WELCOME TO OUR 2024 SONGWRITING RETREATS!
Our retreats include an intensive five-day programme of masterclasses and daily writing challenges with our multi award-winning Writers In Residence.
OUR SEVEN DAY ITINERARY
SUN pm - arrive by boat to Inverie for the group welcome dinner
MON am - go on a two hour silent walk with one of the Knoydart Rangers
MON to FRI - daily masterclasses, writing challenges for solo and collaborative writing
FRI pm - Perform your newly written songs at the The Knoydart Hall
SAT am - board the morning boat back to Mallaig and your onward journeys
One evening during the week you'll enjoy a jamming session at The Old Forge (Britain's most remote pub!) and also Writing in the Wilderness, with dinner, at Sandaig.
The End of Retreat Concert invites the Knoydart residents and visitors to watch you perform your newly written songs live!
The fee includes all your accommodation for six nights including breakfast, lunch and dinner (bar one night at Sandaig).
£1,950 | only 11 places on each retreat
Read our FAQ's and T&C's before registering
EACH RETREAT INCLUDES A UNIQUE SPECIAL OFFER
Hooray!!! Boo is back with us again!!!
Boo is one of the busiest gigging musicians around, playing upwards of 200 live shows every year. Sometimes referred to as ‘a musician’s musician’, his songs have been covered by over 50 other artists. These include Eddi Reader (who recorded Boo’s Ivor Novello Award nominated song Patience of Angels), kd lang, Natalie Imbruglia, Hepburn, Marti Pellow, Swan Dive and Suggs.
It is so wonderful to welcome Shelly Poole and Paul Statham to Knoydart for their third and fourth Songwriting Retreat.
Shelly is a highly respected award-winning songwriter and has worked closely and had hits with talents as diverse as Janet Jackson, Roachford, Massive Attack, Jack Savoretti, Mark Ronson, Gary Barlow, Westlife, Ronan Keating, Boyzone, Paloma Faith, Michael Gray, Zucchero, Giorgio Moroder amongst many others. Shelly also continues to write with produce and mentor new and emerging artists and has recently composed and supervised two feature film soundtracks – My Old School and Dragged Up Dirty.
Paul is a multi-platinum selling songwriter and producer whose commercial pop compositions have contributed to around 30 million album sales. These include the lead single 'Here With Me' and the title track 'No Angel' from Dido’s US and UK No 1 album ‘No Angel’ (24 million sales) and 2 co-writes and productions on Kylie Minogue's international No 1 album ‘Fever’ (7 million sales).