Cambridge Folk Festival

We’re delighted to share an opportunity to perform at the Cambridge Folk Festival 2024!

We are incredibly excited to announce that we have partnered with Cambridge Folk Festival and launched a folk music course for musicians ages 11-18! This 4-day course will see its participants discover the complexities of folk music, whether you’re a grade 8 musician, just starting out or have never played an instrument before, this is the opportunity to start your folk music adventure.
Participants will explore the distinctive qualities of folk music, including pathways to playing within an ensemble, performance opportunities, and the foundations of writing folk music.
We welcome all instruments and all abilities. From Guitar and Violin to Trumpet, Jaw Harp and Singing, and from complete novice to experienced players. The culmination will see its participants open the Cambridge Folk Festival on the 25th July with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
For £150 this 4-day course includes 3 days of workshops from Monday 22nd July with folk specialists from Cambridgeshire Music and the Cambridge Folk Festival, expert mentors on how to further your love of folk music into a career, plus a ticket for yourself and your parents/ carers to the Thursday of the festival with lunch provided daily.

If you want to take part in this course, please click the button below -
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If the cost of this course is a barrier for you, a Cambridgeshire Music Hub bursary can be applied for by emailing and requesting the bursary application form.

Performing Arts Holiday workshops

Cambridgeshire Music has an exciting range of holiday workshops for students in Years 4-11 at our Histon Centre. Sign up today!

Anyone got a clue?: A Murder Mystery Workshop (students in years 4-11) Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th July: 10am-3pm (performance at 14:15 on 30th)
Based on the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, join us for two day workshop filled with ‘whodunnits’ and mysteries!

All workshops will be held at: Cambridgeshire Music, New School Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LL

Please sign up via your account using the green button below. When signing up, please select Stage & Screen and the relevant holiday workshop, where then a member of our team will make contact with you. Please be aware that your booking will be subject to staff availability. For more information or to have an informal chat, please contact Rebecca Philcox, via:

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Academy Plus Workshops

The Cambridgeshire Music Academy Plus programme features a range of extension activity days for those already playing an instrument. Discover new styles and techniques through workshops, masterclasses and ensemble playing with specialist teachers in collaboration with professional partners.

All Academy Plus workshops run 10am-4pm.

The workshops cost £40 for the day with Cambridgeshire Music Academy Students at £20.

To book your interest in any of our Academy + events, please click the book now button.

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Flute - Sunday 3rd March 2024
A one day workshop for flautists of all abilities hosted by Peter Noble with support from specialist woodwind teachers. Students will have the opportunity to play as part of a flute ensemble and discover other members of the fabulous flute family!

Percussion - Sunday 21st April 2024
Create, play, and perform with a vast array of percussion instruments at the Cambridgeshire Music Percussion day.
In small and large ensembles, we will be creating and premiering our own guide to the percussion section for an informal presentation using everything but the kitchen sink. (Actually, we might end up using that too!)
Open to all drum kit players and tuned percussionists with any interest in percussion instruments big and small.
Ability to read music will be advantageous but not essential. Also open to pianists who are keen to develop their ensemble experience.

Music Technology (Recording Techniques) - Sunday 28th April 2024
It's a day exploring the music production process, learning the basics of recording and mixing techniques. We'll record, edit, and mix a song, with plenty of discussion throughout the process.

Baroque & Early Music - Sunday 12th May 2024
Learn to play music from the Baroque era in the Barque style in an early music ensemble.
Discover instrumental playing techniques and stylistic idioms of the era with cellist Tatty Theo from the critically acclaimed The Brook Street Band.

Rock and Pop - Sunday 9th June 2024
Have you ever thought of being in a band, but don’t know where to begin? Well today’s your day, come and explore with Fred’s House how to make that dream become a reality. Working with this award-winning band they will teach you new songs and put you into a band format with themselves and other musicians leaving you with the tools to create a band yourself. The event will end with a gig that you will be a part of! Don’t miss out on this, it is going to be a truly inspirational day.

To book your interest in any of our Academy + events, please click the book now button.
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