Rob Carney is a singer songwriter currently working to launch his first album. His music comes direct from the heart and if you see him heading to the fire circle with his guitar make sure you follow him! Rob teaches an eclectic mix of songs from blues to folk to songs from the African continent. Rob leads Voices of Freedom in Totnes and performs increasingly widely. See www.robcarneymusic.co.uk
Gavin Frank uses chant, movement, the Indian scale, improvisation and deep listening skills to explore, embody and express the full range, resonance and spectrum of the authentic voice. He performs with the group Madrum. For a taste of his work go to www.gavinfrank.net
Ruth Jenni is a musician/songstress and drummer extraordinaire. She will be weaving her magic around the camp from fireside to performance spaces. This year she will also be holding our “sharing space”, a supportive daily session that enables people to drop into and share how they are feeling .
Tallulah Rendall is a professional singer-songwriter. She brings her experience of the creative process and Qigong to her popular songwriting & performance workshops. To find out more visit www.soundofqi.com & www.tallulahrendall.com
Joanna Spence brings her love for Balkan and Eastern European polyphony to the camp this year. Her sessions invite a spirit of curiosity and play as we consciously explore resonance in the body and learn some gorgeous close-harmonied Balkan and Eastern European folk songs. She aims to support others to discover a form of vocal expression that’s rooted in the earth, full-bodied, relaxed and strong.
With a background in ethnomusicology, African music and British folk, Bella Lilley will bring the joys of collaborative vocal improvisation (CVI) to the camp. She will support us to explore our embodied voices with a whole host of exciting tools and forms, ranging from dynamic and fun to deep release.
Emily Macklow joins us all the way from New Zealand. She has lead many singing groups over the years including Sing Sing Sing and the Maoau Crazy Choir. She has just moved to the UK and brings a wealth of experience, fun and passion for music. She will be joining Rise Up Singing on alternate years and is next with us in 2025.
Su Hart is a singer & choir leader who has taught and performed with Baka Beyond globally. She writes songs and collects and teaches songs from different cultures and traditions from around the world. She draws on her time with the Baka Hunter gatherers of the Cameroon rainforest. Their singing, thought to be the first of all human singing, builds community, heals illness and argument, soothes babies and enchants the animals ensuring luck in the hunt. Su will be joining us on alternate years.
Graham Burgess is our jazz man and you will often hear his jazz guitar around the camp. He teaches barbershop “tags” and offers a couple of sessions on music theory. He is also our site manager and is responsible for the practical smooth running of the camp.
Felicity Hollow led our children’s team very skilfully for many years. She has now taken on a new role as a voice coach, helping people better understand how the voice works and giving them the tools to develop their singing and speaking voice. Felicity is also an accomplished drummer and you will no doubt hear her beating out some great rhythms during the camp. You can find out more about Felicity and her work at http://drumyourheartout.co.uk
Larissa Fry, a Forest School Leader and teacher, facilitates our magnificent children’s team. As well as creating wonderful opportunities and activities for our youngsters, she brings the added flavours of Native American style flutes and Slovakian Koncovka and Fujara to camp. You can find out more about Larissa’s ecotherapy, nature connection and sound healing at We Are Nature Highlands
The camp will be facilitated by Daverick Leggett who founded Rise Up Singing and is one of the stewards of Holy Brook Meadows where the camp is held. Daverick is a poet, gardener and Qigong teacher.