Upcoming workshops in and around Oxfordshire.

Songs for All Seasons: Spring. Community Singing Workshop on Saturday 4 March

Hearty and harmonious community singing with renowned choir leader Cat Kelly

Cat Kelly Spring Sing

Folk Arts Oxford are pleased to present the second of their new series of seasonal singing workshops. Inspirational singing leader Cat Kelly returns with a selection of cheery and uplifting songs to get you warmed up and ready for Spring.

Time: 09.30am - 12.30pm

Date: Saturday 4th March

Venue: Headington Baptist Church, 78 Old High Street, Headington, Oxford OX3 9HW

You can expect a high-energy workshop of glorious harmony, with all songs taught by ear so no need to read music, and everything broken down in to simple steps.

Cat is known locally for her inspirational singing workshops and choirs, and has well over a decade of experience teaching community choirs, as well as a lifetime of folk to draw from. See for more information.

  • Includes tea and coffee, and maybe even biscuits if Cat can persuade her mum to get baking...!
  • Please bring a bottle of water and a pencil; lyric sheets will be provided.

To book, click on the link below:


Build-a-Band Workshop for Improvers, Saturday 11 February 2017

Build-a-Band workshop - improvers

Time: 09.30am - 12.30pm

Date: Saturday 11th February 2017

Venue: Headington Baptist Church, 78 Old High Street, Headington, Oxford OX3 9HW


A group workshop for folk musicians


Love playing folk music, and want the next step up? Come and meet like-minded people, have a go and learn some new skills along the way! We'll learn a couple of tunes, have fun with arrangements and musical games to make our playing sparkle. We'll also include tips and tricks you can take home to make your pieces your own.

Tutor Steph West has been running workshops for over ten years in a variety of settings and is here to make your morning go with a swing! Previously she's worked with Shooting Roots, EFDSS and Guildhall's CYM, as well as harp specialists the Clarsach Society.


Steph West, workshop leader

For improvers - ages 8 to 98! Suitable for Grades 3-5, or three or more years' experience of playing your instrument

  • Bring your instrument (please let us know if it's a transposing instrument like saxophone)
  • Bring a recording device if you have one
  • Music (score / ABC notation) will be provided at the end if the session
  • Bring a snack if you want one, tea and coffee available in the break

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From time to time groups or organisations hold one-off workshops that are open to everyone - details will be uploaded here as we have them.

Follow the links below for more detailed information on regularly occuring workshops and courses.

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