Early Music Weekend

An event in a 17th century Lincolnshire manor – an early music tutorial weekend: details and tickets below.

Early Music for the Curious, weekend, 28th–30th September 2018
Wykes Manor, Wykes Lane, Donington, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 4SD

Concert performer and weekend tutor: Ian Pittaway
(voice, harp, gittern, citole, koboz, lute, bray harp, mandore)

“superb … breathtaking … fine singing … compelling … a virtuoso.” ~ Alcester Folk Festival

“treasures of interpretation … a treat for the ears … moments of genuine tenderness with a mellow tonality … melodic, reflective and unforced. Ian’s instrumental virtuosity can’t be faulted, masterful on anything he turns his frets to.” ~ English Dance & Song magazine

“When you’re as talented an instrumentalist as Ian, you have to be careful not to let the accompaniment dominate the song. Ian gets it absolutely right … a mature talent well in command of the material.” ~ Folk Monthly

“… beautiful set … a brilliant performance enthusiastically presented by a master musician to an appreciative and attentive audience that, quite simply, loved it. Wonderful.” ~ Folk at the Fold

“Ian always gives fascinating origins of the songs. His easy-going manner engages the audience; and the night was an object lesson in talking about the songs in an entertaining way – as well as some fine singing and playing.” ~ Warwick Folk Club

“As authentic as you can get without a time machine.” ~ Express & Star

Early Music for the Curious
A weekend of participatory early music workshops in a 17th century manor
28th–30th September 2018· weekend or day options
· medieval and renaissance music
· for anyone from the early music beginner onwards
· for voice and/or any instrument (including modern)All workshops are participatory. All music will be provided.

Weekend plan:

Friday: Welcome
8.00–9.30pm: Welcome, introductions, singaround in any style to get to know what each brings musically.

Saturday: Medieval music  
9.00–10.30am: An introduction to medieval instruments.
11.30am–1.00pm: Medieval harmony and how to achieve it – songs and instrumentals.
2.30pm–4.00pm: Medieval improvisation and how to achieve it – songs and instrumentals.
7.30–9.30pm: Evening concert with any willing weekend participants, main spots by weekend tutor, Ian Pittaway.

Sunday: Renaissance music  
9.00–10.30am: An introduction to renaissance instruments.
11.30am–1.00pm: Renaissance harmony and how to achieve it – songs and instrumentals.
2.30pm–4.00pm: Renaissance improvisation and how to achieve it – songs and instrumentals.

To book, choose from the weekend/day payment options below, and please send the following information in an email to: contact@ipmusic.org.uk

Name(s)
Number of people
Address
Phone
Email
Instrument(s) (include voice—if diatonic, specify key)
Dietary requirements

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Option 1: Full weekend, Friday 7pm to Sunday 4pm: Friday evening welcome and mixed singaround / Saturday daytime medieval music workshops and evening concert / Sunday daytime renaissance music workshops. Includes refreshments, Saturday and Sunday lunch and Saturday 17th century evening meal. £125 per person.

Option 2: Full weekend with on-site camping, caravan or motorhome. £145 per person.

Option 3: Option 2 plus electric hook up at an extra £10 per night per group (individual or friends/family sharing): £165.

Option 4: Saturday, 9am to 9pm: medieval music workshops and evening concert. Includes refreshments, lunch and 17th century evening meal. £75 per person.

Option 5: Sunday 9am to 4pm, renaissance music workshops. Includes refreshments and lunch. £50 per person.


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Some suggestions for accommodation:

• Supreme Inn, Bicker, 3 miles away. Single en-suites. www.supremeinns.co.uk
• Wykes Manor, in-house B&B, some shared rooms available for groups, price depends on group size and room. Contact Emma 07942 861 956 or wykes.manor@gmail.com