Songwriting: Boo Hewerdine & Findlay Napier Guest: Edwina Hayes

Songwriting: Boo Hewerdine & Findlay Napier Guest: Edwina Hayes

Date(s) - Mon 4th Dec - Sat 9th Dec, 2017
5:00pm - 10:00am

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

On this course Boo and Findlay will guide you as you work on your songwriting skills. Learn about meter, melody, lyrics, chords…. every aspect of song. Boo and Findlay will teach you the tools to allow your inspiration to be realised. On recent courses attendees have gone on to wonderful things.Songs have been recorded and festivals have been played. In one-to-ones we will help you realise any ambitions you have for your writing. Experience has shown us that giving a writer a sense of focus can be a transformative thing.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Edwina is no longer able to attend at tutor. Findlay Napier will take her place.


Boo Hewerdine is a singer-songwriter and experienced tutor. He has written songs for Eddi Reader, k.d. Lang, Chris Difford and many others. His most recent album is God Bless the Pretty Things.

Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene – thoroughly active and truly energised with a heart-warming zing. Findlay, an inaugural graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BA(Scottish Music) program, made his name touring and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon.  In his more recent projects “Queen Anne’s Revenge” and “The Bar Room Mountaineers” his song-writing took centre stage and was described by The Sunday Herald as “Genuine songcraft and wit following in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition”. Findlay is also well known as the host of Celtic Connections’ Late Night Sessions and for his Hazy Recollections concert series which showcases the very best in new roots music.

Edwina Hayes’ beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her ‘the sweetest voice in England’.


Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking.
Bursaries are always available, and you also have the option to pay in installments, see How to Book.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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