Music in Motion

Winterval Festival

Music in Motion Choir

Music in Motion is a Lámh signing choir supported by the Brothers of Charity Services South East. The choir share and promote the use of Lámh signs through music. Lámh is the manual sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs in Ireland. Music in Motion was formally founded in 2012 by Speech and Language therapist Ashley Boyle and has collaborated and performed with a number of choirs locally.

Lucy Blake in Killean Resource Centre, with support from Maura Bolger, Speech and Language therapist, continues to orchestrate this choir and has initiated and organized the choirs’ appearances at the following community events over the past few years:

• Waterford Winterval.

• John Roberts Square with Brother Ben and The De La Salle College choir.

• City Square shopping centre supported by the choir from St Angela’s Secondary school.

• Killean Easter service St Paul’s folk choir in St Paul’s Church Lisduggan.

• Singing for Wellbeing workshop in Ferrybank Library, this was open to members of the public. The workshop was organized and hosted by Ferrybank Library and delivered by Fr Willie Purcell and his musicians.

• Waterford Well festival with Anne Woolworths’ Bealtainne Choir in Waterford Regional Hospital.

• Killean Christmas Service in St Paul’s church Lisduggan in which we collaborated with the St Paul’s Folk Choir.

• Part of the Animated Community arts event in Christchurch Cathedral.

• We performed at the Wyse Park Family Fun day on June 21st supported by Ritz Co-op.

• The choir hosted an event as part of the Waterford Diverse-city festival .The video was shortlisted and as a result some of the choir members attended the awards ceremony in Dublin Castle on 11th December, where they met Joe Schmidt.

• The choir took part in The Imagine Festival – Parade of Light on Oct 17th.

• We performed Christmas carols for the Solas Centre Art and Craft Christmas Fair, some members of staff from Killean resource centre and their families sang with us.

• We performed for the Killean Resource Centre Christmas service in St Paul’s Church in collaboration with the Killean staff choir.