Stars, stripes and maple leaves: songs from across the pond

A fun weekend of fabulous harmony singing in a luxury venue in a country park in Telford. Come and celebrate amazing singer-songwriters from both Canada and the USA.

Telford Town Park nature reserve, Shropshire

"What a good weekend that was and extra special because those were new arrangements. Thanks again Chris for making these things possible." Participant on 2017's Songs from across the pond weekend

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Friday 17 May 2024 5pm to Sunday 19 May 2024 2pm
Telford Holiday Inn
Telford TF3 4EH

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Cost: £270 (twin/double) | £335 (single occupancy of twin/double) PER PERSON
if booked and paid for by 16 February 2024, otherwise £20 per person more


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Telford Holiday Inn, Shropshire Telford Holiday Inn is set in 450 acres of the award-winning Telford Town Park half a mile from the city centre and railway station, and just off the M54. Telford's iconic, 18th-century Ironbridge is 10 minutes' drive, and museums and historic sites along the Ironbridge Gorge hark back to the Industrial Revolution. The weekend includes all meals, tuition and tea/ coffee breaks.

Holiday Inn bedroom All bedrooms are twin or double en-suite and all furnished to a very high standard. All rooms have a flat-screen TV and there is wi-fi throughout the hotel. Guests will also have free use of the hotel leisure facilities: swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

Holiday Inn swimming pool We will learn songs by song-writers such as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and David Byrne (Talking Heads). A glorious celebration of amazing song-writing talent from both Canada and the USA. There will also be opportunities to explore the local area and relax on the Saturday afternoon.

Telford Town Park
A weekend of glorious harmony singing, fun and laughter. No experience needed – just a love of singing! All songs have been chosen carefully and arranged especially for voices only.

Holdiay Inn dining room Everything will be taught by ear (no need to read music!). No previous experience needed – just bring yourself and have a go. Whether you've only ever sung in the shower, or you're already in a choir, there will be something here for everyone – all in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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Feedback from previous Songs from across the pond weekend:

"Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend of music and the opportunity to meet so many lovely people. I thought your arrangements were excellent and I loved the challenges and what we achieved. Feeling simultaneously exhausted and energised!"

"Thank you, Chris, for an ENTIRELY awesome weekend: brilliant choice of songs and no mean feat to teach all new arrangements in one workshop. You done us proud!"

"Three years ago I wouldn't have dreamed I could be part of something like that. I so love to sing, even though they're not always the right notes, and the way you work suits me perfectly. Already looking forward to another weekend."

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