Date: 25–27 Jun 2021
Location: Sedbergh, Cumbria
Run by: David Burbidge
Contact details: 01539621166
Join us in Sedbergh for a weekend singing Slovenian songs and enjoying Slovenia wine and food – with concerts, workshops, walks, communal meals, and the warm welcome and hospitality for which our twinning exchanges have become famous.
Sedbergh was twinned with Zrece in 2005 following the 12 week BBC series, The Town That Wants a Twin, where our small Yorkshire Dales town chose a similar town in Slovenia out of 5 other towns across continental Europe. Since then we have enjoyed numerous choir exchanges in both countries, as well as visits from poets, artists, hill walkers, families, school children, football players and many others.
I will be teaching the songs at outdoor venues over the weekend, and they are also available on Youtube and Soundcloud with each individual harmony sung separately. I will also be doing a Zoom tutorial prior to the weekend to go over some of the songs. We can enjoy singing these together at outdoor picnics and gatherings, and enjoy concerts from seasoned performers.
Accommodation is available in Sedbergh ranging from camping through hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels.
I am also inviting Slovenian living and working in the UK to join us – alongside our many singers from South Lakeland and throughout the UK.
Slovenia is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary of becoming an independent nation after it separated from Yugoslavia in 1991. It is now one of the smallest EU countries with a population of 2 million. It is famous for its natural beauty and mountains, the warmth of its hospitality, and the quality – and quantity – of its singing.