About NWEMF and how to join.

Welcome to the web site of the North West Early Music Forum (NWEMF). We are the first of the regional forums founded in 1977 created for the study and enjoyment of a historically informed approach to the performance of mostly pre- classical music. Our members are drawn from amateur and professional musicians many of whom live in the North West of England and North Wales.

What do we do?

Our main focus is on the practical study of music through  day workshops. These are held over a wide area from the South Lake District to North East Wales. We also hold a library of musical instruments which are available for students of early music to borrow before purchasing their own.

Our newsletter is published 5 times a year.

NWEMF Committee Members

President David Allen (joint)
Roger Wilkes (joint)
Vice President Andrew Mayes
Chairperson Tim Gannicliffe
Secretary John Huthnance
Treasurer Martin Steward
& Publicity
Bob Foster
Newsletter Editor
& Events Listings
Elizabeth Dodd
Webmaster David Allen
Member Elizabeth Silman
Peter Syrus
Jenny Walsh

You can contact any of the members of the committee through the contact page.


You are very welcome to become a member of the North West Early Music Forum. The annual subscription gains you the newsletter which is published five times a year and also reduced rates at our, and other forums workshops. You will also have access to the members area of the web site.

The annual fee is £10.

The membership form is downloadable!

either of which you can fill in and email or post.

NWEMF has a page on Facebook.

You can also read our DPR policy.

You can download our safeguarding policy here

There is a copy of our constitution here