Buckfast Abbey singing weekend | Cornish carols, folk songs & sacred songs | November 2018 – review

Fifty-five singers filled the delightful Northgate House hotel at Buckfast Abbey on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, next to the banks of the River Dart. It was a wonderful weekend of song in a beautiful setting: Cornish carols, sacred songs, folk songs from a wide range of traditions, hearty food and luxury accommodation. The weekend was led by Jane [...]

2018-12-18T11:30:27+00:00December 18th, 2018|Previous Singing Retreats, Uncategorized|

Singing week on Lundy

Singing week on Lundy The 2016 Songways singing week on Lundy was a wonderful time, combining the joy of singing, the beauty of the island and the fun of being with old friends and new. Led by Jane, the group of 25 singers enjoyed a rich variety of songs during the week, including beautiful folk [...]

2019-01-06T17:14:08+00:00August 30th, 2016|Previous Singing Retreats|

Singing week in the South of France

Our first international singing week took place in June 2016 at La Maison Verte, a converted wine-maker’s mansion in Roujan, a village in the Languedoc region in the South of France. The singing was led by Jane Harris, Director of Songways, and Brendan Taaffe, composer, workshop leader and multi-instrumentalist from Vermont, US, and the week [...]

2019-01-06T17:17:03+00:00May 10th, 2016|Previous Singing Retreats|


Fifty-five singers gathered for the 2016 singing weekend, Thurs 7 – Sun 10 April. We were based at Corpus Christi College, in the heart of Cambridge, singing in the Chapel, and visiting four other colleges to sing during the weekend: Emmanuel, Queens’, Clare and St John’s. The singing was led by Jane Harris, Director of [...]

2016-11-02T15:28:15+00:00April 11th, 2016|Previous Singing Retreats|

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