Other events

NWEMF Workshops

– 10am, David Allinson presentation and 2020 AGM via Zoom

06/02 – Tutor: Andrew Griffiths

Non-NWEMF Workshops.

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

See Online resources for a listing of all online content we have been informed about.

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

November 2020

2-4 Benslow. Online; Baroque ornamentation demystified with Oliver Webber.
3 TVEMF. Requiem for Josquin, the ‘Master of the Notes’, 7.30pm, David Allinson
6-8 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, The Hayes
6-8 Higham Hall (Cumbria) Recorder Ensembles with Annemarie Klein.
7 The Sixteen choral workshop, Halle St. Peter’s, Manchester.  CANCELLED
7-8 Historical Dance Society Playford Weekend Festival. Online.
11 SEMF. Lizzie Gutteridge; Dances from Orchesographie, online
9-12 Halsway Autumn Recorder Ensemble. www.halswaymanor.org.uk
13-15 Benslow. The Women Troubadours with Leah Stuttard
14 Bach: Christmas Oratorio online workshop with John Hancorn and Richard Wigmore, 4-6.15pm. https://www.trybooking.com/uk/book/eventeid=13868&
15 TVEMF. 8pm, Patrick Craig Tallis and Byrd
15-17/18 Recorders at Rydal CANCELLED.
16-19 Benslow. Harpsichord workshop with Claire Williams
19 NEEMF, online, 7.30 pm. Where do you want me to sit? Spaces for music and how early musicians used them. With John Bryan. Prior application necessary:
19/20-22 Benslow. Consorting Viols (3/2 night options) with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland
20 MEMF. 7.30pm, Patrick Craig Bach & Handel On-line, £5.
20-22 Jackdaws. Recorder Weekend with Anna Stegmann.
21-23 Benslow. Online. Lute songs for solo singers with Clare Wilkinson, Michael Solomon Williams, Jacob Heringman
26 SEMF. Alison Kinder; How to play from late 16th C facsimile, online.
28 MEMF. SingTheScore EXTRA On-line with Robert Hollingworth, special guest and something to sing, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, £5.

December 2020

2-5 Run by Singers. Mozart Requiem at Midnight, Vienna (POSTPONED)
3 SEMF. Alison Kinder; How to play from late 16th C facsimile 2, online.
8-10 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts; Christmas course, Hothorpe
14 TVEMF. Andrew Griffiths (Christmas theme), online.
19 MEMF. SingTheScore EXTRA On-line with Robert Hollingworth, special guest and something to sing, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, £5.
20 MEMF. 7.30pm, Patrick Craig Music of Epiphany On-line, £5.

January 2021

5 SEMF. David Allinson; Epiphany, online.
8-10 West Dean. Viol consort music (Intermediate/Advanced) with Alison Crum.
9 NEEMF. Music for Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord, for singers, with David Allison. Newcastle upon Tyne.
9 BMEMF. Burton Court, with Paul Spicer, for voices, recorders, bowed strings, A=440.
14 TVEMF / EEMF. Patrick Craig; Epiphany, online.
18-21 Benslow. Exploring the connections between Early and Folk Music with Emily Askew
21/22-24 Benslow. Baroque Chamber Music; A=415 (3/2 night options) with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Stephen Preston, Claire Williams, Kate Latham.
23 Handel: Messiah online workshop with John Hancorn and Richard Wigmore, 4-6.15pm. https://www.trybooking.com/uk/book/event?eid=13869&
25-28 Benslow. Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland.

February 2021

12-14 Jackdaws. The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas.
22-24 Recorders at Rydal, Foundation and Lower Intermediate with Mary Tyers. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, https://rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details: http://www.marytyers.co.uk
26-28 Rondo Viol Academy. Elementary and Lower Intermediate; also Pre-formed Consorts, The Hayes
26 – 1 March. West Dean. English Art Song 1600–2000 with Evelyn Tubb, Michael Fields (Intermediate/Advanced).
27 Bach: St Matthew Passion online workshop with John Hancorn and Richard Wigmore, 4-6.15pm. https://www.trybooking.com/uk/book/event?eid=13870&
28 Higham Hall. Try for a day: Early Dance. Have a go at some simple Court Dances from Elizabethan England and Renaissance Italy and C18th France. 10:00 to 16:00.

March 2021

5-7 Benslow. Consort Singing and Original Sources: The Iberian Golden Age with Rory McCleery, Edmund Saddington, Lucy Cox
11/12-14 Benslow. LuteFest (3/2 night options) with Fred Jacobs, Bor Zuljan, Lynda Sayce, Roy Marks, Sara Stowe
12-14. West Dean. Recorder consort weekend with Helen Hooker.
21-26 Lacock. Corsham Lamentations with Rory McCleery. Lamentations by Tallis and Osbert Parsley and other penitential music from English sources by Robert White, Nathaniel Giles, Philip van Wilder and Clemens non Papa.
26-28 Rondo Viol Academy. Intermediate and Upper Intermediate, The Beeches
28-31 Higham Hall Viol Consort Course with Elizabeth Dodd; focus on Orlando Gibbons and William Lawes. There can be interaction with the concurrent recorder course.
28-31 Higham Hall Recorder Consort Course with Philip Gruar; Renaissance, may be some Baroque and 20th century; possible interaction with the concurrent viol course.

April 2021

7-12 Chalemie School at Easter. Headington School, Oxford. Early music, dance, commedia, solo singing, costume making
23-25 Rondo Viol Academy. Advanced, The Beeches

May 2021

6-9 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
7-9 Bristol Early Music Festival; All Saints, Pembroke Road, Bristol, BS8 3ED
9-14 Lacock. Ambleside Music Week: music by Juan Esquivel including the eight-part Missa Ut re mi fa so la, with Eamonn Dougan
9-16 Run by Singers. Ascension in Avila with David Allinson.
14-16 Ninth Festival of the International Guild of Town Pipers; various locations in Worcester, UK. http://www.townwaits.org.uk/fest2021.shtml

June 2021

13-20 Run by Singers. Voyage to Odessa with Nigel Perrin.

July 2021

3-9 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, in a former mediaeval monastery on the Adriatic, directed by Gabriel Crouch.
11-16 Lacock; Singing in Edinburgh, 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
16-18 Jackdaws. Chamber Music Weekend (full)
31-7 Aug. Recorder Summer School, Bishop Burton. http://recordersummerschool.org.uk
31-7 Aug. 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.

August 2021

1-7 Beauchamp Early Music Course for singers and Renaissance instruments, Rendscomb near Cirencester. O quam gloriosum – large & small-scale music associated with saints and sainthood (David Hatcher, David Allinson & Sue Addison)
14-21 Irish Recorder and Viol Course in Termonfeckin near Drogheda, north of Dublin
15-22 Baroque Week (dates TBC). The Grand Tour: Italy. Caversham. Theresa Caudle, Ann Allen, Amanda Babington, Clare Beesley, Zoë Cartlidge, Steven Devine, Satoko Doi-Luck, Jane Francis, David Miller, Kate Semmens

September 2021

3-5 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle and Alastair Ross.
5-10 Lacock. Trogir Music Week: Renaissance choral music in an ancient Venetian port on the Croatian coast near Split, with Patrick Craig.
10-12 Jackdaws. The City Musick with William Lyons and Richard Thomas.
17-19 Medieval Music in the Dales at Bolton Castle.
19-25 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
22-26 Recorders at Rydal, Foundation and Lower Intermediate with Mary Tyers. Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX, https://rydalhall.org or tel: 015394 32050. More details: http://www.marytyers.co.uk

November 2021

7-10 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

Online resources

Leipzig Bach Festival
Tallis Spem in Alium sung by Stile Antico
*EMF Online Events Listings
Heroic Handel concert sung by Eboracum Baroque:
Recorder consort music downloads
Backing tracks for recorder players
i Fagiolini’s Sing The Score
Robert Hollingworth and his group have made ‘sing along’
videos: https://www.ifagiolini.com/singthescore
August note from Robert Hollingworth:

Well, we got to 19 episodes of SingTheScore before I needed a break. Lots of wonderful repertoire in there for your members to enjoy or binge-watch (I believe that is a term) at their pleasure. The whole series sits at www.ifagiolini.com/SingTheScore.

Stour Music
Three early music concerts will appear online from September 11-28th.

  • An Adriatic Voyage – 17th century music from Marian Consort with Ilyria Consort
  • J.S.Bach – Two Cello suites (Jonathan Manson)
  • Purcell – Music for a While Academy of Ancient Music, Anna Dennis (sop), Hugo Hymas (tenor), Freddy Long (bass), directed by Robert Hollingworth.
Season tickets £30 All details http://www.stourmusic.org.uk (Under-30s £10)
Dunedin Consort at Lammermuir Festival 2020
12 concerts over 12 days. £5 each, festival pass to all 12 can be purchased until 22 September, £33. Each performance will remain online for 14 days.Programme entitled Purcel: Songes & Ayres includes some of his best vocal music with some instrumental gems by his contemporaries, from 17 September, 8pm.
  • Mhairi Lawson (soprano)
  • Hilary Michael (violin)
  • Jonathan Manson (bass viol)
  • Alex McCartney (theorbo)
  • John Butt (harpsichord & director)

Suffolk Villages Festival

Peter Holman has an online concert at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-qIJ232JWc.
Peter introduces the concert and recordings made by three of the Suffolk Villages Festival (SVF) performers in the following programme:
Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano) & Terence Charlston (harpsichord)
Henry Purcell: If music be the food of love Z379A (1692)
Henry Purcell: O solitude my sweetest choice Z406 (1687)
George Frideric Handel: Dover, giustizia, amor from Ariodante, Act III (1734)
Mark Caudle (viola da gamba)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sarabande and Bourée anglaise from Partita in A minor BWV 1013 for solo flute, arranged by Mark Caudle in G minor for viola da gamba
Steven Devine (harpsichord)
Anonymous, attributed to Diderik Buxtehude: Toccata in A major
Georg Böhm: Preludium in G minor
Johann Pachelbel: Aria Quarta in G minor from Hexachordum Apollinis
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in D major BWV912
You can make donations to support SVF regular freelance professionals during lockdown, and join SVF’s mailing list
Play along (with) MIDI Files for Viola da Gambas & Recorders
Or with the Chelys Consort (viols)
Cappella Nova Outreach in association with Strathclyde University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning
Clare College choir videos
Ex Cathedra have made recordings, e.g. sing-alongs for young children
An Alison Kinder lecture-recital on the music of Tobias Hume
other videos via
The Sixteen: online performances and talks
There are backing tracks for a variety of early music instrumental works
https://www.catonthekeysmusic.co.uk/ A few tracks are free.
David Hatcher has consort music minus one part – for you to fill in!
The City Musick also have recordings minus one part – but you do have to pay
Unlock your Singing with Jennie Cassidy
PlayScore 2
Currently for IPhone/iPad only allows you to take a photo of your music and it will play it, or you can import a PDF to play. It allows you to play at any speed you like, and you can set the instruments and transpose. It also exports MIDI if you want.
Some on-line lessons are being offered by:

Regular Events

Contacts for workshops

Accord. http://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, http://www.benslow.org
Beauchamp Early Music Course, c/o Gloucester Academy of Music, Barbican House, Gloucester, GL1 2JF. 01452 688592, earlymusic@glosacadmusic.co.uk, http://www.glosacadmusic.co.uk
BMEMF, Sue Russell, 01568 780559, peterandsuerussell@btinternet.com, http://www.bmemf.org.uk
Brighton Early Music Festival, http://www.bremf.org.uk
Cambridge Early Music, https://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/summer-schools.html
Cambridge Woodwind Makers. http://www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org
Canford Summer School of Music, Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. 020 8660 4766, canfordsummersch@aol.com, http://www.canfordsummerschool.co.uk
Chalemie, Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford, OX3. http://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, http://www.dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk
Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT 01460 258615 dillington@somerset.gov.uk http://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, http://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, http://www.emfscotland.org.uk
Farncombe Estate, Adult Learning Centre, Broadway, WR12 7LJ. 01386 854100,
enquiries@FarncombeEstate.co.uk, http://www.farncombecourses.co.uk
Fiori Musicali, 01327 360931, http://www.fiori-musicali.com
Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD 01984 618274
office@halswaymanor.org.uk , http://www.halswaymanor.org.uk
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW. 01453 759034,
info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk, http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH Early Music Summer Course. Details from 017687 76276, info@highamhall.com, http://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, http://www.eileensilcocks.co.uk
Irish Recorder & Viol Course. Termonfechin, Ireland. 00 353 85 288 0389,
info@irishrecorderandviolcourse.org, http://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY. 01373 812 383,
music@jackdaws.org, http://www.jackdaws.org.uk
The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0BQ, 01300 320684,
kingcombe@hotmail.co.uk, http://www.kingcombe.org
Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU. 01933 312104,
enquiries@knustonhall.org.uk, http://www.knustonhall.org.uk
Lacock, Andrew van der Beek, 01249 730468, avdb@cantax.freeserve.co.uk, http://www.lacock.org
Leicester Early Music Festival. 0116 270 9984, mail@earlymusicleicester.co.uk,
Lute Society, Christopher Goodwin, 01483 202159, lutesoc@aol.com, http://www.lutesoc.co.uk
Lyme Recorder Courses. http://www.recordercourseslyme.com
Lythe, http://www.lythechambermusic.wordpress.com
Maison Verte Music, http://www.lamaisonverte.co.uk/courses/
Medieval Music in the Dales, http://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, http://www.memf.org.uk
Mostly Music, Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com, http://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, http://www.neemf.org.uk
NEMA, jane.beeson@btopenworld.com, http://www.nema-uk.org
NORVIS, Northumbrian Recorder & Viol Summer School, Durham, 07736 108771,
enquiries@norvis.org.uk, http://www.norvis.org.uk
NWEMF viol weekend, https://nwemf.org/violweekend/
Opus Anglicanum, 01749 675131, info@opus-a.co.uk, http://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, http://www.baroque-week.org.uk
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. http://www.runbysingers.org 01438 840555.
Salts Mill, Saltaire, 01274 288100, sales@earlymusicshop.com, http://www.earlymusicshop.com
Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, 01223 263063, scholacambridge@aol.com, http://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, http://www.singersofnote.com
Singing Days, 01943 874649, pca@singingdays.co.uk, http://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, http://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, http://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, http://www.trioramusica.com
TVEMF, http://www.tvemf.org, secretary@tvemf.org, tamesis@tvemf.org
VdGS (Viola de Gamba Society), 01904 706959, admin@vdgs.org.co.uk, http://www.vdgs.org.uk
West Dean College, Chichester, PO18 0QZ, 01243 811301, short.courses@westdean.org.uk,