Please send information to: fosterrobert@ymail.comI actively research our own & the workshops of our contiguous EMFs (BMEMFEMFScotlandMEMFNEEMF), BenslowJackdaws, Lacock, Rondo & West Dean. Summer Schools and other workshops will only be included in the Contacts section, unless I am sent specific information by the organisers.


January 2016

7/8-10 Benslow. Baroque chamber music at a=415 with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Alastair Ross, Stephen Preston, Kate Latham.

8-10 West Dean. Viol Consort Music with Alison Crum, Roy Marks.

12 BMEMF. Venue tba. Workshop for singers with Graham Coatman.

16 MEMF. Lutley Community Centre, Brookwillow Road, Halesowen, B63 1BU. Sacred Music by Gesualdo & others - workshop for singers with Robert Hollingworth.

16 Mostly Music. All Saints’ Church Centre, Hoole, Chester. Mixed-up Madrigals with Roger Wilkes.

16 NEEMF. Clemens Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW. Mediaeval Music for voices & instruments with Rachel Davies.

18-21 Benslow. Consorting Viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks.



5-7 Rondo. The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU. Elementary & Pre-formed consorts with Alison Kinder, Jacqui Robertson-Wade.

6 abcd. Harrogate Ladies’ College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2QG. Music from the time of the Renaissance literary greats (Cervantes & Shakespeare) - a repertoire day for singers with Cathryn Dew. Details from https://www.abcd.org.uk/events/228/Music+from+the+Renaissance< /A>

13 MEMF. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green, B45 8NR. Choral music from C18th Rome - workshop for singers and continuo with Peter Leech.

19-21  Mostly Music. Menzies Birmingham City-Strathallan Hotel, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9RY. Monumental Musical Masterpieces - polychoral music by A and G Gabrieli, Hassler, Hieronymus and Jacob Praetorius and Philipp Dulichius for singers & instrumentalists (A=440) with Roger Wilkes.



11-13 West Dean. Recorder Consort Weekend with Helen Hooker.

12 BMEMFSt Leonard’s Church, Yarpole, HR6 0BD. Capilla Flamenca (Music of the Flemish Chapel in the royal Spanish court) - workshop for singers with Graham Coatman.

12 MEMFSt Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD. De Rore & Jacquet of Mantua - workshop for singers with Stephen Rice.

17/18-20  Benslow. Lutefest with Hopkinson Smith tbc, Paula Chateauneuf tbc, Roy Marks, Stewart McCoy, Jeni Melia.

20 NEEMF. The Priory Street Centre, York. Jean Richafort Missa pro Defunctis for singers and players of viols, recorders/Renaissance flutes, early brass, cornet, harp with David Hatcher.

29-3 Apr  Chalemie.

31-7Apr Recorders For All Easter Recorder Course. Tutors Brian Blood, Ruth Burbidge, Andrew Collis, Josef Manser, Ann Marshall, Steve Marshall, Andrew Melville, Janice Ormerod, James Risden, Rosemary Robinson, Pam Smith.



2-3 SRP National Festival. Christ’s Hospital School, Wragby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4PN. Details from gill_chatfield@hotmail.comwww.srp.org.uk

3-9 Easter with Tom Beets, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby

4-10 Benslow. The Benslow Baroque Opera: Venus & Adonis with Dionysios Kyropoulos, Julian Perkins, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson, Andrew Radley, Thomas Adby.

15-19 Rondo. High Leigh Conference Centre, Lord Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8SG. Intermediate with Alison Kinder, Jacqui Robertson-Wade.

16 MEMF. Venue tba. Schein - workshop for voices and instruments with Peter Syrus.

16-17 SEMF. Headcorn Village Hall, Kent, TN27 9NR. Monteverdi 1610 Vespers with Philip Thorby.

17-22 Lacock. Singing in Venice with Robert Hollingworth.

25-28 Benslow. Gregorian Chant for All with John Rowlands-Pritchard.

30 BMEMF. Community Centre, Knucklas nr Knighton. Schein and Scheidt for strings & recorders with Andrew Collis.

30-2 May  Sherbourne Early MusicFrescobaldi Missa sopra l'aria della Monica with Gawain Glenton & Uri Smilansky.



6-8 Benslow. Baroque Performance on Modern String Instruments with Judi Tarling.

7 BMEMF. Grange Court, Pinsley Road, Leominster, HR6 8NL. Music for the Chapel Royal with Huw Williams.

13-15 Benslow. Voices & viols with Alison Crum, Peter Syrus.

13-15 Benslow. West Gallery Music with Francis Roads.

20-22 Rondo. Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6QX. Upper intermediate with Alison Kinder, Jacqui Robertson-Wade.



11 BMEMF. Leintwardine Community Centre. Music on the death of Prince Henry with Gabriel Crouch.

13-16 Benslow. Baroque String Orchestra with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Alistair Ross.

18 MEMF. Venue tba. Renaissance polychoral music - workshop for recorders, voices & viols with Alison Kinder.

26-2 Jul  Lacock. Music at Monteconero with Eamonn Dougan.



10-15 Benslow. International Viol Summer School with Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland.

16 MEMF. Venue tba. Workshop for singers with David Allinson.

19-24 Lacock. Lacock. Lacock Scholars & friends with Greg Skidmore.



14-20 Higham

14-20 Lacock. Ludlow. Monteverdi Vespers with JanJoost van Elburg.



4-9 Lacock. Trogir, Croatia with Erik Van Nevel. 

9-11 Discoed. Early Music in the Marches. Workshop for singers and players (A=440) - with Philip Thorby, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, George Bartle.

9-11 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle, Alastair Ross.

16-18 Rondo. The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU. Elementary & Pre-formed consorts with Alison Kinder, Jacqui Robertson-Wade.

24 MEMF. Venue tba. Workshop for voices & instruments with Graham O'Reilly.



7-10 Fort Belan voices and viols weekend with Ibi Aziz, Clare Wilkinson. Details from Chris Blundell at fortbelanearlymusic@gmail.com



4-6 Rondo. Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6QX. Intermediate & Upper intermediate with Alison Kinder, Jacqui Robertson-Wade.

12 MEMF. Venue tba. Martin Peerson’s Grave Chamber Music of 1630 Workshop for voices, viols & organ with Robert Hollingworth, Richard Boothby.

26 NEEMF. Venue tba. Martin Peerson (c1572-1651)?, Grave Chamber Musique with Robert Hollingworth, Richard Boothby.


Contacts for workshops

Alston Hall, Longridge, Preston, PR3 3BP. 01772 784661, alston.hall@ed.lancscc.gov.ukwww.alstonhall.com

Ardingley Baroque Week. Ardingley College, Sussex. 01883 344031, info@baroque-week.org.ukwww.baroque-week.org.uk

Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Ibberson Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB. 01462 459446, info@benslow.orgwww.benslow.org

Beauchamp Early Music Course, c/o Gloucester Academy of Music, Barbican House, Gloucester, GL1 2JF. 01452 688592/01989 218432, earlymusic@gamusic.co.ukwww.gamusic.co.uk

BMEMF, Sue Russell, 01568 780559, peterandsuerussell@btinternet.comwww.bmemf.org.uk

Brighton Early Music Festival, www.bremf.org.uk

Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools, Selene Mills, 01223 847330, info@cemss.orgwww.cambridgeearlymusic.org

Canford Summer School of Music, Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP. 020 8660 4766, canfordsummersch@aol.comwww.canfordsummerschool.co.uk

Chalemie Summer School, Headington School, Headington Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3. Barbara Segal 020 7700 4293, chalemie@thorn.demon.co.ukwww.chalemie.co.uk

Dartington International Summer School. 01803 847080, info@dartingtonsummerschool.org.ukwww.dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk

Discoed Upper House, Discoed, nr Presteigne, LD8 2NW. 01547 560369, DiscoedEarlyMusic@BTConnect.com

Dolmetsch Summer School, Frensham Heights nr. Farnham, 01428 643235, brian@dolmetsch.comwww.dolmetsch.com

Dorset Bach Cantata Club, Sturminster Newton High School, Bath road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1DT. Details from 01933 425 383.

Easter Early Music Course for recorder & viol players. St George's School, Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DZ. info@easterearlymusiccourse.org.ukeasterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

EMFScotland, Margaret Torrance, 01986 660678, margarettorrance@btinternet.com 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

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW. 01453 759034, info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk< /FONT>, www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH Early Music Summer Course. Details from 017687 76276, info@highamhall.comwww.highamhall.com

HISS (Historically Informed Summer School), Scarborough Campus of Hull University, Filey Road, Scarborough, YO11 3AZ. 0844 870 6478, hissenquiries@gmail.com www.hiss.org.uk

IoM, Ballacottier School, Douglas, Isle of Man. 01624 695777, Helen.Kneale@liverpool.ac.ukwww.eileensilcocks.co.uk

Irish Recorder & Viol Course. Termonfechin, Ireland. 353 (0)1 833 7869, info@irishrecorderandviolcourse.orgwww.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org

Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY. 01373 812 383, music@jackdaws.orgwww.jackdaws.org.uk

The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0BQ, 01300 320684, kingcombe@hotmail.co.ukwww.kingcombe.org

Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU. 01933 312104, enquiries@knustonhall.org.ukwww.knustonhall.org.uk

Lacock, Andrew van der Beek, 01249 730468, avdb@cantax.freeserve.co.ukwww.lacock.org

Leicester Early Music Festival. 0116 270 9984, mail@earlymusicleicester.co.uk< FONT COLOR="#000000">, www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

Lute Society, Christopher Goodwin, 01483 202159, lutesoc@aol.comwww.lutesoc.co.uk

MEMF, Mike Ashley (MEMF Chair), chairman@memf.org.ukwww.memf.org.uk

Mostly Music, Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.comwww.mostlymusic.co.uk

Musica Donum Dei, Wendy Hancock, wendy@philidors.co.ukwww.musicadonumdei.org

NCEM, National Centre for EM, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, Percy's Lane, York, YO1 9TI. 01904 632220, boxoffice@ncem.co.ukwww.ncem.co.uk


NEMA, jane.beeson@btopenworld.comwww.nema-uk.org

Norvis, Northumbrian Recorder & Viol Summer School, Durham, 01652 678230, enquiries@norvis.org.ukwww.norvis.org.uk

Opus Anglicanum, 01749 675131, info@opus-a.co.ukwww.opus-anglicanum.com

Oxford Baroque Week. Headington School, Oxford. 0161 281 2502, p.b.collier@googlemail.comwww.baroque-week.org.uk

Pro Cantione Antiqua, 01943 874649

Recorders For All Easter Recorder Course. The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU. Jan Epps, 01752 481193, jan.epps57@gmail.comwwwrecordersforall.org.uk

Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com

Rondo Viol Academy. 07949 511619, www.rondoviolacademy.co.uk

Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, 01223 263063, scholacambridge@aol.comwww.scholagregoriana.org


Sherborne Early Music. Sherborne Girls School, Bradford Rd, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3QN, info@sherborneearlymusic.comwww.sherborneearlymusic.com

Singers of Note, 01204 692797, martin.westhorp@ntlworld.comwww.singersofnote.com

Singing Days, 01943 874649, pca@singingdays.co.ukwww.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.ukwww.srp.org.uk/manchester/index.php

Tallis Scholars Summer School, Oakham School, Rutland, 01223 693281, helen.poole@tsss.uk.comwww.tsss.uk.com

Triora Musica, Deborah Roberts, 01273 823788, deborah@musica-secreta.comwww.trioramusica.com


VdGS (Viola de Gamba Society), 01904 706959, admin@vdgs.org.co.ukwww.vdgs.org.uk

West Dean College, Chichester, PO18 0QZ, 01243 811301, short.courses@westdean.org.ukwww.westdean.org.uk