Whatever your reason is for attending, 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 our retreats will help you immerse back into the art and craft of songwriting.
Our five-day retreats are aimed at songwriters of a certain level and not towards beginners. Each retreat will be mentored by our Writers in Residence, who are award winning, internationally recognised songwriters. All attendees stay together in a big, fully-catered house on the shores of Loch Nevis (meaning Heaven).
Throughout the retreat, our Writers in Residence will share their experiences and approaches to their own songwriting and help us create the environment that will guide, encourage and challenge the writers to dig deeper into their writing abilities.
We are also offering each attendee the opportunity to have a one-to-one session with the Writer in Residence to talk in depth about their own song writing, any creative struggles they may be experiencing and to receive advice and constructive critique.
Those needing professional career advice will also be able to arrange a one-to-one with Duncan Lewis (Co-Founder of The Knoydart Retreat).
On the final night we put on our end of retreat concert in Inverie where the Writer in Residence and the attendees can perform their favourite songs that they have written during the week to a live audience.
Then add to the mix great food, conversation, adventure, BBQ’s on the beach, guitars and whisky by the fire, new friendships, laughter, walking in the hills, star gazing, the chance to see the Northern Lights, spectacular sunrises and sunsets and rainbows like you’ve never seen… this really will be an inspirational week in the wilderness for all.
Each place at the retreat is £1,500. To see what's included in the cost go to
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