Member Stories – Meet Dalia!

Dalia is originally from Romania, and lived in Ukraine with her husband and six children until earlier this year, when they left their home due to the dangers of war.

With help from both Irish and Ukrainian friends they moved to Fermoy, and Lisa Dunphy (musical lead) invited Dalia and her husband to a rehearsal with the Fermoy International Choir. Dalia says, “We liked it very much. So here we are. It’s a very nice group of people. Every meeting is fun and interesting.”

Here’s what Dalia has to say about joining the singing group, so far!


𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐫?

I enjoy the most the company and our very good friend director- Lisa.  Singing with them is easy and fun.

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥?

Singing with the choir makes me feel excellent.  I made a lot of friends there.

𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐩 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐬?

I got to know a lot of new people and now many of them are my friends. We see each other outside of rehearsal for a cup of tea or picnic. It’s a good opportunity to be in touch with many people and help each other if it is needed.

𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲?

I think the choir makes you feel an important member of the community. When you go outside you have the feeling that you know everyone, because all the time you meet a familiar face and you can chat. 

Singing together unites us and gives us good mood.

𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐃𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚!🎼🎶🎵


We are looking to help more towns bring people together of all nationalities, by starting local, informal community singing groups. Email and we’ll help you get started!