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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra
From Friday 17 November 2023 -  06:00pm
To Sunday 19 November 2023 - 04:00pm
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Contact Bookings/enquiries : 01643 821425.

 Folk Orchestra residential course, Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster, MINEHEAD, Somerset,  TA24 6SF.  Arriving Friday evening, then two full days of multi-instrumental group arrangements, playing and tuition for intermediate players. Limited to 20 participants.  Two nights full board + the course : £320-£350 depending on accommodation.  Day visitors £160 (incl. lunch/dinner/lunch). 

Moonrakers each year run a series of Folk Orchestra workshops across the country. They are for intermediate instrumentalists who wish to develop skills in arranging and playing folk tunes and songs in an ensemble. Jon Bennett (guitar, ukulele, bouzouki, whistles), Jacqui Johnson (cello, fiddle, keyboard) and Becki Luff (harp, keyboard) have many years’ experience conducting workshops at Benslow Music, Halsway Manor and at several festivals. They work through a number of tunes and songs, inviting you to suggest arrangement ideas yourself. Music (with chords, countermelody and bass) will be sent out in advance along with a video of each tune played at medium pace for those who learn by ear. Above all, it’s a rare opportunity to play with a multi-instrumental and welcoming group.  For more information, go to and If you want to discuss any aspect of the courses, call 01865 769206 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster, MINEHEAD, Somerset, TA24 6SF
If you need to know more about the course, call 01865 769206