Over two dozen novice and experienced songwriters gathered at the Black Irish Pub on Sunday, April 8th to participate in the first of two Gil’s Hootenanny-sponsored workshops designed to create sing-along songs that share and celebrate the stories, struggles and victories of working people.
Led by singer-songwriter-teacher Jamie Anderson, the songwriters were organized into four groups and Continue reading
Gil’s Hootenanny Sponsoring Free Workshops
Collaborative Sing-Along Songwriting
Gil’s Hootenanny will be offering a set of free songwriting workshops in April 2018 for songwriters who are interested in a collaborative approach to writing sing-along songs of hope and protest.
Published on: February 5, 2017 | Last Updated: February 5, 2017 8:17 PM EST
You can’t go to any major city these days without tripping over a crowd of people waving placards that say unflattering things about Donald Trump.
That’s why Gil’s Hootenanny thought the time was right to run a singalong writing workshop to teach would-be protest songwriters about the power of song. Led by Jamie Anderson, the workshop delved into what makes a good protest song and where to find inspiration, and then jumped into group songwriting.
Continue reading at the Ottawa Citizen website…