Sherborne Folk Band

Discover the fun of playing folk music with other people in monthly workshops- usually on the third Sunday of each month, and 8 times per year.  See exact dates on Workshops page.

Learn tunes and chords, experiment with arrangements and enjoy an informal performance.  Our workshop leader will help you build confidence to learn and play new tunes by ear.

Suitable for all levels and all instruments. Notation and audio supplied. Everyone is welcome!  If you want recording devices, these are allowed.

Workshop Dates for 2022

Sunday 22nd May

Sunday 18th September

Sunday 30th October

Sunday 20th November

1:30 - 4:30 pm The Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. On-street parking available.

Discounts available for advance online ticket purchases, with more money off the longer the series of workshops you book. Entry price includes tea, coffee, squash and cake!

Book online for the workshops.


Sherborne Folk Band will be performing at the Sherborne Monthly Markets on Sunday 18th September and Sunday 20th November 2022 in Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. Hope to see you there! Please see our Facebook Page for the timings.


Workshop Leader

Julia Catovsky

Julia is a local musician who plays in the band of a local morris side, Treacle Eater Clog, and has enjoyed playing in folk music sessions and with informal groups for about 25 years. Julia founded the Sherborne Folk Band workshops in 2017 for fun and the enjoyment of learning and playing tunes with others.

Each session, Julia will teach at least one new tune with a harmony and chords and experiment with arranging the tune. More than anything, the aim of the workshops is to have fun and have a great time playing music together.  

All levels of players welcome but you do need to know how to play the notes on your instrument. The workshop is open to all acoustic instruments and the tunes are taught by ear, but notation and audio is supplied for those who would like it.

See resources section for media.

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On the right is a clip from Sherborne Festive Shopping Day 2021 and this is our set of tunes 'The Cure of all Grief' and 'Oats & Beans'

We have also uploaded some videos to our Facebook group which you are welcome to join.

You can listen to all our tunes on our Soundcloud page and the sheet music for all of them is here.


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