This will the very first Festival of Songs though the church, Soulkostel, is a famous underground venue for concerts and festivals.

The acoustics are fantastic inside the church and so for the end of week performance we’ll go mostly unplugged, with just the occasional amplifier for the quieter instruments.

It really is a church surrounded by a forest. There’s a spring close by and cabins and a kitchen belonging to a campground which we also rent for the festival.

We’ll make all the tea and coffee and it’s a great opportunity to break into an old Celtic ballad..

Workshops will take place inside the church and also outside in the forest.