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Hilary James Song Weekend

Friday 26 Jan 4pm — Sunday 28 Jan 4pm, 2018

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Course Enquiry

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Full board per person (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals & accommodation):

  • £232 – single ensuite room
  • £206 – sharing an ensuite room
  • £206 – single non-ensuite room
  • £160 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals):

  • £149

Non Resident (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals except breakfast):

  • £139

Singers of all abilities are invited to join singer and musician Hilary James in this relaxed weekend of vocal delights. Enjoy the pleasure of singing with a group as you discover the potential of your own voice. Explore the wealth of songs within the British folk tradition and take a peek beyond: ballads, sea shanties, lullabies, comic songs and more.

“One of Britain’s finest voices” BBC Radio 4

Who’s It For

Hilary will be working largely ‘by ear’ with simple improvised vocal harmony but, for the more experienced, written parts for some songs will be available.
As well as singing a cappella the group will join Simon Mayor’s mandolinists for some joint pieces.

The Tutor

Hilary James’ “elegant singing” (Daily Telegraph) has received enormous acclaim: quintessentially English but easily crossing the great musical divides from British folk ballads to blues and Berlioz. Played on radio everywhere from to Latvia to Los Angeles – in the acclaimed duo with Simon Mayor – she’s also famed for an unusual taste in bass instruments including her giant mandobass… and she might even manage a step-dance if the wind’s in the right direction. www.folksong.com





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