Early Music Shop on Tour
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London: +44 (0) 20 7632 3960

Early Music Shop Tour - Early Music Courses, Summer Schools and Festivals


The Early Music Shop
will be exhibiting all manner of early instruments, recorders, viols, lutes, harps, loud renaissance woodwind, CDs and accessories at the following summer schools, courses and exhibitions. For further information on any of the courses or to request any specific instruments to be brought please phone us on 01274 288100 or email peter.booth@earlymusicshop.com

2014 Tour Exhibitions

Music Education Expo 7th-8th February 2014

7-8 February, London Barbican Centre

The UK’s largest exhibition and professional development conference for anyone who teaches music. The first event of its kind ever to be launched in the UK, Music Education Expo features an interactive trade exhibition which will enable you to get to grips with the latest resources, instruments, technology and expertise from across the business.

Music Education Expo is the one day in the year when all music teachers will be able to meet, socialise, compare notes, enjoy the some of the best professional development available and browse an unrivalled range of products and resources. 

Web: Music Education Expo

TheEarly Music Shop will be exhibiting with a display of wooden and plastic recorders, stringed instruments and simple percussion suitable for the classroom. Peter Booth and Oliver Winstone will be on hand to talk and discuss all your educational needs.

Re-enactors Spring Market 14th-16th March

14-16 March Re-enactors Spring Market 2014

The Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton On Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3FL

The Re-enactors market is the largest European forum for manufacturersand traders producing goods for re-enactors, historical interpreters andthe heritage industry.

Friday 14th March  12.00 to 6.00

Saturday 15th March 10.00 to 5.00
Sunday 16th March  10.00 to 4.00

Web Site: http://www.reenactorsmarket.co.uk/

The Early Music Shop will be exhibiting as part of the re-enactment market. Please phone 01274 288100 for further details.

Easter Early Music Course 10th-16th April


10- 16 April 2014,  St Georges School Ascot

The Easter Early Music Course is designed for players of recorders and viols with some opportunities to play other instruments and sing.
Consort Songs • Broken Consorts • Multi-Part Music (ten to twenty parts, often mixed voice/instruments, multi-choir, verse anthems etc) • Large and Small Ensembles • Trio Sonatas • Choir • Renaissance Wind Band • Technique Classes • Lectures • Small Consort Groups.

Tutors: Philip Thorby, Marion Scott, Emma Murphy, Alison Kinder, David Hatcher, Tom Beets and Jane Francis.

Contact:  Annie Nethercot Tel: 07989 091949
Web: www.easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk

The Early Music Shop will be visiting with a display of recorders, viols, accessories and CDs.

Society of Recorder Players National Festival 12th-13th April

12th and 13th April 2014 at Truro School, Cornwall, England

    Playing sessions; New music; Shops; Massed sessions; Recorder Orchestra; SRP Conference; Concerts and much more!   
      Web Site: http://www.srp.org.uk/national-festival/

      The Early Music Shop will be exhibiting over the weekend with a large display of recorders, recorder accessories and CDs. For any specific requests please ring the London shop on 0207 632 3960 or email: emma.williams@earlymusicshop.com

      Scottish Recorder Festival 14th June

      Saturday 14 June Ibrox Parish Church, Glasgow G51 1QL
      9:30 - 18:00

      Massed playing sessions, workshops, shops, guest conductors. Concert by Flanders Recorder Quartet

      The Early Music Shop will be exhibiting with a large display of recorders, recorder accessories and CDs.


      South West Recorder Day - 15th June

      15th June, Wells Cathedral School

      Hosted within the beautiful surroundings of Wells Cathedral School, come enjoy an inspirational recorder day with Amy Whittlesea, Katriina Boosey and Annabel Knight.

      Ensemble Playing - Try recorders of all sizes - Masterclass for advanced soloists - Trade Stand by the Early Music Shop - Learn with professional players

      Tutors: Amy Whittlesea, Katriina Boosey and Annabel Knight

      All Grade 2+ players welcomed, 18 years and under.

      For full details and application contact Dominique Swain:
      Email: d.swain@wells-cathedral-school.com
      Phone: 01749 834487
      Email: www.wellsmusicacademy.org

      Recorder Summer School 26th July-2nd August

      26 July - 2 August 2014, Bishop Burton College, near Beverley

      This course is designed for recorder players of all standards, from nearbeginners to advanced students. It is a large course, with up to 130 students, and the atmosphere is always friendly and encouraging.

      Tutors: Maria Martinez Averza, Tom Beets, Sandra Foxall, Louise Bradbury, Helen Hooker, Marion Scott, Laura Justice, Eileen Silcocks, and Moira Usher.

      Email: Josée Beeson
      Web: http://www.recordersummerschool.org.uk/

      The Early Music Shop will be visiting with a large display of recorders, recorder accessories and CDs.

      Dartington International Summer School (Week 1) 26 July-1 August

      Saturday 26th July - Friday 1st August, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

      Dartington International Summer School is a musical experience like no other and brings together a range of different instruments, styles and eras. It caters for anyone who wants to enjoy music; from conservatoire students and young professionals through to enthusiastic amateurs and late starters. Internationally renowned musicians teach and direct the courses and perform concerts in the evenings, with some courses working towards student performances at the end of the week.

      Week 1 - Early Music focus
      A week for early music lovers - Baroque orchestra, Viol Consorts and Renaissance Music feature alongside a full programme of chamber music, orchestral workshop, master classes, workshops and the return of Junk Music.

      Tutors include Dame Emma Kirkby, Lisa Beznosiuk, Fretwork, William Lyons, David Miller and Jill Kemp.

      Website: www.dartington.org/summer-school

      The Early Music Shop will be exhibiting on Monday and Tuesday, 28-29th July, with a selection of recorders, baroque flutes, renaissance instruments, viols, early strings and accessories. For specific enquiries or requests please contact emma.williams@earlymusicshop.com.

      NORVIS 26th July-2nd August

      26 July - 2 August 2014, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham

      The Northumbrian Recorder & Viol Summer School (NORVIS) is held annually in Durham, England. The course covers all aspects of early music and is suitable for beginners through to advanced and solo players.

      There are technique classes for viols, recorders, singing, harpsichord, lute and baroque strings. Other activities include consort playing, concerts, lectures, trio sonatas, renaissance band, choir, baroque orchestra and early dancing.

      Alan Davis, Elizabeth Dodd, Duncan Druce, Martin Eastwell, Andrew Fowler, Clare Griffel, Manfred Harras, Laura Hird, Alison Kinder, Stewart McCoy, Susanna Pell, Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Jane Rumney, Mary Tyers, Ralph Woodward

      Email: info@norvis.org.uk
      Web: http://www.norvis.org.uk

      The Early Music Shop will be visiting with a selection of recorders, viols, strings and renaissance instruments on Thursday 31st July. Please contact emma.williams@earlymusicshop.com for any specific requests.

      HISS - Historically Informed Summer School 18th-22nd August

      18-22 August 2014  Scarborough Campus of Hull University, Scarborough

      A residential summer school offering workshops for singers and players of period and modern instruments, open to all student, professional and amateur musicians from early, classical and folk traditions. The course explores connections between early music and folk & traditional music. Early music performance style, simple improvisation, and learning by ear will be substantial components. If you like early music, come along and find out more about its context. If your background is traditional music or classical music, come along, try something you've never tried before - learn something new in a friendly atmosphere. The tutors are Graham Coatman (course director, choral training & keyboards), Vivien Ellis (voice), Stewart Hardy (fiddle/violin), Jacob Heringman (lute, cittern & renaissance guitar), Susanna Pell (viols & consorts), Mary Tyers (recorders, flutes, crumhorns & recorder consorts), Anne Marie Christensen & Amélie Addison (baroque violin and 'cello) and Laura Cannell (recorders, whistles, other wind & fiddles).

      HISS 2014 will be held at the Scarborough Campus of Hull University. HISS was launched in 2011, with great enthusiasm and popular success.


      Enquiries & further information from:
      Christopher Roberts
      Email: hissenquiries@gmail.com
      0844 870 6478
      Website: http://www.hiss.org.uk/

      The Early Music Shop will be visiting with an exhibition of early woodwind, recorders, viols, baroque strings, lutes, percussion, accessories and CDs.

      Irish Recorder and Viol Summer School 16th - 23rd August

      16-23 August, An Grianan, Termonfechin, near Drogheda

      A course designed for players of viols, recorders and other early instruments. Non players are also welcome in this lovely area, and players often come to the course with their families.

      Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty-Hayden, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott and Philip Thorby

      Web: http://www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org/

      The Early Music Shop will be visiting with a display of recorders, viols, early instruments and accessories and CDs.

      Utrecht Early Music Exhibition 5th - 7th September

      5-7 September, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

      The Exhibition is part of the Festival Oudemuziek Utrecht.

      The Exhibition will take place in the last weekend of the festival. This year the exhibition returns to Vredenburg, which after eight years of renovations has re-opened its doors as TivoliVredenburg. This enormous building incorporates 5 concert halls, and the Exhibition will be held on the foyer decks of halls Hertz and Pandora. There will be concerts in the Hertz-hall everyday at 11:00, 15:30 and 22:30.

      Friday 5 September: 12pm - 6pm
      Saturday 6th September: 10am - 6pm
      Sunday 7th September: 10am - 5pm

      Admission: Free to exhibition

      The Early Music Shop will be exhibiting with a selection of early music instruments  and
      accessories. For specific enquiries please contact anthony.calvert@earlymusicshop.com.  



      Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd November, Birmingham Conservatoire

      Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival is a fantastic new festival starting this year at the Conservatoire, and follows several succesful past recorder weekends including the Dolmetsch Centenary Recorder Weekend. The festival includes:

      Birmingham Young Recorder Soloist Competition
      An international competition for solo recitalists aged 18 and under, sponsored by the Early Music Shop, Tim Cranmore Recorders and Recorder MusicMail.

      Birmingham Recorder Ensembles Festival
      A non-competitive and supportive festival of ensemble playing for recorder ensembles and early music groups of all ages.

      by recorder ensemble Fontanella, soloist Chris Orton and members of the Birmingham Conservatoire Recorder and Early Music Departments

      Foyer Trade Stands
      including the Early Music Shop

      Other sessions include:
      National Youth Recorder Orchestra (NYRO) taster session
      Baroque flute, oboe and bassoon taster sessions
      Performance with electronics taster sessions
      Preparing for College/Conservatoire auditions
      Session on 'Looking after your recorder'

      Website: www.bcu.ac.uk/recorderfest

      The Early Music Shop will be exhibiting with a selection of recorders, early music instruments, sheet music and accessories. For specific enquiries or requests please contact emma.williams@earlymusicshop.com.