Brendan Taaffe USA and Alison Burns UK: both community composers writing especially for singers. Come and join them for a weekend of transcendent harmony singing, new compositions, good food, community and fun! Please note: You are not expected to be able to read music to join in this workshop. Teaching will be by ear but with written music available. The cost includes tuition, and teas and coffee each day.
Singers are expected to find their own accommodation, however, if you need a bed for the night let us know as there may be Edinburgh singers who would be happy to host visitors.
We are hoping to provide a soup & sandwich lunch for a small extra
charge. Details will be confirmed nearer the weekend.
Kate Howard and Ali Burns will lead this women only (sorry chaps!) harmony singers dream weekend with their usual mix of inspiring warm-ups, great community, wonderful songs and good food. Written music will be available but the weekend will be geared towards learning by ear as well. Residential places will be limited to 26 but there will be space for plenty of day visitors and there are plenty of bed and breakfast places nearby.
Food will be simple but tasty and wholesome. Bedrooms are shared between 2-4 people – no bunk beds.
The full fee for the weekend is £200, which includes accommodation, food and tutoring. £50 deposit (£15 non-refundable admin fee) to secure your place.
Saturday day rate: £70 includes tutoring, lunch and drinks.
Sunday day rate: £50 includes tutoring, lunch and drinks.
Breakfast and dinner for day participants by arrangement with the organisers.
All payments to be made by 12th March 2018.
Approximate timings for the weekend will be:-
Arrivals Friday evening from 5pm onwards with dinner at 7pm - followed by short sing and introductions at 8.30pm - 9.30pm.
Saturday breakfast from 7.30am - 9am. Singing from 9.15am - 12.45pm with a coffee break mid morning. Saturday afternoon to be arranged depending on weather - either singing and time for a walk/break or a long lunch break with singing later in the afternoon.
Saturday evening - food at 6.30pm
Sunday morning - breakfast until 9.15am. Singing at 9.30am - 1pm with a coffee break mid morning. Lunch 1 - 2 pm. Last session 2pm - 3.30pm
Fee and deposit refunded less £15 admin charge if cancellation received before 28th February 2018.
Fee less £50 deposit refunded if cancellation received after 1st March 2018.
Fee less £50 deposit refunded by negotiation if place is filled and cancellation is after 12th March 2018