Sing folk songs of the British Isles – residential weekend, Lake District

20–22 Jul 2018 / Cumbria


Date: 20–22 Jul 2018

Cost: £190 per person if booked before 20 April 2018

Details: 5pm Friday to 2pm Sunday

Location: Brathay Hall, Ambleside LA22 0HP Cumbria, Lake District



Run by: Chris Rowbury

Contact details: 01394 610 486

Further information:

Learn folk songs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland all arranged specially for voice only — for anyone who loves to sing, no experience necessary.

Ambleside is in the very heart of the Lake District. Brathay Hall, a beautiful Georgian mansion, is set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture at the head of Lake Windermere. The peace and tranquillity to be found on the estate, enjoyed by visitors such as Wordsworth, Coleridge and Constable, offers guests a unique sense of space. The weekend includes all meals, tuition and tea/ coffee breaks.

SOLD OUT (contact Chris to go on the waiting list)

We will learn and sing a variety of traditional folk songs from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales arranged in 3- and 4-part harmony: rousing drinking songs, yearning love songs, robust sea shanties, spooky ballads, songs of the countryside – something for everyone!

Everything will be taught by ear in a fun, friendly and informal way. No previous experience needed — just bring yourself and have a go.