June 26, 2019

Nature Inspires Songwriters From Across Saskatchewan

Musicians from the popular Songwriting for Nature camp will share their creativity by showcasing songs at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) on June 27.  This RSM camp, which was offered in Moose Mountain Provincial Park in the spring helps established and aspiring musicians connect with nature to facilitate inspiration and hone their songwriting skills.

“The wind-up show is a great opportunity for the musicians from the Songwriting for Nature camp to show off their creativity,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said.  “I applaud the RSM for offering these songwriting retreats in such a great inspirational and scenic setting, our Saskatchewan provincial parks.”

Since 2016, the Songwriting for Nature camp has been funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, with additional support for the spring 2019 program from SaskOutdoors.  The programs facilitated by well-known Saskatchewan recording artists included guided hikes, yoga to inspire reflection and creativity, campfire jams, facilitated discussions about nature and music, group songwriting, and opportunities to record demos for a popular listening station at the RSM called “Nature Inspires.” Coaches included Saskatchewan recording artist Ryan Hicks (www.ryanhicksband.com), RSM Curator of Human Ecology Glenn Sutter (www.glennsutter.com), recent Juno-nominee Megan Nash (www.megannash.ca) and Kara Golemba (www.karagolemba.com).

Organizers hope to offer a second camp in September 2019 with another show later in the fall.

For more information about the Songwriting for Nature camp, the wind-up show or to learn more about the RSM’s world-class work, visit https://www.songs4nature.ca/ or https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/,  Facebook @Royal.Saskatchewan.Museum, Twitter @royalsaskmuseum or Instagram @RoyalSaskMuseum.

Visit.  Donate.  Discover.  The RSM, located at 2445 Albert Street, is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.