Hi, you’ve found me…
Thanks for coming to have a look at what I’m up to. I’m Ali Burns, a songwriter/composer, creative and workshop leader based in Musselburgh, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. I write songs for choirs and singing groups and teach them in workshops. And I have a parallel visual art and making practice – video, collage and text-based work – where I explore ideas that often end up as songs and as artwork of some kind. Pop into the shop while you’re here and you can hear some of my recent work.
Discover, download, share and teach songs
Collections of songs for community choirs.
I absolutely love singing workshops! More than practising with my beloved choir, more than performing. I love the way a group of strangers can come together and form a community over the course of a day, or a weekend, or a week. I love the way that harmony singing is such an equaliser; the way singers lift each other to sing things we wouldn’t necessarily manage on our own.
And I love the way you can leave the weight of daily life at the door and know that no matter how low or out of sorts you’re feeling, singing will lift you into a better place.
If you haven’t been to one of my workshops before then have a browse below and see if any of these might suit you. Or if you’d like me to come and do a workshop with your choir or group just email me on email@example.com
“You are a national treasure! When I take an Ali Burns song along to my choir they all say Ooooh Ali Burns!, so just as Judi Dench’s full title is now Dame Judi Dench, your national treasure title is now Ooooh Ali Burns!ROS THOMAS, CHOIR LEADER, MALVERN
Find songs to sing by theme
All kinds of rounds and short and easy harmony songs.
No licence required to share or teach these songs.