Voicebeat is a song group or community choir aimed at anyone who enjoys singing with others. We sing songs from around the world in unaccompanied harmony, usually in three or four parts, often in foreign languages, occasionally with drumming. There is no audition and no need to be able to read music, as we learn by ear and sing from memory. We aim to offer an informal and welcoming atmosphere, and an enjoyable challenge for adult singers of all levels of ability and training.
The active membership of Voicebeat is about 50 people, with a typical weekly attendance of 30–35, of all levels of experience and ability and from many countries of origin. The singing is led by Harry Campbell of the folk/world harmony group Muldoon's Picnic. We perform regularly, partly to publicise what we do, to recruit members and where possible to earn a modest fee for the group. We have recorded one CD of our own (“Swell the Sound”) and two tracks on the 2015 Christmas CD from Muldoon's Picnic, "All and some".