Soundpost Singing Weekend

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09 Oct 2020 – 11 Oct 2020
17:00 – 20:00

Soundpost SING2020

Following the enormous success of our weekends over the last few years we are running another one from 9th to 11th October 2020 in the beautiful village of Dungworth.

Due to popular demand this weekend will focus on singing, singing and more singing. You will be singing all weekend and will have the benefit of our amazing tutors and artists to guide you and help you to develop your technique, style and repertoire. There will be small sessions, one to one sessions, big sings and more. The weekend will be led by three amazing singers:

Fay Hield

Nancy Kerr

Eliza Carthy.

The experience of these 3 accomplished musicians is unrivalled and their generosity, kindness and enthusiasm as teachers means that this will be a unique, uplifting experience.

Keep an eye out for further announcements as there are more artists and tutors in the pipeline. We will release the timetable to enable you to request certain sessions and workshops in the next few weeks

There will be a tutors concert on the Saturday night. If you are attending the weekend this is included in your ticket. Tickets for those not attending the weekend are £12.

We cannot wait to fill our lungs with Yorkshire air and raise our voices with yours!

Ticket Prices

  • £110 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.

Tickets are available for just the Saturday Evening Concert featuring artists from the weekend here:

Saturday Artist Concert Tickets

We have some fantastic artists joining us. Here’s a bit more about them...

Fay Hield

Fay makes new music from archival sources, weaving the old into new words and sounds that resonate with the people and places she encounters. She has toured and recorded with various BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning projects, including curating The Full English Band and her own group, The Hurricane Party. Her research at The University of Sheffield looks at the English folk scene to discover how it builds a sense of community, how artists play with traditional materials and how audiences receive them. Fay has a new solo album on the way that explores spaces between our world, and that of fairies, ghosts and the animal kingdom.

Nancy Kerr

English violinist, singer and songwriter Nancy Kerr is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2: 2015 Folk Singer of The Year • Horizon Award 2000 • Best Duo 2003 and 2011 With Partner James Fagan • Best Group 2014 with The Full English • Best Album 2014 with The Full English. Nominated Best Traditional Song 2003 for Dance to Your Daddy and Best Original Song 2011 for Queen of Waters and 2017 for Fragile Water. Winner Best Album (Spiral earth 2011) for Twice Reflected Sun. She was the recipient of the 2015 Alistair Hullett Award for Songs of Social Justice.

Well-known for her mastery of “fiddlesinging”, she performs solo and in her mulit-award-winning duo with James Fagan as well as with Melrose Quartet and Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting among many other ensembles. Nancy is a principal lecturer at Leeds College of Music and also teaches on the BMus in folk and traditional music at Newcastle University, at Sheffield University and at workshops nationally and internationally.

Photo: James Fagan

Eliza Carthy

If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy. Beloved of staunch traditionalists and iconoclasts alike, Eliza’s music effortlessly crosses boundaries of genre and style. Eliza Carthy is one of the most recognisable faces in British folk. She has spearheaded the re-emergence of English traditional music as a vibrant, exciting genre that could stand proud next to other world musics.
Her achievements have been acknowledged with numerous BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two Mercury Prize nominations, and in 2003 she was the first English traditional musician to be nominated for a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music. Eliza looks forward to the next two years in her new role as Folkworks Artistic Associate at The Sage Gateshead.
She has released two new collaborative albums: The Moral of the Elephant (2014) with her father, Martin Carthy, and Bottle (2015) with American traditional musician and singer Tim Eriksen.