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Philip Gruar (Recorders and Early Music)

  • based in S. Cumbria, Specialist Early music recorder tutor.
  • with several ‘strings to his bow’, Philip Is actually one of just a few Northumbrian pipe makers – these are similar to bagpipes, but bellowed.
Philip’s sessions at our EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL have proved so popular that he now offers an additional opportunity for recorder players to enjoy developing their playing in a small workshop. Often, by sheer genius of planning, coinciding with a Viol workshop (run by his wife, Elizabeth Dodd), there is now an opportunity for a bit of unique cross-fertilisation, players of different instruments in consort, etc.

March 2020


March 20th at 18:30 to March 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part Consort playing, in anything from three to eight parts and discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but may extend into some Baroque and the C20th. (Coincides with the VIOL WEEKEND, so some interaction may be possible.) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £16

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August 2020


August 16th at 16:00 to August 22nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

16:00 Sun 16 Aug - 9:00 Sat 22 Aug 2020 A very friendly course of music c1450-c1650 for competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. Small group repertoire sessions; plus optional activities (including dance, one and two to a part vocal groups, 'try an instrument', mixed string and wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and more); and various sessions for all. A marvellously rich musical cocktail! Deborah Catterall (Head Tutor, Vocal) with: Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance), Philip…

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