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Growing Harmony, Wiston Lodge

29th August @ 8:00 am - 2nd September @ 3:00 pm

£90.00 – £100.00

Big DRUMROLL please………….because I’m delighted to announce that Lea Morris from Braunschweig, Germany AND Helen Lyle from Sheffield will be joining Jennie Fisk and me for this totally joyous and eagerly awaited annual event. Lea’s song’s have taken the UK community singing world by storm since her first workshop tour in 2023 after taking part in the Natural Voice Network’s Black Lives Matter Commissioning project with her stunning song Lifting As We Climb. This is you chance to really immerse yourself in her beautiful, soulful work. You can read more about her here.

Helen Lyle co-leads Sheffield’s big community choir Purple Cats and brings a light touch and a wealth of teaching and performing experience to the team. It promises to be a great event.

The venue is Wiston Lodge – originally a Victorian Hunting Lodge – nestled in the hills near Biggar in the south of Scotland. It’s a great venue, with a wooden hut added onto the main house, which is ideal for singing. However, there are no single ensuite rooms so if that kind of privacy is important to you we suggest you get a nearby BnB or camp. Tents, caravans and camper vans are all welcome and there are new showers for campers in the on-site Education Suite.

Rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book: Select either a deposit (residential and singers staying off-site but attending the whole event) or day ticket at the bottom of the page and click ‘get tickets’. Then, fill out the required booking information including room choice, and make your payment. If you are staying at Wiston Lodge, your room will be confirmed when we send out invoices for the final balance, normally around 3 months before the event. We will contact you if we can’t offer either your first or second choice.

Price per person:

Small room – Shared (£550 pp)
Small room as single (£760)
The small rooms have a double and a single bed and are ideal for couples or friends to share.

Cabin room –
Shared (£550 pp)
Cabin room –
as a single room (£730 pp)

Each cabin has 2 bedrooms with a shared toilet/shower room between. Each cabin has a bunkbed and a single. We only sell them as rooms for 2 as there is limited storage space for 3.

Shared room with ensuite
(£650 pp)
There are 2 of these rooms each with 4 or 5 beds.

Men’s dorm
(£550 pp)
Women’s dorm (£550 pp)
The shared dorms have 4 or 5 bunk beds – we only use the bottom bunks – and a nearby toilet.

(£430 pp)
Unlimited room for tents, camper vans and caravans. Please note there is no power hook-up available.

(£380 pp)
Stay in the village or nearby Abbington, Leadhills or Biggar.

Ticket for one day
(£90 pp)

NB: The deposit is £100 for all places except day tickets which should be paid in full.


If you cancel before 1st June 2024 we’ll refund your ticket (minus a £20 admin and bank charge fee). If you cancel between 1st June and 1st August we’ll refund your ticket minus the deposit price (£120). Unless we can fill your place in which case we’re happy to refund your fees (minus a £20 admin and bank charge fee). If you have to cancel in August you’ll loose 50% of your fee – unless we can fill your place.


29th August @ 8:00 am
2nd September @ 3:00 pm
£90.00 – £100.00
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Ali Burns
View Organiser Website


Wiston Lodge
Wiston, near Biggar + Google Map


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Monday Day Ticket
Stay locally and come and sing for the day. All meals included in the price
£ 90.00
4 available
Wiston Deposit Ticket
For singers attending the whole event weather residential or off-site.
£ 100.00
21 available
Friday Day Ticket
Stay locally and come and sing for the day. All meals included in the price
£ 90.00
2 available
Saturday Day Ticket
Stay locally and come and sing for the day. All meals included in the price
£ 90.00
1 available
Sunday Day Ticket
Stay locally and come and sing for the day. All meals included in the price
£ 90.00
2 available