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Songwriting Retreat with Friction Farm

Exploring the art, craft, and fun of songwriting

December 1 - 4, 2022

Enjoy a couple of days letting the relaxed beauty of The Mountain fill your creative well. We will work on the art and craft of songwriting together. This small group can be tailored to your specific needs and wants.  Aidan and Christine can help focus your ideas about a song, assist in crafting music that supports your words, or guide you down a path of songwriting with prompts and ideas. We will rely on trusted techniques, gentle critiques, one on one and within the small group.


About Friction Farm 

Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of internationally traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.

What People Have to Say: 

"Music Week [with Friction Farm] has been transformative. When I came here, I lacked courage to really try to pursue music. In my first songwriting class here, I wasn’t finishing sentences. But, in five days here, I wrote two songs. There is something about this place – magical."   


- Renee E.  


"My first songwriting class was with Aidan and Christine.  Not only did we learn the processes and joys of creating a song with delightful mentors, participants supported one another as we created and shared our songs.  Christine and Aidan encouraged us to consider writing about a family story or other life event, this was a great way to consider what was important for ourselves, as well as learning about one another." 

- Beverly C.


  • Program: Dec 1- 4, 2022

  • Open to public - limited space

  • Registration Deadline: 

  • Registration Open 


Package Pricing


Adult Double Occupancy in the Lodge:

(Thursday Early Arrival)

  • $255 + NC State Tax 

Adult Single Occupancy in the Lodge:

(Thursday Early Arrival)

  • $435 + NC State Tax

Adult Double Occupancy in the Lodge:

  • $190+ NC State Tax 

Adult Single Occupancy in the Lodge:

  • $310+ NC State Tax

Reservation Fee includes

  • Lodging

  • Meals

  • Use of assigned facilities

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