19th September, The Swiss orpheus, Senfl and composers working in South Germany during the 16th Century. A workshop for voices, viols and recorders. With Eileen Silcocks. At The Meeting House Lancaster. Details and application slip here.
Ludwig Senfl (born around 1486, died between December 2, 1542 and August 10, 1543) was a Swiss composer active in Germany. He was the most famous pupil of Heinrich Isaac, was music director to the court of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and was an influential figure in the development of the Franco-Flemish polyphonic style in Germany.
25-27 September. This is not a NWEMF workshop but is such an important event it is included here. 'Fair Britain Isle' - ECSE Academy Weekend English Music for Cornetts and Sackbuts from Henry VIII to the Restoration
Venue: Cartmel, Cumbria. Directed by Gawain Glenton (cornett) and Adrian France (sackbut) The workshop is for cornetts, sackbuts and other instruments.
17th October Robin Hood! with Sara Stowe, at Grappenhall. Full details here
'Songs of Robin Hood and Marian’.
Sara Stowe’s workshop explores the vocal music inspired by the 12th century tale of Robin and Marian in the Greenwood.
Tales of Robin and Marian in the Greenwood are a firmly entrenched part of Britain’s national consciousness. The reality is more complicated as Robin and Marion have counterparts in other national traditions, and have been a running theme in music as well as folklore. This project offers a practical investigation of some of these transnational traditions from the medieval to the early modern.
28th November Venetian polychoral music with Jamie Savan. A workshop for instruments and singers. Details TBA
Saturday 23rd January 2016 Madrigals for Spring Tutor: Martin Westhorp St Barts, Westhoughton, Lancashire
Saturday 20th February 2016 Libera nos….Libera me Tutor: Peter Syrus St Mary the Virgin Cilcain. The music will bracket the year 1538 which is now known to be the date of the famous hammer beam roof in the church.
Saturday 14th May 2016 Music from the golden age of Spain Natland, Cumbria Tutor: Clive Walkeley