Songwriting Retreat


Work with Maire Clement and Davey Harrison to unravel the mysteries of how to craft your very own songs.

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When: September 11 & 12, 2021; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Skill Level: Any level of experience welcome

Class Registration Fee:  (by August 20) $160 

(After August 20) $175

Come spend a couple of days on the idyllic and inspiring grounds of Folklore Village. focusing entirely on the craft of song writing.  Work with songwriters Maire Clement and Davey Harrison on the art of creating and playing your own music.

In the beginning of the workshop, we’ll look at basic songwriting elements including finding inspiration, melody writing, and crafting lyrics. Then we’ll move on to examine more advanced concepts such as harmonic structures, varied song structures, and using model artists’ works as the basis for writing compositions. No previous experience as an instrumentalist or songwriter required. Students are welcome to bring their own songs to share and workshop with the song circle. Please bring an open heart and mind as we explore of the joy of storytelling through song.

Music is Maire Clement‘s passion. She began her musical life singing duets with her mom in their local church, eventually performing in every opportunity she could find. Her studies in opera and classical singing began with a Bachelor’s of Music at Lawrence University and continued with a Master’s of Music at University of Louisville. Maire nurtured her love of teaching by becoming a Transformational Voice Teacher® as well as a certified yoga instructor. Maire works as a voice teacher and yoga instructor and performs regularly as a singer-songwriter with her husband Davey Harrison in their duo The Boston Imposters. More info at

Portrait of Davey provided; product image by cottonbro on Pexels

Originally from Gloucester, England, Davey Harrison found his passion for the mandolin and American Roots music while growing up in Wisconsin. His constant love for music led him to study Classical Vocal Performance at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI. Davey then attended the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA where he received a Master’s of Music in Contemporary Improvisation focusing on mandolin and vocal performance.

Davey and Maire now live near Oconomowoc and perform frequently as the duo the Boston Imposters. Their original music combines the influence of many folk traditions with their own personal stories and perspectives.

Listen to Davey and Maire perform “Mournful Dove” from their album, “The Boston Imposters”