The Gatherings – weekend workshop

The Gatherings

Choir for a day, songs for life

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February 2020

We’ll be singing from 10.30am both days.


Collumcille Centre, Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4RT. Click the link for a map and information on getting to the Columcille Centre


Lunch, teas and coffees are included both days

Join the Gatherings for a stupendous weekend of authentic gospel singing with Kathy Bullock along with newly composed songs from Alison Burns, one of the UK’s leading songwriters for community choirs.

Kathy Bullock 

Kathy Bullock, song workshop leader

Photo ©Ros Gasson

Dr. Kathy Bullock is a professor of music at Berea College in Kentucky. Kathy also runs workshops specializing in gospel music, spirituals and classical music of the African diaspora, sharing the sheer joy of this musical culture everywhere she goes.



Ali Burns and Jennie fisk teaching singing workshop

Photo ©Jo Spiller

Alison Burns is a songwriter and arranger who loves to write for community choirs – songs with lush, beautiful harmonies and simple, profound text that are easy enough to learn by ear but satisfying and special to sing. Many of her songs have found their way into the repertoire – and hearts – of singers across the UK, and increasingly the USA and Australia.  Her songs are published by Faber, Signalong and Oxford University Press.

“Her workshops are a harbour in a changing and troubled world …. her songs a powerful reminder that we need each other’s friendship and support to survive.”


Early bird rate: £80 until 31st December (includes lunches/teas/coffees)

Full price from 1st January 2020: £95

All workshop refunds are subject to a £20 administration fee – please see our cancellation policy for full details