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Elizabeth Dodd (Viol and Early Dance)

  • Viol player from Cumbria
  • Plays actively both in ensembles and solo

Elizabeth Dodd studied viol and early dance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She played and danced with a number of early music groups in London before moving North in 1986. She now performs and teaches all over the North of England. She has many years experience of teaching on summer schools; North West Early Music Forum, Norvis and Higham Hall as well as weekend courses at the much missed Alston Hall and currently at Higham Hall.

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“So glad to have Higham willing to run courses like this.”
“An excellent day. It was challenging and intriguing to partake in the dances, and experience the effect of costume and culture on the dance. Thank you too for all the incidental but valuable background information. Though sadly no longer able to dance as in younger years, I thoroughly enjoyed participating and learning so much.”



February 2021


Sunday February 28, 2021 at 10:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Have a go at some simple Court Dances (e.g. Slow, stately Pavan, lively Galliard) from Elizabethan England and Renaissance Italy and an C18th Minuet. Easy for beginners upwards. Aspects of music, dance, costume and etiquette will be discussed. Not just for dancers, but also anyone interested in getting closer to music, drama and history. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) £68 (inc. lunch and refreshments) Ends with Tea. A repeat of 4th Oct.

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March 2021


Sunday March 28, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This friendly course (all levels except beginner) will focus on music by Orlando Gibbons and William Lawes with perhaps a look at some lesser known composers. For those who wish, there can be some interaction with the Recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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