Other events


NWEMF Workshops


14/09   Tutor: John Bryan.  Praise the Lord! For voices and instruments, Didsbury Baptist Church.

12/10   Machaud & the Magic of the Mediaeval: 14th century secular music for voices & instruments; Tutor: Lizzie Gutteridge, St. James’ church, Didsbury.

16/11   Ceremony & Devotion, Byrd et al, for voices; All Saints Hoole. Tutor: Sally Dunkley.



15/02   Zielenski, for voices, brass, winds, continuo.  Tutor: Graham O’Reilly.  Hoylake Chapel

21/03   For recorders.  Tutor: Marion Scott

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

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


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.



29-31 Run by Singers.  Hereford Cathedral weekend with Peter North.

30 – 1 Sep.  Scottish Recorder Course, Scottish Police College, Tuliallan Castle, Kincardine, FK10 4BE.  Tutors: Stuart Forrester, Lynne Hope, Mary Bonsor, Ed Friday.  For all recorders from sopranino to contra bass; a wide variety of ensemble playing at intermediate and advanced levels. https://scottishrecordercourse.wordpress.com/

31        Come and Sing Early Music (madrigals by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Schütz) with Robert Howarth & Lisa Wilson.  The Angel Centre, 14 Angel Place, Worcester, 10am – 5pm.  https://swemf.org.uk/event/1365/



5, 6-8  Medieval Music in the Dales.  Bolton Castle, N. Yorkshire.

6-8      Cambridge Choral Liturgy Course, St. Catherine’s College, with David Allinson.  ian.et.thompson@gmail.com

6-8      Jackdaws.  Stylish Baroque (Advanced) with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross

8-13    Lacock.  Jimena de la Frontera music week; psalm settings by Byrd, Padilla, Mundy, Morales, Gibbons, Guerrero and Victoria; directed by Patrick Craig.

9-13    Halsway Manor. Violin Making; for all levels of ability.

9-15    Run by Singers.  Tallis, Byrd etc. with David Skinner, Barcelona.

11-13   EEMF/TVEMF.  Biber Missa Salisburgensis in 53 parts (soloists and continuo only on Friday) with Patrick Craig.  Thaxted.

13-15  Benslow.  RecorderFest with Alyson Lewin, Jean McCreery, Caroline Jones.

13-15  Sisters of Ferrara weekend for women’s voices; 16th century polyphonic music with Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras.  https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org

14        MEMF.  Baroque music for strings (A=415) with Julia Bishop, Knowle Village Hall, St. John’s Close, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0NN.

14        EMFS choir, Edinburgh

15-19  Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel.

15-20  Halsway Manor.  Autumn Voices, Viols and Recorders.

16-19  Benslow.  English Lute Songs Old and New with Clare Wilkinson, Michael Solomon Williams, Jacob Heringman.  Upper Intermediate / Advanced.

20-22   Recorders course (Foundation & Lower Intermediate, grades 3-5) at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria. Tutor: Mary Tyers. www.marytyers.co.uk

20-22   West Dean.  A brief history of Western music – music appreciation; Roy Stratford.

21        NEEMF.  Four-part Lute Songs with Jacob Heringman, Shadwell, Leeds.  Exploring 4-part songs of Dowland and Campion; organised by Gill Knowles.  For singers (SATB), viols (treble, tenor, tenor/bass, bass) and lutes.  Primarily Dowland’s First Book of Songes or Ayres and Campion’s Two Bookes of Ayres.  A=415.

21        The Sixteen; Choral Workshop; James MacMillan When you see millions of mouthless dead; Sheppard Agnus Dei from Cantate Mass with Eamonn Dougan, Sally Dunkley. Blackburn Cathedral 1pm.

21        BMEMF.  Fresh Devices: Schütz in Venice, with Stephen Marshall. For singers, drawing room of Clytha House, Clytha Park, near Abergavenny.  Waiting list.

21, 22  Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder repair & care.

23-26   Benslow.  Rediscovering Rosenmüller with William Carslake, Theresa Caudle.  A=415, Advanced.

27-29   Rondo Viol Academy.  Intermediate and Upper Intermediate (theme: divisions).  The Beeches.

28-29   Johann Caspar Kerll’s settings of the Mass, with David Hatcher, David Allinson.  For singers & players (strings, loud winds, A=440) – good sight-readers.  Discoed Upper House / St. Michael’s Church, LD8 2NW. info@EarlyMusicInTheMarches.com



2-6       Run by Singers.  The Glory of Venice with Colin Durrant.

5-6      Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Baroque and modern oboe reed making with Adam Shapiro.

6-13     Run by Singers.  Puglia week with David Ogden.

7-10     Benslow.  Recorder Revival with Oonagh Lee.  Intermediate/Advanced.

11-13   Higham.  String Orchestra including three Vivaldi concertos, with Louise Latham.

12        BMEMF.  Lis Talbott Memorial Workshop for instrumentalists and dancers, with Alison Kinder, Anne Deller, Kath Waters.  The Dance Centre, Llandrindod Wells.

12        EMFS choir, Edinburgh

12-13   EEMF.  Biber: Missa Salisburgensis a53 weekend, with Patrick Craig. St John the Baptist parish church, Thaxted.  http://www.eemf.org.uk

12-17   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Baroque oboe making.

13-18   Lacock. Singing in Rome; choral music by Victoria and others in a church near The Spanish Steps; directed by Justin Doyle.

18-20   BenslowHarmoniemusik with Boxwood and brass, with Emily Worthington, Robert Percival, Martin Lawrence.

19        MEMF.  Portuguese Polyphony, for voices, with Rory Johnston; Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough LE11 3NW.

19        NEEMFPolyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica; large scale motets in Praetorius’ 1619 collection, for voices and instruments with David Hatcher. Clements Hall, York.

19-20   EMFS Instrumental weekend with Tom Beets and Joris van Goethem.

26        The Sixteen; Choral Workshop; James MacMillan When you see millions of mouthless dead; Sheppard Agnus Dei from Cantate Mass with Eamonn Dougan, Sally Dunkley.  Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

28-31   Benslow.  The Seventeenth-Century String Band with Judy Tarling and friends.  Upper Intermediate / Advanced



1-3       Rondo Viol Academy.  Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, the Beeches.

2          West Gallery workshop for singers and instrumentalists.  St. Nicholas church, Kings Norton, Birmingham.  www.immanuelsground.com

9          EMFS choir, Edinburgh

11-14   Benslow.  Harpsichord Accompaniment: Figuring it Out, with Robin Bigwood.  Upper Intermediate / Advanced

11-14   Halsway Manor.  Recorders For All, for experienced ensemble players.

11-15   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore.

15-17   Benslow.  The Enchantress of Seville with Joglaresa.  Tutors: Belinda Sykes and friends.  A=440.

15-18   Halsway Manor. Violin Making; for all levels of ability.

17        NEEMF.  The Noodle Factory workshop on ornamentation for singers and instrumentalists: the art of improvisation, ornamentation and decoration as in 16th- and 17th-century, with Paula Chateauneuf.  Priory Street Centre, York.

21/22-24  Benslow.  Consorting Viols (3/2-night options) with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland.

22-24   Jackdaws.  Recorder Weekend with Anna Stegmann;  Advanced.

23        MEMF.  Workshop for voices with Robert Hollingworth.  Dorridge Village Hall.

29 – 1 Dec.      Recorders course (Upper Intermediate & Advanced, grades 5-8) at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria. Tutor: Mary Tyers. www.marytyers.co.uk



6-8       Knuston.  An early Christmas: music from three countries and three centuries, with Peter Syrus.

14        MEMF.  Seasonal Music for voices and instruments with David Hatcher.  Selly Oak Methodist church hall.

14        NEEMFSchütz: The father of the orchestra; polychoral motets and the Christmas story, with David Stancliffe; St Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth nr Durham DH7 8DF.

28 – 2 Jan. 2020  Lacock.  Corsham Winter School, Cotswolds, with Will Dawes.


January 2020

3-5       West Dean.  Viol consort music (Intermediate/Advanced) with Alison Crum.

11        BMEMF.  The music of Buxtehude, for voices and bowed instruments, with Paul Spicer.  The Lion Ballroom, Leominster

11-16   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Baroque oboe making.

16/17-19  Benslow; Baroque Chamber Music at A=415 (3/2-night options).  Tutors: Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Robin Bigwood, Stephen Preston, Kate Latham

20-23   Benslow; Consorting Viols.  Tutors: Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland

23-27   Facsimile for Advanced Recorder Players, Victoria House, Lyme Regis, Dorset, with Philip Thorby.  http://www.recordercourseslyme.com/2020%20courses.html

25        NEEMF; Music for an Archduke for loud and soft renaissance winds; polychoral compositions from late sixteenth century Austria and Italy in the Regensburg manuscript; with Tim Bayley; Clements Hall, York.

27-31   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore.

31 – 2 Feb.  Recorder Orchestra Weekend, Halsway Manor, Somerset, for confident ensemble Players.


February 2020

14-16   Hurdy Gurdy Weekend, Halsway Manor, Somerset, hosted by Claire Dugué

14-16   Jackdaws. The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas; Intermediate.

16-22   Lacock.   Singing in Castara, a small fishing village in Tobago, with Justin Doyle.

21-23   Benslow; West Gallery Music.  Tutor: Francis Roads

22        NEEMF; Bach with John Hancorn, for singers and instrumentalists, Newcastle.

23-27   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel.

24-26   PIVA – Real Roots!  Halsway Manor, Somerset, Late 16th Century popular traditional music

28 – 1 Mar  Rondo Viol Academy.  Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, the Beeches.

28 – 2 Mar  West Dean.  English Art Song 1600–2000 with Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields


March 2020

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, Jeni Melia

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.

14        NEEMF; Machaut for instrumentalists and singers, with Elizabeth Gutteridge; Burley in Wharfedale.

16-18   Benslow; Division Musick and More (for advanced viol players and intermediate to advanced lute players) with Pellingmans’ Saraband.

20-22   Higham.  Viol consorts, especially Gibbons and Lawes, with Elizabeth Dodd.

20-22   Higham.  Recorder consorts, mainly Renaissance, with Philip Gruar.

21        BMEMF.  Music from 15th century France, for singers, with Andrew Kirkman.  Holy Trinity Church, Hereford.

23-27   Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore.

27-29   Rondo Viol Academy.  Advanced.  Hothorpe Hall



April 2020

24-26   Rondo Viol Academy.  Intermediate and Upper Intermediate, The Beeches


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.

11-13   Benslow; Advanced Harpsichord Accompaniment.  Tutor: Robin Bigwood

15-17   Benslow; Voices and Viols.  Tutors: Alison Crum, Peter Syrus

18-21   Benslow; Schütz’s Psalms of David with music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli.  Tutors: David Ireson, Jeremy West, Rogers Covey-Crump


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


July 2020

5          BMEMF; 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 and friends

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.


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.


September 2020

4-6       Jackdaws.  Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross; Advanced.


October 2020

2-4       Rondo Viol Academy.  Intermediate and Upper Intermediate.  Hothorpe Hall


November 2020

6-8      Rondo Viol Academy.  Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, The Hayes


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@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 Summer School, Headington School, Headington Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3. Barbara Segal 020 7700 4293, chalemie@thorn.demon.co.uk, 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

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),  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, 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 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, http://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, 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