Once in a generation the Sacred Harp tunebook is revised, with new songs added, often by contemporary composers. The last revision of the Denson Sacred Harp was in 1991.

The Revision-Music Committee is pleased to announce two special revision singings for 2024: one in Holly Springs, Bremen, GA, USA, and this one in Saltford, Bristol, UK. Finalist songs from more than 1,100 submitted songs will be sung and recorded in these sessions. We expect to sing about 80 finalist songs in each session (notes and words) for a total of approximately 160. The committee will use these sessions and recordings to make final decisions on which songs will be added to the book.

Singers may be interested in the Winchester singing the day before. Winchester is around 2 hours/70 miles from Saltford.

Sunday 9 June
Sacred Harp revision singing.

10:30am to 3:30pm. Registration from 10am.

Helen Brown


Saltford Hall
Wedmore Road Saltford Bristol BS31 3BY [map]

Covid-19 health and safety requirements

  • Take a lateral flow test before singing on the day of the event, and bring a picture of your negative test.
  • Do not attend if you test positive for COVID or have symptoms.
  • See full Covid policy.

Getting here

By public transport

Saltford is on the 39 and X39 bus route between Bristol and Bath, via Keynsham.

The most convenient train station is Bath Spa. The 39/X39 bus can be caught from the bus station in Bath, which is next to the train station. The nearest bus stop, Norman Road, is 5 minutes walk from the hall.

From Bristol, the 39 and X39 bus departs every 20 minutes from Bristol Bus Station and Temple Meads train station. The nearest stop, Norman Road, is 5 minutes walk from the hall.

By car

Saltford is on the A4 between Bath and Bristol. Parking is available at the hall.