Culture Night: John Spillane Songwriting Workshops

As part of our Culture Night programme, Music Generation Laois and the Laois Arts Office are delighted to announce Songwriting Workshops with Singer-Songwriter John Spillane on Thursday 17 September @ 6pm – 8pm. The workshop will take place in Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway Street, Portlaoise.

Workshops are open to singers and musicians over the age of 13. Spaces are limited so registration is essential. For more information, please contact the Music Generation Laois office on 057-8664176 or email

Irish Singer and Songwriter, John Spillane celebrates 33 years of an ever-consistent, vastly illuminating and exciting career within the world of music. John will help students to examine and enjoy the Irish ballad tradition and show how a story may be told in a song. He will encourage and help them lose inhibitions and fears they may have about writing songs.  The workshop is suited to the more senior musicians. There will be some focus on songwriting “as Gaeilge”, John will encourage this in an unpressurised way and he will work bilingually.