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.
Workshop Dates for 2022
Sunday 23rd January
Sunday 20th February
Sunday 20th March
Sunday 24th April
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.
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.
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.