Wishing you a Merry Christmas

With the first phase of Halsway Manor refurbishment complete and the Christmas decorations up the Manor is looking fine. If you haven’t already seen the difference the refresh has made it’s certainly worth a visit. We want to say a big thank you to all the stall holder, choirs, musicians and visitors that have made our Christmas Season so wonderful, and a big thank you to all the tutors and participants that made our 2018 programme so vibrant.



The 2019 programme of courses is now on the website and features an exciting range of residential dancing, musicianship, and instrument making courses.

Let us know if you would like to receive some brochures for your folk group. We’ve printed brochures available now for the Jan to Jun 2019 courses and our new brochure for July to Dec 2019 will be published in the new year.

In addition to residential courses we’ve weekly drop in events including gigs, exhibitions and music lessons for a taste of the Halsway experience.

Wellbeing Retreats

The wild and wonderful Quantocks are the perfect setting for three weekend wellbeing retreats at Halsway Manor in Jan, July and Oct led by yoga teacher and mentor Tracey Roberts. In January she’ll be joined by storyteller Sharon Jacksties and local veggie food legend Chrissie Godfrey. Join the January retreat to set your intentions for 2019 and benefit from a little TLC in this idyllic setting


Finding Inspiration

Singers and songwriters are in for a treat this Spring at Halsway with opportunities to spend time with Faustus, Lady Maisery and, later in the year, Leveret exploring composition and arrangement. Halsway’s library collections offer a source of inspiration and unique folk material.


Mel’s Melodeon Club

Interested in learning to play the Melodeon? Weekly classes with fab tutor Mel Biggs start in January. For beginners through to intermediate level. Each class is 1.5 hours long running monthly between Jan and June 2019.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

With such a varied programme of courses in everything from composition, technical and musicianship skills in voice and a wide range of folk instruments, to instrument making, crafts, dance and wellbeing, we hope you find something that appeals to you and look forward to seeing you in 2019. You can see the programme for 2019 here.