Workshops and Words on the Westwood

Beverley Folk Festival



Workshops and Words on the Westwood


Every year, the festival offers various workshops that people can take part in.

Ranging from:  Singing, dance, guitar techniques, songwriting, poetry, creative writing, spoken word and open mic sessions.

It also offers talks and readings events which all form part of our exciting ‘Words on the Westwood’ programme.

Come and meet new people, learn something different, whether it be singing, dancing or playing an instrument – we have a top team ready to welcome you.

The 2017 programme includes:

Dan Walsh (Banjo workshop)
What better way to brush up on your Banjo playing skills than with BBC Folk Award nominee Dan Walsh. Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK, this is an unique opportunity to learn be learn from one of the best.

Reg Meuross (Songwriting workshop)
The rightfully acclaimed Reg Meuross will give a master class workshop in the art song writing. Hailed by Martin Carthy as “a mighty songwriter and en equally fine singer”, Reg is truly one of the great song-writers – this workshop is a must for anyone with a passion for telling stories and painting pictures through the power of songs.

Sue Murray (Choir workshop)
Sue is an experienced vocal leader, who has worked with choirs and community groups throughout the region, including the very popular Beverley Community Choir, where she is currently Musical Director. Her workshops are accessible, uplifting, and fun.


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