A must for music fans and writers everywhere - relaxed, warming and welcoming
It was a privilege to be part of the very first live event. Elaine has fostered a sense of community and inclusivity in the Scottish songwriting scene and the live shows are a reflection of that. It is wonderful to be in a safe space connecting with others through song
Lennon has created a wonderful format for sharing songs and how they come into being. I was flattered to be asked to take part in such an enjoyable and original show. Brilliant!
Just beautiful! Elaine has such an infectious personality and is a great interviewer!
EVE BLAIR, BBC RADIO ULSTER
THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS
BEHIND THE SONGWRITERS WITH ELAINE LENNON & FRIENDS
Dubbed by THE HERALD SCOTLAND as 'Relaxed, warming & welcoming - A must see for music fans and songwriters alike', Lennon created the online version of THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS Show at the start of the lockdown in 2020, nurturing and building an on-line community of music lovers and fellow artists, boasting an impressive international lineup of talented song-writer guests.
The Show's ethos is to create an intimate and welcoming space for host and creator Lennon and her artist guests to connect with audiences as they take turns to perform acoustic versions of their songs, sharing stories behind them alongside little gems of wisdom from their musical journeys. Lennon's informal interview style makes you feel like a ‘fly on the wall’ in a living room conversation between friends. 'She is a great interviewer - really enjoyable!' - Eve Bliar, BBC Radio Ulster.
Receiving high critical acclaim the Show now has a hybrid model of on-line and in person live Shows being offered to Festivals, Musical Theatre & Arts Venues with Cumbernauld Theatre Trust at ‘Lanternhouse’ being the first to add it to their musical programme.
The Show includes a HOMEBIRD SHOWCASE ARTIST slot where an aspiring or ‘new to our ears’ songwriter joins Lennon and her guest mid show on stage to perform their original song, perhaps for the first time in front of a live audience, offering the opportunity to break down live performance barriers for aspiring songwriters of any age or background and helping grow and nurture our songwriting community.
An audience favourite, Lennon and her guests answer fan questions during the live Show. Fans can submit their questions in advance via The Homebird Sessions Facebook Group Page or by writing them in The Homebird Book of Questions at the live events.
THE HOMEBIRD COMMUNITY & FACEBOOK GROUP
Now in the Show's 4th Series, The HOMEBIRD COMMUNITY has grown while managing to maintain that warm 'feel-good' factor. The HOMEBIRD SESSIONS FACEBOOK PAGE is where Lennon posts about the Shows, where fans can submit their QUESTIONS for the LIVE SHOW INTERACTIVE Q&A (all questions to be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the live show) & where, on FREE FOR ALL FRIDAYS group members can share what music they are listening to, what projects they are working on, what they are releasing etc, allowing music lovers and artists to connect and share with each other to build on the community overall.
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