13th Sept - 17th Sept 2021

Be mentored

for 5 DAYS

with Jon Boden




inclusive of food

and accommodation

Whether you’re seeking new inspiration, need to reconnect with your own songwriting, looking to collaborate or want guidance to help break through a creative block, then this retreat will help you immerse back into the art and craft of songwriting. 

We are delighted to announce that singer, composer and musician Jon Boden will be our Writer In Residence for our Folk & Traditional songwriting retreat.  


Jon has become the standout performer of his generation of traditional folk artists, but whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre. Most recognisably he was the lead singer and one of the principle arrangers of the multi award winning Bellowhead. Over 12 years, Bellowhead achieved a level unmatched by any other band in English traditional music in the last three decades, performing and selling out hundreds of venues across the world, including notably the Royal Albert Hall.


Jon has received eleven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, more than any other musician, including Folk Singer of The Year at the 2009 BBC Folk Awards.


Outside of folk, he has composed music for both theatre and film, most notably two Royal Shakespeare productions at Stratford, Merchant Of Venice (2008) and A Winter’s Tale (2012). 


In 2019 he was awarded two honorary doctorates and made Doctor of Music by Durham University and Doctor of the University by the Open University. A consistent live performer either solo or with his band Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, the response is overwhelmingly standing ovations and sold out shows.


We are proud to be hosting one of the foremost names in English folk music as our Writer in Residence for our 2021 ‘Folk & Traditional’ songwriting retreat.


A4 Knoydart Jon Boden.jpg