Clown Choir will Perform on Culture Night in City Centre

September 18, 2014

Draiocht's Hallelujah Clown Choir are travelling into Dublin's City Centre for Culture Night this Friday 19 September 2014.

You can catch them indoors in City Hall at 7.30pm, click here for more.

Followed by an outdoor slot in Barnardo's Square at 8.15pm.

We hope to see you there!

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Clown Choir Starts Back this Sunday

September 8, 2014

8 Sept 2014

We're delighted to welcome everyone back to Clown Choir this Sunday 14th September 2014, 11am-5pm. New Members are always welcome, so come along if you're interested and want to see what its all about.

Below is some information about the artistic focus of this year’s Clown Choir.

The artistic team has been streamlined and will be made up of:
Clown Director - Veronica Coburn
Choir Director - Debra Salem
Rehearsal Director - Louise Foxe

Veronica will lead all sessions, Debra will travel over to lead the choir musically every fourth week for the weekend sessions and Louise will take care of the notes on Mondays. 

Artistically, the choir is going to focus on building a musical repertoire suitable for performance in multiple contexts. They'll also look to build a repertoire of short clown sketches that can be interspersed with the songs. The idea is to have a store of adaptable material for use in any performance context. They will also investigate the idea of an original show for the choir built on participants' own experiences. This work will be of a more long term nature and will probably reach fruition in 2015.

There is a €100 euro participant fee for the Clown Choir for 2014. Payment can be made through Draíocht’s Box Office. Box Office opening hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Friday for Clown Choir Payments. Should you need to pay in weekly installments etc, please contact Emer by e-mail ( or phone (01 8098027) to make arrangements.


September-December 2014 Rehearsal dates in Draíocht:

Sunday 14th 11am – 5pm
Monday 15th 7pm – 10pm
Monday 22nd 7pm – 10pm
Monday 29th 7pm – 10pm

Sunday 5th  11am – 5pm
Monday 6th 7pm – 10pm
Monday 13th 7pm – 10pm
Monday 20th  7pm – 10pm

Sunday 2nd  11am – 5pm
Monday 3rd  7pm – 10pm
Monday 10th 7pm – 10pm
Monday 17th 7pm – 10pm
Sunday 23rd 11am – 5pm
Monday 24th  7pm – 10pm

Monday 1st  7pm – 10pm
Saturday 6th  11am – 5pm
Sunday 7th 11am – 5pm
Monday 8th 7pm – 10pm
*Tuesday 16th 5.30pm – 7.30pm
(*Performance at Draíocht’s Christmas Drinks tbc)

For any further information, contact Emer McGowan, Director Draiocht, by e-mail ( or phone (01-8098027).

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We are currently welcoming new members to Hallelujah - Draiocht’s Community Clown Choir

April 1, 2014


Hallelujah! began in 2012 as part of Veronica Coburn’s Artist in Residency programme in Draíocht for 2012/2013. A Clown Choir is a group of people who gather together to sing and laugh – to sing in celebration of what it is to be human and to laugh at the ridiculousness of the world we live in. Hallelujah! is a choir like no other producing performances that are one part play to two parts song; one part concert to two parts clown theatre. Nobody is asked to do anything that s/he is not comfortable with but for those who are interested in stepping into the spotlight then there is ample opportunity for them to do so.

In 2013 Hallelujah! performed their signature tune, Smile written by Charlie Chaplin, in a variety of places including The Blanchardstown Town Centre, the annual Harvest Fair in Wolfe Tone Square and at The College of Surgeons for Culture Night. The choir also worked on a performance piece about road rage entitled The M50 Symphony. The M50 Symphony was an original work for human voice and car horn. And to finish the year the choir performed their Clown Nativity in The Main Space in Draíocht. 

In 2014, we’ll focus on building a musical & red nose repertoire, selection of songs and short clown sketches, suitable for performance in a variety of contexts. We also want to investigate the idea of an original show for the choir inspired by participants' own experiences.  This work will be of a more long-term nature to reach fruition in 2015.

We are currently welcoming new members to Hallelujah! If you are sociable, like to sing, like to laugh and are open to trying new things then WE WANT YOU! You don’t have to be a good singer to join Hallelujah! You don’t have to be a performer to join Hallelujah! You just have to be interested and willing. The ethos of Hallelujah! is accessibility, inclusiveness and artistic excellence.

Hallelujah!’s weekly rehearsals for 2014 begin on February 24th 2014. Come along see what it’s all about. You will be introduced to the basic concepts of Clown Theatre and you will learn Hallelujah!’s signature tune.

For Hallelujah! Veronica Coburn is Artistic & Clown Director. Choir Director is Debra Salem.  Rehearsal Director is Louise Foxe.

For further information please contact Leigh on or phone 01-8098026.

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HALLELUJAH! 20 New Places Available in Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir

August 12, 2013

Draíocht's Community Clown Choir is delighted to welcome 20 new participants to its existing group of 60 members. The choir meets every Monday night and is starting work on its forthcoming production 'Hallelujah! A Clown Nativity' ... more here ... 

If you are sociable - like to sing - like to laugh - and are the type of person who is open to trying new things - THEN WE WANT YOU! No singing experience is required. You just have to be over 16.

Deadline for Applications: Wed 11 Sept 2013, 6pm ... Call in to Draíocht's Box Office for an Application Form Now!

Or email and we will email one to you.

Or Download one now.

For further enquiries, please contact Emer on 01 8098027 or 


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Clown Choir Flash Mob

April 2, 2013

Clown Choir Flash Mob

Wow, what a day it was yesterday. Our 80 strong Hallelujah Clown Choir performed 3 Flash Mobs in the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

Enjoy some video footage at the following links:

Video 1: here 

Video 2: here

Video 3: here


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