Wednesday, November 6, 2013

7-9 FEBRUARY, UK, SOMERSET: Halsway #HurdyGurdy WORKSHOP Gregory Jolivet, Till Uhlmann & Claire Dugue

The 3rd Big Hurdy-Gurdy Workshop Weekend 2014 
Friday 7th February  -  Sunday 9th February 

Gregory Jolivet (France), Till Uhlmann and Claire Dugue

An intensive workshop weekend for hurdy-gurdy players of all ages and abilities with two incredibly talented and contrasting hurdy-gurdy players who are equally  influential on the European folk scene. Hurdy-gurdy maker Claire Dugue will be there to help you get the most out of your instrument with practical advice on maintenance. There will be plenty of time for informal playing sessions too. Arrive Friday afternoon, depart Sunday 5pm. 

This runs alongside a bagpipe workshop weekend with Jon Swayne. There will be plenty of opportunties for bagpipers and hurdy-gurdy players to play together in the informal evening sessions.

Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, workshops, concert included)

£200 – single ensuite room; £180 – single non-ensuite room;  SAVE MONEY by sharing a  room with friends. £180 – sharing an ensuite room; £170 – sharing non- ensuite room.

Day rates

£20 - Morning Workshops
£15 - Afternoon Workshops
£50 - All day Saturday to include Lunch & Dinner
£45 - All day Sunday to include Hot lunch and Cream Tea
There are also affordable options for players 16 years old and under (must be accompanied by an adult), day visitors (workshops only), camper vans, non-participants accompanying a participant and children. Phone for details.
Greg Jolivet hurdy gurdy master at the weekend workshop at Halsway manor, Crowcombe somerset
To make a booking enquiry please phone Viv Butler, Events & Booking Manager on  01984 618274 ( +44 19 84 61 82 74) or EMAIL US with your requirements.


Friday. Arrive from 4pm. Dinner 6:30pm. Introductions and a playing session in the bar.
Saturday. 8:30am Breakfast. 10-1pm Technique, style and music workshops. 1pm Lunch. 2-5pm Technique, style and music workshops. 6pm Dinner. 8pm Dance/Concert.  10pm. Playing session in the bar
Sunday. 8:30am. Breakfast. 10-1pm Technique, style and music workshops. 1pm Lunch.  2-5pm. Final workshops, tuition and some tunes together.  Finishes about 5pm.


See our travel information page. If you are coming from abroad we can arrange to collect you from Taunton Railway Station.

The 3rd Big Hurdy-Gurdy Workshop Weekend 2014 | Halsway

see also
8 Feb 2014 UK: HALSWAY MANOR Concert/Dance with Gregory Jolivet, Jon Swayne, Till Uhlmann and Paul James

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