Courses & Workshops

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24 March, SWEMF Workshop for voice and instruments
Frances Eustace. St John's Church, West Bay, DT6 3NN
details from SWEMF
24 Mar, NWEMF workshop on the transition from the 14th to the 15th century. Tutor: Don Greig. Venue: Morley Green Club SK9 5NT
4-9 April, Easter Early Music Course in Ascot
14 Apr, SEMF workshop for voices and instruments, A Polychoral Tour of Europe. Tutor: Alison Kinder. Venue: Bosham, near Chichester
14 Apr, NEEMF performing day out at the bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
A day when groups of singers and musicians play for the public in this wonderful setting
21 Apr, NWEMF workshop for voice and instruments, The Music of Giovanni Croce. Tutor: Roger Wilkes. Venue: Morley Green Club, Mobberley Road, Wilmslow SK9 5NT
4-6 May 2018. A new collaboration between the Blackdowns Early Music Projects and Newe Vialles: three days of workshops and masterclasses for viol players of all ages and levels, tutored by Henrik Persson and Caroline Ritchie of Newe Vialles. The focus this year is on French solo music and French and English consort music. Including a tutor's recital of French solo music (accompanied by Lynda Sayce on theorbo) and an exclusive visit to the workshop of master viol maker Jane Julier. Participants also have the option to take part in (or attend) a concert on May 7th, the conclusion of the BEMP voices and viols weekend, conducted by JanJoost van Elburg and accompanied by the tutors. For more information and to enquire about registration, please contact us
Cadbury House, Fore STreet, Culmstock, Cullompton EX15 3JD
19 May, MEMF workshop for voices and instruments
Tutor: Jamie Savan. Venue tbc
26 May, NWEMF workshop for singers and invited instruments.
Franco-Flemish music including movements from Brumels' Missa et Ecce Terrae Motus. Tutor: William Carslake. Venue: St Martin's Chapel, Lancaster
27 May-1 June, Halsway Manor , Somerset TA4 4BD
Whitsun Voices, Viols and Recorders.
9 June, SWEMF Workshop for voice and instruments on Will Kemp, His Journey from London to Norwich
Tutor: Alison Kinder, Venue Blackwell (tbc)
Organiser: Heather Gibbard. Details from SWMEF
10 June, BMEMF workshop for singers and instrumentalists, Venetian poloychoral music. Gawain Glenton, more info Lis Talbott:
7 July, Bath Summer Music Day for singers and instrumentalists. Splendours of La Serenissima, 10am-4pm. St Luke's Church, Hatfield Road, Bath BA2 2BD. application form (look for Branches, Bath, and Current Programme
8 July, NEEMF workshop for voices and instruments, Gabrieli and Friends. Alison Kinder. Bishop Middleham Village Hall, County Durham
28 July - 25 Aug, Dartington
28 July-4 Aug,
5-11 Aug, Early Music Summer School at Higham Hall, Cumbria
for singers and players of viols, lutes and recorders. Roger Wilkes.
13-17 Aug, HISS, Historically informed Summer School. Bishop Burton Colege, Yorks
18-25 Aug, An Grianan Adult Education College, Termonfechin, nr. Drogehda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Irish Viol and Recorder Course, A week-long course designed for players of viols, recorders and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire from ancient to modern. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, workshops, consort songs, trio sonatas, choir, large and small ensembles. Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby
Enquiries: Pat Flanagan, 22 Sep, SWMEF Workshop for voices and instruments
Matt Kingston. St John's Church, West Bay, DT6 3NN
details available from SWMEF
6 Oct, TVEMF workshop for voices and instruments, Andrew Griffiths
13 Oct, MEMF workshop for voices and instruments.
Italian Renaissance. Tutor: Philip Thorby. Venue tbc
Ongoing opportunities to play with others
VdGS Try a viol opportunities The society currently organises a 'Try a viol' day course every other year, the next being planned for 2017. These courses provide an introduction to the viol for those who have never played the instrument before, or who have very little experience. The next course is planned for 2017, but 'Try a Viol' sessions (of a day, or part of a day) can be organised at any time provided that there is sufficient demand. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact the VdGS administrator (contact details on page 2) who will be keeping a list of possible participants; once there are a minimum of four on the list, the VdGS will try to arrange a session for them.
Looking for a place by the sea for meeting, consort playing and walking? Get your friends together and meet here: Holiday house in Westward Ho! North Devon, available to rent with sea views. Space for two consorts to play. Sleeps 8; 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin rooms. En suite master bedroom. Dogs allowed. Owned by Jacqui Robertson-Wade. Viol lessons or consort coaching may be possible. or 0774 0298 337. Follow the link from Holiday and search Woodbine Sea View.
Join a New Viol Consort in Worcester
Instruments provided to begin.
Beginners Mondays 2-3pm, Experienced Mondays 3-4pm
For more information phone 01905 28613
Elgar School of Music

Early Music Mornings at Henstridge (Somerset)
Wednesdays 10am-12pm (starting 9 Nov 2016)
Frances Eustace or phone 01963 370109
Rondo Viol Academy runs courses at various levels for individuals and pre-formed groups, at centres in Birmingham, the East Midlands and Hertfordshire., or telephone Jacqui Robertson- Wade, 07949 511619