Other events


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

NWEMF Workshops


24 Angus Smith; Back to the Future: 11th Century Anon to Byrd, voices and soft instruments, All Saints Church, Hoole, Chester  NEW DATE.


23 Grace Barton, Taking a Mass apart, Recorders, Hoole, Chester.


14 Peter Syrus, Morales, Guerrero & Victoria, voices and instruments.  St Columba’s Church, Plas Newton Lane, Plas Newton, Chester, CH2 1PL


11 David Hatcher, voices and instruments, near Manchester.

March 2024

16 Lisa Colton, voices and instruments, Liverpool

April 2024

20 Gawain Glenton, voices and instruments, Preston

May 2024

18 Stephanie Dyer, Handl Opus Musicum, voices and instruments, near Manchester

June 2024

8, 15 or 22 Peter Wendland, near Manchester, voices and instruments

Non-NWEMF Workshops.

Please send information to: jmh@noc.ac.uk. I actively research workshops of contiguous EMFs (BMEMF, EMFScotland, MEMF, NEEMF), Benslow, Jackdaws, Lacock, Rondo & West Dean.  For other Summer Schools and workshops see the Contacts section and https://earlymusicdiary.org.uk/.


3 MEMF.  Sweelinck and Scheidt for voices, strings, cornnetti, sackbutts, 2 chamber organs and theorbo (A=440) with George Parris.  Solihull Methodist Church Hall, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1LG

3 11:30 – 16:30.  Come & Sing The Baroque Masters, Channing Hall, Sheffield,  including Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach, Handel and other classic choral pieces.  https://www.timknightmusic.com/events/come-and-sing-day-the-baroque-masters 

3-4 Come & Sing Weekend, Rugby School Warwickshire: Vivaldi Gloria, Zadok The Priest, Quanta Qualia, and other short pieces.  https://www.labradorevents.com/vivaldi-zadok-and-quanta-qualia 

10 BMEMF, Please note that this workshop has been postponed to a later date.
Missa la Luna Piena (8-part Full Moon Mass) by Giuseppe Corsi da Celano, for singers and instrumentalists (A=440) with George Parris.  [Also AGM]. The Church of the Ascension, Somers Park Avenue, Malvern, WR14 1XA. 

10 Come & Sing: Taverner to Tavener, Broomhill Methodist Church, Sheffield S10 3BD with Martin Lightowler.  https://www.facebook.com/events/187774193972589/ 

10 1.30pm, Liverpool Renaissance Singers Workshop, Liverpool Parish Church (Our Lady and Saint Nicholas), Liverpool, L2 8GW.  With Deborah Catterall; enjoy music including William Byrd’s 4 part mass; join us in a cappella singing.  Music will be provided.  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/liverpool-renaissance-singers/t-rpjaxvz 

11-17 Lacock.  Music at Monteconero; music of four of Palestrina’s successors, in a former monastery overlooking the Adriatic, with Eamonn Dougan

14,17 Come & Sing Vivaldi Gloria, Prescot Parish Church, with Prescot Festival Chorus, Ian Wells (conductor) and Peter Kwater (organ). 2 rehearsals and performance.  https://prescotfestival.co.uk/2023/03/13/come-sing-vivaldis-gloria/

15 MEMF.  Treasures from the Baldwin Commonplace Book; for voices with music by Byrd, Tallis, Mundy, Giles and Baldwin, with Rory McCleery.  Coton Centre, Comberford Road, Tamworth B79 9AA.

17 NEEMF.  Transalpine Vespers – German and Italian early baroque music, for singers and instrumentalists (A=415) with Andrew Fowler.  St Francis Church Hall, High Heaton, Newcastle NE7 7QH

18-24 Lacock.  Monteconero Music Party.  Requiems by Duarte Lobo and Frank Martin: for invited singers in a former monastery overlooking the Adriatic, with JanJoost van Elburg 

18-25 Run by Singers.  Voyage to Puglia with David Skinner.

19-22 Benslow.  Baroque Strings: From Bologna to Rome with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Claire Williams

30 – 2 July  Benslow, Baroque Trio Sonatas with the Herschel Players.



1 Come & Sing Italian Choral Masterpieces: Palestrina Missa Assumpta Est Maria and Pizzetti De Profundis with Keith Orrell.  Christ Church, West Didsbury, Manchester.


1 BMEMF.  From Consort to Continuo for winds, strings and keyboards with Andrew Wilson-Dickson.  Impelo Dance Centre, Arlais Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5HE

2-9 Run by Singers.  Sounds of Sweden with Neil Ferris.

3-4 Byrd 400 Academic Symposium, Lincoln Cathedral LN2 1PX.  https://lincolncathedral.com/forthcoming-events/byrd-400-academic-symposium/ 

8 NEEMF.  Cousen playing day for singers and instrumentalists (A=440), Clements Hall, York

9-16 Run by Singers.  Ghent Early Music Week with David Allinson.

10-16 Chalemie Summer School, Uppingham School, Oakham Rutland.  http://www.chalemie.co.uk/SummerSchool.htm 

14-21 Historical Dance Society Summer School –  Exploring Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Dance from Italy. Bromsgrove School, Bromsgrove, West Midlands. 

15 MEMF.  Treasures from the Baldwin Commonplace Book with Rory McCleery, for voices with music by Byrd, Tallis, Mundy, Giles and Baldwin.  Coton Centre, Church Comberford Road, Tamworth, B79 9AA

15-22 Early Music Academy, Cheltenham College; including Byrd Infelix ego & Quomodo cantabimus, de Monte Super flumina Babylonis. https://www.earlymusicacademy.com/ 

16-21 Lacock.  Edinburgh Early Music Week; sacred music in Scotland during the Renaissance, with Rory McCleery.

16-21 Benslow.  International Viol Summer School with Alison Crum, Peter Wendland, Ibiz Aziz, John Bryan

22-29 Dartington Summer School – Week 1, Dartington, Totnes, Devon.  Vocal ensembles, medieval music, renaissance wind ensembles, viol music, chamber music, lute tuition, early keyboard classes etc.  

23-30 Cambridge Early Music Baroque course, focusing on Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’. https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/baroque-summer-school/ 

29 – 5 Aug.  Norvis Early Music Summer School; for recorders, viols, lutes, harpsichords, baroque strings and voices.  Barnard Castle School, Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8UN.

29 – 5 Aug.  Dartington Summer School – Week 2, Dartington, Totnes, Devon.  Choir and vocal ensembles, baroque orchestra, recorder classes, chamber music, keyboard tuition, vocal tuition etc.

30 – 5 Aug.  Beauchamp Early Music Week, Malvern College, for voices and renaissance instruments. https://glosacadmusic.org/sessions-and-ensembles/adults/adult-holiday-courses/ 

30 – 6 Aug. Benslow.  Cambridge Early Music – Renaissance summer school with Clare Wilkinson, Giles Underwood, Jacob Heringman, John Bryan.  A=440. https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/renaissance-week/ 


7-11 Summer Baroque Instrumental Course for aspiring professional baroque instrumentalists, Laidlaw Music Centre, St Andrews.  https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/music/all/short-courses/baroque-course/ 

11-13 Run by Singers.  Sing something different with Matt Finch, Jo Sercombe.

13-19 Higham Hall.  Early Music Summer School; nearly full.  Tutors: Philip Gruar (recorders – still vacancies), Michael Piraner & Elizabeth Dodd – viols, Richard MacKenzie & Hugh Cherry – lute, Deborah Catterall (Lead Tutor – choral/solo voice).  

13-20 Baroque Music Week, Caversham. Berkshire. The Grand Tour

13-20 Run by Singers.  Assisi Summer School with Rory McCleery.

18-21 Benslow.  Baroque Buffet: Baroque on Modern Instruments with Julia Bishop, Sophie Middleditch, David Pollock.  A=440.

19 Cambridge Woodwind Makers.  Recorder Repair & Care day.  https://www.cambridgemakers.org/book-courses/ 

19-26 Irish Recorder and Viol Course, Termonfechin, Co. Louth.  https://irishrecorderandviolcourse.org/ 

20 Sing as a Member of Tenebrae, Rugby School Warwickshire.  Nigel Short and Tenebrae Masterclasses for Tallis’ Spem in Alium and the Allegri Miserere.  In the evening, join Tenebrae for these works as part of a Tenebrae concert.  https://www.labradorevents.com/tenebrae 

21-24 Benslow.  Bach Cello Suites with Jenny Curtis.

21-25 The Historically Informed Summer School, Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton near Beverley.

27-31 Run by Singers.  Summer in Salisbury with David Ogden

27 – 1 Sept.  Lacock.  Gourdon, SW France, Josquin des Prez dans son époque (music of Josquin and his contemporaries) with Rory Wainright Johnson.


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

2 NEEMF.  Music from the Odhecaton, for instrumentalists (A=440) with Lizzie Gutteridge, Clements Hall, York.

3-10 Run by Singers.  Music from the Sistine Chapel with David Skinner.

7 Medieval Music in the Dales Study Days: Vocal Polyphony, St. Oswald’s Church, Castle Bolton; Dance, Reeth Memorial Hall, DL11 6QT.

8-10 Medieval Music in the Dales Festival, near Castle Bolton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

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

9 & 10 MEMF.  Two William Byrd days with Alison Kinder and Helen Charlston, for voices, brass, continuo, loud wind, recorders, strings, A=440.  (+ AGM).  Knowle Village Hall, St John’s Close, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0NN

10-15 Halsway.  Voices, Viols & Recorders Association, un-tutored, for experienced singers and players

11-17 Lacock.  Trogir (Dalmatia); Renaissance choral music with Patrick Craig.

14-16/17  Rondo Viol Academy, Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Pre-formed Consorts, Yarnfield Park.

15-17 Benslow.  Madrigal and Partsongs with James Oldfield, Simon Gregory.

16 BMEMF, for singers with David Allinson, Titley Village Hall.

18-20 Intermediate level, for recorder players, Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria with Mary Tyers.  015394 32050, groupbookings@rydalhall.org, https://www.marytyers.co.uk/

23 The Sixteen Choral Workshop: Blackburn Cathedral.

23/24-26  Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, John Bryan, Peter Wendland, Ibi Aziz

25-29 Halsway Manor, Violin/Rebec Making


7 MEMF.  Mysterious Motets from 1539 for voices with Patrick Allies.  St.Faith & St.Laurence Church, Balden Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B32 2EL.

14 The Sixteen Choral Workshop: Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ

14-15 EEMF for singers and players with Patrick Craig: Francisco Valls Missa scala Aretina for 3 vocal choirs and instruments.  Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Thaxted, Essex.   http://www.eemf.org.uk/events.html 

20-22 Jackdaws.  Recorder Weekend with Anna Stegmann

20-22 Rondo Viol Academy, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate, St Katharine’s, Parmoor

21 NEEMF.  Workshop for voices and instruments with Robert Hollingworth (+AGM). Clements Hall, York

22-27 Lacock.  Dartmouth Music Party; Josquin, Willaert and Mouton with Bill Carslake

23-27 Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore, The Champion Workshop, 6 Lintech Court, Linton, Cambridgeshire.  https://www.cambridgemakers.org/i-would-like-to/our-courses/recorder-making/recorder-making-with-tim-cranmore/ 


3-5 Advanced level, for recorder players, Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria with Mary Tyers.  015394 32050, groupbookings@rydalhall.org, https://www.marytyers.co.uk/

4 MEMF.  Thomas Weelkes for voices with Will Dawes and Katie Banks

4 BMEMF for singers with Luke Spencer. Uzmaston, Haverfordwest (tbc)

11 NEEMF.  Peter Phillips & contemporaries for singers and instrumentalists with Alex Kyle.  St Mary’s Church, Fawdon, Newcastle.

20-24 Halsway.  Page to Performance: Medieval Music with Mary Mohan and Jude Rees.

23/24-26  Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, John Bryan, Peter Wendland, Ibi Aziz.

27-29 Benslow.  Recorder Festival with Alyson Lewin, Caroline Jones, Tabea Debus


1-3 Jackdaws.  Singing Handel with Jonathan Peter Kenny

2-6 Run by Singers.  Advent in Dresden with Jeremy Jackman

9 NEEMF.  Seasonal fun for voices & all instruments with Tricia Moores.  Clements Hall, York

January 2024

20 NEEMF. Playing for Dance, for instrumentalists with Peter Barnard, Kate Billmore of de Mowbray’s Musicke.  Burley in Wharfedale Methodist Church, LS29 7DT

February 2024

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

9-12 Halsway.  Piva – Real Roots! exploring the Real Roots! of European traditional and renaissance music.

24 BMEMF.  The Music and Myths of Thomas Weelkes for singers with Will Dawes and Katie Bank.

April 2024

6-12 Easter Early Music Course, Monmouth. 

19-21 Jackdaws.  Viol Consorts with members of Fretwork

May 2024

15-17 Higham Hall Viol playing weekend with Elizabeth Dodd / Recorder playing weekend with Philip Gruar.  Friendly courses for players at any level, though confident at playing one to a part. Opportunities to mix and match between the two courses

August 2024

30 – 1 Sept.  Jackdaws.  Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross.

September 2024

6-8 Jackdaws.  The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas

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 Summer School. https://www.dartington.org/whats-on/programme/summer-school/priority-booking/ 

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 Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., 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.  Details from 017687 76276, admin@highamhall.com, www.highamhall.com

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