****REGISTRATIONS OPEN 1ST MARCH 2018*************

The DAG Sheep Station is proud to present the 2018 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 2018 and close 30th April 2018. 

2017 TutorS

kevin bennett - jeremy edwards - shane nicholson

luke o'shea - aleyce simmonds - FELICITY URQUhART 

*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 Tutors include: Kevin Bennett, Lyn Bowtell, Karl Broadie, Lachlan Bryan, Allan Caswell, Bill Chambers, Aly Cook  (NZ), Roger Corbett, Jeremy Edwards, Luke O'Shea, Aleyce Simmonds, Tamara Stewart & Felicity Urquhart. 

2017 retreat costs

*$895  - Full Retreat (shared accommodation)

*$1045  - Full Retreat (private accommodation) - **Limited Availability**                                                                                          

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

**Limited Private Accommodation Available. 

A deposit of $295 will be required by successful applicants by 15th May. Balance of payment will be required by no later than 30th June. 


The full Retreat Includes

Accommodation x 5 nights, (linen included) - Thursday 6th till Tuesday 11th (Starts Thursday 11am, Concludes Tuesday 11am)

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 | 

2017 WORKSHOP TIMETABLE (Available 1st June)

Download the 2017 workshop timetable from here

Workshops for 2017 will include; Craft of Songwriting; Collaboration; Networking; Stage Presence; Vocal Preparation; Live Co-write; Presentation by Media, Festival & Management representatives.  


The DAG welcomes the 2017 SinGER SONGWRITER TUTORS


Felicity Urquhart 2017 Tutor


Felicty Urquhart

Golden Guitar Winner 

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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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Aleyce Simmonds 2017 Tutor 3



Aleyce Simmonds

Award Winning

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The DAG and APRA / AMCOS  are proud to announce two artists who recieved a Scholarship Grant to attend the 2016 Singer Songwriters Retreat.

NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP - Kayla Mahon was announced the Winner of the 2016 APRA AMCOS Scholarship at New Zealand's 2015 National Country Music Awards, held in Hamilton, NZ. Kayla was chosen from three 2015 Horizon Nominees from songs they submitted for judging and will recieve the opportunity to attend The 2016 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 - Janaya Lamb from Tamworth recieved The Buddy Knox Scholarship during the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival. The APRA AMCOS Award was presented to Janaya by Buddy Knox, Kevin Bennett and John Krsulja. Janaya will recieve the opportunity to attend The 2016 Singer Songwriters Retreat and perform during Hats Off To Country shows at The DAG. 

Congratulations Kayla Mahon & Janaya Lamb from all of us here at The DAG.

 Songwriters Retreat 2016 Kayla Mahon



KAYLA MAHON recieves her APRA AMCOS Scholarship from THE TOPP TWINS at New Zealand's 2015 National Country Music Awards - Hamilton NZ.





 Retreat Scholarship Janaya Lamb3



JANAYA LAMB recieves her APRA AMCOS Scholarship - The Buddy Knox Scholarship at The DAG Sheep Station, Nundle NSW at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Presented by BUDDY KNOX, KEVIN BENNETT and JOHN KRSULJA. 

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