****REGISTRATIONS OPEN 1ST MARCH 2019*************

The DAG Sheep Station is proud to present the 2019 Singer Songwriters Retreat

The Singer/Songwriters Retreat has been designed to give established artists a place to meet and grow creatively. Whether you are looking to improve your songwriting, performance skills, creative flow or market presence, this retreat is for you.

Our program allows artists to intimately work with prominent songwriters, and well known established artists and musicians. This retreat will focus on; songwriting, recording, artist development, collaboration, stage presence and so much more!

Anyone who wants to further express their talents and hone their skills, will greatly benefit from attending this amazing event.

REGISTER ONLINE | Applications open 1st March 2019 and close 30th April 2019 OR Until SOLD OUT. 

2019 TutorS

kevin bennett - jeremy edwards - jen mize - shane nicholson

luke o'shea - FELICITY URQUhART + Special Guest songwriters, brad butcher & jeff gibson

*The DAG would like to thank all the previous tutors that have helped during this amazing, musical journey. Your passion and love for songwriting has inspired so many.

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Tutors & Songwriters include: Kevin Bennett, Lyn Bowtell, Karl Broadie, Lachlan Bryan, Brad Butcher, Allan Caswell, Bill Chambers, Aly Cook  (NZ), Roger Corbett, Jeremy Edwards, Jeff Gibson, Amber Lawrence, Jen Mize, Shane Nicholson, Luke O'Shea, Aleyce Simmonds, Tamara Stewart & Felicity Urquhart. 

2019 retreat costs

*$945  - Full Retreat (shared accommodation) **Available - Filling Fast**

*$1145  - Full Retreat (private accommodation) - **No Availability - Waiting List Only**                                                                                          

*As numbers are limited to 24 - 28 attendees, there may be a selection process required.

**Limited Private Accommodation Available. 

A deposit of $295 will be required by successful applicants upon email notification. Balance of payment will be required by no later than 30th June 2019. 


The full Retreat Includes

Accommodation x 5 nights, (linen included) - Thursday 11th till Tuesday 16th (Starts Thursday 4pm, Concludes Tuesday 10am)

All meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Afternoon teas.

Workshops, breakout sessions, collaboration time, one on one tuition, performance opportunities and a chance to learn and engage Music, Songwriting and Tuition from a selected few current top professional Singer/Songwriters from Australia and special guest from USA.

*Songwriter's In The Round - Shows, during the Hat's Off To Country, Tamworth Festival to be featured at The DAG.

*See your tuition teachers perform their craft and be a part of a unique 'Christmas in July' Event.

A chance to be a part of a select group of Singer/Songwriter's aspiring to develop their craft to move to the next level.Surrounded by supportive peers, Country Music Professionals and the opportunity to network and to continually be a part of this great event.

GIFT PACK | A commemorative limited edition T-Shirt | Subscription to Country Capital News | 

2019 WORKSHOP TIMETABLE (Available 1st June)

Download the 2018 workshop timetable from here

Workshops for 2019 will include; Craft of Songwriting; Collaboration; Networking; Stage Presence; Vocal Preparation; 


The DAG welcomes the 2019 SinGER SONGWRITER TUTORS


Felicity Urquhart 2017 Tutor


Felicty Urquhart

Golden Guitar Winner 

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Luke OShea 2017 Tutor



Luke O'Shea

Golden Guitar Winner 

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Kevin Bennett 2017 Tutor



Kevin Bennett

Golden Guitar Winner 

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Jeremy Edwards Tutor 2





Jeremy Edwards

Producer & Artist

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Shane Nicholson 2017 Tutor2





Shane Nicholson

Golden Guitar & ARIA Award Winner

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Jen Mize4 



Jen Mize

Americana Songstress & Songwriter

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The DAG Sheep Station & APRA / AMCOS are proud to announce two artists who have or will receive a Scholarship to attend the 2019 Singer Songwriters Retreat.

NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP - BRAYDEN JEFFERY was announced the Winner of the 2019 DAG Sheep Station Scholarship at New Zealand's 2018 Gold Guitars, held in Gore, NZ. Brayden was chosen as the Winner, for Songwriters Category and will recieve the opportunity to attend The 2019 Singer Songwriters Retreat and perform during Hats Off To Country shows at The DAG. The Scholarship includes, Return Airfares from NZ to Tamworth, all accommodation, transfers and meals.

INDIGENOUS ARTIST FROM REGIONAL NSW - Thanks to APRA AMCOS Australia, an indegenous artist from Regional NSW will be selected by Buddy Knox to receive, The Buddy Knox Scholarship and the opportunity to attend The 2018 Singer Songwriters Retreat and perform during Hats Off To Country shows at The DAG. The 2018 recipient was LOGAN HOSWELL from Tamworth, NSW


Brayden Jeffery NZ ScholarshipLogan Hoswell Hats Off Tamworth




BRAYDEN JEFFERY was selected as overall Winner in Songwriters Category, John Krsulja was invited to Gore, NZ as a guest judge.  












 LOGAN HOSWELL from Tamworth, NSW was selcted by Buddy Knox for the 2018 Regional NSW Indigenous Scholarship thanks to APRA AMCOS Australia.


Jenny Mitchell and John Krsulja Gore NZ2
















JENNY MITCHELL was selected as Overall Winner for Songwriters Category at the 2017 Gold Guitars, Gore NZ, to attend the 2018 Songwriters Retreat. Presented by The DAG's, John Krsulja.

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