BRISTOL EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd - 3rd 2020

Workshops

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Saturday 10.30 - 12.00: Tudor Dance Workshop: fun for all the family.

Try out Tudor dancing, imagine yourselves enjoying a stately pavan, lively almaines and bransles (round dances) in a grand house in Tudor times, under the expert guide of Elizabeth Dodd. Suitable for all ages.

Admission: £5. Advance booking is essential.
Booking will open in March.

1.00pm - 3.30pm Wind and Strings Workshop

Explore early instrumental repertoire from the perspective of cornett and sackbut specialists, led by Jeremy West and Stephanie Muncie-Dyer of His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts.

The pitch will be A=440.

Admission: £5. Advance booking is essential.
Booking will open in March.

Saturday 2.45 - 4.15: Catch That Catch Can, a workshop for singers.

This workshop explores the English tradition of singing catches or rounds, some political, some sentimental, a good many about drinking! All voices are welcome and there is no requirement to be able to sight-read. Led by Clare Griffel.

Admission: £5. Advance booking for the workshop is essential.
Booking will open in March.

Sunday 1.30 - 3.00: Recorder Workshop 1

Less experienced players of all ages are welcome to this workshop, led by Annabel Knight. Come and play ensemble music for recorders of all sizes; there will be parts suitable for all levels.

Admission: £5. Advance booking for the workshop is essential.
Booking will open in March.

Photo of Annabel Knight

Sunday 3.30 - 5.00: Recorder Workshop 2

Challenging music for experienced recorder players on both F and C instruments, led by Annabel Knight. Great Bass and Contra Bass also welcome.

Admission: £5. Advance booking for the workshop is essential.
Booking will open in March.

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Photo of several early recorders