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.


Non-NWEMF Workshops



6-8 Rondo. Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6QX. Intermediate & Upper intermediate with Alison Kinder, Jacqui Robertson-Wade.

13-15 Jackdaws. Recorder weekend with Anna Stegmann.

14 MEMF. David Turnbull Music School, Solihull School, Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 3DJ. The Music of Andrea Gabrieli - workshop for voices & instruments with Philip Thorby.

14 NEEMF. Dept of Music, Leeds University, LS2 9JT. Trio sonata playing day (A=440 or 415) with Amelie Addison, Mary Tyers.

20-22/23 Benslow. Consorting viols with Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Ibi Aziz, Peter Wendland.

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

28 NWEMF. Didsbury Methodist Church, Beaver Road / School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6SX. Venetian polychoral music with Jamie Savan.



12 NEEMF. St Aelred's Community Centre, 216 Fifth Avenue, Tang Hall, York, YO31 0PN. Puer natus in Bethlehem: a journey through the Christmas story from Advent to the nativity for singers & instrumentalists with Alison Kinder.

28-2 Jan  Lacock. Corsham Winter School a week of choral singing with Greg Skidmore.


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.

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

16 MEMF. Lutley Community Centre, Brookwillow Road, Halesowen, B63 1BU. Sacred Music of Gesualdo & others workshop for voices 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.

23 NWEMF. St Bartholemews Church, Church Street, Westhoughton, nr. Bolton, BL5 2BG. Madrigals for Spring with Martin Westhorpe.



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 fromhttps://www.abcd.org.uk/events/228/Music+from+the+Renaissance< /A>

13 MEMF. St Andrew’s Church, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green, B45 8NR. C18th Rome - Scarlatti, Pitoni, Constanzi et al 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.

20 NWEMF. Cilcain Church, Cilcain, nr Mold, Flintshire. Libera nos… libera me - English sacred music from the Eton Choirbook to William Byrd (Sutton Salve regina [EC], Sheppard two Libera nos settings, and three Byrd motets from the 1575 Cantiones sacrae with Peter Syrus.



NWEMF. Venue tba. Music for Lent / Passiontide with Roger Wilkes

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

12 BMEMF. Venue tba. 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.

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.



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 NWEMF. Didsbury Methodist Church, Beaver Road / School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6SX. Ceremonial funeral anthems for Westminster Abbey by Handel and Bononcini with David Vickers.

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

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



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

BMEMF. Venue tba. 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.

14 NWEMF. St Marks Church, Natland, nr Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7QJ. Spanish workshop with Clive Walkley.

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




11 BMEMF. Venue tba. Music on the death of Prince Henry with Gabriel Crouch.

11 MEMF. Venue tba. Workshop for voices, viols and recorders with Eileen Silcocks.

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

18 NWEMF. Didsbury Methodist Church, Beaver Road / School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6SX. Clemens non papa with Stephen Rice.

26-2 Jul  Lacock. Monteconero Music party 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 voices with David Allinson.

17-22 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 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.



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



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 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, president@nwemf.org.uk 

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, 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


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