2024 SWW Saturday

NEFS Summer Workshop Weekend 2024 – Saturday Workshop

Many thanks to everyone who signed up for our Summer Workshop Weekend. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and learned a lot along the way. If you took any photos of the weekend, it would be lovely to see them. You can email them to me on tuition@northeastfiddleschool.org.uk

We hope to see you again soon, either on Zoom or at another in-person workshop – save the dates!

  • Block 5 Saturday Workshop: Sat 12th October in Wylam
  • NEFS Winter Workout Weekend: Fri 29th Nov – Sun 1st Dec 2024 at Shepherds Dene, near Riding Mill

Advance Materials

These are the resources for the Saturday Workshop for you to have a listen to the tunes and print or save the notation. If you are able to print the pdf if you like to use a paper copy, that is very helpful – we will have a few spares with us if you aren’t able to print and don’t wish to use the electronic version.

Indian Point (Rick Mohr)Notation (pdf)

Audio (mp3)

Indian Point – zip file

Gossamer Threads (Grace Smith)Notation (pdf)

Audio (mp3)

Gossamer Threads – zip file


The session element of the day will include tunes from the current Live Teaching repertoire. We have identified some Big Tunes, which we will definitely play, so if you are new to our repertoire you might like to have a look at these.

  • Five Sheep, Four GoatsNotation
  • Josefin’s Dopvals (Roger Tallroth) – Notation
  • The Fallowfield March (Rob Say) – Notation
  • Andrew’s March (John Dagg) – Notation
  • Maison de Glace (Rejean Brunet) – Notation

Other tunes will be taken from our NEFS Core Repertoire (the NEFS Live Tunes document) and some tunes have been put into sets in our NEFS Live Tune Sets. The Bowed Version of the tunes just has added bowing suggestions. The Big Tunes are also included in these documents:

If you would like to access the full resources for any of the Live Tunes, including audio files and even the video recordings of the Live Zoom Calls in which they were taught, you can access the Live Teaching page for 2024 Block 4:

NEFS Summer Workshop Weekend 2024

  • 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

If you would like to attend the short concert from Woolsington Strings, followed by an music session, we will be at Riding Mill Parish Hall at 7.30 pm on Sat 29th June. Just turn up, all instruments are welcome! Free entry, though donations are encouraged on the door.


Saturday 29th June
9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Wylam Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Wylam NE41 8AA

Please arrive from 9.30 am for a 9.45 am start.

  • 09:30 : Welcome
  • 09:45 : Physical Warm Up
  • 10:00 – 11:15 : Workshop 1
  • 11:15 – 11:45 : Morning break
  • 11:45 – 13:00 : Workshop 2
  • 13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:15 : Workshop 3
  • 15:15 – 15:45 : Afternoon break
  • 15:45 – 17:00 : Session

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

Lunch is not included, so please bring a packed lunch, or there is a tea shop, a pub and a 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). If you would like a lift from the station, please ask and we will ask around.

Saturday Evening Social

Saturday 29th June
7.30 – 10.30 pm
Riding Mill Parish Hall, Millfield Rd, Riding Mill NE44 6DJ

There will be an informal concert by Woolsington Strings at 7.30 pm, followed by a session for everyone. Many of the tunes will be from our Live Tunes repertoire, but not exclusively! All instruments are welcome. Free entry – any donations towards the event will be much appreciated!

Car Parking – please park carefully and respectfully around the village and avoid blocking any access. Here is a map provided by the venue. The largest parking space is around by St James’ Church – you will need to allow about 5 mins to walk back to the Parish Hall.

COVID-Secure Guidelines

By attending an in-person event organised by NEFS, you agree to follow any COVID-secure Workshop Guidelines in place, 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.