SongSeeds Guest Speaker

At SongSeeds Online Songwriting Retreats, we believe that sharing practice can both motivate and demystify the songwriting experience.

On each of our retreats, you can expect an Industry Guest Speaker who will take a deep-dive into their process, answer your questions and set a tailored songwriting challenge for the day. 


You can check out our previous guests in our Guest Speaker Gallery

We are thrilled to have not one, but two inspirational guest speakers in July. The first of which, is the one and only Jo Mango!


July 2021- Jo Mango

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jo Mango has performed internationally, collaborating on performances with David Byrne, Vashti Bunyan, Devendra Banhart, Roddy Woomble, Midge Ure and many others in venues varying from the Carnegie Hall in New York to a subway station in Tokyo. Her co-writing includes notable collaborations with Scottish bands such as Teenage Fanclub (Baby Lee), Admiral Fallow (The Beetle in the Box), RM Hubbert, Rachel Sermanni, and most recently Siobhan Wilson (Little Hawk). Her second album, Murmuration (2012), was released to broad critical acclaim and more recently her notable series of socially conscious EPs has gained airplay across the BBC network with those airing them including Guy Garvey and Stuart Maconie. She is a Dr of Musicology and a Reader in Music, teaching songwriting students at the University of the West of Scotland.