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20th - 22nd September

Hello and thank you for visiting Shetland Songwriting Festival website!
I'm delighted to be bringing the very best UK songwriters and tutors to Shetland to share and communicate their knowledge and songcraft with you.
The aim of the festival is to spark ideas in a relaxed, friendly and encouraging environment - allowing you to get the most out of the weekend.
This is a great opportunity to learn, create and develop your songwriting skills.  The workshops will provide you with useful tools which will motivate and inspire your songwriting.
We're working in partnership with The String in Lerwick, one of Shetland's best restaurants and gig venues! An ideal setting for creating and sharing, with excellent food and a space which provides an intimate and comfortable environment for the festival.
Jenny Sturgeon



12 hours of workshops

Friday night concert ticket

Lunch and dinner  (Sat & Sun)

The String

88 Commercial Street



Rachel Sermanni & Louis Abbott

Thursday 19th September

Friday 20th September 


The String

88 Commercial Street


p.s. The String are offering

20% off their pre-gig menu if you book a table before 6.30pm!

The workshops are open to EVERYONE, from complete beginners to experienced songwriters. 
Develop your skills through a series of workshops run by highly experienced tutors, who are among the best songwriters in the UK. The workshops will focus on the tools of songwriting - including song structure, lyrics, melody, meter, song subject, and collaboration.  


new date added!