2024 Block 1 Saturday

2024 Block 1 – Saturday Workshop

This full-day workshop on Saturday 17th February will contain four different teaching sessions containing in-depth, high-quality fiddle tuition from Stewart Hardy and Grace Smith. There will be three mixed-ability workshops and the chance to join in with a tutor-guided session.


Advance Materials

These are the tunes 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.

Polska efter Snicker Erik – notation
Audio (mp3)
Polska efter Snicker Erik (Full)
Polska efter Snicker Erik (Mid)
Polska efter Snicker Erik (Steady)

Polska efter Snicker Erik – zip file

Old Reinlender from Sønndala
Notation (pdf)
Old Reinlender from Sønndala – Tune
Old Reinlender from Sønndala – Bowing & Ornaments
Old Reinlender from Sønndala – Tune & Harmony

Audio (mp3)
Old Reinlender from Sønndala – no bowing
Old Reinlender from Sønndala – bowing & ornaments
Old Reinlender from Sønndala – harmony

Old Reinlender from Sønndala – zip file


The session element of the day will include tunes from our Live Teaching repertoire. If you have previous versions printed, you may only need the end pages from each, and you can choose the bowed or non-bowed version, you don’t need both. The Tune Sets document has tunes that we play together on the same page.

Tunes we will definitely play

In order to help focus just a little bit, we will definitely include the following tunes in the session. So if you are new to our repertoire, these would be a good place to start:

  • Five Sheep Four Goats (Live Tunes – page 11)
  • Rusty Gulley / Dusty Miller / Reed House Rant (Live Tune Sets – page 2)
  • Fallowfield March (Live Tunes – page 16)
  • Lilting Banshee / The Frost is all Over (Live Tune Sets – page 4)
  • Emma från Finland (Live Tunes – page 6)

If you would like to access the full resources for any of the Live Tunes, and even the video recordings of the Live Zoom Calls in which they were taught, you have access the Live Teaching page for this block:



Saturday 17th February
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wylam Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Wylam NE41 8AA

Please arrive from 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start.

  • 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 (please advise us of any dietary requirements).


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.

COVID-Secure Guidelines

We will run the workshop with care and consideration for all. We strongly recommend mask wearing in crowded indoor spaces, and ask that you take a lateral flow test before travelling, and do not attend if you get a positive result or feel unwell. Please continue to wash or sanitise your hands regularly and thoroughly, maintain a safe distance and bring an extra layer of clothing in case ventilation leaves the room slightly chilly.

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.