Surface Tension


Help to record the ‘sounds’ of the Lough Neagh wetlands?

Are you interested in participating in ‘Surface Tension’, a sound recording project, for the local community, to capture the unique sounds of the Lough Neagh wetlands?

‘Surface Tension’ workshops, will take place over the next year at various locations around the Lough Neagh wetlands. They will be an opportunity to learn sound recording techniques and how to capture the incredible diversity of nature and wildlife sounds. From the Crumlin Glen waterfall to the Dawn chorus in Rea’s Wood, the Lough Neagh wetlands offer many beautiful settings that host a range of species and habitat diversity to hone your sound recording skills. Danielle Carragher will facilitate the workshops.

You must be age 16 or over. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring your smart phone to record with.

Sounds can take us back to a favorite memory or connect us emotionally with the landscape around us allowing us to appreciate and value our local biodiversity.

If you have already made a sound recording, please do bring it along to one of the workshops. Places limited, book early.

Theme Venue Date Time


Winter sounds on the Lough Neagh wetlands.

What noises do we associate with the winter?


Lock Keepers Cottage, Toomebridge Wednesday, 15 November 2017 6.30 to 9.30pm


Awakening from Winter.

An opportunity to walk along the beautiful River Main.

ARCHES Community Hall, Randalstown.


Saturday, 3 March 2018 10am to 2pm
Spring is here.

Can we capture the vibrant Dawn Chorus of Lough Neagh?


Lough Shore Park, Antrim.

Meet at the entrance to Rea’s Wood.


Sunday, 20 May 2018 5am to 9am

The event will end with a cooked breakfast.

Sounds of Summer.

Waterfalls and Dippers are just some of the sounds we might hear in the Glen.


Crumlin Glen, Crumlin.

Meet in the car park.




8 August 2018

6.30 to 9.30pm

A partnership project between the Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, funded through the Heritage Lottery Programme.

If you would like to get involved or find out more, please contact:

Siobhan Thompson, Natural Heritage Officer, E: T: 028 3831 1688 or Ruth Wilson, Biodiversity Officer, E: T: 028 9446 3113 ext 31371