A MUSICAL LEGACY

Established in 2010 to promote Buddy Holly’s legendary music so that it continues to inspire future generations of fans and musicians and make the dreams and wishes of Buddy and Maria Elena Holly come true by promoting musical education for young people.

Songwriter Week

SONGWRITERS' WEEK

We’re delighted to be running the first Buddy Holly Songwriters’ Week UK from 23rd to 27th November this year at the stunning Carr Hall, Whitby.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts & Sciences Yungblud

New YungBlud Single

YungBlud was one of the Foundation's first Scholars and we are looking forward to the launch of his new single 'Strawberry Lipstick', written at the Foundation-sponsored Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat.

Ed Sheeran

We are also delighted to welcome Ed Sheeran as a Buddy Holly Educational Foundation Ambassador

LATEST AMBASSADORS

We are delighted to welcome rock icon Joan Jett, country legend Willie Nelson and guitar virtuoso Mark Knopfler.

CHARITY NEWS

In September 2019 we opened our first cancer treatment ward in association with Teen Cancer America at the University Hospital of San Antonio.

Buddy Holly Songwriters' Week Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts & Sciences Yungblud New Ambassadors Charities

A Musical Legacy

Established in 2010 to promote Buddy Holly’s legendary music so that it continues to inspire future generations of fans and musicians and make the dreams and wishes of Buddy and Maria Elena Holly come true by promoting musical education for young people.

SOLO
Chris Difford Song Writing Retreat
Buddy Holly Songwriters' Week
DIME
Buddy Holly Songwriter Retreat

Next Retreat 23-27 Nov 2021

inspiring and cultivating songwriters

Our aim is to develop, nurture and inspire emerging songwriting talent. Our songwriting retreats are like no other writer retreats. With many successful or up and coming artists from all over the world, the retreat provides an amazing opportunity for artists to collaborate with one another to write new songs.

We are delighted to support Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America, helping raise money to improve quality of life and chances of survival of those affected by such a terrible diseases.

Words of Love

A new book of photographs, this unique project will take you on an exclusive visionary journey that will document the essence of songwriting, seen through the prism of Buddy Holly’s legacy. It will capture artists from yesterday, today and tomorrow that have been influenced and inspired by the legacy of Buddy Holly some sixty years on.

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