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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.

Upcoming workshop dates: 

We are excited to announce that the workshops will start again in the Autumn.

Sunday 31st October 2021

Sunday 28th November 2021

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.


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 our September 2019 workshop.  It is the harmony for Out on the Ocean.

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

Click here for another video our a recent workshops.

And this was when we performed at Wessex Folk Festival last summer.

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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