Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to be partnering with the Over the Hill Music Collective for a free online workshop with a difference.


In Room Songs, Paul Kane and Chip Bailey will use music and storytelling to ask how we are all relating to the rooms we live in during this time of strangeness, and hopefully generate some new music and songs too!


If you are working on music or song writing of your own and have been struggling, this workshop will help you kickstart your writing, giving you a structure to work with.


If you have never written a song before, but always wondered how to do it, this workshop will show you the journey of an original song, from the very first strumming of an idea to final recording of a finished track.


If you are feeling isolated, stifled or just in need of a good singsong, this is the place!


Get ready to tell stories, sing and play along, learn about songwriting and, by the end of the workshop, collaborate to create something new!


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Paul Kane

Paul has been a musician for the past 30 years specialising on Lead guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals as well other instruments. He has toured the UK playing festivals and played extensively across Ireland. Paul is also an artist and arts project manager, and founder of the Over the Hill Music Collective. His work with the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast was recognised by the Alzheimer’s Society for outstanding contribution in working with people with dementia. With Over the Hill Paul has co-produced two albums, Velvet Revolution and Cicatrix. Isobars is his current album, but has taken more time to complete due to COVID-19. He has performed with Over the Hill at the Open House Festival, the Out to Lunch Festival, the Stendhal Festival and the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, and in partnership with the Ulster Orchestra.


Chip Bailey

Chip is a musician, producer, facilitator and member of Over the Hill Collective. As the regular drummer/percussionist with Duke Special, he has toured with the likes of Snow Patrol, Crowded House, Van Morrison, The Beautiful South and The Divine Comedy and played at Wembley, The NEC, The Royal Albert Hall and many other notable venues around the world. His TV credits include Later with Jools Holland, Top of the Pops, Taratata (France), BBC Electric Proms and Sesame Street (with the Muppets!). He is also known for his famed Stump Fiddle (and now the Chipstick) and plays his own signature model cheese grater and whisk!