2021 Block 5 Saturday

2021 Block 5 – Saturday Workshop

This full-day workshop on Saturday 9th October will contain four different teaching sessions containing the in-depth, high-quality fiddle tuition you have come to expect from Stewart and Melissa. There will be three mixed-ability workshops and the chance to join in with a tutor-guided session.


Have a listen to the audio files in advance of the workshop day if you can. Basic notation is provided below and full worksheets for each tune will be provided on the day.

Leshley’s Favourite
Audio (mp3)
Leshley’s Favourite (Full)
Leshley’s Favourite (Mid)
Leshley’s Favourite (Steady)

Lord Inchiquin
Lord Inchiquin (Full)
Lord Inchiquin (Steady)

Mountain Road
Mountain Road (Full)
Mountain Road (Steady)

Zip file of all advance materials above for the workshop day.

Post Workshop – Worksheets

The session element of the day will include tunes from the Live Teaching repertoire, which you can access using the web page link and password below:


This page has resources for tunes previously taught in NEFS workshops and in Live Teaching Zoom calls. All notation and audio files are provided, and you also have access to video recordings of the Live Calls in which the tunes were taught, should you wish to go through any in more detail.


Saturday 9th October
10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Wylam Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Wylam NE41 8AA

You will need to bring all of your own equipment, including music stands if you wish to use one.

Lunch is not included, so please bring a packed lunch, or there is a tea shop and Spar a couple of minutes walk away. There will be a one hour break for lunch.

Tea and coffee will be provided during the morning and afternoon breaks.


There is a small car park at the Methodist Church, or please park with consideration in the surrounding residential streets. Wylam Station is well connected by train (about 30 mins from Newcastle Central Station or 20 mins from Hexham Station) and is 10-15 mins walk away, or catch the X84 bus from Eldon Square (35 mins via West Road, or 52 mins from Hexham).

Covid-Secure Guidelines

We will run the workshop under our Covid-Secure Guidelines.

  • Do not travel to the venue if you show any symptoms of Covid-19, if you have been in close contact with anyone who has symptoms, if NHS Test & Trace have contacted you and asked you to self-isolate, or if you have returned from abroad and been asked to self-isolate.
  • If possible, take a lateral flow test on the day of the workshop.
  • Wear a mask when entering the building and at all times when not seated. Masks may be removed during the playing, but must be put on again before leaving your seat.
  • Wash or sanitise hands on entering the building.
  • Maintain a safe distance from other people and respect their personal space.
  • No sharing of equipment, so please bring everything you need (including music stands).
  • Bring an extra layer of clothing in case ventilation leaves the room slightly chilly.

We will:

  • Space the chairs out, from each other and from the leaders. Please do not move chairs without checking first.
  • Clean the touch points in the room before the workshop.
  • Provide as much ventilation as possible in the room.
  • Provide masks (in case you have forgotten one) and hand-sanitiser at the door.

By attending an in-person event organised by NEFS, you agree to follow all the Covid-secure Workshop Guidelines, and any further reasonable requests made by the venue, the Tutors or Directors to keep the group safe and all attendees feeling as comfortable as possible.