Graeme Du Fresne Grimm Songs

This course will be an exploration of song writing lyric and music techniques applied to the stories and characters drawn from the Brothers Grimm tales. A selection of these tales will be sent to participants prior to summer school starting. We can work on the stories you have indicated as being your favourites. We will look at writing both lyrics and music pursuing various genre possibilities from musical theatre, pop, Hamilton style rap or even classical. We could look at pastiche, satire and updating (e.g. Stiles & Drewe with their Soho Cinders set in the 1990’s).

As in previous writing courses, music theory and instrumental skill are not an essential requirement in order to participate and (hopefully) enjoy the course.

Included in this course are 2 combined sessions with George Ryan's Grimm Voices, forming a Grimm Collaboration. If you sign up to Grimm Voices you will automatically also be signed up to the Grimm Collaboration.

It’s therapy. It’s fun. It’s creative. I love getting on a big writing binge and staying up a couple days working on song and knowing at the end of those two or three days that I’ve created something that was never in the world before    Bob Dylan

Times: Mon 26 Jul 14:00-15:30
Mon 26 Jul 16:00-17:30
Tue 27 Jul 09:30-11:00
Wed 28 Jul 09:30-11:00
Thu 29 Jul 09:30-11:00
Fri 30 Jul 09:30-11:00
Sat 31 Jul 11:30-13:00
Sun 01 Aug 09:30-11:00
Sun 01 Aug 11:30-13:00
Sat 31 Jul 16:00-17:30*
Sun 01 Aug 16:00-17:30*
Total duration: 16.5 hours
Price: €100

*Collaboration Sessions