Folkworks Adult Summer School

St John's College, Durham

Over 18's


Booking Now Open For Folkworks Summer Schools 2016!


Our Folkworks Adult Summer School has everything: instrumental technique, repertoire, concerts, ceilidhs, sessions, and sing-a-rounds.

We’ve listened to a lot of feedback in the past few years and now you have more options: more choice of whether you fill your boots with music; take a walk; practice what you’ve already learnt; or play tunes with friends. If you pick a full timetable there are 35 hours of music making plus sessions!

We believe that if you’re using well earned annual leave then good friends and good food really help the holiday experience, and we have both. Many people keep in touch year after year. Summer School is suitable for most abilities, though not absolute beginner.

Each instrument group will meet together on the first day and decide how they would like to work for the week. You pick your main instrument study and then have the opportunity to pick what type of ensemble you’d like to be in and work towards a performance in the Durham Gathering at the weekend.

Directed by Bella Hardy and Dave Wood.

Tutors: Martin Dunn, Mike Vass, Anna Massie, Bryony Griffith, Alistair Anderson, John Somerville, Nathan Armstrong, Kerry Fletcher, Taffy Thomas,

*Guest Tutors:*Natalie Haas, Saul Rose


How to book

Step 1 – Enrolment
Complete the enrolment form at the bottom of this page and click the ‘submit’ box. A confirmation message will appear at the bottom of the page indicating that we have received your form.

Step 2 – Payment
Click the ‘book tickets’ box on the top right hand side and follow the instructions to make your payment.

Tickets can also be purchased from Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661.

Course Prices

Concession prices in brackets. Applies to full time students, unemployed and people over the age of 60.

  • En suite single full board: £545 (£515) SOLD OUT
  • Standard single full board: £470 (£440)
  • Standard twin full board (per head): £450 (£420)
  • Non-residential with food: £400 (£370)
  • Non-residential without food: £280 (£240

We are sorry but all of the en suite rooms are now booked. Please note that our standard single rooms have shared private bathrooms and not shared communal facilities. So you do still get use of a private bathroom.

Any of our main instrument courses are available without a band option for a discount of £80.

The deadline for enrolments is Friday 4th July, 2014. Late enrolments will be taken at the organiser’s discretion and may incur additional costs.

Bursaries are available for help with the cost of fees. For details and how to apply contact Jack Healy on 0191 443 4582.

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