Choir teacher Helen Doyle during rehearsals in St Vincent’s Girl’s School, North William St, Dublin 1. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The schoolgirls in St Vincent’s Girls School in Dublin’s north inner-city aren’t involved in singing, choirs or learning music – but all this is about(...)

Sarah Crowe, Emily Doyle, Maria Doyle and Katie Stoker Phelan of the RTÉ Cór na nÓg children’s choir  in Croke Park in December 2013. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Christmas is fast approaching, and with it comes the usual deluge of seasonal songs. Some are totally timeless and their arrival on the airwaves every(...)

Dublin Gospel Choir at this year’s Electric Picnic. Photograph: John Soffe

Maybe you have one of those families that has a Christmas sing-song: children dramatically present themselves from behind the sitting-room curtains; (...)

Psychologist Dr David Carey  believes we should all make singing a part of our everyday lives. “I would encourage everyone to burst into song – make it loud, make it joyous or sad, but make sure you burst into song,” he says.

The Christmas holidays are a busy time for choirs and carol singers who are busy hitting all the right notes and not just for the benefit of the audie(...)

Moate Community School students celebrate their win, which earned them prize money of £4,000 (€5,000). Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Moate Community School in Co Westmeath has won the 2014 All Island School Choir Competition. The televised contest, organised by the all-island peace(...)

This summer’s heatwave has caused problems for asthma sufferers and others with chronic respiratory problems caused by high pollen counts. Singing (...)