Soundpost Singing Weekend: The Fairy Gathering

Dungworth, Sheffield


Main Rd
Sheffield S6 6HF

Soundpost Singing Weekend: The Fairy Gathering

10 May 12 May 16:00 – 21:00
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The Fairy Gathering will breathe new life into the story-world of folk-tales about fairies, we will explore how they can be made relevant to singers and listeners today.

The fantasy of the fairy world offers escape to a place of light and beauty, of endless food and drink, of laughter and happiness, where we can find those we thought lost forever. Come and join us in a magical place and prepare to be entranced.

A wide range of talks and workshops explore otherworldly material from many angles: delving into the archives and learning about traditional tales in their rawest forms, hearing from singers such as Marry Waterson, Fay Hield, Lucy Farrell, Ewan MacPherson and Ben Nicholls about the enchanted moments they have experienced working with fairy stories, and plentiful opportunities to work with old texts, writers and musicians to generate your own new music. There will also be lots of singing and music around including unique performances from the artists and chances to share your own new or old songs, taking part in big communal sings or offering a song or tune in the sessions and concerts dotted throughout the weekend.

Everyone is welcome; those with a deep fascination in fairy, those who want to develop their singing or songwriting skills, and those who just want to hang out with a group of amazing people and absorb the charmed atmosphere of a Soundpost SInging Weekend.


Marry Waterson

Fay Hield

Lucy Farrell

Ben Nicholls

Ewan MacPherson

Barney Morse Brown

Terri Windling

Carolyne Larrington

Steven Hadley

And more artists to be confirmed...

To find out more about the project ‘Modern Fairies’ which features some of the artists who will be attending our weekend take a look at the website below.


Ticket Prices

  • £95 Weekend Ticket: Full Price (includes concert)
  • £75 Weekend Ticket: Students and Unwaged (includes concert)
  • £12 Saturday night concert ticket only (Max: 2 additional tickets only. If demand is high we may not be able to guarantee concert tickets. Refunds will be issued if this is the case)

Download your booking form here, and email it back to us or click on the ticket link above to buy online.

There are many fantastic options for accommodation local to Dungworth. For some ideas download our accommodation suggestions here.

For more information, contact helen@soundpost.org.uk.