Oxford Music Services are very excited to announce our FIRST EVER youth folk group taster afternoon!
A taster afternoon for young people (in school years 6-11) to have the opportunity to learn a folk tune and a song together by ear, and explore ways to arrange those pieces to create something new and exciting. Participants will need to be able to play/sing simple melodies, chords or rhythms on any instrument or voice.
To find out more about the youth folk group taster afternoon, and to keep updated with our other exciting folk music plans, why not join our folk music mailing list: https://forms.office.com/e/cK2RDGJA42
Mon 26th Feb - Fri 1st MarHalsway Manor, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA4 4BD. A three day (4 nights) residential Folk Orchestra Workshop run by Jon & Jacqui. All instruments welcome; intermediate standard (no absolute beginners). Music and videos sent in advance. Limited to 20. Book early because it's always sold out! halswaymanor.org.uk/ Any questions, call 01865 769206.
17th - 19th MaySongwriting & Composition weekend workshop, Benslow Music, HITCHIN. A new course , run by Jon. It will provide you with the skills necessary to compose your own lyrics and melody and give you an opportunity to play with other musicians. Suitable for intermediate/advanced players of any instrument, though as a songwriter you may be a beginner. Further information atwww.benslowmusic.org 01462 459446.
24th -26th MayUkulele Weekend, Halsway Manor, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA4 4BD. A residential weekend workshop, with tutors Jon Bennett, Sam Muir and Phil Doleman. Our annual foray into the wonderful world of ukuleles! It gets sold out very quickly, so book early. www.halswaymanor.org.uk
21st - 23rd JuneFolk Orchestra, Benslow Music, HITCHIN. The first of our annual residential weekend workshops at Benslow Music. Book early! www.benslowmusic.org 01462 459446.
13th JulyFolk Orchestra day event at The Corn Exchange, FARINGDON, Oxfordshire, SN7 7JA. 10am - 4pm. Details forthcoming.
13th - 15th SeptemberFolk Orchestra, Benslow Music, HITCHIN. The second of our annual residential weekend workshops at Benslow Music. Book early! www.benslowmusic.org 01462 459446.
25th - 27th OctoberIntermediate/Advanced ukulele fingerstyle course at BENSLOW MUSIC , run by Jon Bennett. Solo & ensemble arrangements, chord theory and chord-melody playing. Residential weekend. Book early! www.benslowmusic.org 01462 459446
15-17 NovemberFolk 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). Bookings/enquiries : 01643 821425.
From time to time groups or organisations hold one-off workshops that are open to everyone - details will be uploaded here as we have them.
Follow the links below for more detailed information on regularly occuring workshops and courses.