Other events


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

NWEMF Workshops


28 Marion Scott: Bassano recorder workshop, CANCELLED.


11 Peter Syrus: Obrecht for voices.  Cilcain.


17 Laurie Stras: Mother, Sister, Daughter; Music from the Convent of San Matteo in Arcetri (by Leonora D’Este et al.) for female voices & soft instruments (recorders, viols etc.)


15 Rory McCleery: Dunkeld Partbooks; for singers; Lancaster St Martin’s


12 Roger Wilkes: Schutz for voices and instruments; Didsbury Baptist church

March 2023

11 Gawain Glenton: Felix Austiae

April 2023

15 provisionally James Weeks; Manchester?

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.


29 From Minstrels to Masterpieces, for medieval and renaissance instruments with John Bryan.  Hexagon Music Centre, Coltman Avenue, Beverley HU17 9LP.  https://www.ncem.co.uk/whats-on/bemf- 

29 – 3 June.  Halsway Manor.  Voices, Viols & Recorders Association

30 – 2 June  Benslow.  Baroque Orchestra: Handel’s Concerti Grossi Op 3 with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Claire Williams


2 Thomas Tomkins 450th birth anniversary with Huw Williams for singers; Ty’r Pererin, St. David’s.  Wales EMF Cymru.  https://form.jotform.com/220436294176053 

3-5 Higham Hall.  Recorder Consort playing weekend with Philip Gruar.  A friendly course appealing to recorder players at any level, though reasonably confident at playing one to a part. Mainly Renaissance music, but may extend to some Baroque or 20th century.  http://highamhall.com/course/recorder-consort/ 

11 NEEMF.  Bridging the Renaissance and Baroque with John Powell, for singers, exploring music from three different countries and three different centuries.  Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW

12-19 Run by Singers.  Voyage to Odessa with Nigel Perrin. CANCELLED

17-19 Benslow.  Frills and Furbelows: Tackling French Ornamentation and Trimmings with Penelope Cave

18 MEMF.  Wot No Bars 2 with David Hatcher; Selly Oak Methodist Church Hall, Langleys Road, Birmingham, B29 6HT; follow-up in reading from Facsimile.

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.

26 Polyphonica Recorder Trio online Zoom, 3-4pm. Practical articulation workshop for flute and recorder players; https://www.polyphonicarecordertrio.com/event_detail/7/ 

27-29 Benslow.  Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera: Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Mie Hayashi.


2 BMEMF, A Brace of Bachs (JS and CPE) for singers and instruments with George Parris, Stockenny, New Radnor LD8 2RE

3 The Sixteen.  Choral Workshop, Tithe Barn, Carlisle, 2pm.  

3 NEEMF.  Tudor Miniatures and Cryes, for instruments, A=440, with Mary Tyers.  St John’s Parish Hall, John Street South, Meadowfield, Durham DH7 8RP

9 The Sixteen.  The Choral Pilgrimage Insight Day, NCEM St Margaret’s Church, York

10-15 Lacock; Edinburgh Early Music Summer School, 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 

10-15 Benslow International viol summer school with Alison Crum, Alison Kinder, Peter Wendland, Ibi Aziz

10-17 Run by Singers.  Beautiful Bayreuth with Jeremy Jackman.

11-17 Chalemie Summer School, Uppingham School, Oakham.   barbara.segal@chalemie.co.uk 

12 & 19  Bach’s Goldberg Variations, online course from City Lit, https://www.citylit.ac.uk/ 

16 MEMF. Nuns for female voices and viols of any gender with Prof Laurie Stras.  St. Faith & St. Laurence Church, Balden Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B32 2EL.

16-23 Cambridge Early Music Renaissance summer school – Mr Byrd’s private music

17-19 West Dean.  Recorder playing – building technique and ensemble skills (Intermediate) with Helen Hooker.

20 Irish Recorder and Viol Course, Zoom, 7.30pm.  Marion Scott, Emma Murphy, Pamela Flanagan, Ibi Aziz, Philip Thorby each introduce a favourite recording

23-30 Stile Antico will lead two courses at Dartington Summer School. https://www.stileantico.co.uk/events/2022/07/23/dartington-summer-school-3 

24-29 Run by Singers.  Lincoln summer schools with Matt Finch & Peter North.

24-31 Cambridge Early Music / Benslow Baroque summer school – the Fairy Queen with Laurence Cummings, Bojan Čičić, Mark Caudle, Leo Duarte, Mary Collins

30 – 6 August.  NORVIS 50 Early Music Summer School, Golden Jubilee Course, for recorders, viols, lutes, harpsichords, Baroque strings and voices.  Barnard Castle School, Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8UN.  www.norvis.org.uk 

31 – 6 August.  Beauchamp Early Music Week, Malvern College with David Hatcher, David Allinson. https://glosacadmusic.org/  

31 – 7 August.  Run by Singers.  Assisi summer school with David Skinner.


1-7 Beauchamp Early Music Week, https://glosacadmusic.org/ ,   JaneR@GlosAcadMusic.org

5-8 Benslow Baroque Buffet: Baroque on modern instruments with Julia Bishop, Sophie Middleditch, Julian Perkins

10-17 Recorder Summer School

12-14 Run by Singers.  Manchester Cathedral weekend with Peter North.

14-20 Higham Hall Early Music Summer Course, near Cockermouth, Cumbria.

14-21 Baroque Week at Caversham www.baroque-week.org.uk

20-27 Irish Recorder and Viol Course at An Gríanán Adult Education College, Termonfechin, Co. Louth, Ireland.  For recorder, viols and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire ranging from ancient to modern.  Tutors: Philip Thorby, Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty-Hayden, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy.

22-25 Benslow Madrigal and Partsong summer school with James Oldfield, Stephen Meakins

22-26 Historically Informed Summer School HISS 2022, Beverley, Yorks

28 – 1 September.  Run by Singers.  Salisbury summer school with David Ogden.


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

2-4 Cambridge Choral Liturgy course with David Allinson.

4-9 Lacock.  Trogir Music Week: Renaissance choral music in an ancient port near Split, with Patrick Craig

6-8 Medieval Music in the Dales Summer School

9-11 Medieval Music in the Dales; Medieval Women – Music Makers and Muses

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

10-11 Singing weekend, Worcester College, Oxford with Phil Price and Nicholas Markwell.  £295 includes all music, one overnight accommodation, dinner, breakfast and lunch, teas and coffees.  Book by 30th April via phil@withcheerfulvoice.org.uk .

11-17 Lacock.  Lucca Consort Week combining work in small ensembles and as a double choir, with Robert Hollingworth.

16-18 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Pre-formed Consorts; The Hayes

16-18 Recorders at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, LA22 9LX with Mary Tyers: Foundation/Lower Intermediate; https://www.marytyers.co.uk/rydal-hall-courses.html

17 MEMF.  Schütz and his World with Gawain Glenton, for sackbuts, cornetti and voices.  Collegiate Church of St. Mary’s, Stafford.

17 NEEMF  Loud winds playing day, Clements Hall, York, with Peter Barnard and Kate Billmore of de Mowbray’s Musicke

18-25 Run by Singers.  A week in Toledo with David Ogden.

24 The Sixteen.  Choral Workshop, Blackburn Methodist Church, 1pm.


1 BMEMF, for singers with Sally Dunkley, Shropshire

7 Jackdaws Recorder Weekend with Anna Stegmann

7-9 Rondo Viol Academy.  Intermediate and Upper Intermediate; High Leigh

8-9 Dorset Bach Cantata Club.  Non-residential study weekend with Chris Brown, Sturminster Newton High School, Dorset.  01935 425 383 / dorsetbach_sec@hotmail.com http://www.dorsetbach.org.uk/ 

15 The Sixteen.  Choral Workshop, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 1pm.

16 The Sixteen.  Choral Workshop, Durham, 1pm.

16-23 Run by Singers.  Transylvanian Adventure with Jeremy Jackman.

29 NEEMF  Music of Constanzo Porta, for voices and instruments, with David Hatcher (plus AGM), Clements Hall, York.


11-13 Recorders at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, LA22 9LX with Mary Tyers: Upper Intermediate/Advanced; https://www.marytyers.co.uk/rydal-hall-courses.html  

17/18-20  Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Peter Wendland, Ibi Aziz, John Bryan.

26 NEEMF  Advent/Christmas workshop for instruments with Tim Bayley; Newcastle area.

28-30 Benslow Recorder Festival with Alyson Lewin, Caroline Jones


2-5 Run by Singers.  Mozart in Vienna with Nigel Perrin.

17 NEEMF  Seasonal fun for voices and instruments, with Tricia Moores, Clements Hall, York

February 2023

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

May 2023

6 BMEMF, Byrd Quatercentenary for singers with David Skinner, Stockenny, New Radnor

September 2023

1-3 Jackdaws.  Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross.

8-10 Jackdaws.  The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas.

16 BMEMF, for singers with David Allinson, Shrewsbury.

Contacts for workshops 

Accord.  www.moulindecajarc.com.

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

BMEMF, 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 

Chalemie, www.chalemie.co.uk

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

Dartington International Summer School. https://www.dartington.org/whats-on/programme/summer-school/ 

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT 01460 258648, info@dillington.com  www.dillington.com

Dorset Bach Cantata Club, Sturminster Newton High School, Bath road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1DT.  http://www.dorsetbach.org.uk/, 01935 425383.

Easter Early Music Course for recorder & viol players. admin@easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk  easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

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

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

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, admin@highamhall.com, www.highamhall.com

HISS (Historically Informed Summer School),  www.hiss.org.ukhiss , enquiries@gmail.com 07942 264305

Historical Dance and Music Summer School; https://historicaldance.org.uk/summer-school 

Irish Recorder & Viol Course. An Grianán Termonfechin, County Louth, 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  

Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU.  01604 362 200 enquiries@knustonhall.org.uk, www.knustonhall.org.uk

Lacock,  avdb@lacock.org , www.lacock.org

Leicester Early Music Festival. 0116 270 9984, Festival Office: 126 Shanklin Drive, Leicester, LE2 3QB, mail@earlymusicleicester.co.uk, www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

Lute Society, 01483 202159, 07510 254106, secretary@lutesociety.org , lutesoc@aol.com, www.lutesoc.co.uk

Lyme Recorder Courses will no longer be at Victoria House, Lyme Regis.  07711-307105,   www.recordercourseslyme.com  enquiries@recordercourseslyme.com 

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

MEMF, chairman@memf.org.uk, www.memf.org.uk

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

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

NEMA,  http://www.earlymusic.info/

NORVIS, Northumbrian Recorder & Viol Summer School, www.norvis.org.uk

Orpheon Foundation,  orpheon@gmx.at  https://orpheon.org/ 

Recorders For All www.recordersforall.org.uk

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

Rondo Viol Academy. http://www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Run by Singers.  www.runbysingers.org  01462 893972, Suite 2, Coach House Cloisters, 10 Hitchin Street, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6AE .

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

Schola Gregoriana, 47 Western Park Road, Leicester, LE3 6HQ, www.scholagregoriana.org e-Mail: info@scholagregoriana.org

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

SEMF, www.semf.org.uk , secretary@semf.org.uk, or write to the Hon. Secretary, SEMF, 31 Woodlands Avenue, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6EX 

Sherborne Summer School of Music, Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. http://www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.org/courses.html 

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

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

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

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

VdGS (Viola de Gamba Society), www.vdgs.org.uk

West Dean College, Chichester, PO18 0QZ, 01243 811300, bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk, www.westdean.org.uk