Free songwriting workshop for young musicians

Award-winning musician Greg Russell, a past winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and Horizon Award, hosted a free song writing workshop in Shrewsbury as part of our Room for All programme.

He delivered the session for 11 to 15-year-olds at The Hive in Belmont on May 20. During the five-hour workshop Greg shared song writing tips and advice and talk about how he approaches the process.

It was followed by a short gig featuring the participants and with Greg performing some of his own songs.

Parent:  “It was fabulous. Caleb is buzzing, he gained so much, a massive thank you to you!”

Room for All Project manager Joy Lamont: “Greg is a very talented singer song writer and has achieved a great deal of success at a relatively young age. Through his music, Greg tackles a vast range of powerful topics and his workshop undoubtedly inspired and encouraged other young musicians to develop their song writing art. This workshop was a valuable investment in young talent as part of the Room for All project.”

  • Room for All is funded by the festival, supported by a £95,000 investment from Arts Council England and a £1,000 Arts Revenue Grant from Shropshire Council.