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NEFS 2024 Block 4 is nearly at an end now, but all the Zoom call recordings and Video Tutorials are available on demand! Sign up in the Shop and work through at your own pace.

Block 5 will begin on Weds 18th September and bookings will open earlier that month. Our Saturday workshop will be helf on 12th October in Wylam Methodist Church.


NEFS Summer Workshop Weekend 2024

Wow! What a weekend! Huge thanks to everyone who was able to join us and be part of our NEFS Summer Workshop Weekend 2024. It was lovely to see so many come together with such a positive attitude and eagerness to learn, and it was wonderful to hear all our fiddles ringing out together.

Thank you for the support – it really couldn’t happen without you!We are so privileged to have such excellent tutors, Stewart Hardy and Grace Smith. They worked extremely hard beforehand on all the preparation, and delivered on the day with outstanding skill and good humour. Thank you, both, so very much! We also want to thank our friends in Woolsington Strings for coming along on Saturday evening and sharing such lovely tune arrangements with everyone.


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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