Other events


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

NWEMF Workshops


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; Didsbury Baptist church.

May 2022

14 Marion Scott: Bassano recorder workshop, Didsbury, St James.

June 2022

11 Peter Syrus: Obrecht for voices.  Cilcain.

September 2022

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.)

October 2022

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

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.


5-7 Recorders at Rydal, Lower/Upper Intermediate with Mary Tyers.  Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, https://rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details: www.marytyers.co.uk

6 MEMF.  Josquin 500 for voices and viols (A=440); music by Josquin and his contemporaries with David Hatcher, Warwick.

7 Renaissance Singers workshop with David Allinson, Online via Zoom celebrating Josquin ‘Master of the Notes’.  https://www.renaissancesingers.com/concerts 

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

9 EEMF Zoom talk by Bill Carslake. The music of Hildegard of Bingen

12-14 Benslow.  Boogie Knights with Joglaresa.  Tutors: Belinda Sykes, Victoria Couper

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 Benslow Lecture Recital – in-person and livestream – by Gerald Place; Shakespeare on Singing: The Songs and How They Sounded.

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

27 NEEMF.  Infelix Ego – Recusant masterpieces by Byrd, Tallis & De Monte, with Rory McCleery, Clements Hall, York.

29 – 1 Dec. Halsway Manor; The Medieval Folkie! with Archaedium.


4 MEMF.  Schütz, Gabrieli and Sweelink with Steve Davies: Schütz Weinachthistorie and Gabrieli In Ecclesias; for brass, loud wind, recorders, strings, voices; A440, St. Philip’s Church Centre,Dorridge.

11 NEEMF.  Schütz with James Weeks, for singers and instrumentalists, St. Hilda’s Church, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.

12 TVEMF.  7pm: online talk with Patrick Craig; Praetorius 400.

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

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

January 2022

7-9 West Dean.  Viol consort music (Intermediate/Advanced) with Alison Crum

8 MEMF.  Let Us Seek with the Shepherds: The Musical Legacy of Quaeramus cum Pastoribus by JeanMouton with Rory McCleery for singers, Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough, LE11 3NW. 

13/14-16  Benslow.  Baroque Chamber Music (A=415) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Claire Williams, Stephen Preston

15 BMEMF.  At Burton Court with Paul Spicer CANCELLED.

17 SEMF.  2000: Patrick Craig zoom on Chant and Polyphony.

17-20 Benslow.  English Lute Songs Old and New with Clare Wilkinson, Michael Solomon Williams, Jacob Heringman

24-27 Benslow.  Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Peter Wendland.

28-30 West Dean.  An introduction to Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, the “48” – music appreciation with Roy Stratford.

February 2022

5 MEMF.  The Gabrieli Times Table with Alison Kinder; Multichoir, Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Dorridge, B93 8QA.

5 SWEMF Zoom talk by Richard Langham Smith: The pleasures of the palace and the palate –  the  French Baroque.

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

25-27 I Fagiolini singing weekend at Hawkwood

26 BMEMF.  Music from the Dow Partbooks with Rory McCleery.

March 2022

3-6 West Dean.  English Art Song 1600-2000 (Intermediate/Advanced) with Evelyn Tubb, Michael Fields

4-6 Benslow.  Consort Singing and Original Sources: The Iberian Golden Age with Rory McCleery and members of the Marian Consort.

5 MEMF.  David Allison workshop for voices.

11-13 West Dean.  Recorder consort weekend (Intermediate) with Helen Hooker.

11-13 Benslow.  Viol consorts with Fretwork: Emily Ashton, Sam Stadlen, Jo Levine, Emilia Benjamin

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

24/25-27  Benslow.  LuteFest with Fred Jacobs, Bor Zuljan, Lynda Sayce, Sara Stowe

26 BMEMF.  Music from the court of Francois I with Andrew Kirkman.

April 2022

4-10 Benslow.  The Benslow Baroque Opera: Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes with Fernando Miguel Jalôto, Ricardo Barros, Judy Tarling, Nick Shaw, Henrik Persson

8-13 Chalemie Easter School at Headington

May 2022

2-5 Benslow.  Gregorian Chant: The Joys of Singing with John Rowlands-Pritchard.

14 BMEMF.  Workshop for instrumentalists with Ali Kinder.

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

20-22 Benslow.  Voices and Viols with Alison Crum, Peter Syrus.

23-26 Benslow.  The Music of Marc’ Antonio Ingegneri with Gareth Wilson, Jeremy West.

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

June 2022

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

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

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.

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

July 2022

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 

16-23 Cambridge Early Music Renaissance summer school

24-31 Cambridge Early Music baroque summer school

31 – 6 August.  Beauchamp Early Music Week.

August 2022

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

September 2022

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

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

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

11-17 Lacock.  Lucca Consort Week 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