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YHA Coverack, Cornwall


14th - 17th March 2024
Arrival time: 6pm Thursday 14th March

Departure time: 9:30am Sunday 17th March



Our popular Spring Retreat is held at Coverack YHA in Cornwall. As the days get longer and we welcome in more light, join Julu and Heg and sing your way into spring!


This retreat is held at the YHA in Coverack, Cornwall; a victorian country house with panoramic sea views. There is a real sense of getting away from it all when you travel to the small fishing village of Coverack. The hostel boasts a spectacular workshop room overlooking the sea.



Workshops will include lots of easy rounds and loop songs, breath explorations and singing technique workshops. You will also learn unique arrangements of traditional and contemporary folk songs by Julu and Heg in four part harmony, arranged for this retreat. Explore your voice in a supportive and safe setting, develop new skills and discover sounds you didn't know you had!



There will be guided walks along the spectacular south west coast path, where you can take in breath-taking views and enjoy the amazing Cornish coastal scenery.  The difficulty level of these walks are easy - moderate, but can be challenging if the weather is wet. We strongly advise good quality walking shoes and wet weather gear. 


Walk are undertaken at participants own risk.



Evenings are a chance for some fun, informal singing with a drink in hand! Julu and Heg will facilitate song shares and singarounds with chorus-driven songs. Join in, share a song of your own or just sit back and listen and take in the energetic atmosphere. Bring your instrumentsand song books if you have them!

Remember that our retreats are a no-technology zone so bring paper ad pens and print outs of any songs you wish to share.



On the final night of the retreat there will be a cabaret where you are invited to share something (only if you want to - there is no obligation to join in). The cabaret has evolved into a beautiful and special part of these retreats where our participants get to show each other some of the small group songs learnt over the weekend as well as have a go at performing. We encourage everyone to dress up and make this part of the weekend extra special!



YHA Coverack offers hostel-type accomodation. We have gender-separated  dorms and some private double rooms, all with bunk beds. All rooms have sinks in the room. Most rooms have shared bathrooms, some are ensuite.



All your meals will be provided for you. Enjoy delicious home-cooked vegetarian food throughout your stay as well as a glass of wine with dinner. Vegan options avaialble. You will need to bring your own alcoholic drinks for the evenings. 

IMPORTANT: Please note, because our kitchen is small and we cook communal meals, it is not possible for us to 100% guarantee that all allergies can be catered for. We can usually cater for gluten, dairy and nut intolerances but anyone with severe allergies or anything more complicated than those listed need to contact our team BEFORE booking at



The team for this retreat will be Julu, Heg, Richie plus dogs!

Please note that the team is subject to change




- Three nights hostel accommodation

- Singing workshops

- Early morning breathwork or yoga sessions

- Delicious home-cooked food throughout your stay

- Tea & coffee

- Wine with dinner

- Two stunning guided walks

- Facilitated evening song shares and singarounds

- End of retreat cabaret




- Travel to and from Coverack

- Personal travel Insurance

- Alcoholic drinks (apart from a glass of wine with dinner)



If you have any questionsplease email us at Itinerary with full detailed information will be sent out a few weeks before the retreat.

Spring Retreat 2024 | Coverack, CORNWALL (from £345)

  • Customers shall pay Suthering Singing Retreats £100 as a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, due for each person named in the booking, as part of their initial payment.

    In the event of cancellation by the customer, regardless of the circumstances, the following refund fees, minus the deposit, apply. The deposit is non-refundable, as mentioned above:

    - Cancellation 8 weeks or less prior to commencement, 0% refund

    - Cancellation up to 8 - 12 weeks prior to commencement, 50% refund (less the deposit) only if Suthering    Singing retreats is able to fill your space. If the space is not filled, 0% refund.

    - Cancellation more than 3 months prior to commencement, 100% refund (less the deposit)

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