Three days of singing in the beautiful West Sussex Downs, sleeping under starlit skies, with evening cocktails, fabulous food and great company.
Manor buildings - actually a farm and campsite - is home to our friends and hosts, Chris and Patrice and where they put on gigs and other musical gatherings throughout the year.
The camping field offers great views across the valley and is a fantastically inspiring venue for our event, so accommodation will be your own tent or camper.
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It's mostly Americana / Bluegrass. We're both fans of this style of music, and lots of people are already familiar with it in some form - from folk to country to pop.
Bluegrass has strict rules about vocal parts and it provides a very good way in to learning how harmonies work and how to make your own - as well as providing a good basis for creatively breaking those rules!
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Roger Jackson is a film & TV composer and has played with bands and produced recordings for many years.He writes songs and loves playing guitar.
He is one of the country’s top community choir leaders, and runs workshops at festivals and choral gatherings. Listen here to Roger's music.
Sue Pomeroy is a member of The Rye Sisters, a gifted teacher, who has taught at the famous Sore Fingers Summer School and is a talented singer song-writer (woman of a thousand songs) who has also written and performed with Roger as part of the former Woodberrys band.
Roger Jackson Sue Pomeroy
We're keeping it small - limited to just 40 which means that we have to share the amenity costs between a smaller number, but we do include full catering, so that we can eat together, and not have to worry about food supplies and cooking. This means we can fully immerse ourselves in the ambience and the music.
And there will be loads of that - We'll have three hours of tuition in the morning and one and a half in the afternoon, with a forty five minute recap. just before cocktails and dinner. Did I say cocktails? Well, I'll bring a bottle or two, and if you have a favourite tipple you'd like to share, we'll manage quite a reasonable bar.