List of upcoming NEEMF events

Sun, 3 Jul 2022

Sunday 3 July 2022

Tudor Miniatures and Cryes

A workshop for instrumentalists at A=440

       Tutor: Mary Tyers

St John's Parish Hall, Meadowfield, John Street South, Meadowfield, DH7 8RP


In this workshop we will explore pieces by Tudor composers that paint pictures of Tudor life. Possibilities include: Street cries, the sounds of carriages, bird song, church bells - all manner of everyday noises and sights which inspired music by composers such as Gibbons, Woodcock, Holborne and Johnson.


The workshop is suitable for recorders, soft wind, viols and strings. Some informal singing by instrumentalists is also to be encouraged. Parts can be provided in Treble, Bass and Alto clefs as appropriate.


Mary Tyers is well known to NEEMF as a teacher and performer of recorder and flute (period and modern). She offers individual and consort tuition in the north of England, teaches on early music courses across the UK and regularly performs with chamber groups and period-instrument orchestras.


10.00 am (tea, coffee, etc) for 10.30am start. It ends at 4.30 pm. Refreshments at breaks included; please bring your own lunch.

COST      £18.  Entirely dependent on state benefits £9.  Students free of charge

NOW . . .Complete the booking the form below or apply online here

              Closing date for booking: 19 June 2022. (to allow for preparation of scores, parts, etc)

              If, having booked, you are unable to use the place, please inform us as soon as possible.

              More info/queries: Alice Brunton, 07505 148 982

Download the application form

Sat, 17 Sep 2022

Playing Loud Winds for Fun

Clements Hall, York

Led by Peter Barnard and Kate Billmore of de Mowbray’s Musicke


Join us for a day of exploring familiar pieces from the Renaissance (or maybe some will be new to you?) with Kate Billmore and Peter Barnard of de Mowbray’s Musicke.


We’ll be playing music from Spain, France, England and The Low Countries, including pieces from Arbeau and Susato. The ‘fun’ will come from playing familiar pieces in unfamiliar groupings and arrangements. The limits will be the extent of your imagination!


We invite players of loud winds, but also suggest you bring a recorder or similar to give your lip a break. Shawms, curtals, crumhorns, rauschpfeifes, bagpipes, sackbuts will all be welcome. We will be playing pieces with multiple lines, so bring your alto, tenor, and bass instruments  (if you have then) along with your soprano.


We plan to have a morning of playing together, and aim to break into smaller groups after lunch.


Music will be provided electronically in advance of the day, and we encourage you to print it off. A few copies will be available on the day if you don’t have access to a printer.


Kate and Peter led a great workshop for NEEMF on playing for dancing. They have played loud winds for over 10 years with de Mowbray’s Musicke who style themselves as a Tudor Household Band.


Refreshments at breaks will be provided but you may wish to bring your own mug? Please bring your own lunch or use local cafes, etc. Don’t forget to bring a music stand. We recommend bringing a cushion, too, as the chairs are not the most comfortable.


COST £18; concessions £9 (people aged 26 or under and people on a very low income e.g. solely dependent on state benefits), STUDENTS FREE. Please complete the booking form below and send with a cheque made payable to “NEEMF” to: Joanna Rowling, 21A Manor Crescent, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, LS21 1ND (or book online via the workshop diary on our website Closing date: 3rd September 2022. If you cannot use your booked place, please inform us asap. For more information, please email

To apply online, please click here


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Sat, 29 Oct 2022

David Hatcher on the music of Constanzo Porta

A workshop for voices and instruments, with AGM

Clements Hall, York

Details later

Sat, 26 Nov 2022

Newcastle Area

An Advent / Christmas workshop for instruments

Led by Tim Bayley

Details later

Sat, 17 Dec 2022

Seasonal fun for voices and Instruments

Led by Tricia Moores

Clements Hall, York

Details later.