Other events


NB. listing is no guarantee that the workshop or concert will take place.  Please check before committing.

NWEMF Workshops


11 Roger Wilkes: Usper & Bassano for voices & instruments; Didsbury Baptist church.


9 Andrew Griffiths: Josquin (and Jacquet) for voices & instruments.  St Columba’s RC Church, Plas Newton Lane, Chester (note change)


13 Stephanie Muncey-Dyer: H Praetorius/Schutz/Bianci for voices & instruments, Didsbury, St James.

March 2022

12 Evelyn Tubb: for singers, Natland?

April 2022

23 Philip Thorby: Lassus for voices & instruments.

May 2022

14 Marion Scott: Bassano recorder workshop.

June 2022

11 Peter Syrus: Obrecht for voices.  Cilcain.

October 2022

15 Rory McCleery: Dunkeld Partbooks; for singers

Non-NWEMF Workshops.

Please send information to: jmh@noc.ac.uk . I actively research our own & the workshops of our contiguous EMFs (BMEMF, EMFScotland, MEMF, NEEMF), Benslow, Jackdaws, Lacock, Rondo & West Dean.  Summer Schools & other workshops will only be included in the Contacts section, unless I am sent specific information by members or the organisers.


3 11am Zoom Celebration with Robert Hollingworth along the lines of SingTheScore Extra, looking back over the past 16 months. Everyone invited http://memf.org.uk 

5-7 Benslow.  Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera: Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Mie Hayashi

11-16 Benslow.  The International Viol Summer School with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland, Alison Kinder

11-16 Lacock; Singing in Edinburgh POSTPONED to July 2022. 

13 TVEMF: 8pm Patrick Craig.  Fayrfax 500 – Friends and Patrons; music by Fayrfax and his contemporaries including Cornysh and Taverner. 

16-18 West Dean.  Recorder playing – building technique and ensemble skills, with Helen Hooker; Intermediate. 

18 NEEMF 2pm, Lizzie Gutteridge, Arbeau and friends Renaissance Dances.  http://neemf.org.uk 

24-30 Dartington Summer School.  Courses in Week One led by members of Stile Antico: Vocal Ensembles and Sing with Stile with Will Dawes; Andrew Griffiths will direct the Dartington Choir.

25 – 1 Aug.  Cambridge Early Music Baroque Week at Benslow: Baroque Dresden with The Parley of Instruments, Director: Peter Holman

31 – 7 Aug.  Recorder Summer School, Bishop Burton.  http://recordersummerschool.org.uk

31 – 7 Aug.  NORVIS; celebrate 50 years of NORVIS in our new, more accessible and comfortable home in Barnard Castle, County Durham. We welcome players of recorders, viols, lutes, baroque strings, harpsichord and voices.

31 – 7 Aug.  Dartington week 2.


1-7 Beauchamp Early Music Course for singers and Renaissance instruments, Rendscomb near Cirencester.  O quam gloriosum – large & small-scale music associated with saints and sainthood (David Hatcher, David Allinson & Sue Addison)  

1-8 Cambridge Early Music Renaissance Week at Benslow: The Triumphs of Maximilian with Courtiers of Grace, Co-directors Clare Wilkinson, Gawain Glenton.

1-8 Run by Singers.  Assisi Summer School with David Skinner.

7-13 Chalemie, Parmoor (near High Wycombe) with Tim Bayley, Tamsin Cowell, Matthew Spring, Katie Hodges.  chalemie@chalemie.co.uk 

14-21 Irish Recorder and Viol Course in Termonfeckin near Drogheda, north of Dublin 

15-22 Baroque Week.  The Grand Tour: Italy; Caversham.  (Theresa Caudle, Ann Allen, Amanda Babington, Clare Beesley, Zoë Cartlidge, Steven Devine, Satoko Doi-Luck, Jane Francis, David Miller, Kate Semmens) 

16-19 Benslow.  Baroque Buffet: Baroque on Modern Instruments with Julia Bishop, Sophie Middleditch, Julian Perkins

16-20 Historically Informed Summer School, Bishop Burton College, near Beverley, East Yorkshire. https://neemfworks.org.uk/neemfevents/admin/pages/all-events/hiss-2021 

22-27 Run by Singers.  Lincoln Summer Schools with David Allinson and Nigel Perrin.

29 – 2 Sept.  Run by Singers.  Summer in Salisbury with David Ogden.


3-5 Jackdaws.  Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross.

3-5 Cambridge choral liturgy course

5-10 Lacock.  Trogir Music Week POSTPONED to September 2022.

5-12 Run by Singers.  Early Music Week in Burgos with Rory McCleery.

10-12 Jackdaws.  The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas.

10-12 Rondo Viol Academy; Elementary, Lower Intermediate and Pre-formed Consorts.  The Hayes.

12-17 Halsway Manor, Autumn Voices, Viols and Recorders; Somerset, TA4 4BD

12-19 Run by Singers.  Rome with David Skinner.

13-16 Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland

14-16 Medieval Music in the Dales Summer School Playing Medievally with Trouvere, The Jonas Centre, Wensleydale near Bolton Castle. 

17-19 Medieval Music in the Dales at Bolton Castle.

19-24 Lacock.  Corsham (REPLACES Lucca Consort Week), a week of choral music including Frescobaldi’s Missa sopra l’aria della monica, with Robert Hollingworth.

20-23 Benslow.  The Grandeur of St Mark’s: Venetian Sacred Music by Cavalli from his “Musiche Sacre” of 1656 with Theresa Caudle, William Carslake

24-26 Recorders at Rydal, Foundation and Lower Intermediate with Mary Tyers.  Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, https://rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details: www.marytyers.co.uk


9 MEMF live workshop for singers with Robert Hollingworth, Stafford + I fagiolini bequest concert.

9-13 Run by Singers.  The Glory of Venice with Matt Finch.

15-17 Benslow.  Georg Muffat: A bridge between Lully and Corelli with Julio Caballero Pérez, Coline Ormond.

16 BMEMF.  For singers with David Allinson, Shrewsbury

17-24 Run by Singers.  Transylvanian Adventure with Jeremy Jackman.

23 BMEMF.  For instrumentalists with Mary Tyers, Yarpole

23-24 MEMF for singers and instrumentalists with Philip Thorby. Birmingham area.

29-31 Rondo Viol Academy; Intermediate and Upper Intermediate.  High Leigh.

31 – 4 Nov.  The Benslow Baroque Project: Music for St Cecilia by Handel and Draghi with Oliver-John Ruthven, Bryan White, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson


7-10 Recorders at Rydal, Upper Intermediate and Advanced with Mary Tyers.  Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, https://rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details: www.marytyers.co.uk

12-14 Benslow.  The Women Troubadours with Leah Stuttard.

18/19-21  Benslow.  Consorting Viols (3/2-night options) with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland.

19-21 Jackdaws.  Recorder weekend with Anna Stegmann.

22-24 Benslow Recorder Festival with Alyson Lewin, Caroline Jones, Tabea Debus.

25/26-28  Benslow.  Baroque Chamber Music, A=415 (3/2-night options) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Stephen Preston, Claire Williams.


13-16 Benslow.  Cantata-thon with Cambridge Handel Opera; Julian Perkins and friends.

28 – 2 Jan.  Lacock.  Winter School; to be confirmed

January 2022

8 MEMF.  Rory McCleery for singers in Loughborough

15 BMEMF.  At Burton Court near Leominster with Paul Spicer, for voices, recorders, bowed strings, A=440.

February 2022

5 MEMF.  Alison Kinder Multichoir, Warwick.

11-13 Jackdaws.  The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

21-27 Lacock.  Singing in Castara week in Tobago with Justin Doyle (to be confirmed).

25-27 I Fagiolini singing weekend at Hawkwood

March 2022

5 MEMF.  David Allison

20-25 Lacock.  Corsham Lamentations; Lenten music by Tallis, White, Parsley and Clemens with Rory McCleery

May 2022

15-20 Lacock.  Ambleside Music Week.  Music by Juan Esquivel including the 8-part Missa Ut re mi fa so la, with Eamonn Dougan.

June 2022

2 Thomas Tomkins 450th birth anniversary with Huw Williams, St. Davids.  Wales EMF Cymru.

19-25 Lacock.  Music at Monteconero (Adriatic former mediaeval monastery); Latin American music, including Padilla Lamentations. Manuel de Sumaya and Padilla’s Circumdederunt me and Versa est in luctum, with Gabriel Crouch.

July 2022

10-15 Lacock; Singing in Edinburgh, with Rory McCleery.  Renaissance music including the 19-part O bone Jesu and Missa Dum sacrum mysterium of Robert Carver and music by Peebles, Josquin and Jachet of Mantua 

September 2022

2-4 Jackdaws.  Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross.

4-9 Lacock.  Trogir Music Week (postponed from September 2021): Renaissance choral music in an ancient port near Split, with Patrick Craig

9-11 Jackdaws.  The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

Tbc Lacock.  Lucca Consort Week (postponed from September 2021); combining work in small ensembles and as a double choir, with Robert Hollingworth.

Contacts for workshops 

Accord.  www.moulindecajarc.com.

Baroque Dance Workshop.  Lis Talbott 01587 829072, edavies@edavies.co.uk

Baroque Week. Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berks. 01747 830625, info@baroque-week.org.uk, http://www.baroque-week.org.uk

Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Ibberson Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB. 01462 459446, info@benslow.org, www.benslow.org

Beauchamp Early Music Course, c/o Gloucester Academy of Music, Barbican House, Gloucester, GL1 2JF. 01452 688592, earlymusic@glosacadmusic.co.uk, www.glosacadmusic.co.uk

BMEMF, Sue Russell, 01568 780559, peterandsuerussell@btinternet.com, www.bmemf.org.uk

BREMF Brighton Early Music Festival,  www.bremf.org.uk  

Cambridge Early Music, https://www.CambridgeEarlyMusic.org

Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org 

Canford Summer School of Music, Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. 020 8660 4766, canfordsummersch@aol.com, www.canfordsummerschool.co.uk

Chalemie, Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford, OX3. www.chalemie.co.uk

Consort de Danse.  http://www.ukbaroquedance.com  Philippa Waite, 07976 374482.

Dartington International Summer School. 01803 847080, info@dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk, www.dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT 01460 258615 dillington@somerset.gov.uk www.dillington.com

Discoed Upper House, Discoed, nr Presteigne, LD8 2NW. 01547 560369, DiscoedEarlyMusic@BTConnect.com, info@EarlyMusicInTheMarches.com  

Dolmetsch Summer School, Frensham Heights nr. Farnham, 01428 643235, brian@dolmetsch.com, www.dolmetsch.com

Dorset Bach Cantata Club, Sturminster Newton High School, Bath road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1DT.  http://www.dorsetbach.org.uk/, 01933 425 383.

Easter Early Music Course for recorder & viol players. St George’s School, Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DZ. info@easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk, easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

EEMF, committee@eemf.org.uk, http://www.eemf.org.uk

EMFScotland, events@emfscotland.org.uk, www.emfscotland.org.uk

Farncombe Estate, Adult Learning Centre, Broadway, WR12 7LJ. 01386 854100, enquiries@FarncombeEstate.co.uk, www.farncombecourses.co.uk

Fiori Musicali, 01327 360931, www.fiori-musicali.com

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD 01984 618274 office@halswaymanor.org.uk , www.halswaymanor.org.uk

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW. 01453 759034, info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk, www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH Early Music Summer Course. Details from 017687 76276, info@highamhall.com, www.highamhall.com

HISS (Historically Informed Summer School),  http://www.hiss.org.uk

Historical Dance and Music Summer School; http://historicaldance.org.uk/summerschool/ 

IoM, Ballacottier School, Douglas, Isle of Man. 01624 695777, Helen.Kneale@liverpool.ac.uk, www.eileensilcocks.co.uk

Irish Recorder & Viol Course. Termonfechin, Ireland. 00 353 85 288 0389, info@irishrecorderandviolcourse.org, www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org

Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY. 01373 812 383, music@jackdaws.org, www.jackdaws.org.uk

The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0BQ, 01300 320684, kingcombe@hotmail.co.uk, www.kingcombe.org

Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU. 01933 312104, enquiries@knustonhall.org.uk, www.knustonhall.org.uk

Lacock, Andrew van der Beek, 01249 730468, avdb@cantax.freeserve.co.uk, www.lacock.org

Leicester Early Music Festival. 0116 270 9984, mail@earlymusicleicester.co.uk, www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

Lute Society, Christopher Goodwin, 01483 202159, lutesoc@aol.com, www.lutesoc.co.uk

Lyme Recorder Courses.  www.recordercourseslyme.com 

Lythe, www.lythechambermusic.wordpress.com 

Maison Verte Music, http://www.lamaisonverte.co.uk/courses/ 

Medieval Music in the Dales, www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk 

Meeting Musicale des Monts Dore, http://www.meeting-musical-des-monts-dore.fr/ 

MEMF, Mike Ashley (MEMF Chair), chairman@memf.org.uk, www.memf.org.uk

Mostly Music, Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com, www.mostlymusic.co.uk

Musica Donum Dei, Wendy Hancock, wendy@philidors.co.uk, http://www.musicadonumdei.org

NCEM, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, Percy’s Lane, York, YO1 9TI. 01904 632220, boxoffice@ncem.co.uk, http://www.ncem.co.uk

NEEMF, secretary@neemf.org.uk, www.neemf.org.uk

NEMA, jane.beeson@btopenworld.com, www.nema-uk.org

NORVIS, Northumbrian Recorder & Viol Summer School, Durham, 07736 108771, enquiries@norvis.org.uk, www.norvis.org.uk

NWEMF viol weekend, https://nwemf.org/violweekend/ 

Opus Anglicanum, 01749 675131, info@opus-a.co.uk, www.opus-anglicanum.com

Orpheon Foundation,  orpheon@gmx.at

Osiris.   http://osirisbrass.com/summer%20academy/index.html 

Oxford Baroque Week. Headington School, Oxford. 0161 281 2502, p.b.collier@googlemail.com, www.baroque-week.org.uk

Platinum Consort.  https://www.platinumconsort.com/ 

Pro Cantione Antiqua, 01943 874649

Recorder Courses Lyme.  enquiries@recordercourseslyme.com 

Recorders For All wwwrecordersforall.org.uk

Recorders Scotland, Lynne Hope at Recorder Players, 19 West Burnside, Dollar, FK14 7DP, Scotland, UK

Recorder Summer School,  http://recordersummerschool.org.uk/ 

Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com

Rondo Viol Academy. 07949 511619, http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Run by Singers.  www.runbysingers.org  01438 840555.

Salts Mill, Saltaire,  01274 288100, sales@earlymusicshop.com, www.earlymusicshop.com

Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, 01223 263063, scholacambridge@aol.com, www.scholagregoriana.org

Scottish Recorder Course.  https://scottishrecordercourse.wordpress.com/ 

SEMF, richard.j.whitehouse@btinternet.com, http://www.semf.org.uk

Sherborne Early Music. Sherborne Girls School, Bradford Rd, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3QN, info@sherborneearlymusic.com, http://www.sherborneearlymusic.com

Singers of Note, 01204 692797, martin.westhorp@ntlworld.com, www.singersofnote.com

Singing Days, 01943 874649, pca@singingdays.co.uk, www.singingdays.co.uk

Society of Recorder Players, Manchester branch normally meets 1st Friday & 2nd Saturday of every month. Ros Flinn, 01772 335801, manchester@srp.org.uk, www.srp.org.uk/manchester/index.php

SWEMF, secretary@swemf.org.uk, http://www.swemf.org.uk 

Tallis Scholars Summer School, Oakham School, Rutland, 01223 693281, helen.poole@tsss.uk.com, www.tsss.uk.com

Tewkesbury Viol workshop: Jill Davies 01684 850112 oldchapelcourt@btinternet.com

The Sixteen, https://thesixteen.com/events 

Triora Musica, Deborah Roberts, 01273 823788, deborah@musica-secreta.com, www.trioramusica.com

TVEMF, www.tvemf.org, secretary@tvemf.org, tamesis@tvemf.org 

VdGS (Viola de Gamba Society), 01904 706959, admin@vdgs.org.co.uk, www.vdgs.org.uk

West Dean College, Chichester, PO18 0QZ, 01243 811301, short.courses@westdean.org.uk, www.westdean.org.uk