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From A Distance – an online songwriting retreat

From A Distance – an online songwriting retreat

New restrictions in place in the UK have meant that our residential songwriting retreat at Halsway Manor with Reg Meuross and Findlay Napier has moved online.  From a Distance is a three-day songwriting ‘retreat’ that you can attend from the comfort of your own home...

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An Audience with Louise Goffin

An Audience with Louise Goffin

Company of Song: An Audience With Louise Goffin - online - Thursday 14th January 6-7.30pm GMT Music and the joy of sharing creativity with others are the foundations upon which Company of Song was founded. Their team of songwriter facilitators includes the likes of...

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Chris Cleverley’s Lockdown Gramophone Circle

Chris Cleverley’s Lockdown Gramophone Circle

CHRIS CLEVERLEY “...one of the most vital voices of today’s folk generation” Folk Radio UK Lockdown 2.0 prompted singer-songwriter Chris Cleverley to take on a new challenge. His aim in doing the 'Lockdown Gramaphone Circle' was to release a new cover video each day...

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Permission to write songs – Reg Meuross retreat Feb 1-5

Permission to write songs – Reg Meuross retreat Feb 1-5

“I’m not interested in hit songs and formulaic writing, what interests me is you coming and writing and sharing songs which are honest and written from your heart. This retreat is all about opening up your imaginations and minds and stepping away from patterns you might be stuck in without realising.” Reg Meuross

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Online workshops – a leap of faith for Dan Whitehouse

Online workshops – a leap of faith for Dan Whitehouse

When considering online songwriting workshops with Company of Song, I was apprehensive at first, and had to make sure it was going to work, you know, to be of worth to the participants. I’ve run the this Songwriting Immersion method many times in person at Arts Centres, and I really believe in the process, but wanted to be certain I could deliver what folks need from it online.

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Company Of Song

Company Of Song

I’ve been creating, curating and running songwriting workshops and retreats for 10 years in various guises. It all started with London Song Company, which I founded with Julian Marshall and Paul Hussell in 2010. When that closed down I realised I didn’t want to stop running workshops and retreats for songwriters, it had become a passion.

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Immersion – An Earth Moving Experience

Immersion – An Earth Moving Experience

The Immersion Method workshop last Sunday was the culmination of lots of discussions and planning. However, that all went out the window when 30 mins before the Zoom call with the 16 participants was about to begin, I felt the ground shake, heard that all too familiar crack of glass…another earthquake! My sixth experience of this since arriving in Japan in January 2020. This one was perhaps the strongest i’ve felt this year, but the locals were non plussed as ever. The buildings shake a little, they dust themselves down and life continues….amazing!

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