Courses & Events

Newby End Farmhouse

Events in 2023/24

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‘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 will be in September 2024, from the 20th to the 22nd, and full information can be had from Ian at ij_kg@btinternet.com
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The Seven Last Words of Jesus   Sarabandes  from Bach’s Cello Suites, interspersed with poetry by Kenneth Wilson.  7.00 pm  Monday, March 25th, at St Mary’s, Thrimby (Little Strickland)
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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.
Dates for 2024 are May 4th and 5th.
Please contact Jen Allan (jennifermary.allan@gmail.com) for full details.

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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 2024 are Monday evening, May 27th and going through to Friday evening, May 31st.  (Most people stay over the extra night and go home on the Saturday.) For those who like to make a full week of it, there is a dance in Morland Village Hall on Saturday evening, May 25th.
Please email David Jones (david@newbyendfarm.co.uk) for full details.

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Our 17th annual Choral Weekend will take place on June 14th to 16th, and our Director will be Don Gillthorpe, well known to many of us.  The repertoire will focus around the Latin Motets by Anton Bruckner

Please email David Jones (david@newbyendfarm.co.uk) for full details.
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The Morland Choristers’ Camp is an event for 9-17 year-old youngsters, with lots of fun, singing many sorts of music and enjoying outdoor activities.    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.  This year’s Camp will run from July 28th to August 4th.

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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 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 2024 Folk Dance Week begins on Saturday, August 10th.
Please email David Jones (david@newbyendfarm.co.uk) for full details.

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The Swan of Salen Ballet film with live music played by the Willow Clarsach Trio.  Sunday afternoon, November 3rd, at Newby End Farm.
More details on request.
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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 our Barn conversion.  Full details on the Barn page.  Bookings for chamber music groups, recording sessions and concerts are now welcome.

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.