GURDYFEST 2010

THANKS EVERYONE FOR A GREAT FESTIVAL AGAIN,

OUR ARTISTS, TUTORS, HELPERS AND THE FANTASTIC AUDIENCE!

WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME, SEE YOU AGAIN IN 2011!

gurdy rowThe 4th Annual UK Hurdy-gurdy Festival

Youlgrave, Derbyshire

6-9th May, 2010


Concerts, dances, sessions, workshops, makers


PROGRAMME


sessionAn exciting mix of music, dancing, workshops, sessions, concerts, demonstrations and friendship.

This year's artists:

Clare Salaman with SYM

Cliff Stapleton and Angles

Steve Tyler and Misericordia

Bof!

Phil Martin

Nicholas Koch-Simms

Mike Eaton


plus Chris Allen, Neil BrookRichard Haynes, Quercus, Gurdy-Gurdy and more...

Programme Timetable*

Our opening night will take place in the function room at the Bull's Head pub, bar meals available.
Indoor camping will be available in the Village Hall from 10pm Thursday.

Workshop materials that are available can be downloaded by clicking on the link below in the timetable.
 Please note that Cliff Stapleton's links all lead to the same download.
Some workshop leaders will not provide materials in advance but will teach tunes in the workshop.



THURSDAY

Gathering and evening session in the Bull's Head 18:00 onwards

FRIDAY

Breakfast from 8:30

Morning workshops 10:00-12:00

Scandi with Nicolas Koch-Simms

Cliff Stapleton
masterclass

Baroque with Richard Haynes

Lunch 12:30-13:30

Afternoon workshops 14:00-16:00

French tunes with Phil Martin

Cliff Stapleton masterclass

Beginners' class

Teatime concert and dinner 17:30-19:00

Cliff Stapleton solo

 Richard Haynes and
Cecilia Kovacs Baroque

Evening concert and bal
             from 19:30 

Nicolas Koch-Simms & Troels Dueholm Nørgaard
 

SATURDAY

Breakfast from 8:30

Morning workshops 10:00-12:00

Dance with Bof!
Steve Tyler Medieval
Cliff Stapleton masterclass
Beginners' class with
Phil Martin

Lunch 12:30-13:30

Afternoon workshops 1 14:00-16:00

Dance with Bof!
Neil Brook Maintenance Cliff Stapleton masterclass
Clare Salaman Baroque

Afternoon workshops 2 16:00-18:00


FULLY BOOKED! 
Cecilia Kovacs
Repertoire for Beginners


Eleonore Billy
Nyckelharpa

Teatime concert and dinner
18:00-19:00

Mike Eaton solo

Evening concert and bal from 19:30 

Phil Martin
SYM
Bof!
Angles

SUNDAY

Breakfast from 8:30

Rehearsals for afternoon concert 10:00-11:30

The Big Tune Swap
Cliff Stapleton masterclass run- through

Lunch 12:00-13:00

Afternoon closing concert 13:30-15:30

Masterclass performance plus other musicians TBC

This programme is subject to change.

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TICKETS

meal togetherTickets are available from the Shop page of the website. You can purchase online or by post. Tickets cost £50 for the full weekend (this includes all concerts and workshops), £25 for a single day or concert only tickets are £10/night. There is a small surcharge for online tickets to cover Paypal fees. There is a special price weekend ticket for non-players too. There are limited number of weekend tickets available, so please book early!

We are a small, specialist, indoor festival, run by enthusiasts, so please don't book a ticket expecting Glastonbury or Woodstock...having said that the surrounding countryside is stunning and it's worth getting out for a walk.

Meals and indoor camping will also available for a small extra charge.

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VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

Youlgrave panorama Youlgrave in Derbyshire is a beautiful village in the heart of the Peak District, a picturesque drive from the M1 or the M6.

Map here


The main venue where we will hold most of our concerts, workshops and dances is the Village Hall, Hollywell Lane, Youlgrave DE45 1US. It has very good facilities: a great stage and a nice, big hall for dancing.

Click here to see some pictures and a downloadable hall plan.

Indoor camping in limited numbers will be available in the village hall for a small extra charge. There are clean toilets and shower rooms. Please go to the Shop page.


Youlgrave street Youlgrave is very popular with tourists, so we strongly recommend to book your accommodation early. There are B&Bs, a youth hostel and campsites in the nearby villages.

Here are some links to websites where you can find accommodation and additional information.

Bradford Dale

Another great offer:

Mr and Mrs Shimwell
Church Farm
Youlgrave
DE45 1WN

01629 636111

They will take tents, campervans, caravans. The facilities are basic - cold water and toilets. They charge £3 per person per night irrespective of what you sleep in.

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GETTING THERE

By car:

From the M6

Depending where you come from, leave at any junctions between 15 and 19 towards Buxton, Bakewell or Matlock. Most routes are approximately 35-45 miles, 1:20 minutes long.

From the M1

Leave M1 at J29, then follow A617 and A619 towards Chesterfield, A6 towards Matlock then B5056 to Youlgrave. This route is approximately 23 miles, 45 minutes long.

Car sharing

Need a lift from a fellow gurdy player, or have space in your car? Join the Forum and post a message!


Public transport:

The following bus services arrive at Youlgrave:
171 from Bakewell and 172 from Matlock, both run by Hulleys.
There is one service per day from Sheffield, 181 by TM Travel.
All the relevant bus timetables for these services can be found here.


Images on this page are courtesy of

Eleanor Postlethwaite Creative Photography

(official photographer of Gurdyfest 2007 and 2008, photo CDs are still available from her)

and

Barry Samuels (http://www.beenthere-donethat.org.uk).

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