Vocal Empowerment Retreat

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27 Jul

Vocal Empowerment Retreat

July 27 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 6:00 pm


Get yourself ready for an absolute treat. Embrace your singing voice in total immersion for two full days. Confidently have that party piece prepared you have always wanted to sing for family and friends.  Learn how to write your own song.  Nestled in the beautiful Wicklow hills, nurture your solo singing voice in a way that you have never done before.

In less than 48 hours you will get the opportunity to progress further in empowering your singing voice, truly connect with your own singing voice, develop new vocal techniques, find new ways to open your singing sound, get creative in writing your own song and most importantly have a barrel of laughs- this ain’t going to be a serious retreat!

Using our Simply Sing method we will explore:

  • Vocal Mindfulness
  • Physical and vocal awareness exercises
  • Vocal Technique training
  • Solo Singing confidence building techniques
  • Singing improvisation
  • Songwriting
  • Singing performance skills & practice…..and lots more tricks to get your fully immersed in that amazing singing voice you have.

By the end of the retreat, if you don’t feel rejuvenated and empowered within your singing voice, I will give you your money back!!  You will have an even stronger sense of confidence in your solo singing voice and with more ease be able to share your singing voice.


“It’s finally given me the confidence to believe I can sing in public. It made me realise that nerves and making mistakes is normal and affect everyone – and that they don’t actually matter! The retreat included some clever techniques to help with nerves and self-belief and to help give a confident performance. I definitely got a massive amount from it, and as well as that – it was great fun!(Entrepreneur, July 2018)

“I loved it!! It was an amazing experience. Like a breath of fresh air.” ( Teacher, July 2018)


Clodagh Swords (Founder Simply Sing) has spent her life singing. She has appeared on T.V., radio, and film for both acting and singing. She is a creative entrepreneur and advanced public speaker with over 12 years’ experience within facilitation, business development, and communications. Founded and developed Simply Sing in 2011. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin in Drama and Theatre Studies and possesses an MA in Facilitation and the voice. She is professionally trained in developing confidence in people’s singing voices, drama and movement. She developed the Simply Sing method and has run extensive workshops since 2011 in both Dublin & London.

Chris Short ( Singer / Songwriter Facilitator) is an accomplished singer-songwriter from Dublin. Chris Short is a singer and songwriter from Dublin, with an original acoustic style of music. Having only set out on his music performance journey in January 2017, Chris has had a meteoric rise on the circuit over the past year. Chris has already achieved some great things, frequently playing at open mic venues throughout Dublin city centre, also playing his first headline gig at Oscar Taylors, Malahide. In March 2018 Chris was shortlisted in the top 10 for the DublinLive, Nathan Carter – Search for a Star. 2018 is looking bright for Chris Short, with a number of singles due for release in 2018 and a debut EP due at the end of the year. The forthcoming single “Your Smile” has had a number of radio plays. Keep an eye out for new recordings!



The venue does have accommodation if it is needed. The cost is between €25-€35  for the night.  You do not have to stay in the venue, it is just optional extra.  However, rooms are booking out fast already so if you will be needing to stay, please let us know straight away.



Date: July 27 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 6:00 pm
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue: Knockree Hostel
Address: Lacken House, Lackandarragh