Retreats and workshops

Some retreats and workshops can be booked through the Shop

Mairi's shop

Throughout the year Mairi runs various workshops, which are designed to invigorate and awaken participants’ artistry.

Mairi has an incredible ability to facilitate, support and encourage. Workshop participants get the chance to  expand and explore their own voices, playing and creativity, and have fun with others. No particular level of musicality is required – willingness is the only requirement.


2020 workshops

Lismore retreats

Mairi is a outstanding facilitator who brings her own unique approach to music teaching.

Her deep respect for Scottish traditional music sits alongside a gentle encouragement to find new pathways and sounds.

Mairi’s music retreats are either run as fiddle or voice retreats, or occasionally both.

Retreats on Lismore are held at Carnie cottage, a traditional Highland cottage with a studio out the back.

“Contemplative, inspiring, homely and fun” Participant


I came away from the weekend feeling inspired to follow my own creative path. Being given the opportunity to teach as well as learn felt great. I learned more about creating music, songwriting, improvising and harmonising. I really enjoyed being able to play with singing and use a full range of sounds and notes!


The holistic feel to the weekend is everything: Meeting as new friends on the ferry over, eating great food, singing, playing, dancing, laughing and getting tired together, looking out of the workshop window and quietly sharing the beautiful view together, leaving on the ferry as old friends, sharing it all with people who are passionate about singing and playing at whatever level.


I had a wonderful weekend, rich in music, laughter and creativity. I was fascinated by the way in which you were able to attend to everyone’s individual needs within a group setting, and make it useful and interesting for all involved.
Ray Fielder