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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra

Monday 3 Feb 4pm — Friday 7 Feb 10am, 2020

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

  • Halsway Manor will not share your details with any third parties.


Full board per person (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals & accommodation):

  • £360– single ensuite room
  • £330– sharing an ensuite room
  • £330– single non-ensuite room
  • £295– sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals):

  • £220

Non Resident (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals except breakfast):

  • £205

Members of Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) bring their exciting and dynamic music to this special Halsway Manor event for musicians and singers. Expect a relaxing, stimulating and engaging multi-instrumental week.

Whether you play bowed, fretted or reed instruments, whistles or flutes, or simply like to sing, you’re welcome on this course!

We’ll work on our own improvised arrangements of about 10 folk tunes and songs throughout the week; you don’t need to read music, but some instrumental experience is required. Music and recordings will be provided in advance.

In the evenings there will be plenty of opportunity for showcasing some of your own material.

Who’s it For?

This course is aimed at instrumentalists and singers with some experience under their belts. You’ll need a good understanding of your instrument and to be open to working in small and larger groups and trying new ways of working.

The Team

The tutors are two of Moonrakers’ members – Jon Bennett (guitar, bouzouki, ukulele, whistles, vocals) and Jacqui Johnson (cello, fiddle, whistle, vocals). Both tutors have many years’ experience of running workshops and folk orchestras across the country.