Findlay Napier & Boo Hewerdine by Elly L

Bird on a Wire

2023 Weekend Workshops 

Feb 18th-19th £200

April 22nd-23rd £200

Email us info@birdonawire.info to secure your place and more information

can be found on the workshop and FAQ tabs.

Our Workshops

Songwriting retreats online and face to face. 

See workshops for dates and more information.

A series of eight week evening classes running throughout the year. Findlay, Boo and special guests. See workshops for dates and more information

One to one coaching face to face or over Zoom. Get in touch by email to book your songwriting coaching session. Advice on lyrics, melody and arrangements. Email for price

From producing your recording to bringing it to market. We can help. Advice on everything from arranging your song and finding backing musicians/singers to selecting a mixing engineer and choosing a designer. Email

We share a recording studio and songwriting space in Finnieston, Glasgow. We can broadcast live shows and host small concerts.

Findlay Napier & Boo Hewerdine by Elly L

In April 2020 Boo and Findlay ran an online songwriting course for Moniack Mhor: Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre. There were 12 participants and they were really struck that they were able to work with people who were geographically remote and others who wouldn’t normally be able to afford a residential course. 

 

Since then the pair have run four five-day songwriting retreats, three eight week night classes and a number of weekend Zoom based songwriting workshops. They have welcomed Karine Polwart, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Charlie Dore and Emily Barker as special guests. The format was transferred to Boo's "Atlantic Crossing" workshop (w/ Chris Difford, Darden Smith and Mary Gautier) Findlay's Glasgow Songwriting Workshop and an online retreat with Reg Meuross and special guest Julie Gold)

 

The courses challenge writers of various levels through examples and exercises. Each day they will set two tasks for the participants and offer feedback on those completed tasks.

The weekend workshops in 2023 will also feature a Q&A with Findlay and Boo and a "What's Next?" workshop where the pair will talk  share some very practical advice about what to do next with your songwriting. Including recording, releasing your work, promotion, playing live, getting your songs covered by other artists, making an overall plan. These are all things that Findlay and Boo deal with everyday and have some very useful advice to share with you.

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS  SAY

" I enjoyed every minute, writing my own songs, collaborating with others and learning so many new ways to write a song."

Lorraine Rahmani