Sing folk songs from the British Isles

Learn folk songs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland all arranged for voice only. A weekend of singing not far from London with lovely country walks nearby.

Felden Lodge

"Quite frankly this was the best singing weekend that I've ever experienced. The choice of material and arrangements were great and the overall enjoyment has been amazing. Such a wonderful group of people." Folk songs from the British Isles, Lake District, July 2018

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Friday 5 April 2019 5pm to Sunday 7 April 2019 2pm
Felden Lodge
Felden Lane
Hemel Hempstead HP3 0BL (SatNav users: HP3 0BB)

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Cost: £180 (shared twin) | £210 (single occupancy) PER PERSON


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Felden Lodge, Hertfordshire

Felden Lodge is set in 32 acres of peaceful grounds on the rural outskirts of Hemel Hempstead. It's just 35 minutes by train from central London. Felden Lodge is on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are plenty of country-walks nearby and an opportunity on Saturday afternoon to explore the area.

Felden Lodge bedroom All bedrooms are twin en-suite. There is a newly refurbished relaxing lounge area and conservatory style dining room. The weekend includes all meals, tuition and tea/ coffee breaks.

Felden Lodge dining room
We will learn 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!

Felden Lodge coffee lounge Chris has carefully chosen the songs which are all arranged for voices only. He teaches everything by ear so there is no need to read music.

Chris will make a recording of the workshop available free afterwards. This will remind you of the weekend and impress you with the sound we create together!

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Comments from 2018's singing weekend at Felden Lodge:

"The company and choice of songs was great. Who knew that such a venue and location was near Hemel Hempstead!"

"The whole weekend was so enjoyable. Music was excellent, schedule was agreeable with generous free time and breaks, the venue was cosy and lent itself to socialising in the communal areas."

"I liked the pace and variety in the workshop sessions. The venue was fine and we were well catered for. I enjoyed having space and the countryside is easily accessible. Important when so many people are gathered together for a period of time!"

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