 Workshops

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A wonderful evening remembering Jane Windle

A wonderful evening remembering Jane Windle

Our GREAT Weekend at Gospel Rising 2016 ENNIS

BeFunky CollageOur amazing weekend with Karen Gibson. We are so grateful for all we learned and excited to moving forward and getting into a more Gospel Sound !

Amazing weekend with Karen Gibson, Sharlene M Morris & Vaughan Larmond

Amazing weekend with Karen Gibson, Sharlene M Morris & Vaughan Larmond

First gig in the Roisin Dubh

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Sunday 15th Nov: Singing for the RSA memorial service in the salthill hotel ~ 2pm
Singing 27th Nov: Singing for the Gorta self help Africa Annual Charity Dinner (Please support)

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https://www.facebook.com/Gorta-Self-Help-Africa-Annual-Charity-Dinner-2015-682173225252498/?fref=ts

World Mental Health day Concert Oct 16th 8pm in St Nicholas’s Church Galway

Another wedding done Sept 19th For Sophie & James; here’s a picture of the happy couple and the choir & Keara Singing ¬†AT LAST by Etta James for the couple

A wonderful wedding followed by ice cream!!

A wonderful wedding followed by ice cream!!

¬†On the 27th Of August we recorded a “Jingle” For the Galway Vodafone Comedy Carnival with ABANDOMAN you can listen here :¬†IGNITE & ABANDOMAN

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RACE WEEK IN GALWAY
IGNITE was the head lining act for the west end street party on the Saturday night & though it slightly rained we had a great time
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MAY 2015
Musical Director Nominated for Galway Mayors Award

After a long nights work the post man dropped the mail into the house. One envelope for me today and it looked like trouble - unknown parking ticket perhaps (not possible) In fact it was a congratulatory letter on being nominated for the Galway mayors award. Excited!!

After a long nights work the post man dropped the mail into the house. One envelope for me today and it looked like trouble – unknown parking ticket perhaps (not possible)
In fact it was a congratulatory letter on being nominated for the Galway mayors award. Excited!!

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A wonderful night at the Mayors Awards 2015

Singing for the Mayoral Ball May 16th 2015

Singing for the Mayoral Ball May 16th 2015

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IGNITE Workshop with Paula Size from the NUIM Gospel Choir

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A massive congrats to everyone on a great Christmas concert

Let it snow 2014

Let it snow 2014

Check us out on YOUTUBE 

Every one welcome to join

Every one welcome to join

Oct: IGNITE  will sing in a concert in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Oct 10th at 8pm to mark National Mental Health Day along with other Galway Choirs.

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IGNITE Gospel Choir are now taking bookings for weddings in 2015

IGNITE do the ICE Bucket challenge after singing fora wedding 30th August 2014
The bride and groom got involved!!

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30th Aug 2014 Niamh and Mikes wedding

30th Aug 2014 Niamh and Mikes wedding

Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152372384372568

CONCERT Pictures from the  4TH & 5TH JULY 2014

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Concert 2014 MJ   click to see Video!!

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CONCERT July 4th and 5th was a great success ~ thanks to everyone for the support!!

IGNITE¬†watch us here “Hallelujah, the choir sing …. as the last rehearsal is now finished all I can say is ~ it’s going to be a great concert ~ dont miss it!¬†“

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Active Retirement Associations Gala Dinner

Civic Reception for the ARA before IGNITE sang an amazing floor filling set the following night!

GAP ~ Light it up blue for Autism in the Galway Museum

IGNITE Gospel Choir April 2nd 2014

IGNITE GOSPEL CHOIR in the Galway City Museum

IGNITE Gospel Choir April 2nd 2014

A wonderful night singing for GAP in the Galway city Museum

IGNITE GOSPEL CHOIR in the Galway City Museum

IGNITE GOSPEL CHOIR in the Galway City Museum

Watch IGNITE HERE ¬†–¬†Ivor solo

The GMS Cabaret

Hear us here :

Posted by The Ignite Gospel Choir Galway on Saturday, February 22, 2014

“GALWAY SINGS GOSPEL”

All of us in Ignite were very proud to sing for the Manuela Riedo Foundation Ireland last night in the “Galway sings Gospel” concert.

http://www.manuelariedo.com/event/galway-sings-gospel/

 

Here we are singing at it !!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN0TJvR7uWU

 

Upcoming Events: Starting Sunday 13th Oct ~ All singers welcome

http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/64174/singers-needed-for-the-gift-christmas-charity-concerts

We had 90 new singers to the GIFT tonight ~ what a savage number for a first rehearsal… Off to a great start… New people still welcome to join…

http://www.connachttribune.ie/opinion/item/1152-music-mad-keara-lifts-hearts-with-ignite-choir

 

Find The Gift on Face Book Here : https://www.facebook.com/groups/668982693125371/

Success!!! Wonderful night had!

Hear us here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stttJ1Pyif4

The count down is now on :

AUGUST 30th IGNITE will do their first concert in St. Josephs Church 8pm https://www.facebook.com/events/655737981109616/
In the Paper:
http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/62898/ignite-celebrates-five-years-of-community-gospel-with-concert 

Older Events include:

IGNITE Gospel choir are featured in the Power performance production of
“The Sound Of Music” as the nuns chorus. It’s on stage in the Town Hall Theatre
AUGUST 14th for a week ~ It was a great run

We’re had a table quiz for “The sound of Music” and raised ‚ā¨850 for the Musical ¬†https://www.facebook.com/events/155994961256910/

 

Our Nuns for the Sound of Music

http://tht.ie/1678/The-Sound-Of-Music

JULY 14th IGNITE sing for Galway Contact old folks summer party

JULY 19th IGNITE open the westside Arts Festival 6:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Galway-City-Arts-Service/120775967992165

On the evening of April 2nd, GAP have plans to light up Galway Cathedral Blue to celebrate Autism Awareness Day.  This is a yearly global event and landmarks such as Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building, London Bridge all take part.

IGNITE GOSPEL CHOIR will be singing for the event.

TO JOIN IGNITE:

IGNITE is a 62 member Choir and we invite anyone with zeal to sing and meet new people to come and join us.¬†No audition ‚Äď just a note in your head is all you need!

We are a community choir. We sing every second Sunday in St. Joseph’s Church, Presentation Road, Galway. We rehearse every¬†Thursday at 7.30pm, also in St. Joseph’s.

Keara Sheeran, Founder & Musical Director

Press Release  Tuesday 10th July 2012

Over 2000 visitors attend St. Josephs Parish Outdoor Volvo mass

Over 2000 people attended St Josephs Parish outdoor mass which was held on the marina stage in the Volvo Ocean Race Festival Village in Galway Docks on the last day of the event, last Sunday 8th July at 11am. The event beat the record for highest attendance figures at the Marina Stage for all concerts/events that took place there all week during the Volvo Ocean Race. Parish Priest Fr Martin Downey led the mass and music was provided by the Ignite Gospel Choir led by Galway native Keara Shearan. Many residents and visitors to Galway attended this very special occasion which was a uniquely peaceful and spiritual morning in the race village, after a whirlwind week long programme of entertainment and spectacle.

The mass was the brainchild of Marlene Burke of the local Failte Ireland office and organised by her colleague Letitia Wade, Member of the St Josephs Parish Council. Letitia commented¬†“We were so pleased with the huge numbers that turned up for the mass. It was a truly special experience for anyone who attended and Fr. Downeys sermon, which was all about the Sea, was very appropriate and very well received given that the mass took place during the Volvo week. We have received very positive feedback from people who attended and where the occasion arises, St. Josephs Parish would happily organise another outdoor mass for Galway. I‚Äôd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Fr. Martin Downey for giving of his time and for the preparation that he put into the lovely sermon.‚ÄĚ

SOULFUL SUNDAYS AT THE JES

Continues to be me (Keara Sheeran) singing at the 5:30 Mass in the Jesuit church, Sea Road.

I hope to start a new gospel choir in the new year: New Gospel Choir starting¬†for teenagers ‚ÄĒ Musicans very welcome ‚ÄĒ Drums, Guitars, Saxophone, etc. Contact¬†Keara on 0879007003 and check out¬†Facebook¬†for more info. Please¬†let’s encourage the young people to get involved!

What Ignite Means To Me

This is a piece written by a member of Ignite:

Once upon a time there was a world were people had less, yet they went about life with the words of a song in their mind. You would hear the occasional humming or whistling as one went about their work. Today we have wonderful technology with information overload; our peace is destroyed by others demanding our input, opinions, judgements etc. (texts, facebook) which only leads us to a type of restlessness.

Music settles my mind as I recall the tunes we rehearse and perform. The lyrics speak a type of truth that allows me to see a different world, a bigger more beautiful place full of wonder and awe.

Quote: ‚ÄúTo pray is to sing and to worship is to¬†dance‚ÄĚ.

For me prayer (singing) is to have good thoughts and bestow blessings on others, dancing is to move in life with these thoughts in your heart. This smoothes the journey and raises the spirits. We need every
tool possible to overcome the trials in life so that’s why I believe everyone should work to be a part of a choir. It fills the mind with goodness and the heart with love.

I have been in many choirs and was fortunate to¬†have joined ‚ÄėIgnite Gospel Choir‚Äô this year and join such a great bunch of¬†people younger and older. The range of music is perfect and the method of¬†learning is second to none, directed and created by the wonderfully talented¬†Keara Sheeran who tirelessly works with passion and selflessness to make it all¬†happen.

I am indeed privileged to be a part of ‚ÄėIgnite Gospel Choir‚Äô and encourage¬†anyone with a few hours to spare to¬†give it a try. ‚ÄúNothing ventured, nothing gained‚ÄĚ. Just Do It.

Francis Keane