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Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June

George Papavgeris 28 Jan 10 - 04:39 AM
The Villan 28 Jan 10 - 05:16 AM
Hamish 28 Jan 10 - 06:43 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 28 Jan 10 - 08:11 AM
Folkiedave 28 Jan 10 - 10:18 AM
Mrs Scarecrow 28 Jan 10 - 01:50 PM
GUEST,KT not logged in 29 Jan 10 - 02:57 AM
George Papavgeris 24 Feb 10 - 09:31 AM
scowie 25 Feb 10 - 01:23 AM
Ebbie 25 Feb 10 - 01:30 AM
treewind 21 Apr 10 - 03:47 AM
George Papavgeris 02 Jun 10 - 05:56 PM
Rockhen 02 Jun 10 - 07:49 PM
Herga Kitty 03 Jun 10 - 02:32 AM
Alaska Mike 03 Jun 10 - 08:21 AM
mauvepink 03 Jun 10 - 08:40 AM
Tim Leaning 04 Jun 10 - 03:31 AM
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Subject: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 04:39 AM

OK, this is advertising pure and simple, can't disguise it in any other way...

Having run a number of 1- or 2-hour songwriting workshops at festivals in the last three years, I had been itching to run a full week long course that would give the opportunity to go into the various aspects of songwriting in more detail and would enable a more rounded-off approach using practical examples and exercises. So when Yvonne & John Hart approached me with the opportunity to run a course at 'Gleanings', their new rural study centre built in the magical Shropshire countryside in the middle of wild flower and hay meadows, I jumped at the opportunity.

The course will run from 6th to 11th June 2010 and is titled "Songwriting for the Unsuspecting", alluding to my belief that everyone can write at least one good song – my own songs took me by surprise, after all! We will follow the songwriting process from intent, idea and inspiration to structured crafting, arrangement and instrumentation, and will include elements of performance and marketing, (in other words getting one's song "out there"). The participants (maximum 10) will have the chance to put all these into practice and in addition there will be one-to-one tutorials to help individuals develop their skills. No need to be playing an instrument (but if you happen to, do bring it along).

There will be two 3-hour sessions and workshops each day, Monday to Friday. In the evenings there will be sessions and singarounds, either at the 'Gleanings' centre or one of the local pubs, and on Friday an opportunity to play at/attend a social evening organised by the Centre.

More information on http://folk4all.net/Gleanings.htm.

Note additionally that Harvey Andrews will also run his excellent songwriting course (I attended it myself a few years back) at Gleanings, 2-7 May.

The Gleanings website: http://www.gleanings.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris
From: The Villan
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 05:16 AM

As long as Harvey gets up to Faldingworth Live on May the 1st George. :-)

Hope it goes well for you.


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris
From: Hamish
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 06:43 AM

Does sound absolutely wonderful. I'm dead jealous of the lucky 10 who can make the time to be there. They'll have such a good time - and probably enrich the folk world with some great new songs.


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 08:11 AM

This sounds fascinating and much more fulfilling than the usual one hour songwriter's workshop at a folk festival.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris
From: Folkiedave
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 10:18 AM

Good luck with a very worthwhile project George.


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 01:50 PM

Unfortunately I cant get the time off work but it sounds wonderful. It would be good to know what pubs you are going to to sing around in as Mr Scarecrow and I live in Shropshire and would love to come along. If you are looking for local song sessions. There is one on the 1st Sunday ie the 6th at the Black Swan in Jackfield. It's a bit of a way from the Stiperstones but is run by local songwriter Bill Caddick so may be of interest. There is also one on the Tuesday(8th) but I'm not sure where it's going to be at the minute. If you are interested pm me


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 J
From: GUEST,KT not logged in
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 02:57 AM

Sounds wonderful, George. Surely some fantastic songs will be born during that week! WIsh I could be there!

KT


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 09:31 AM

*cough*


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: scowie
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 01:23 AM

Good Luck old pal! sounds absolutely great,be sure to give us all a run down on how it went, and more importantly what was created.
Once again I'm jelous of you, you fortunate fellow, all that and flower meadows too!
Don't forget to tell your students that the famous Lancashire dialect writer Ammon Wrigley said that the best of the songs came out of the middle of a barrel! it should add to the ambience of the occaision!
Cheers Scowie!


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 J
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 01:30 AM

Good to hear your voice, George- your course sounds wonderful. And satisfying. I would love to attend. I wish some person like you would do something of the sort in southeast Alaska. Have you thought of a visit? :)


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 J
From: treewind
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 03:47 AM

In case anyone's still wavering about this, I can report (having run a tunes workshop there over the Easter weekend) that it is a great place, and rather that quoting it all here let me refer you to this posting on melodeon.net from one of the participants afterwards. Not so much about the workshop - George's will be different, of course, and no doubt excellent, but everything else about the place too.

It will be a week to remember.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 05:56 PM

Ready for it. Done the preparation, have the handouts, the examples, the exercises... Setting off Sunday morning. Really looking forward to it!


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: Rockhen
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 07:49 PM

Have a great week, George and friends. I wish I could come. :-(


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 02:32 AM

We'll miss you at Herga on Monday!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 J
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 08:21 AM

I WANNA GO!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: mauvepink
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 08:40 AM

Good luck with it all George. If people come away with just 10% of what trips of your tongue and nib then they will be talented indeed!

Best wishes for all atendees. Wish I could be one of the lucky few.


Never in the field of human folk music have so few waited so long for so much

;-)

mp


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 03:31 AM

Rockhen was so inspired by George that she has started a song writing evening here ib Grimsby.


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 03:38 AM

someday.... I will do this! Sounds wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Songwriting week with George Papavgeris 6-11 June
From: Anniecat
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 03:55 PM

Have a super time among the lambs and silkie chickens! I slept in the Byre for a long weekend earlier in the month and it is heaven - all that peace - you'll have writer's cramp!
See you, Vanessa and Christine on Saturday at the Folk4Africa Extravaganza.
Annie x


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