Singing In...

Singing In... is a family-run organisation, initially formed by father and daughter team, Bob and Kate Shipway. We bring communities together to sing and make music and provide high quality, enjoyable singing holidays in beautiful places.


All the team have much experience in their own fields of expertise, Pete as an arts manager and community organiser, Bob as a coach and facilitator, and Kate as a musical director, music teacher and vocal coach. 


Singing In... the beginning

Singing In... the Lakes #1

8-10 April 2016 was the first Singing In... holiday. Set in the beautiful location of Derwent Hill, Portinscale, Keswick. Participants enjoyed singing a wide variety of songs including folk, traditional, pop, world, classical genres, jazz, and a cappella.

Singing In... the subsequent years

Singing In... the Lakes 2017, 2018 & 2019

Each year we have welcomed previous participants together with singers new to the Singing In... experience. 2019 saw the highest number of participants to date

Singing In... Choirs

In 2019 we launched our weekly choirs in Oughtibridge, Stocksbridge and Bamford. The choirs are open to anyone who wants to sing. There are no auditions - ever!

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Future Singing In... events

Singing In... the field

2021: Various dates in August

Greenhead House Farm, Oughtibridge

After the success of our first couple of sessions, we're getting together to sing again in the beautiful setting of Greenhead House Farm in Oughtibridge. Although we can't make any promises about the weather for these outdoor sessions, we can guarantee an hour of inspiring views and uplifting singing. Please contact us for dates and further details.

Singing In... the Lakes

2022: 6th - 8th May

Derwent Hill, Keswick, England

This destination is a firm favourite of ours, and is now a regular fixture in our programme of events. Open to singers of all levels, this singing weekend offers a wonderful music making opportunity in beautiful surroundings, with comfortable ensuite accommodation, lovely food and homemade cakes.

We would love to see you at one of our choirs or at a future Singing In... event. Our Singing In... the Lakes weekends are now a firm fixture in the Derwent Hill calendar. Each year we have a good number of returning participants together with those joining us for the first time. Many of those joining us for the first time hear about Singing In... through word of mouth recommendations and our Facebook page.

Kate, Pete and Bob