Free folk songwriting masterclass

bbc biggest weekend

Calling all songwriters and composers in Central Scotland – award-winning folk musician Rachel Newton is hosting a free masterclass for the BBC’s Biggest Weekend.

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2017 and multi-instrumentalist will conduct a masterclass in composing and traditional arranging on 24 May at Perth Concert Hall.

The session, co-hosted by PRS for Music, forms part of the Biggest Weekend Fringe, a 10-day outreach programme which will take place in the lead up to the Biggest Weekend on 24 to 27 May.

Following Newton’s composition session, she’ll take part in a Q&A with Stuart Fleming, PRS for Music’s senior membership manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

For more info, and to apply for your free ticket, please see

Fleming will also be at the Biggest Weekend Fringe in Belfast on 22 May, appearing on the Financing the Band panel. Click here for more info.

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