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This 3-day intensive workshop consists of one-on-one sessions with guest artists, and a full day of group seminars covering topics related to songwriting, recording, and business in the music industry. It will take place in the idyllic English countryside of West Somerset, where the participants can write and record songs whilst being surrounded by nature and like-minded creatives. Click here to read more and find out how to apply for a place. 

This year's guest artists and workshop leaders: 

Roo Panes

British singer-songwriter Andrew β€œRoo” Panes' introspective lyrics, soulful voice, and deft fingerpicking have drawn comparisons to artists like Nick Drake, George Ezra, and Laura Marling. Panes released a series of well-received independent EPs, Once (2012), Weight of the World (2012), and Land of the Living (2013), before issuing a proper full-length debut, Little Giant, in 2014. His sophomore studio LP, Paperweights, followed in early 2016. 

Joanne Clara

Although classical trained in composition and performance (piano and cello), Joanne Clara is also a singer-songwriter who releases her own music and regularly collaborates with other artists. She’s written for short films that have screened in major film festivals in Hong Kong, and she has just recently performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra who commissioned her to write a piano concerto last November. Other performances of her compositions include commissions from Royal Academy of Art, National Gallery, and National Portrait Gallery in London, UK. 

Sean Hatton

Sean is a Record Producer, Recording/Mix Engineer and Musician who has worked in some of the top recording studios and venues around the country. His work has had numerous plays on Spotify, commercial and National radio as well as some of his work being used for Terrestrial Television programmes. Sean specialises in recording and production but is also very active in the live entertainment industry. He has also produced much of his own recording equipment. 

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Joanne Clara's latest single is now available on iTunes + Spotify



a five-track instrumental album featuring orchestral music and various instruments.