April 2013 News

Julie Feeney, singer, songwriter, composer & guest of honour at Tiny Voice publication launch 23rd April

Common Ground is delighted to welcome the inspiring Julie Feeney who will launch our research publication Tiny Voices in The Base, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 at 1pm on April 23rd 2013.

Tiny Voices was a 16 weeks early years music pilot, located in the childcare centres of the Base and Goldenbridge Day Nursery.  Two musicans Thomas Johnston and Eamon Sweney worked with childcare staff and 23 children exploring the magic of music and how it could influence and enrich the Aistear curriculum.  Tiny Voices is a partnership between Common Ground, The Base and Early Childhood Ireland.  The research was carried out by Mairead Berrill and is co-published with St Patrick’s College and in association with University College Cork.

TINY VOICES WORKSHOPS – 2.30 – 5.30pm – April 23rd The Base

There are still a number of workshop places available; register by email to info@commonground.ie with the following details:

– full name

– contact phone number

– Identify whether they are a musician or child care practitioner

N.B.The workshops are free and places are limited to 15 per workshop.


Hosted by Tiny Voices musicians Thomas Johnson and Eamon Sweeney; participants will rotate between two separate early years workshops and experience music making for the early years.


The musicians and child care practitioners of Tiny Voices will present their experience and learning of what it was like to deliver a 16 week early year’s music pilot together, with and for early year’s children. They will also reference the Tiny Voices research findings and how it directly links to the Aistear curriculum.

Common Ground and its partners Early Childhood Ireland and The Base acknowledges the support for Tiny Voices from:

Research co-publishers St Patrick’s, Drumcondra and University College Cork

The Arts Council

Ballyfermot Partnership

Katherine Howard Foundation

Canal Communities Partnership

Irish Youth Foundation

For any additional information please contact Common Ground at 01 7078766