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May 3rd at 17:00 to May 5th at 17:00

We welcome the well-established FolknFell weekend to Higham Hall.  Three outstanding musicians lead a weekend of folk and acoustic ensemble playing, singing and informal sessions with time for walking. A great way to enjoy yourself, learn new material and meet new friends. With the option to take time to explore the local area on Saturday, please note that we do not offer guided walks.

Tutors: Tim Dalling, Eleanor Mooney and Dave Wood Organised by Vince Taylor for Folk n Fell (info@tynevalleyfolktrain.co.uk)

Residential: £290 Non-residential: £240

Before booking please complete the below application form and return to info@tynevalleyfolktrain.co.uk. In the email subject line please use a reference  (surname, HIGHAMFOLKNFELL) e.g. CookHIGHAMFOLKNFELL

Folk n Fell Booking Form

To book please call Higham Hall on 017687 76276


Our tutors are:

– Dave Wood, who can provide tuition in Guitar, Ukulele and Voice is widely regarded as one of the leading guitarists on the folk scene today due to his innovative, rhythmical accompaniment style. (Tom McConville, Malinky, Nightfall).

– Eleanor Mooney is a singer, performer and community musician specialising in group vocal work.  Performs and works with regional and national organisations including Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Glasshouse (Sage Gateshead) and has been MD of Caedmon Choir, Gateshead since 2007. Her band FIKA in which she plays Ukulele and sings have their first album planned for 2024.

– Tim Dalling, Accordionist, director, entertainer and songwriter extraordinaire (Old/New Rope String Band, The Aanimals) has been working as a performer, musician, director and successfully avoiding real jobs since he left Glasgow School of Art in 1982.  He regularly leads a Songwriting group at the Globe Newcastle.

We expect a little over 30 participants . There will be a mixture of classes, performance and steady sessions. The three classes will be in mixed ensembles each doing something different with each tutor including voices as well as mixed instruments. Don’t worry if you can’t sing well because there will be plenty of playing. Likewise, there will be good opportunities for singers to shine. We welcome a wide range of acoustic instruments.

There is a period of free time on Saturday when you can choose to fell walk with other participants at your own risk and enjoy some of the most amazing landscape in the country. Alternatively, you may prefer to stay in the venue, visit the Lakes Distillery, a local café or drive to Keswick. Please note that we do not offer guided walks.


May 3rd at 17:00
May 5th at 17:00
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