Raising the roof: Ireland's choral craze

Amateur choirs are having a heyday - and across the nation, people seeking the mental health benefits of singing and the chance to make friends ‘in real life’ are singing loud and proud

18th November, 2018
Raising the roof: Ireland's choral craze
The Line-Up Choir in Dublin Pic: Marc O’sullivan

Whether it’s on stage or in the shower, singing is good for you – helping to lift the spirits and benefiting both mental and physical health.

So in an increasingly health-conscious age, it’s not surprising that more and more people are joining choirs and singing their hearts out week after week. Indeed, Ireland is experiencing a choral boom, and I, for one, have happily signed up to the trend.

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