IABS is the organisation which supports and promotes the tradition of barbershop singing in Ireland. This thriving art form includes modern pop, jazz and folk music arranged in the barbershop style of A Cappella four-part harmony.
There are dozens of enthusiastic barbershop choruses and quartets located around the country. If you would like to try the experience of close harmony singing — or you would like to find a group to entertain at a party or function — please follow the links:
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A Message from The ABCs
Thank you! Today has been a sad, stressful day.
So many events we looked forward to have been postponed and people are worried for friends and family. But always in darkness there is light. Today as I sent my Leaving Cert Music students home for 2 weeks I was in the fortunate position to remind them that IABS had provided them with all the resources they needed to practice at home. Knowing they can practice independently for 50% of their exam offered both them and I huge solace. That is down to the huge investment and sharing of knowledge IABS has given us.
You'll be delighted to know their repertoire includes Fame, Rolling in the Deep, Brave, amongst others and even Follow Your Fire from our postponed singout. All advice says we can fight this together and the IABS motto "In Harmony" is ringing true.
Be safe, Lorena & the ABCs.
IABS ANNUAL CONVENTION 2-4 OCTOBER 2020 INEC KILLARNEY
IABS Members Area
The Members section is the place to find teach tracks, music and other resources for registered IABS members. For access, click 'Login | Register' from the site menu above. This resource is only for IABS registered members.
First time? Select 'Register' and create your own IABS membership account. Once verified, your password is used to access teach tracks, music and other member-only material.
2020 CONVENTION POSTPONED
It is with great regret that the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers advises the postponement of the 2020 IABS Convention, to a new date of 8-10 October 2021.
For more details on this, please visit the Convention website:
BARBERSHOP LINKS & RESOURCES
IABS is affiliated with the Barbershop Harmony Society:
For music downloads and vast quantities of resources and news — including a free weekly email newsletter — login with your personal email to receive notifications from the Barbershop Harmony Society.