NONSUCH SPRING FLING at ALLENDALE, 16th-18th MARCH 2018 - NOW BOOKING|
The Club's Spring Fling workshop weekend, held at Deneholme in Allendale, Northumberland has become a firm favorite for people from far and wide. This year's event promises to be a great weekend with our tutors, Dan Evans and Helen Edwards.
Dan Evans - Mountain Dulcimer Dan Evans is well known to many Nonsuch members as a frequent tutor at the annual weekend at Launde. He has a great deal of experience both playing as a solo artist on both MD and guitar, and also as a tutor both here and in the US, where he has been very well received. He will be looking at playing in Ionian mode (DAA), his preferred tuning, as well as covering other aspects of playing, and it promises to be a very enlightening set of workshops. For more information about Dan, see his website.
Helen Edwards - Hammered Dulcimer
Helen Edwards is a graduate of the Folk Degree Course in Newcastle, gaining a first, majoring in Hammered Dulcimer. Since then she has been gaining experience teaching a small class, one-to-one tuition, and also held successful workshopss at the Allen Valleys Folk Festival in 2016 and at the Nonsuch Annual Weekend 2017.
She plans to look at some tunes from Northumberland over the weekend, as well as some work on technique.
For a booking form including full details of prices please download by clicking here.
For booking and accomodation enquires email Steve Gray. For information about the workshops contact Liz Conway.
Dulcimer World Congress Outreach Programme
Following the great success of our outreach programme involving 10 Worcestershire Schools, we are pleased to announce our Dulcimer Education Pack, featuring cross-curricular activities around the Worldwide Dulcimer Family of instruments targetted at Key Stage 2.
Mat Fox Bursary Scheme Announced
The club wants to provide a lasting and practical memorial to one of our best loved tutors, Mat Fox, who died suddenly in early 2014 at the age of 57. Mat was an excellent player of the hammered dulcimer, but above all an inspiring educator of young people. Therefore we have created a scheme to support one young person each year, aged between 16 and 25, to buy or loan a dulcimer and get good quality tuition on it (normal maximum £250).
Applications should be made by 31st December for funding in the following year 1st April to 31st March. A repeat application by a previously successful bursary holder will be considered on its merits. Download the details here
For any further information and to apply contact us.