For more Songwriting adventures in 2020

Glasgow Songwriting Festival


2020 date TBC

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2020 dates TBC

If you require any other information please contact festival director Findlay Napier

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Learn from the UK's finest songwriters

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Twelve hours of songwriting workshops and an all-star opening concert crammed into one fantastic friendly weekend celebrating the diverse art of songwriting.


The workshops are open to EVERYONE... That means you! Past tutors include Karine Polwart, Boo Hewerdine, Carol Laula, Emma Pollock, Donna Maciocia, Louis Abbot, Dave "Solareye" Hook and Findlay Napier.


Glasgow songwriting festival is a friendly and collaborative learning environment. We cater to all levels from "I've never written a song before" to  "I've got albums out but I'm looking for inspiration or people to collaborate with" and everything in between. 

Workshops focus on songwriting 'tools', useful skills that you can take home to improve or supplement your songwriting. Class sizes are restricted to eight participants. The classes of eight will rotate around the four tutors so everyone participating in the festival gets to work with every tutor.

Your fee includes a free ticket to the opening concert on Friday 30th August. There will be a limited number of tickets available to non-participants so get in quick as this event always sells out.

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