Singing the Land, Enchanting the Voice

5–8 May 2022 / Scotland


Date: 5–8 May 2022

Cost: £100 / £130 / £160

Location: Perthshire, Scotland



Run by: Joanna Spence

Further information:

During our long weekend together, we will explore how harmony singing and vocal play can support us to come into deeper relationship with ourselves, one another and the land. We will also explore how singing with an awareness of ourselves as active participants in our environment can support us to develop a greater awareness of the vibrant aliveness of all things.

The retreat will take place at the Big Shed, a beautiful venue on the banks of Loch Tay in Perthshire, Scotland. Accommodation will be camping, and there is a large indoor workshop space where we will sing. There will be plenty of space in the programme for going on walks and swimming in the loch – and we’ll sing outside whenever possible.

We’ll sing a variety of songs in 3- and 4-part harmony. Some will be arrangements of folk songs from the British Isles and elsewhere, others will be sacred chants, songs of reverence and celebration. Songs will be taught by ear, so you don’t need to be able to read music. For longer songs, lyric sheets will be provided. All experience levels are warmly welcomed!

You’re invited to choose how much you pay based on what you can comfortably afford. You might think of this as ‘low income / standard / generosity’, but it’s really just what you feel comfortable paying. The options are: £100 / £130 / £160, including camping space, all meals and teaching sessions.

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