Welcome to a wonderful new year of music at The Music Box!  Our classes take place in The Exchange Buncrana, The Sliabh Sneacht Centre Drumfries and in family centres, theatres and schools all over the North West of Ireland! 

We have early years music, Community Singing groups and Guitar groups, as well as running seasonal workshops/camps and Songwriting Sessions. We welcome children from everywhere to join us for music, opportunity and the craic!musicForever3

We have lots of news and plans to share between now and Christmas so here’s everything you need to know!


Most of our classes are full at the moment, but we’d love to welcome more singers both in Buncrana & Drumfries.  Registration for singing will only be open for a few more weeks until January, as we prepare for a busy Christmas schedule of performing and recording! Guitarists with previous experience are always welcome to return to playing, as we usually have space in our improvers classes. As always, with the support of The Inish Times, many of our students get to write music related articles! Boogie Bugs & Beginners guitar classes are full.  Waiting lists in operation.


This year we are absolutely DELIGHTED to stage a wonderful Christmas show in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, in the beautiful Lisfannon Suite.  We hope to welcome all our families and everyone from the area who would like to enjoy a great community event full of all your favourite Christmas songs and seasonal cheer!  

The Show will be on Thursday 19th December, at 7pm and will feature music from our little Boogie Bugs class, The Music Box Singers, The Sliabh Sneacht Singers and all improver/advanced guitar classes.  Beginner guitarists will not take part in Christmas shows for their first year. christmas-music_01_94139c1

We’ll have some great prizes to raffle at the Christmas show, thanks in part to suggestions from our children! Admission will be €6 for adults, €3 for children over 5, with a maximum family ticket price of €18.


We are planning for our Singing groups to re-record the Christmas songs we recorded last year!  christmas cd coverOur hopes of producing a Christmas EP in 2018 were dashed by disappointing work on behalf of the studio we hired, but we are not beat – we’ll do it again this year and our new studio is wonderful! Recording dates to follow!


I’ll be planning a lovely project – our very own Buncrana Choir of Ages!  I’m really looking forward to welcoming singers young and old to join forces for a really special event, combining  the generations and talents from our wonderful town and surrounding townlands!

CONGRATULATIONS to our students that recently took part in a fantastic Culture Night event featuring Songs of Ireland and the play I wrote – “Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Drumfries Adventure”.  It was a brilliant night, that also featured outstanding dancing from Valerie Harkins dancers. I am always trying to broaden the children’s ideas of what is possible for them to achieve, from singing to playing music, songwriting to newspaper writing,  performing to recording, acting and supporting each other.  

They may not stay in class forever, but hopefully some of what we’ve done in class will stay with them forever! ❤

To join any of our classes, or if you have any questions, pm me on FB: The Music box or PH/TEXT Bernie 086 3068655.