The UK Songwriting Festival

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17 Aug 2012

18:00 - 22:00

Bladnoch Distillery

On the 17th of August 2012, there is a live show showcasing the songs that have been created during the UK Songwriting Festival (UKSF) week (12-18 Aug) at Shennanton House, Dumfries and Galloway. This show is by invitation only and takes place at Bladnoch Distillery.The UK Songwriting Festival (2004 to present) is a 5-day creative retreat including lectures, small group playback and critique sessions, live band sessions and acoustic live recordings. Experts at hand are professional songwriters and musicians with extensive knowledge in songwriting and the music industry. The Festival is exceptionally held this year at Shennanton House in Scotland.

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This year’s festival took place in the emptier and more peaceful parts of Scotland, great for a songwriters retreat. Shennanton house, ~32 songwriters, 5 tutors, the band, great catering made for the birth of 10 collaborative songs including A ghost of me (with Chris Whiting and Boo Hewerdine), The other side of me and Feel alive (both with Berit MJ) and A taste of what I’m missing (with Michael Brown with some fairy dust from Boo Hewerdine), the later one performed on Friday, see photos)… . Add to that the best audience a songwriter can ever have, the amazing stage and environment of the Bladnoch Distillery, a great band (Joe Bennett on electric guitar, Chris Blanden on bass, Josh on drums, Boo Hewerdine (co-writer) on keyboards, Michael Brown (co-writer) on guitar), great arrangements (Boo Hewerdine and Joe Bennett) to make Tiki’s one week at the UKSF a great experience. A video of that performance is available on