FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO WORK ON THEIR VOICE 
These weekends have proved extremely popular, particularly because they aren’t just limited to skilled singers; since there’s so much one-to-one tuition and small-group teaching, anyone can improve their technique and gain confidence. Maddy is an accredited Complete Vocal Technique tutor, Rose is coming to the end of her degree in Speech and Language Sciences, and both are skilled performers in their own right. Between them they will analyse your individual vocal issues and give you the tools to become the best singer you can possibly be.
Vocal Technique
with Rose-Ellen Kemp and 
Maddy Prior
2nd-5th March 2017
£300
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FOR THOSE WHO WANT A BIT OF PRACTICE AND CONFIDENCE IN A SAFE SPACE
Were you discouraged from singing when young? By a teacher, or sibling, or 'friend'? Told you were tone deaf? Well, you don't need to believe that anymore. We can all sing. It just takes a bit of practice and some confidence. Come and find it here! We have seen and heard some extraordinary transformations and we would like yours to be the next.
  
  
Singing For The Uncertain
with Maddy Prior
10th to 12th March 2017
£230
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FOR FANS OF STEELEYE SPAN 
You’ve been asking for this for ages, so here it is at last! When you sign up, you can request your three favourite Steeleye songs and we’ll take on the formidable challenge of transforming them in to acapella masterpieces (or as close as we can possibly get!)
  
Sing Songs of Steeleye (May)
with Rick Kemp and Maddy Prior
12th to 14th May 2017
£230
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FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN CHORAL MUSIC OLD AND NEW   
On this brand new addition to our programme, founder of The Carnival Band and choir director extraordinaire Andy Watts will lead you on a musical journey through the centuries through an inspired selection of songs.
Medieval to Modern
with Andy Watts, hosted by Maddy Prior
19th to 21st May 2017
£230
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FOR FANS OF PEGGY AND WORLD CHANGING MUSIC
We are very fortunate to have Peggy coming to the Barn. North American by birth and a member of the singing Seeger family, she made England her home in 1959. She entered the burgeoning UK folk world partnered by Ewan McColl, who wrote "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" for her. She became a feminist in the late 60s, her song "Gonna be an Engineer" becoming one of the best known feminist anthems. She plays guitar, banjo, autoharp, English concertina and piano and sings a wide variety of folk and topical songs. There is much to learn here- it will be a tremendous weekend and Peggy has confessed that she is looking forward to it with pleasure.
  
  
A Weekend with Peggy Seeger 
Hosted by Maddy Prior
2nd to 4th June 2017
£230
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STEPPING STONES FESTIVAL
June 9th, 10th and 11th  
6th anual festival of muscial and cultural delights. The small but perfectly formed bijou festival at Kirklinton Hall CA66BB.
Tickets are available from www.steppingstonesfestival.co.uk 
  
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO STUDY POETRY 
Don is a much-loved regular here at the Barn, and whether you’re a poet or a songsmith this course will help you weave your words with skill and passion.
  
Poetry
with Don Paterson, hosted by Maddy Prior
23rd to 25th June 2017
£230
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Songs And Music With Faustus 
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SING OR PLAY AND SING
A first time at the Barn for powerhouse players Benji Kirkpatrick, Paul Sartin and Saul Rose. The trio will lead us through songs, discussions on arrangements, and practical approaches to folk music. Guaranteed to be a lively and fun weekend, to say the least!
  
  
with Benji Kirkpatrick, Paul Sartin and Saul Rose
30th June to 2nd July 2017
£230
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FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE VOICE AND SINGING A LOT TOO!
Drumroll please… Here we go with our very first Big Week at the Barn! A wonderful combination of technique and singing that will stretch and challenge you across seven amazing days.
  
  
A Week of Vocal Technique & Song
with Rose-Ellen Kemp and Maddy Prior (plus special guest tutor TBC)
24th to 30th July 2017
£600 (staying off-site)
£700 (staying on-site)
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FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE PRACTICAL PROCESS OF WRITTING SONGS 
Yet another debut for the Barn: Yorkshire singer-songwriters O’Hooley and Tidow will share the secrets of their haunting and beautiful music, and work with you as you create your own magic.
  
Making songs with O'Hooley & Tidow 

hosted by Maddy Prior
8th to 10th September 2017
£230
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FOR FANS OF STEELEYE SPAN 
Another oportunity to take part in this course has been added due to VERY POPULAR DEMAND! You’ve been asking for this for ages, so here it is at last! When you sign up, you can request your three favourite Steeleye songs and we’ll take on the formidable challenge of transforming them in to acapella masterpieces (or as close as we can possibly get!)
  
Sing Songs of Steeleye (Sept)
with Rick Kemp and Maddy Prior
15th to 17th September 2017
£230
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FOR THOSE WHO MAY FEEL THEY NEED A LITTLE MORE CONFIDENCE
A wonderful, accessible weekend of songs and singing, whether you’ve performed for years or you’re finally ready to sing your first note. Find your own quiet musical moment, or make a glorious noise with new and exciting harmonies: whatever you do, you’ll have a fabulous time!
  
  
Songs for All, including the Uncertain
with Rose-Ellen Kemp and Maddy Prior
29th Sept to 1st Oct 2017
£230
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FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN BUILDING PERMANCE AND BAND-WORKING  SKILLS
This is as good as it gets! Be prepared to work hard for four packed-but-fun days of putting together songs and music, followed by participation in a rafter-raising show at nearby Stapleton Hall alongside Nancy and Maddy.
  
  
Fun In Performance With Nancy Kerr
hosted by Maddy Prior
19th to 22nd October 2017
£290
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