Countryside Songwriting Retreat – October 2016

We have announced a new five-day Songwriting Retreat from the 17th to 21st October 2016. The £229 early-bird price is inclusive of food and accommodation.

Register your interest in our October 2016 Songwriting Retreat!

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London Songwriters has hosted five highly affordable five-day Songwriting Retreats, for a total of 66 happy writers from across the UK and Europe. Four of these have been for up to 12 writers at a beautiful, spacious converted barn in the gorgeous Derbyshire Peak District countryside. Each rated the experience 5 out of 5.

Writer testimonial: ‘I have just been on a really fabulous retreat for songwriters with Murray Webster. If you want a laid back but focussed, friendly, supportive event to do some collaborative and/or solo songwriting and develop your skills, Murray’s are the best out there at an affordable price.’

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Whatever your experience, the benefits of attending the songwriting retreat are:

  • you will immerse yourself in your writing without the distractions of everyday life
  • you will have a great time in lovely surroundings with like-minded people
  • you will increase the quantity and the quality of songs you write at the retreat and afterwards
  • you will increase your self-confidence as a songwriter
  • you will increase your songwriter connections and co-writing network
  • you will write at least one or two songs each day
  • you will get encouragement and valuable feedback on your current repertoire
  • you will learn and/or practise the essential songwriting ‘tools‘ and ‘rules‘ (and work out when you can break them)

See the Songwriting Retreats page for more information and testimonials!

Register your interest for an all-inclusive early-bird price of just £229 until the end of August (standard price £249).

London Songwriters May 2016 Newsletter

Following on from the excellent Peak District retreat last week, our next songwriting experience is the exciting low-cost, week-long, all-inclusive, single-room, fully-catered, residential August Songwriting and Recording Summer Camp using the extensive studio facilities of Box Hill School and also set in a beautiful environment. At only £329 Places are filling up fast so please register your interest for this and other retreats if you have not already done so:

London Songwriters Summer Camp

Click here for further details and to register your interest – London Songwriters Summer Camp August 2016

Last week 11 of us, including four return attendees from last year, spent a superb time in Derbyshire for a fourth highly successful London Songwriters Retreat – great songs were written and collaborative connections made. Some comments from the writers:

‘Fab venue. Relaxing 5 days, superbly organised.’ ‘a good opportunity to hone my skills with helpful guidance and a supportive environment surrounded by friendly like-minded people. Highly recommended!’

‘I have just been on a really fabulous retreat for song-writers with Murray Webster. If you want a laid back but focused, friendly, supportive event to do some collaborative and/or solo songwriting and develop your skills, Murray’s are the best out there at an affordable price.’

On Sunday 22nd May we have our monthly Songshare Session. Bring your songs at any stage of development for constructive feedback and we can discuss the technical and communication aspects related to melody, lyric, structure, rhyme etc. In an increasingly distracted world any techniques that help to engage with our audience effectively is worth knowing. We can also discuss the very latest analysis of trends in hit songwriting.

Places are limited to allow time for a detailed discussion of two songs each.

On a personal note a pop track that I wrote and produced in early April is now being included on a compilation album commemorating this year’s Shakespeare 400 centenary. It was an interesting project from a purely songcraft point of view and I will let you know more when it is released in early June!

I hope to see you at one of our events very soon ☺

London Songwriters Summer Camp

We have announced a new all-inclusive five-day Songwriting Summer Camp from the 1st to 5th August 2016 in beautiful Box Hill.

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This will be a five-day songwriting, arranging, recording and production experience.

Register your interest – London Songwriters Summer Camp August 2016

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London Songwriters has hosted four highly affordable Songwriting Retreats, for a total of 45 happy writers. Each rated the experience 5 out of 5 – “Thanks it was a great week!  Can’t wait ’til the next one!’

Check out the Summer Camp Page for more details!

Songwriting Retreat – May 2016

We have announced a new £215 all-inclusive five-day Songwriting Retreat from the 2nd to 6th May 2016:

Register your interest in our May 2016 Songwriting Retreat!

In 2015 London Songwriters hosted three highly affordable four-day Songwriting Retreats, for a total of 35 happy writers, in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Each rated the experience 5 out of 5 – “Thanks it was a great week!  Can’t wait ’til the next one!’

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Whatever your experience, the benefits of attending the songwriting retreat are:

  • you will immerse yourself in your writing without the distractions of everyday life
  • you will have a great time in lovely surroundings with like-minded people
  • you will increase the quantity and the quality of songs you write at the retreat and afterwards
  • you will increase your confidence as a songwriter
  • you will increase your songwriter connections and co-writing network
  • you will write at least one or two songs each day
  • you will get encouragement and valuable feedback on your current repertoire
  • you will learn and/or practise the essential songwriting ‘tools‘ and ‘rules‘ (and work out when you can break them)

See the Retreats page for more information and more testimonials!

January Songwriting Workshops

…marked a great start to the year with two events with two different formats.

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It was amazing!”, “Thanks for a great workshop again! These are so valuable“, “Great experience“, “Really inspiring and effective group” – so said some of the participants at our New Year 2016 Collaboration and Songshare Workshop on January 17th.

Really well organized and superb system for gathering feedback – genuinely illuminating. Thoroughly enjoyed it.” said one participant about our second event, a Songshare and Feedback Session on January 30th.

We looking forward to welcoming more songwriters to our future events!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

2015 was a very busy and successful year for London Songwriters.

It was certainly one of innovation. Three highly successful retreats in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside were attended by 35 writers, all of whom rated the overall experience 5 out of 5.

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Alongside the monthly collaboration workshops we also inaugurated a songshare format, which proved both popular and useful and we had some great industry speakers, including Norman Dolph, David Stark and Don Gallacher.

The two concerts we organised for the homeless charity Crisis At Christmas at the end of the year were a huge success and we raised £1062 at the same time via our Donation Page.

 

Here’s to 2016!