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North Tyneside's SociaSinging Project

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January 2024 UPDATE

Our choir is at full capacity at present.  However we do have a series of fun singing workshops planned from the Spring 2024.  


The workshops will be open to all, suitable for absolute beginners and we would love to see new people there. 

We will learn some basic breathing, vocal warm up techniques, singing some quick to learn warm up songs and then two songs with simple harmonies.The emphasis will be on having fun whilst learning and meeting new people.  Dates and further details will be announced here as well as on our social media platforms. Click the links at the bottom of the page to access facebook, instagram and X profiles. 

Our vision is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in the community 

'Just because you think you can't sing it doesn't mean that you shouldn't'

Choir leaders Paul McDermott and Irene Anderson know from experience and research that singing in a group brings real physical , mental and emotional benefits.

Thinking you can`t sing or don`t have a great voice doesn’t mean that you shouldn`t sing and enjoy the real joy it brings 

' Believe in 

Yourself '

Can't Sing Choir was launched on the 1st June 2016 as a 6 week pilot we had such great results we decided to continue and we are now well established in North Tyneside

click here to see our list of upcoming events

What can you expect in our
singing sessions?

  • Some basic guidelines to improve your singing , breathing and posture.


  • A real sense of joy and fun with our choice of songs and our informal way       of teaching.


  • A supportive, friendly group atmosphere so that everyone feels comfortable & welcomed

  • no requirement to read music

  • And most importantly.. belting out some good tunes !

We took part in a community opera called 'Home', led by Timothy Burke, involving the Northern Sinfonia, Backworth Male Voice Choir and other perfomers. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to be involved in something different. 

The poem below was written and narrated by one of our choir members Michael Coulthard, check out the video below to listen.. 

" Love my weekly hour at the can't sing choir.  So much energy, confidence and belief from Irene and Paul makes it all
such a feel good experience" - A J, 2017
We rehearse on Wed evenings (except for term breaks) 7-8pm in
the main hall at Linskill Centre, North Shields.  Sessions cost £8 each, pay as you go

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Irene Anderson
Choir Director

Linskill Centre
Linskill Terrace,
North Shields

NE30 2AY
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