Cultural Weekends

with singer-songwriters, poets...

...authors and artists

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Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara, Co. Galway, H91 X8Y8, Galway, Ireland Tel.: +353 (0)95 46100, Email:

In keeping with the cultural history of this lovely, welcoming house we are commencing a series of cultural events this autumn; with songwriters, artists, singers, poets and writers.


Sophie will take you through an enjoyable introductory session in songwriting. Her aim is for participants to produce a complete song lyric by the end of the session, teaching the essentials of song structure along the way and some good practises in approaching songwriting. No instruments needed as we will work off a well known tune. Notebooks and pens provided.

Weekend Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September

• 2 Bed & Breakfast
• Song Writing Workshop on Saturday morning after breakfast.
• Pre-Dinner performance on Saturday evening
• Dinner on one evening of your choice in our award winning  Rusheenduff Restaurant

Price: 2B&B 1D €215.00pp


About the Artist

Originally from Galway city Sophie now lives in Dundalk with her musician-husband Jinx Lennon and their two young children. Sophie is an illustrator, horticulturist, and singer songwriter.  Sophie has delivered song-writing workshops for the Doolin Writer’s Festival, Comhairle na nÓg and more recently held the role of songwriter on the creative writing and choral project, “Everyman”, between the Dundalk Mens Shed, An Tain Arts Centre in Dundalk and musicians Zoe Conway and John McIntyre.

Sophie delivers stories carved in her own lore, conjured by her own unique lyrical dynamism. Her songs are charmed with a rare and seductive magic. These dark enchantments have seen her play support for artists such as Dick Gaughan, Mundy, John Spillane, Ger Wolfe and Luka Bloom.   Indeed her gothic-folk song “Delirium” was used in UK horror film “Spiderhole”.   She and her band have performed at the Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Arcadian Fields, Feile na Bealtaine, Fiddler’s Green and the Drogheda Arts Festival.

“Whether she’s conjuring up magic or brewing up something darker, Coyle’s voice and narrative
takes charge on the assertive Blame Me for the Storm.” - Irish Times (Louise Bruton)

4 stars
“Hopefully the first of many more albums to come from this promising Irish musical talent.”
- Irish News (David Roy)

“A rich-layered CD, delightful on every level.” - Irish Music Magazine (Deirdre Cronin)


SONGS BY SOPHIE: include Mayfly and The Burning Gorse


Tel: 095 46100 | Email: