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Non-NWEMF Workshops



6-8 Jackdaws. Singing Handel with Rosa Mannion.

MEMF. St Nicholas Church, Warwick, CV34 4JD. Palestrina workshop for voices with Nigel Short.

NEEMF. Department of Music, University of York, YO10 5DD. Morales Missa L'homme armé with Robert Hollingworth.

27-29 Benslow. Lutefest with Stewart McCoy, Jeni Melia, Lynda Sayce.

28 BMEMF. Grange Court, Leominster. Song of Songs workshop for singers with Sally Dunkley.

28-2 Apr  Chalemie

29-4 Apr  Easter



4-7 Knuston. Renaissance Music at Easter with Alison Crum, Peter Syrus, Roy Marks.

5-10 Lacock. Corsham, Wilts. Voice workshop with Ghislaine Morgan.

6-12 Benslow. Baroque Opera - Acis & Galtea with Ian Caddy, Julian Perkins, David Roblou, Judy Tarling, Henrik Persson, Richard Black, Tom Adby, Millie Else.

9-16 The Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire. Residential Easter Recorder Course. Details from Jan Epps 01752 481193, janepps@tiscali.co.uk or www.recordersforall.org.uk

18-19 Wolverhampton Grammar School. Annual National Conference/Festival of the Society of Recorder Players (www.srp.org.uk)

25 MEMF. Solihull Methodist Church, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1LG. JS, JC & JM Bach workshop for voices & instruments (A415) with Paul Spicer.

25 Chester Bach Singers. Hoole All Saints Church, Chester. Brazilian Baroque - a choral workshop with Jeffrey Skidmore (Ex Cathedra). Details from Nicky Brooks 01244 538586 or www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk

27-30 Benslow. Gregorian chant for all with John Rowlands-Pritchard.



1-8 Norvis

2-4 Sherborne. The topping Tooters of the Towns - European waits music with William Lyons, Gawain Glenton.

NEEMF. Priory Street Centre, York. YO1 6ET. Padovano 24-part mass for singers & instrumentalists with Philip Thorby.

3-8 Lacock. Venice. Singing in Venice with Chris Watson.

8-10 Benslow. Baroque performance on modern instruments with Judy Tarling.

8-10 Benslow. Made in Britain harpsichord course with Penelope Cave.

BMEMF. Llandridnod Pavilion. Kerll for singers & instrumentalists with David Hatcher.

15-17 Benslow. Voice & viols with Alison Crum, Peter Syrus.

22-24 Benslow. West Gallery Music with Frances Roads

28-31 Hawkwood. Early Music with Emma Kirkby, David Miller.



MEMF. Solihull School, Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 3DJ. Rigatti Magnificat workshop for voices & instruments with Richard Roddis.

7-13 Lacock. Monteconero with Erik Nevel. 

8-11 Benslow. Baroque String Orchestra with Theresa Caudle, Mark Caudle, Alistair Ross.

12-14 Farncombe. Viol consorts with Alison Crum.

13 NEEMF. St Brandon's Church, Brancepath nr Durham, DH7 8DF. Victoria Missa laetatus sum for voices & instruments with David Stancliffe.

28 BMEMF. Ludlow Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1RZ. French Baroque for singers with Gemma King.



NEEMF. Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ. Hildegard of Bingen with Vivien Ellis.

11 MEMF. Venue tba. Workshop with David Hatcher.

12-17 Benslow. International Viol Summer School with Alison Crum, Ibi Aziz, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland.

26-1 Aug  Beauchamp



1-8 Norvis.

2-9 Cambridge. Baroque Music.

8-15 Ardingley Baroque.

9-15 Cambridge. Renaissance Music.

9-16 Lacock. Jimena de la Frontiera with Justin Doyle.

15-22 Irish.

16-22 Higham.

17-21 HISS.



6-12 Lacock. Trogir, Dalmatian coast with Patrick Craig. 

19 BMEMF. Great Barn, Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Herefords, HR8 2LY. Workshop - Monteverdi, Sacred Dramatist - for singers & instrumentalists with Justin Doyle.

19 MEMF. St Faith & St Lawrence Church, Harborne. De Wert - Ascendit JesuVox in Rama workshop for voices with Will Dawes.

25-27 Jackdaws. Stylish Baroque with Theresa Caudle, Alastair Ross.

29 BMEMF. Great Barn, Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Herefords HR8 2LY.



2-4 Farncombe. Recorder Ensemble Weekend with Andrew Collis.

MEMF. Dorridge Village Hall, Dorridge, Solihull. Baroque string workshop (A415) with Kate Fawcett.

18 BMEMF. Bedstone College, Bucknell, Shropshire. Choruses from Handel Belshazzar for singers with Libby Burgess..



14 MEMF. Venue tba. A. Gabrieli workshop for voices & instruments with Philip Thorby.

22 BWEMF. Burton Court, Eardisland, Herefordshire. Workshop for instrumentalists - Music by the Gabrielis with Alison Kinder.


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, Marna Gowan Secretary Border Marches Early Music Forum marna.gowan@btinternet.com  www.bmemf.0rg.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 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.ukwww.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

EMFScotland, Margaret Torrance, 01986 660678, margarettorrance@btinternet.comwww.emfscotland.org.uk

Farncombe Estate, Adult Learning Centre, Broadway, WR12 7LJ. 01386 854100, enquiries@FarncombeEstate.co.ukwww.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, 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.comwww.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.ukwww.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

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

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


Pro Cantione Antiqua, 01943 874649

Roger Wilkes, 01565 872650, mostlymusic@btinternet.com, president@nwemf.org.uk 

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

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

SEMF, www.semf.org.uk

Sherborne Early Music. Sherborne Girls School, Bradford Rd, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3QN, www.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

TVEMF, www.tvemf.org

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