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Try out singing with Harmony Federation

We're Harmony Federation, and we're recruiting!

To join us on the day, just complete the form and we'll take care of the rest.

To see and hear us in action just go here.

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Harmony Federation - Ireland's Call 2020

Harmony Federation's virtual chorus performance of Ireland's Call, in tribute to Ireland's medical frontline.




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Motley Crew

I know we are locked down but that didn't stop us meeting up.  Thanks to the wonders of Zoom we met up last night for some craic and bad jokes but most importantly to stay connected during these disconnected times.  All a bit weird at the moment,  so more than ever it's important to stay in touch until we can sing together again.

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It Must Be Love - IABS Big Sing 2020

On February 14-16th this year we joined a load of our IABS friends for the Big Sing which this year was held at the lovely County Arms Hotel in Birr, Co. Offaly.  Suffice to say we had a ball which you can see in this video when the men performed for the ladies of IABS on Saturday afternoon having workshopped this song and others during the day.  If you like great company, great harmony and great craic consider joining us or recommending us to others please.

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IABS Convention - Killarney 2019

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Congratulations Brendan Keenan

Huge congratulations to one of our own - Brendan Keenan of Harmony Federation and FiveLamps (left of the photo) winning the Exteme Quartet competiion at BABS Harmony College 2019.

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Feds at Áras an Úachtarán

So we had a very special day out yesterday.  At President Higgins special request, we were invited to sing at one of his famous garden parties in Áras an Úachtarán.  On this occasion, the garden party was a celebration of those who work to support refugees and people seeking asylum, fleeing persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, social group or political views. We had a wonderful time at the Áras and were of course delighted to be part of the entertainment for this special audience.

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Bringing Home Silverware from Navan Choral Festival

12/05/2019 - Continuing our great weekend we headed off to the Navan Choral Festival and showcased Barbershop big style!!  The audience loved what we had to offer and we brought home silverware!!

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Singing out at Dundrum Town Centre

11/05/2019 - Great Singout at the Dundrum Town Centre today.  The audience were suitably impressed and we had a ball.

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Feds Sing out in the Dundrum Town Centre - Join us!!

We are singing in the Dundrum Town Centre tomorrow 11th May at 5pm ( Level 3 outside McCabes Pharmacy ).  Come along and have a listen to what Barbershop singing is about.  We are always open to new members.  If you're interested in joining us then talk to any one of us or go to to join us for a no strings attached rehearsal.

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