Three days in May

singing break with Roger Jackson

Mon 28 May - Fri 1st June

In a glorious Tudor Barn on a working farm near Lavenham, Suffolk, Roger will lead you through body and voice awareness, and in his characteristic relaxed style, will share songs joyous and sad, crazy and contemplative for Three Days in May. (Actually Monday evening to Friday morning)

Arrive on Monday evening for dinner, ready to begin singing on Tuesday morning.

We’ll sing each morning, then after lunch your time is your own. Take out a bike or go on one of the circular walks around the area.

Visit the Tudor village of Lavenham, or just chill with a book by the woodburner in the cosy corner.

Later enjoy dinner with your fellow singers at the long feasting table and enjoy an evening of impromptu music-making around the woodburner. Go rustic Tudor -  Sleep Tudor-style in the open-plan barn in a curtained four-poster bed, or take a room in the adjacent farmhouse - in a variety of single, twin and three-bedrooms. Please note - these are bed only, we'll all have breakfast together in the barn.


Becker Room                                                      Gallery Room                                                         Adams Room

In keeping with the Tudor experience, the barn has plenty of open-plan sleeping accommodation, but we’ve also negotiated the use of rooms in the adjacent family farmhouse b&b to offer more single and twin rooms on a bed-only basis. There are already three large guest rooms, and Juliet and Christopher’s absent daughters’ rooms are also available to us, although they will contain daughters’ “stuff”.

Two of these have four poster beds in, but Ruby Tiger’s is a regular single.

They all share a bathroom, but there are plenty of showers and loos by the barn.

Use the table below and the attached layout plan of the barn to help you choose a preference.

They’re all the same price since, while the shared rooms may be more luxurious, some may simply prefer a single. Some will wish to try the authentic Tudor experience of a full curtained four-poster in the barn.  It is unusual - but charming, here's the TripAdvisor reviews:

Accommodation preference      
Some pictures here:
Farmhouse Adams3 sharingDouble, 2 x singles
Farmhouse Becker2 sharing2 x singlesAll meals are included from dinner on Monday evening to breakfast on Friday except for Thursday dinner when we shall eat out at the pub, and maybe sing them a song.
Farmhouse Gallery2/3 sharing2 x singles and put-U-upPlease note these four rooms are bed only - we take breakfast together in the barn.
Holly’ssingleFour poster
Ruby Tiger’ssingle1 x single
Barn Four poster1/2Curtained four-poster
Barn Four poster1/2Curtained four-poster
Barn twin2 sharing2 x singles
Barn sitting room1 - day bed1 single


Date  Morning SingingLunchAfternoonCocktail singingDinnerEvening
Mon, 28 May 2018Arrive from 5.00. Welcome drink at 6.00, dinner at 7.3019:30Relax, sing, play
Tue, 29 May 201810.00 - 1.001.15 - 2.15Free time6.0019:30at the cosy corner.
Wed, 30 May 201810.00 - 1.001.15 - 2.15Free time6.0019:30
Thu, 31 May 201810.00 - 1.001.15 - 2.15Free time6.00At Pub (not included)
Fri, 1 Jun 2018Breakfast and farewells

Please let us know if you are vegetarian, or have any special dietary requirements. We’ll do our best to accommodate these, but may have to ask you to help out too.

Breakfast - A selection of cereals, yoghurt, bread, marmite and marmalade, soya and semi-skimmed milk, tea and coffee for you to help yourself.

Lunch - a light meal of soup, salad, cheese, ham etc.

Dinner - A more substantial meal of e.g. stew, pie, curry, couscous, with fresh vegetables, sourced as locally as we can, and a dessert.

Apples, bananas and oranges will be freely available all day along with tea and coffee.

If you like wine with dinner, are a lover of gin and tonic, or can’t sleep without a pint of Cointreau, then do please bring along a contribution to the house party.


Please download the booking form here, Send it with your cheque to Sing, 13 Church End, Haddenham HP17 8AE or pay by direct transfer.