Courses & Events

“Siren’s Song”  A Concert of music for Flute and Cello given by Meera Maharaj and Sarah Gait on Saturday, December 8th at 2.30 pm here in the Great Barn at Newby End Farm.   Improvised music interwoven with poetry by Katie Hale.  Tickets £10 on the door or in advance from David Jones (01931 714338).

Come and Sing Magnificat by Oliver Tarney at Morland Parish Church on April 13th 2019.  Full details to follow.

‘Byrd, Britten and Beyond’ is a Choral Weekend for experienced singers which takes place roughly every 18 months.  It is directed by Ian Jones.  We have a core of regular attenders who are always happy to welcome new members to the group.  The next of these is on September 20-22nd, 2019, further information can be had from Ian at ij_kg@btinternet.com
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The Morland Scottish Country Dancing week began in 1987, and for nearly 20 years had the benefit of John Drewry and Jackie Johnstone as writers and teachers.  After their retirement, we moved to a new pattern, sharing out among ourselves the work of compiling dance programmes and running morning workshops.  For the morning sessions we use recorded music, but for the evening dances we have the services of the highest calibre of live musicians.

Dates for 2019 are Monday evening, May 27th to Friday evening, May 31st.  (Most people stay over the extra night and go home on the Saturday.) Full information for the week can be found here.

(https://www.newbyendfarm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019-SCD-leaflet.pdf)
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We have an annual Choral Weekend which began life in 2006.  This is jointly organised with a choir from Aberdeen, Northern Voices, but we welcome singers from all over the UK.  There have been half a dozen different choir trainers over the years, giving a varied and interesting repertoire.

The date for 2019 is Friday evening, June 14th to Sunday, June 16th, and the director will be Tobias Wolf (www.tpwolf.com).  Full information can be found here:

(https://www.newbyendfarm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Choral-Weekend-Leaflet.pdf)

The date for 2020 is June 12th to 14th, a week earlier than usual, and the director will be Jill Henderson-Wild.
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The Morland Choristers’ Camp is an event for 9-17 year-old youngsters, and it is getting on for 50 years old!  Have a look at the website here.   (https://morland.org.uk/)  It runs from the last Sunday in July to the first Sunday in August every year.
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The ‘Taste of Morland’ weekend is an introduction to the Morland Choristers’ Camp for younger children, with the age-range 6-12.  We sing sacred and secular music and have lots of outdoor fun as well.  The date for 2019 is May 11-12.

Full information can be found here:

https://www.newbyendfarm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ToM-Brochure-2019.pdf

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The Morland Folk Dance Week began in 1986.  We have had a great variety of bands and callers over the years, and latterly the core callers have been Victoria Yeomans and Ian Jones, with Deo Volente and Kendal Green bands.  There are workshop sessions in the daytime in Morland Village Hall and in the Great Barn at Newby End Farm, and social dances in the evenings.  Our philosophy is based on the belief that our dances, old and new, are a priceless inheritance and that our pleasure in dancing them is enhanced immeasurably when we dance them well, concentrating on embodying the music and  without the need for constant calling.

The 2019 Folk Dance Week begins on Saturday, August 10th.

Full information will be published shortly
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Newby End Farmhouse
Newby End Farmhouse

We can provide:

– a fully equipped music room
with piano, harpsichord, organ by Lammermuir Pipe Organs
(2-manual + pedals), clavichord, chamber organ

The Great Barn at Newby End Farm
The Great Barn at Newby End Farm

– opportunity for private music practice
– scope for choir and group holidays, training weekends etc.

There is an 88 square metre (approx 1,000 square foot) Hall now available, part of the Great Barn

Please enquire about booking your event here.

 

 

We offer a fully-equipped holiday cottage, a camp site (for caravans and tents) and a range of courses and events in the Heart of the Eden Valley between the English Lake District and the Pennines.