Fay Hield talks to Folk Radio UK about Soundpost and their ever popular Singing Weekends. “It’s inspiring just to be surrounded by enthusiastic people, and everyone is so supportive, the buzz is just wonderful.”
Soundpost was started in 2011 by Fay Hield, Sam Sweeney, Andy Bell and Jon Boden to bring music, song and dance into people’s lives through participation and performance. Since then Soundpost has grown into quite a beast, running four sold-out weekends, day-long workshops study days, schools projects and supporting Royal Traditions. “At the heart of all our events remains a commitment to develop practical skills with thinking attached whilst firmly recognising the value of entertainment.”
Soundpost Singing Weekend: Old Adam is no ordinary weekend, it’s a community of people of all ages and abilities who come together to explore the music up close and personal with some of the top folk musicians in the country: Fay Hield, Karine Polwart, Nancy Kerr, Ben Nicholls and more.