Tae Write wi’ a Fifer

Delighted to announce that this year I shall be hosting three song-writing weeks, based here in the East Neuk of Fife.

These weeks have been made possible thanks to the support of Creative Scotland and will be held at three different times of the year, the first being this Spring.

Each week will comprise of four songwriters and poets, living and writing together in a nice wee hoose, with a concert taking place at the end of each week. This concert will be held in a local venue, in front of a small, ticketed audience and will also be live-streamed. Although we will be encouraging the material written during the week to be played at this show, it’s not essential.

Musical collaboration will be encouraged, and each artist will have a day to write with each of the other artists participating that week. There will also a day to rehearse before the show itself.

All participants will have a bedroom to themselves and will be paid at Musician Union daily rates of pay per musician for resident engagements. There is also money available for travel and for childcare costs, should they be needed.

I will be onsite as a writer, accompanist, maker of cups of tea, tour guide.

These song writing weeks are for musicians and poets based in Scotland, or of Scottish heritage but living elsewhere.

We will be following current Government Covid protocol throughout.

Applications are open until 5pm on January 31st and artists will be chosen by a small panel.

To apply, please email writerfifer@gmail.com and include:

Two links to examples of your previous work – Youtube, Soundcloud etc

A one page CV

A short explanation of why you’d like to work at one of these weeks.