Other events

NWEMF Workshops 2020

21/03   For recorders.  Tutor: Marion Scott.  Cilcain.
This workshop has been cancelled.

18/04   Usper et al. for voices and instruments.  Morley Green Club.  Tutor: Roger Wilkes.

09/05   H Praetorius/Schutz/Bianci for voices and instruments.  Tutor: Stephanie Muncey-Dyer

20/06  15th century for voices.  Tutor: Peter Syrus.

19/09 Lassus. Tutor: Philip Thorby.

06/02/21 Tutor: Andrew Griffiths

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.

March 2020

1 Try for a Day: Early Dance: 10:00 to 16:00, Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH, UK. 017687 76276, admin@highamhall.com . Simple Court Dances (e.g. Slow, stately Pavan, lively Galliard) from Elizabethan England and Renaissance Italy and an C18th Minuet. With Elizabeth Dodd. http://www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd , £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments).
2-5 Benslow; Springtime Recorders. Tutors: Alyson Lewin, Caroline Jones
5/6-8 Benslow; LuteFest (3/2-night options). Tutors: Nigel North, Michal Gondko, Lynda Sayce, Roy Marks, Sara Stowe
13-15 Benslow; Consort Singing and Original Sources: William Byrd and Thomas Tallis. Tutors: Rory McCleery, Edmund Saddington.
13-15 West Dean. Recorder consort weekend with Helen Hooker. (full)
14 NEEMF. Machaut and the Magic of the Medieval; for all voices and instruments, ancient & modern, A=440, with Lizzie Gutteridge. Burley in Wharfedale Methodist Church, Main St, Burley, Ilkley LS29 7DT; 10 for 10.30 – 4.30. Contact Joanna Rowling, 21A Manor Crescent, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, LS21 1ND, or online or joannarowling@btinternet.com . Closing date 28 February.
14 EMFS. St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham Street, Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH, 10am – 4:30pm. EMFS Choirs, details as for Saturday 18 January.
16-18 Benslow; Division Musick and More (for advanced viol players and intermediate to advanced lute players) with Pellingmans’ Saraband.
18-22 Run by Singers. The Glory of Venice with Will Dawes.
20-22 Higham. Viol consorts, especially Gibbons and Lawes, with Elizabeth Dodd.
20-22 Higham. Recorder consorts, mainly Renaissance, with Philip Gruar.
21 MEMF. Johann Rosenmüller; workshop for voices & baroque instruments (A=415), with Will Carslake. Coton Centre, Church Comberford Road, Tamworth, B79 9AA.
21 BMEMF. Music for the Salamander King. Composers at the court of François I of France – Mouton, Lheretier and Gascogne, for singers, with Andrew Kirkman. Holy Trinity Church, Hereford.
23-27 Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore.
24-28 Trio Sonatas for Advanced Players. Victoria House, Lyme Regis, Dorset; with Tom Beets and Joris van Goethem. https://swemf.org.uk/event/1587/
26 – 2 Apr. Easter Recorder Course, The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire. http://www.recordersforall.org.uk
27-29 Rondo Viol Academy. Advanced. Hothorpe Hall
31 – 5 Apr. Chalemie. Early music, dance, Commedia, costume.  Headington School
April 2020

3–9 The Easter Early Music Course in Monmouth (formerly held in Ascot). http://www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk.  (Cancelled)
6-15 West Dean. Musical Instrument Making: traditional stringed and keyboard instruments.
13-19 Benslow Baroque opera; Rameau.
17-19 SRP National Recorder Festival, Ipswich. http://www.srp.org.uk/national-festival
17-19 Halsway Manor. Playford weekend.
18 An Elizabethan Revel dance workshop with Anne Daye. Lord Leycester’s Hospital, High Street, Warwick CV34 4BH. http://www.historicaldance.org.uk
24-26 Rondo Viol Academy. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate, The Beeches
24-28. Lyme Recorder courses. Trio sonatas for advanced players with Tom Beets and Joris van Goethem.
26 NEEMF performing day at Temple Newsam; an opportunity to hear music performed by NEEMF members and their friends throughout the day.


May 2020

4-7 Benslow; Gregorian Chant: The Joys of Singing. Tutor: John Rowlands-Pritchard
8-10 Benslow; Fugues for Fun (upper indermediate / advanced harpsichord). Tutor: Penelope Cave
8-10 Jackdaws. Singing Handel with Rosa Mannion. (course full)
8-10 Recorders at Rydal, Upper Intermediate and Advanced, with Mary Tyers. groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050.
9 MEMF. Hail Queen of Heaven – Iberian Music for the Blessed Virgin Mary, for Voices with Will Dawes. Selly Oak Methodist Church Hall, Langleys Road, Birmingham, B29 6HT.
11-13 Benslow; Advanced Harpsichord Accompaniment. Tutor: Robin Bigwood
15-17 Benslow; Voices and Viols. Tutors: Alison Crum, Peter Syrus
17-22 Lacock. Ambleside Music Week: music by Juan Esquivel including the eight-part Missa Ut re mi fa so la, with Eamonn Dougan.
17-24 Run by Singers. Avila Early Music Week with David Allinson.
18-21 Benslow; Schütz’s Psalms of David with music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli. Tutors: David Ireson, Jeremy West, Rogers Covey-Crump
23 NEEMF. Baroque Instrumental Groups Day – a workshop for groups with Rachel Brown (flute and recorder), Adrian Butterfield (violin). Monkseaton Middle School, Whitley Bay
26-28 Dillington House Recorder course, near Ilminster, Somerset, with Helen Hooker.
30 BMEMF. Byrd and his circle – his colleagues and models for singers with Sally Dunkley. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne
30 Beverley Early Music Festival, Choral Workshop with members of Stile Antico; Beverley Minster Parish Hall, 10:00 – 16:00. https://www.stileantico.co.uk/concerts


June 2020

1-4 Benslow; Baroque Orchestra: Purcell, Arne and Boyce (A=415). Tutors: Oliver Webber, Mark Caudle, Oliver-John Ruthven
5-7 Benslow; Introduction to the Harpsichord: Baroque Style for Pianists. Tutor: Penelope Cave
13 MEMF. Handel: Judas Maccabeus; for voices and instruments with Justin Doyle. A=415. Dorridge Village Hall.
13 NEEMF. Workshop for singers, with Rory McCleery: Infelix Ego – Recusant masterpieces by Byrd, Tallis & De Monte. Clements Hall York.
14 NEEMF. Performing Day, Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, Hull HU11 4LN. 14-21 Run by Singers. Voyage to Odessa with Nigel Perrin. 20 EMFS. For viol players: Viola da Gamba Society summer meeting, St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh.
29 – 5 July. Lacock. Music at Monteconero: early Latin American music, including Lamentations by Padilla and Manuel de Sumaya and Padilla’s Circumdederunt me and Versa est in luctum, with Gabriel Crouch
30 EMFS. Try a Viol with Ali Kinder


July 2020

4-8 Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Long trumpet making with Robert Barclay, Richard Seraphinoff, Michael Münkwitz.
5 BMEMF; Three Bachs workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Justin Doyle. Stockenny, New Radnor
6-8 Benslow; Baroque Trio Sonatas with Da Camera. Tutors: Emma Murphy, Susanna Pell, Mie Hayashi
12-17 Benslow; The International Viol Summer School. Tutors: Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
12-17 Lacock; Singing in Edinburgh, with Rory McCleery. Renaissance music including the 19-part O bone Jesu and Missa Dum sacrum mysterium of Robet Carver and music by Peebles, Josquin and Jachet of Mantua
18 NEEMF. T’Arty Tunes instrumental workshop with Mary Tyers. St. Benedict’s RC church, Garforth near Leeds. 19-26 Run by Singers. Return to Dresden with Peter North. 24-30 Accord Music: Recorder Summer School, nr. Toulouse. https://moulindecajarc.com 25 – 1 Aug. Dartington Summer School Renaissance week.
14-21 Longborough Festival Opera 2020; Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh; Monteverdi: The Return of Ulysses. https://swemf.org.uk/event/1686/
26 – 2 Aug. Cambridge Early Music Baroque Summer School, St Catharine’s College Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RL. Baroque Dresden: The Musical Melting Pot – The Parley of Instruments with Peter Holman (course director & continuo), Judy Tarling (upper strings), Mark Caudle (lower strings), Gail Hennessy (woodwind) and Philip Thorby (voices). https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/baroque-weekbaroque-dresden.html
31 – 7 Aug. HISS. Bromsgrove School.


August 2020

1-8 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.
1-8 Recorder Summer School, Bishop Burton. http://recordersummerschool.org.uk
1-8 Dartington Summer School Baroque and Folk week.
2-8 Beauchamp. Rendcomb College near Cirencester. O Quam Gloriosum. Director: David Hatcher, Tutors: David Allinson, Sue Addison. For singers and players of Renaissance instruments, exploring music inspired by the saints. 4 tutor-led sessions each full day, all meals provided, accommodation available on site. Contact Anne on 01989 218432, anne@glosacadmusic.org, or http://www.glosacadmusic.org
2-9 Cambridge Early Music Renaissance Summer School, St Catharine’s College, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RL. The Triumphs of Maximilian: Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian I – Courtiers of Grace with Gawain Glenton (course co-director & cornetto), Clare Wilkinson (course codirector & voice), Uri Smilansky (viols & recorders), William Lyons (flutes, recorders, reeds & pipes), Jacob Heringman (lutes). https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/renaissance-week-the-triumphs-of-maximilian.html
2-9 Run by Singers. Assisi Summer School; unaccompanied Renaissance polyphony with David Skinner.
10-13 Benslow. Baroque Buffet: Baroque on modern instruments, with Julia Bishop, Sophie Middleditch, Julian Perkins.
10-13 Benslow. Madrigal and PartSong Summer School with James Oldfield, Stephen Meakins
15-22 Irish Recorder and Viol Course, County Louth. http://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
16-22 Higham Hall Early Music Summer School.
16-23 Run by Singers. Cambridge Summer School with Anton Armstrong.
16-23 Baroque Week. The Grand Tour: Italy. Queen Anne’s school, Caversham.
17-21 HISS 2020. Bishop Burton College, Beverley, HU17 8QG, East Yorkshire. 10th Anniversary. http://www.hiss.org.uk/
18-25 Arcadia course, Koszecin, Silesia, Poland. Theme Te Deum, with the Charpentier setting and music by his contemporaries. https://www.arcadia.me/tedeum
21-31 Consort de Danse Baroque Summer School, Rubicon Dance Centre, Cardiff. For all levels – partial attendance options available. http://www.ukbaroquedance.com
23-28 Run by Singers. Lincoln Summer School; Renaissance Masterpieces with David Allinson & David Ogden
28-30 Run by Singers. Cathedral weekend, Manchester, with Peter North.
29 – 5 Sept. Tudor Polyphony and Beyond… A choral course for 16-18 experienced singers with Eamonn Dougan and Francis Steele; La Maison Verte, Roujan, Languedoc. All food, tuition, music, on-site accommodation included in fee 795 euros. Contact anneroberts23456@gmail.com .
30 – 6 Sept. Run by Singers. Early Music Week, Burgos, northern Spain with Rory McCleery.
September 2020

4-6 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross; Advanced.
6-11 Lacock. Trogir Music Week: Renaissance choral music with Patrick Craig.
10-13 Medieval Music in the Dales. A Dance In Italy, in and around Bolton Castle. Focus on medieval dancing and music from Italy. Medieval dance workshops and performances along with the Historical Dance Society.
11-13 Benslow. RecorderFest with Alyson Lewin, Jean McCreery, Caroline Jones.
13-20. Run by Singers. Eternal music of the Eternal City, Rome, with David Skinner.
14-17 Benslow. English Lute Songs old and new with Clare Wilkinson, Michael Solomon Williams, Jacob Heringman
18-20 Recorders at Rydal, Foundation and Lower Intermediate with Mary Tyers. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, groupbooking@rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details: http://www.marytyers.co.uk
19 MEMF. Mexican Baroque music for voices with Jeffrey Skidmore.
19 NEEMF. Sisters of Ferrara workshop (female voice polyphony) with Prof. Laurie Stras. Clements Hall, York.
19-24 Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Baroque Oboe Making, Denner Model, with Paul van der Linden.
21-24 Benslow. Magnificat: sacred music by Charpentier, with Theresa Caudle, William Carslake
21-27 Lacock. Lucca Consort Week, work in small ensembles and as a double choir singing Frescobaldi’s Missa sopra l’aria della monica; with Robert Hollingworth.


October 2020

2-4 Rondo Viol Academy. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate. Hothorpe Hall
3 BMEMF. Workshop for singers with David Allinson. St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury.
5-7 Benslow. Recorder Consorts with Consortium5 (Oonagh Lee, Kathryn Corrigan)
6-11 Lacock. Trogir. Music from the period of the Gunpowder Plot (Patrick Craig)
9-11 Benslow. Harmoniemusik with Boxwood and Brass, with Emily Worthington, Robert Percival, Martin Lawrence
17 MEMF. Workshop for voices and instruments with Steve Davis. 18-22 Cambridge Woodwind Makers. One-keyed Folk Flute Making, with Peter Worrell and Paul Windridge. 18-25 Run by Singers. Transylvanian Adventure, Brasov, with Jeremy Jackman. 24 BMEMF. T’Arty Tunes for recorder players with Mary Tyers. Yarpole Parish Hall. 24 NEEMF. AGM Workshop with Ali Kinder, Clements Hall, York.

November 2020

6-8 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, The Hayes
13-15 Benslow. The Women Troubadours with Leah Stuttard
14 MEMF. Workshop for voices and instruments with Philip Thorby. 15-17 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: http://www.marytyers.co.uk
16-19 Benslow. Harpsichord workshop with Claire Williams
19/20-22 Benslow. Consorting Viols (3/2 night options) with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland

December 2020

2-5 Run by Singers. Mozart Requiem at Midnight, Vienna, with Niger Perrin.
28 – 2 Jan 2021. Lacock Corsham Winter School.


January 2021

9 NEEMF. Music for Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord, for singers, with David Allison. Newcastle upon Tyne.

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, 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@gamusic.co.uk, www.gamusic.co.uk

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

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

Cambridge Early Music, https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/summer-schools.html

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 Dansehttp://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, 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),  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

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, 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, 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 Foundationorpheon@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

Pro Cantione Antiqua, 01943 874649

Recorder Courses Lymeenquiries@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 Schoolhttp://recordersummerschool.org.uk/ 

Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com

Rondo Viol Academy. 07949 511619, www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Run by Singerswww.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, www.semf.org.uk

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