Laurel Swift 

Musician, Composer, Dancer, Project Maker

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Weekend Folk Retreats


Small and friendly weekends away for players of all instruments.


The focus is on individual style, ensemble skills, creating beautiful harmonies, arrangements and an excellent band sound!


Hosted by Laurel Swift, these are weekends of inspiring classes, homecooked food, informal sessions and country walks.

Laurel has an exciting venture to let you get away and absorb yourself in a relaxing folk retreat. Hone your folk music style and skills, build musical confidence and jam informally whilst surrounded by beautiful countryside and lovely people. Unique weekends of inspiring classes, homecooked food, informal sessions and country walks!

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For more information & bookings, click here


Commendations to Laurel for both sensitivity in picking up and helping people with their playing problems and also her Duracell ability for maintaining energy, enthusiasm & joy.


- Tanner's Hatch Retreat Attendee

"It was a super weekend, Learnt some new and really useful things to help me do more than just play the tune and a bit more confidence to play with others and experiment. Lovely spot of countryside, good food and company.  Thanks!"


- Thurlby Retreat Attendee

Fiddle Festival - with Laurel Swift, Sam Sweeney & Deb Chalmers

5th - 7th January 2018 - Bradwell Village, Milton Keynes

Midwinter Music and Art - with Laurel Swift & Lizzie Watts

12th - 14th January 2018 - Sheringham, Norfolk

Storytelling and Songwriting Retreat - with Debs Newbold & Laurel Swift

9th - 1th March 2018 - Lulworth Cove, Dorset