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Ty Newydd: Songs and Lyric Writing Course with Stewart Henderson & Willy Russell
Mon 9 Apr 2018 to Sat 14 Apr 2018
Whether you intend writing songs aimed at the charts, to be sung at an open mic night, or to feature in a full scale musical, this six day residential course has something for you.

As this is a practical course there will be an element of very basic performance. Suitable for both wordsmiths and tunesmiths the course will offer the opportunity to work individually, collaboratively and collectively in the creation of new songs and lyrics on a daily basis. If you do play an instrument and it’s practicable to bring it along, then please do so.


Stewart Henderson is a poet, lyricist and broadcaster. Through his 20-year partnership with BBC Music Award winner, Martyn Joseph, Q and Mojo magazines have placed their material in the same league as Randy Newman and Radiohead. On BBC Radio 2, Bob Harris praised the “outstanding lyrical intelligence” of the songs.

Willy Russell’s career spans more than four decades and was a women’s hairdresser, a teacher and a singer-song writer before becoming one of the UK’s leading dramatists. Two of his most celebrated plays are Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, both of which were turned into successful films.

Dates: Monday 9 - Saturday 14 April 2018
Venue: Ty Newydd, Cricieth, Gwynedd LL52 0LW
Cost: From £495 - £625 per person

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