For the performance during the Fleadh Cheoil festival in Sligo 2014, Sabona put on a show with an original song written by Mabel Chah, Stephanie Poirier , Sinead Dolan and Inatability. The song was produced by Jason Casey and Ace Adeola. The song title “I love you” which is made up of three verses saying “i love you” in as many languages as could be put in a 3:30mins song has become qute a hit in the community especially among children as you could hear them at their youth centers and schools singing along.

In 2015, after the brilliant performance Sabona put up at the Fleadh Cheoil, The festival directors called the group up again to perform on its main stage at the gig rig on Stephen’s street car park. SABONA put up a 30 minutes performance with a couple of solo performances from its members of original songs and the singing of the Irish National Anthem which was well acclaimed by the crowd of over  3000 people. (SABONA during rehearsals).

After the festivities, Sabona starts its own community course funded by the ETB to teach song and dance with music styles from different cultures. During the course, a song is composed by participants and a dance choreographed and after the course, a tour to care centers and residences is carried out. The feed back from the community is great and the music branch of SABONA keeps growing from strength to strength as the project gets refunded to carry out the course again in 2016. At the Avalon Center

With great assistance from the Northside resource center Forthill, SABONA has a base and an office where it could be contacted. Rehearsals are mostly held in the community center on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

Dates for the SABONA song and dance course will be announced, watch this space for follow up.



Sabona present the new video by Mabel Chah, featuring Tafadzwa Moswa

This Friday night ‘Burning Coal’ will be officially launched. Continuing in the spirit of uniting people through music, art and film, this Sabona production unites the three most important arts centres and venues in the region.  The song was recorded in The Model, Sligo,  filmed in The Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo and is being premiered in The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton. Sabona will showcase ‘Encounter’ and other works on film.

April 24th 8:30pm, Free Admission, The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton

The video will be shown as part of The Glens Centre 20th anniversary celebrations.

Christmas, Sabona Style

We have been visiting a number of centres in the community bringing seasonal cheer, Sabona Style, around Sligo.

Bringing the gifts of song, music and dance to the centres, in return we have received welcome, joy and friendship from each visit.

We have been humbled by the warmth and enthusiasm of the welcomes, and we have thoroughly enjoyed sharing songs and dances with all our new friends.

Merry Christmas Sligo xx

Sabona visits Nazareth House

Sabona visits Nazareth House

What have Sabona been up to?

Despite the lack of blogging here, we have been more prolific than ever for the past 2 years.

  • We produced our feature film “Encounter” and are currently in post production.
  • We produced a series of shorts called The Portrait Project.
  • We exhibited and screened our work at Culture Night 2013.
  • We are currently recording and filming music with artists Mabel Chah, Tafadzwa Moswa, Ace, Teddy and Stephanie.
  • We are working towards performing this summer at The Cairde Festival in July and The Fleadh Cheoil in August.

Watch this space for updates on our projects…