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SONGWRITERS CIRCLE  (monthly)

An informal group for songwriters to come together once a month to share new songs and encourage creativity.  

 

Sessions are held on the 4th Thursday of every month at the Milkmaid Folk Club, Risbygate Sports Club, Westley Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3RR at 7.30pm.  

Coffee, tea and all the usual drinks available from the bar.  

 

Entrance £3 (to cover the cost of room hire). 

  • Feel supported by like minded people to finish those half written songs that have hung around for too long

  • Share insights and suggestions

  • Get to know the people and the stories behind the songs

  • Find the inspiration to write new material

  • Trial your songs in a friendly, nurturing, non-judgemental & relaxed setting

  • Link in to our series of optional workshops on all aspects of the songwriting, recording and performing craft

Your songwriting circle hosts are:

Holly D Johnston is a songwriter and a storyteller who morphs between live music, storytelling and poetry. Holly has a Masters in Songwriting: her love for and research into storytelling as part of her thesis has led her to work in that tender cross over between a story sung and a story told.   more.....

Chris Bullen began his career as a recording engineer and went on to compose and produce soundtracks for video and film. He continues to write songs and perform in rock and folk bands.  more....

Tony Phillips won the Milkmaid Songwriting Competition in 2017 with ‘Rolling On’ which has become the theme tune for a national touring project looking at the state of sessions and sing-arounds all over the UK.  more....

WORKSHOPS

2023 will see the introduction of workshops.  You do not have to participate in the competition to take part.  

Workshop themes will include:

  • Writing lyrics

  • Songwriting collaboration

  • Home recording

  • Live music audio

  • Musical arrangements

  • Meldody & chords

  • Promotion

  • Social Media

  • Music business fundamentals

  • Audience engagement

If you will not be entering the competition but would like to be notified of workshops please register below.  

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

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