Join us for a week of harmony on the beautiful coast of Maine.
SongWeavers of Maine is a singing retreat for adults and families.
We hope you'll be a part of it!
August 6-12, 2023
Blue Hill, Me
We're so excited to share this stunning coast with you as we
bask in the joy and healing power of harmony,
learn uplifting songs to carry home with us,
enjoy mini-concerts and create our own,
sing in gorgeous outdoor settings,
partake in local events and offerings,
eat delicious local food, and
explore all that this gorgeous setting has to offer.
SongWeavers is an inclusive, family-friendly retreat
founded on the belief that all voices were made to sing.
No prior singing experience is necessary; all are welcome.
Meet our leaders...
Meg is devoted to supporting people in connecting with healing, vitality, and joy. She does this as a somatic coach, community song leader, and Waldorf music teacher. She is also Music Director and Adjunct Professor for Antioch University's Master's in Ed Program for Waldorf teachers. She teaches regularly through the Center for Anthroposophy and mentors Waldorf faculty across the globe. Meg makes her home between the salt water and the white pine forests of Wabanaki Confederacy Territory / coastal Maine and is founder of SongWeavers of Maine Camp.
Nicholas Williams has been active in the traditional music and dance communities of Québec, Ontario, and New England for over 20 years. His passion for exploring diverse musical sounds and rhythms has gradually bloomed into a passion for bringing people together through song, music, and dance. A member of the Québécois trio Genticorum, Nicholas has been immersed in Québécois singing traditions since he moving to Montréal in 2002. In 2018, was invited to co-lead Village Harmony’s first ever international Québec singing camp. Nicholas also loves singing and teaching music from the republic of Georgia, South Africa, England, Sweden, and the US. He teaches at various song and dance camps across North America, and leads a dynamic community singing group, ‘Les Voix du Village’, in his home town of Waterville, Québec.
Heidi Wilson’s passion is to share songs in service to community and the wild world; songs that celebrate the seasons, bring groups together, offer thanks, muster courage, and make room for healing and grieving. She is drawn to the potent and surprising journey of deep-listening and emergent music making. She has also been exploring the traditional music of her Swedish ancestors and loves to share old songs of the forests and fields. Heidi has been leading community singing groups in Vermont for the last 15 years including work with the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Village Harmony, Burlington Integrated Arts Academy, Young Tradition Vermont, Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Interfaith Partners of St Johnsbury, and Sterling College. HeidiAnnWilson.com
Bennett Konesni is an internationally-touring musician, focusing on worksongs for field and forest as well as northern fiddle and dance music. He was raised in Maine and was naturally drawn into the strong communities of old-time music, art, and farming in the area. At thirteen he shipped as a deckhand aboard local schooners, spending five summers sailing Penobscot Bay and learning the traditional worksongs of the tall ships as he raised sails and hauled anchors. Later, at Middlebury College, Bennett co-founded the student farm and spent six months studying Zulu farming songs in South Africa. He was awarded a Thomas J Watson fellowship to spend a postgraduate year in Tanzania, Ghana, Mongolia, Vietnam, Switzerland, and Holland studying worksongs of sea, field and steppe. Today, in addition to owning Duckback Farm in Belfast, ME, he is the director of Bagaduce Music Lending Library and leads regular worksong workshops. Bennett has given a TedEx talk about his work, and speaks, teaches, and performs throughout North America and Europe as an individual and as parts of several bands.
Sarina Partridge is a musician, song-leader, educator and activist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She feels most alive when learning, creating and sharing songs -- especially songs that grow out of time spent in wild places. Sarina sings with a wide variety of music projects: community song-leading; harmony-rich original music with folk trio Heartwood; and performing and teaching of Eastern European and Yiddish song - her own musical lineage. Sarina has a passion for connecting people with their own creativity and with community, and uses harmony singing as a modality to help folks develop a sense of wonder and belonging in this wild world around us.
SongWeavers of Maine takes place on the traditional lands of the Wabanaki Confederacy. In the face of ongoing threats to the land and water rights and self-determination of the Wabanaki people, we seek to weave threads of reparations, right relationship, and regeneration in part by contributing a portion of proceeds from the camp to organizations supporting Wabanaki health, wellness, and self-determination. You can find out more about how to participate here.