The Project

About the Project

Fleet Reflections is a project for songwriters and aspiring songwriters.

  • Open to all - no experience needed
  • Song writing workshops
  • Outdoor visits
  • Mentoring

Using the Fleet Valley as its focus, this project ran during 2017-18.  Both experienced songwriters and those who had never tried before took part.

Using inspiring locations along the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area and on Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve as its focus, Fleet Reflections provided the opportunity to take part in a new musical project using our beautiful landscape and its stories as inspiration.

The project used workshops, mentoring, and a closed online group for support and feedback. 

Songs were performed at a special Mill Session on 23 March 2018.  Songs will continue to be performed at Gatehouse events over the next year - Midsummer Music in June, Feis Rois in July, at The Bakehouse and future Mill Sessions.

Songs from the Session were recorded and will be viewable through this site, along with audio recordings of many of the songs produced.

The group remains in touch, not least through taking part in future events and it is hoped to keep the project active on an informal basis.