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NEFS 2024 Block 4 begins on Weds 12th June! Full details are on the Classes page, and you can book your place now in the Shop.

Our NEFS Summer Workshop Weekend 2024 is also now available to book!


NEFS 2024 Block 4 Online

Now open for bookings! Join Stewart Hardy and Grace Smith for more Wednesday evening Zoom calls (all recorded and available afterwards) and on demand Video Tutorials. Improve your fiddle technique with regular practice sessions and learn some great tunes!


NEFS Summer Workshop Weekend 2024

Saturday 29th June: Ways into Dance Grooves
Sunday 30th June: Ways into Chords and Harmony

Join us for two days of folk fiddle workshops for adults with Stewart Hardy and Grace Smith. Each day can be booked separately or you can book both together as they will be complimentary but not dependent upon each other. There will be a shared evening on the Saturday with an informal concert by local string ensemble, Woolsington Strings, followed by a session for everyone – all instruments welcome.

  • Saturday 29th June – Ways into Dance Grooves, 9.30 am – 5.00 pm @ Wylam Methodist Church
  • Satuday Evening Social – an informal concert by Woolsington Strings, followed by a session for everyone. 7.30 pm @ Riding Mill Parish Hall
  • Sunday 30th June – Ways into Chords and Harmony, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm @ Riding Mill Parish Hall


NEFS Winter Residential

Another glorious weekend was held at the beginning of December 2023, and despite the icy weather we had a great time with lots of music and a wonderful atmostphere.

We are thinking of doing it all again next year, so save the dates!
Fri 29th Nov – Sun 1st Dec 2024.


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Fiddle tuition online in the comfort of your own home, with Zoom calls and Video Tutorials on YouTube
North East Fiddle School worked hard to continue to bring the same excellent standards of fiddle teaching into your home during lockdown – wherever you are. We found this worked so well for adult fiddle learning that we are continuing to deliver regular fiddle practice and tune learning on Zoom, alongside in-depth tuition in the form of on-demand Video Tutorials, to work through at your convenience.

In-person workshops
There will be a full Saturday of in-person tuition for each block, including learning new tunes and all the relevant techniques required, plus a chance for a session to play our core repertoire together. We are also continually developing our offerings, so look our for our winter Residential Weekends, our brand new Summer Workshop Weekend, as well as occasional Virtual Workouts on Zoom.

Access to previous materials
As all of our Online Resources (including worksheets, audio files, video tutorials and recordings of our live Zoom calls) can be worked through in your own time, you can still sign up for previous courses. Please see the Shop for all the available Online Blocks.


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