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2018 Autumn Peak District Retreat Week

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A week-long songwriting experience in gloriously beautiful surroundings providing a lifetime of inspiration!

Register your interest for the 15th to the 21st October Peak District Retreat week - the 15% discounted price includes 6 nights accommodation, food and comprehensive songwriting facilitation. You are welcome to stay a 7th night until Monday 22nd at 10am for free!

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Whatever your experience, by attending the songwriting retreat you will:

• immerse yourself in your writing without the distractions of everyday life
• have a great time in lovely surroundings with like-minded people
• increase the quantity and the quality of songs you write at the retreat and afterwards
• increase your confidence as a songwriter
• increase your songwriter connections and co-writing network
• write at least one or two songs each day
• get encouragement and valuable feedback on your current repertoire
• learn and/or practise the essential songwriting 'tools' and 'rules' (and work out when you can break them)
• have a songwriting holiday experience for less than the cost of holiday B&B/food alone

From 2015 to 2018 over 100 happy Songwriters from across the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA have attended one of our eleven successful retreats in the beautiful South Derbyshire countryside collaborating, writing, learning and using successful comprehensive songwriting tips, walking, going to country pubs and making new connections, which are still continuing to bear musical fruit. Each writer rated the experience 5 out of 5 and their testimonials are included below.

It will consist of co-writing and solo-writing briefs, songshares, songcraft presentations, walks, pubs, perhaps an open mic…all in all an enjoyable and productive songwriting holiday break!

I have been doing this with groups of writers every 6 months for 12 years now and ran the first ones for London Songwriters in 2015 to enthusiastic response.

Early booking is advised for this early-bird price so please let me know via the following form, if you are potentially interested in this date and I can contact you with further details:

Autumn 2018 Retreat - Register your Interest (

In the previous participants’ own words:

‘Just back from a magical song-writing retreat in Derbyshire with London Songwriters led by Murray Webster’

‘I’ve come away with 5 songs – 3 of which I plan on releasing in the future, so THANK YOU! for making it happen’

‘The guidance in the morning was excellent – focused, just the right amount of info, really important learning’

'Perfect from start to finish’

'I have just been on a really fabulous retreat for song-writers with Murray Webster.

If you want a laid back but focused, friendly, supportive event to do some collaborative and/or solo songwriting and develop your skills, Murray's are the best out there at an affordable price.'

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat spending time in lovely surroundings with lovely people. Was impressed with the facilities provided for writing and performing our songs and the overall support of Murray for the whole time. Can't wait 'til the next one!’

‘The songwriting instruction sessions I found particularly useful. ‘Very useful advice and exercises’

‘Fun walks, meals and songwriting, singing and collaborating.’‘Fab environment for bringing out creative ideas and making songs happen, that otherwise wouldn't.’

‘The exercises were interesting and challenging.’

‘Attending this event is a no brainer for anyone who thinks they might be interested in songwriting. I have been writing songs for a long time and haven't had so much fun for years.’

‘Thanks it was a great week!’‘The retreat was a great place to collaborate and meet like-minded people. It has since given me the momentum and new tools that I needed to get me songwriting more regularly and in a more structured way.’
‘The scenery was amazing and I was glad to fit in a few walks during my stay.’


All the participants said they would love to do it all over again and would recommend it to others.

Note: Your place is only definite once you have paid and you receive a confirmation email.

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