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    Welcome to Euan Tait, Writer, Trainer, Poet and Retreat Leader

    An experienced trainer, retreat leader and librettist, I run music retreats across the UK, which explore the inner life of choral music by such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Elgar and Vaughan Williams. I’m invited by organisations such as schools and dioceses to lead retreat training events (Cardiff 2017 and Clifton 2018). I have been a Lecturer in English since August 2014. See Latest News for the next event. See Latest News for the next event.

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  • Welcome to Euan Tait, Writer, Trainer, Poet and Retreat Leader

    Euan has developed strong partnerships with a variety of fellow professionals, delivering highest quality training, librettos and retreats to colleagues on time, while being able to deliver a responsive service to different client needs. Euan believes that his service delivery should put client requirements at the centre of his planning, whenever developments are required.
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  • @Euthebass – this is Euan’s Twitter Feed!

    New Twitter poems, responses to other poets, musicians, events – all stuff that I love!

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    Euan Tait in discussion with a retreatant

    Euan has developed strong partnerships with a variety of fellow professionals, delivering highest quality training, librettos and retreats to colleagues on time, while being able to deliver a responsive service to different client needs. Euan believes that his service delivery should put client requirements at the centre of his planning, whenever developments are required.
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Documentation

Examples of my work. Here are extracts of my work. Poet, Librettist and Liturgist.

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Services

Here you will find detailed information for Trainer, Retreat Leader and Liturgist Services.

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Latest News

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Testimonials

  • “Hi Euan, I was at a meeting with Sally Grubb last night when she mentioned your work with her students. She said she had had feedback from one of her team about your direct and positive interaction with [student], particularly on one morning when no one had managed to engage with him apart from you. She also commented on your skill to see the positive in people and again [student’s] name was mentioned. I wanted to share this with you and your managers – well done you!”

    Ann King, Supported Employment Project Manager at Energy2, Swindon Borough Council

  • “Good afternoon Euan, I would like to thank you for your support in designing and delivering the Ready Steady Job courses that we have been running over the past few months. The wide age range and mixed ability levels, including learning disabilities, have made the training groups a very positive challenge. I would like to compliment you on the ease with which you have been able to relate to each client and build rapport within the groups. You have demonstrated a genuine understanding of their needs, which have been strongly orientated towards practical and visual learning, and have applied appropriate learning techniques and materials, for example role play, imagery and group interviews. Consequently, the feedback so far from our clients has been excellent. Well done, Euan.”

    Elaine Graham, Training Officer at Energy2work

  • “A big thank you to all of you at Ammerdown for making my trial volunteering weekend such an enjoyable experience. Euan is a brilliant trainer, a real professional.”

    Jenny Daniels, trainee volunteer, Ammerdown.

  • “She went on to add that if it weren’t for the training & mentoring she received at Energy2, she would never have gone ahead with this course and was most grateful for Euan’s support in helping her regain her lost confidence. Well done Euan!”

    Jennifer Dsouza Administrator, Energy2

  • “I have heard nothing but very positive comments from staff and students about the retreat day at Ammerdown and about your song workshops. It hit all our buttons, as they say – the spiritual content was strong and appropriate for the age group, there was a significant dimension of cultural history and the kind of work we do on tolerance, and the music dimension was of course perfect for our specialist interest in performing arts. I hope the students brought a good attitude to all the workshops, but from my point of view it worked very well. Thanks for all your hard work. I would also add that I thought your manner with the students was excellent. Very kind and encouraging, with good pace and use of resources – I think you have a natural flair for teaching!”

    Raymond Friel MA(Hons) NPQH | Executive Headteacher , St Gregory’s Catholic College

     

Twitter

New Twitter poems, responses to other poets, musicians, events – all stuff that I love!

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About Euan Tait

Euan’s Posts

  • Latest News – Music Retreats

    Nov 11th, 2018

    PRAYING WITH MUSIC: LATEST MUSIC RETREAT DATES These retreats are explorations of the inner life of music, its spiritual and emotional forces, by a praying poet. While they are neither singing ...

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  • Music Retreats

    Nov 18th, 2018

    PRAYING WITH MUSIC:  MUSIC RETREAT DATES FOR 2018! All music retreats are designed to enable participants, performer and listener alike, to explore the spiritual and emotional hearts of great choral works.  ...

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  • Other Retreats

    Feb 24th, 2016

    QUIET DAYS and OTHER RETREATS: 2018: Writing to God retreats. Diocese of Clifton Spiritual Directors’ Retreat (see FEEDBACK tab for exciting responses) Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire, 14th April 2018. also Douai Abbey, Berkshire 26th-28th October 2018. The ...

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  • Choral Texts

    Nov 11th, 2018

    “This extraordinary work…made a huge impact on the large audience…who described it as ‘deeply moving’, ‘powerful’ and ‘inspiring.'” (Review of choral symphony Unfinished Remembering, gerontius.net Newsletter, November 2014) Euan’s visibility as

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Librettos & Poetry Posts

Librettos and Poetry

Sep 14th, 2012

COMMISSIONS Euan’s aim as a librettist is to write words that are a powerful catalyst for music, with strong choral architecture, and which speak in the widest possible way for the spiritual longings ...

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Retreat Leader Posts

Retreat Leader

Sep 14th, 2012

I am an experienced retreat leader, liturgist and preacher.  At the Ammerdown Centre link, I have led all the Quiet Days and developed a new retreat called Praying with Music ...

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