Sharing harmony singing with big groups and facilitating all kinds of creativity is a central part of our work as a trio. Alongside gigs, we run singing workshop weekends, mid-week courses, workshops at festivals, etc. Since the pandemic we have been adapting this work and we've run a number of successful online events.
The next online event will be in early 2021 (TBC) and all online events are on sale via our Bandcamp page.
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The next Lady Maisery singing workshop is a mid-week in-depth course run in conjunction with Halsway Manor Centre for Folk Arts, Somerset, UK. It will run from 8th - 12th Feb 2021
This course is aimed at intermediate and advanced level singers. You’ll be interested in exploring your own creativity – making new arrangements, sourcing archive material, and even writing new songs. You’ll need to be open to working in small and larger groups and trying new ways of working.
The week will include: learning some inspiring folk songs by ear, exploring our voices through vocal and breath work, creative musical and writing tasks, improvisation with others, working with archives/library texts, and chances to perform or share songs in a supportive environment.
We're currently working on adapting what we'll do to ensure it is all Covid safe. Probably this means less singing in a big group and more solo or smaller group tasks.
Participants are invited to bring along instruments if they wish and there will be chances during the week to focus on playing an instrument if desired, but some parts of the week will focusing purely on singing so all participants have to be happy to sing.
Participants will have entry to a Lady Maisery gig open to the public on the Thursday night.
Workshop places are very limited this time, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
More info and booking here: https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/lady-maisery-creative-singing-week-3/
about lady maisery singing weekends
Lady Maisery Singing Weekends are immersive 2 or 3 day workshops exploring the joy of singing. We warmly invite singers of all abilities to stretch themselves, discover something new, gain more confidence and, most importantly, have a lot of fun! We have been running these weekends for the past few years and they are incredibly popular. With well-being, good food and a friendly approach at the centre of the workshop, participants should expect to sing lots within the safety and big sound of a group. We never ask anyone to sing on their own and aim for everyone (however experienced or not) to get something out of the workshop.
Each singing weekend is a little different, but a typical weekend includes activities such as: thorough physical, breathing and vocal warm ups, learning group songs in 3 part harmony, creating a harmony singing toolkit, an introduction to music theory, group harmony making improvisation and a chance to work in smaller groups on your own harmony and arrangements.