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Scots Song Singing in Edinburgh

From £1650 per adult

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October — October

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25 – 30 October 2020: ‘Come Gie’s a Sang’ is a singing holiday all about traditional Scots song with Scottish singer Robyn Stapleton **RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 2022**

Discover Scotland’s rich musical heritage with tutor Robyn Stapleton, one of Scotland’s most respected folk singers 

A series of four workshops, with different themes, will introduce you to the range and beauty of Scottish traditional songs. We will celebrate the rich tapestry of musical traditions and native languages of Scotland. The themes will include Love and Friendship, Land and Sea, and the Joys of Nature – from the tales of the oldest Scots ballads to the songs of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

The workshops are suitable for singers of all levels of ability and experience. There is no requirement to sight-read, as all music will be taught at a pace which allows you to learn songs by ear.

The location for this vacation is right in the heart of Scotland’s Capital City of Edinburgh. On our last evening together we’ll meet local singers and musicians for a sing around in a pub. The week also includes a guided city walk led by singer and blue badge guide Robin, and a folk music night at Edinburgh Folk Club and our itinerary still leaves plenty free time for you to explore Edinburgh and surrounding area.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Edinburgh

Welcome drinks and dinner

Introduction to the week

Day 2

Singing workshop (a.m.)

Lunch

Guided music-themed walking tour of Edinburgh

Free evening

Day 3

Singing workshop (a.m.)

Lunch

Free afternoon and evening

Day 4

Singing workshop (a.m.)

Lunch

Free afternoon

Edinburgh Folk Club event (details tbc)

Day 5

Singing workshop (a.m.)

Lunch

Free afternoon

Farewell dinner and sing around session

Day 6

Departure after breakfast

We will have plenty suggestions for how to fill your free time. Two of the evenings are free, but we will always book a table somewhere for those who would like to join us for dinner. Nearer the time we may further enrich the itinerary with optional local events.

Cost & inclusions

Cost: £1650 per person, based on sharing a twin or double room (add £400 to have a room to yourself)

This includes:

  • 4 half day singing workshop sessions led by tutor Robyn Stapleton (10 am – 1pm)
  • 5 nights in 4-star accommodation in the centrally located Ten Hill Place hotel
  • 5 full Scottish breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • Welcome drinks and 3-course welcome meal with wine on arrival night
  • Farewell evening meal on day 5
  • Workshop venue hire
  • Workshop materials
  • Recordings of some parts of the workshop
  • Guided city walking tour
  • Admission fee for Edinburgh Folk Club night
  • Pre-travel information pack (by email)
  • And a member of the Wild at Art team will accompany the group to ensure everything runs smoothly throughout.

Not included: flights to and from Scotland; meals other than those listed above. Airport transfers (journey into the city centre takes around 30 minutes by tram or bus). Guests are required to take out personal travel insurance. A non-refundable deposit of £400 secures your space.

Contact details

Wild at Art Ltd
Linlithgow
West Lothian
Scotland
EH49
Starting
Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
6
Days
Transport
Walking
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Themes
Art Castles City History Music

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