North Tyneside's SociaSinging Project

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Update 18th September 2021

We are in receipt of the latest guidance from Making Music UK our professional organisation and insurers.  This means we can now return to indoor singing at the Linskill Centre. 

We are now accepting new members at the beginning of a six week block . The sessions are run on a pay as you go basis £6 per session  

To find out about availability and to book email Irene at

 or visit our facebook page here 

We cannot accept people into the hall who have not booked in advance

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 view our video

click here to see our list of events

What can you expect in a social
singing session?

We recently took part in an initial pilot project for a community opera called 'Home', led by Timothy Burke, involving the Northern Sinfonia, Backworth Male Voice Choir and soloist Anna Huntley.  It was a fantastic opportunity for us take part in something different and we are proud to have been involved.  

To find out more about the project click here

  • 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 group atmosphere so that everyone feels comfortable & welcomed.

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

" 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
So.... if you like what you see and would like to come along and join us
Contact details:
Irene Anderson
Session location:
Linskill Centre
Linskill Terrace, North Shields
NE30 2AY
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