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      July 29, 2019


      St. Mary's Square
      Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 2JR

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      Adult Summer School 2019

      Folkworks Adult Summer School is a full on week of folk music, song and dance. With world class tuition on Main Instrument and Ensemble, sessions, ceilidhs, sing-arounds and concerts. Each day you will learn in Main Instrument, Ensemble and Options classes with lots of opportunities to wind down in the evening with social activities and sessions across the college.

      Adult Summer School is a perfect way to get involved with folk music, whatever your level. We ask that instrumentalists have a basic understanding of their instrument (contact us if you are unsure). You do not need to be able to read music or learn it by ear.

      The summer school is based in St Chads College, where you can choose between standard and en-suite rooms (double and twins may be available on request). Non-residential participants are also welcome and can choose whether to receive food as part of their ticket price or bring their own each day. We create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and can cater for many accessibility needs – please contact us directly to discuss how we can help you.

      All participants work towards performances at the end of the week and this year this will include a farewell picnic with Youth and Junior participants on the Saturday morning.Download the Adult Summer School Information Pack

      For all enquiries please email folkworks.summerschool@sagegateshead.comWhat can you learn?

      Please see our Tutor Biographies to learn more about our tutors. More tutors will be announced soon.

      All participants can learn in both a Main Instrument Class and an Ensemble Class. More information on tuition is available in the Information Pack.

      Main Instrument
      Piano Accordion – Karen Tweed
      Mixed Instrument – Alistair Anderson
      English Concertina – Simon Thoumire
      Wind Instruments – TBA
      Mandolin – Katriona Gilmore
      Fiddle – Lauren MacColl
      Fiddle – Ilana Cravitz
      Song – Fay Hield
      Northumbrian Pipes – TBA
      Fretted Strings – Jamie Roberts

      Band with Song – Jamie Roberts
      Band with Dance – Karen Tweed
      Folkwords – Fay Hield
      Americana Band – Katriona Gilmore
      Beginner Band – Lauren MacColl
      Intermediate Band (chromatic instruments only) – Ilana Cravitz
      Advanced Band – Simon ThoumireAdult Summer School Ticket Prices

      • Standard Residential £485
      • Concession Standard Residential £440
      • En-Suite Residential £560
      • Concesion En-Suite Residential £514
      • Non – Residential inc. food £415
      • Concession Non-Residential inc. food £376
      • Non-Residential no food £325

      *The concession rate applies to over 60s, full time students, unemployed.

      Double and twin rooms may be available upon request, please contact

      We are delighted to be offering flexible instalment payments. To secure your place you may pay a deposit of £50 per person. The remainder of your payment may be paid as and when you are able (please note that fees must be paid in full before enrolment closes on Monday 8 July). To pay a deposit and begin paying for Folkworks Summer School 2019 please visit or call Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 and we will set this up for you.How to Book

      Step 1 – Payment
      Click the ‘book tickets’ box on the top right hand side and follow the instructions to make your payment. You will then receive a confirmation email with your order number.

      Step 2 – Enrolment
      Complete the enrolment form at the bottom of this page and click the ‘submit’ box. A confirmation message will appear at the bottom of the page indicating that we have received your form.

      Tickets can also be purchased from Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Instalment payments can also be set up with Ticket Office.

      Enrolment ends on Monday 8 July 2019.

      Categories: Performing Arts

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