Squeezer Workshops

John Kirkpatrick leads a series of one-day workshops based in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire.


Harmony Singing [postponed]

Sunday 11th June 2023

Sorry, for reasons beyond our control, we've had to postpone this workshop. We'll announce a new date in due course.

A day of exploring the joys of singing in harmony in a repertoire based on Traditional English Folk Music. From hardened folkies to people who just like having a bit of a sing, this is open to anybody who has a voice!

John will draw on a lifetime of experience as a singer and musician to guide you through from finding your note, to learning your part, to uniting in a glorious cacophony of sound. Teaching will be both by ear and from printed music, and words and scores will be available in advance.


Playing for Morris Dancing

Sunday 25th February 2024

Come and learn from somebody who has been Morris Dancing, playing for it, and thinking about it since he was twelve years old. After over 60 years, he must know something! This will mainly be useful for people who already play for this kind of dancing, but anybody who enjoys bashing out a tune will be most welcome. Acoustic instruments only, please - no electronics or percussion. Tuition will be both by ear and from printed music, which will be available in advance.

9.30Sign in
10.00 - 1.00First session
1.00 - 2.00Lunch provided
2.00 - 5.00Second session and recap
5.00Disperse

Tuition costs £40.00, which includes drinks, nibbles, and lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

or to find out more, or reserve a place, contact John.


The venue

The Church Barn, Church Lane, Bishopís Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5AF

The Church Barn is a beautifully restored listed building with all modern facilities, including wheelchair access. Itís at the bottom of the town. Stand in the lych gate of the church, facing up the hill with the church behind you, turn left, take the first turning on the left, opposite The Six Bells Inn, and itís the first building on the left. The car park is just beyond, also on the left.