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Courses, Workshops and Festivals

Please note that workshops organised by other Early Music Fora are usually not listed here. Please go to the webpages of the relevant EMF if you wish to have this information. You can find links to the other EMF's here

November 2017

9th - 11th: Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival, London
Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London SE3 9RQ
The world's largest early music exhibition with around 100 exhibitors from across the globe.
Concerts by:
- Fontanella Recorder Quintet
- 21st Century Baroque
- Passacaglia
- Joglaresa
- Thomas Tallis Society, Orchestra Of The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan
www.earlymusicshop.com/


Wed 22nd: Early modern ballads - Being Human Festival, London
Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Singers / musicians sought for Being Human Festival event about the wreck of 'The London' (1665). Event at the Institute of Historical Research, London, evening of 22 November. Modest travel budget, fun night.
Email ihr.fellowships@sas.ac.uk
beinghumanfestival.org


December 2017

28th - 2nd January 2018: Ambleside Winter School, Lake District
Vicarage Road, Ambleside LA22 9DH
A week of music-making for choral singers in the Lake District town of Ambleside, surrounded by England's grandest scenery. We rehearse every day in the morning and late afternoon for a concert at the end of the course.
www.lacock.org


May 2018

27th - 1st June: Accord Renaissance Flute Course, Southern France
Moulin de Cajarc, Cordes, France
Following on from a successful "taster" Renaissance flute day in conjunction with SEMF in May, the course will be relatively small-scale (about 10 participants) and based within an idyllic setting. Renaissance consort playing (at pitch A=440Hz) forms the focus of the course, with encouragement in reading from original notation and clefs, alongside sessions aimed at developing tone and technique. Additional topics will include articulation and text, diminution playing and an introduction to the use of sol-fa hexachord theory in consort.
Further Details
www.moulindecajarc.com


Regular Courses and Workshops

Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin
Benslow Music Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB
Benslow Music offers residential and day music courses, and a series of chamber concerts at its beautiful purpose-built campus in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
www.benslowmusic.org


Cambridge Woodwind Makers, Cambridge
Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP
The Cambridge Woodwind Makers are an organisation based in Cambridge, UK who have created a workshop to preserve and promote the art and artisanship of woodwind instrument making. The facilities provided by the Cambridge Woodwind Makers offer professionals and novices a chance to learn more about how to make and repair instruments, it also offers the general public an opportunity to observe and appreciate the skills used.
www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org


Halsway Manor, Somerset
Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
The National Centre for Folk Arts at Halsway Manor is a charity and the only residential centre in the world concentrating on the varied folk heritage of England. Nestling in the Quantock Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it hosts courses, events and projects within this unique and magical setting. Set in six beautiful acres of gardens and grounds the manor has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a range of comfortable bedrooms, great food and a beautiful panelled bar.
halswaymanor.org.uk


Hawkwood College, Stroud
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road. Stroud. GL6 7QW
Hawkwood is an ethical centre providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds.Hawkwood was established as an independent centre for learning in 1948 and today the registered charity offers an extensive array of courses. Both residential and non residential, ranging from one day to a weekend or week, the leading edge courses offer a unique mix of new, creative and exciting content often not otherwise available. Founded on Rudolf Steiner's anthrosophical values, Hawkwood endeavours to uphold his beliefs which have had such a profound and positive influence on education, the arts and agriculture. The course programme has broadened and diversified over the years to realign the original design of Rudolf Steiner with the changes of our ever evolving world, but the original Steiner impulse is always at the heart of this organisation.
www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk


Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Frome
Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY
Jackdaws is dedicated to improving participation in and enjoyment of music through weekend courses, Education projects, a Young Artists Programme and performances by world class musicians.
www.jackdaws.org.uk



Meetings

Lute Society Meetings
Sat. 19th November 2016 at the Dutch Church

Contact Chris Goodwin 01483 202 159, lutesoc@aol.com


Viola da Gamba Society Meetings
Sat. 20th October 2016 in Cricklewood, London: The Shakespeare Connection
Sat. 22th April 2017 in Oxford + AGM: Simone Eckert talks about north German viol playing and players

Administrator, Susanne Heinrich, Tel. 01865 723 778, e-mail admin@vdgs.org.uk



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