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The 1550ft Sessions

See live music at 1550ft in the atmospheric Skiddaw House common room! Acoustic, informal and intimate, with a maximum capacity of 25, these gigs are something special.
Tickets £26 per person (dorm bed) or £22 camping.
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June 2017

Elaine Davidson and Nick Jenkins
Elaine Davidson and Nick Jenkins

July 2018


Autumn 2017


June 2017

Anne-Marie Sanderson   
A 'soaring, gliding and swooping' voice, deft guitar work and lyrics inspired by the natural environment and the work of authors including Robert Macfarlane and Sarah Hall; Anne-Marie's music was just perfect for unwinding to at Skiddaw House.
Paper Cranes  (now Jon Dawes and The Native Cult)
Pioneers of the 1550ft session, Paper Cranes played their fourth gig here last autumn. Stunning vocals and original sounds provided by acoustic guitar, bass and kick drum.
Check out their music video 'lights'
And their cover of Ben Howard's 'Depth Over distance'
They are no longer performing as Paper Cranes; John performs solo: John Dawes  and Beckah and Kieran have created a new duo: The Native Cult
We're so happy to have these fun ‘indie-pop wildings from the Lake District’ as 1550ft session regulars. They were really really good last time, and the time before...​
Elaine Davidson and Nick Jenkins  18th October
Let your mind drift away to Elaine's soothing voice and Nick's sublime fiddle-playing. Elaine is a Cumbrian singer-songwriter who has played around Europe and recorded an album in LA. She is joined by renowned violinist Nick Jenkins, who plays around the world and also runs the  celtic longhouse stage at Knockengorroch festival.
'Elaine's music recalls a time of mastery in songwriting and storytelling and you will get lost in the uncluttered, unfiltered true beauty of it'
Warren Hart (record producer for Aerosmith, James Blunt and The Fray, Los Angeles)
A couple of songs recorded last year at Skiddaw House:
Revolution song:
Can't wait to see you tonight: