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Burwell Bash 2019

August 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until August 2, 2019

Burwell Bash 2019 Folk Music Summer School

Fiddle – Jock Tydesley and Tola Custy
Flute and Whistle – Brian Finnegan and Katherine Mann
Guitar – Ed Boyd
Melodeon – Andy Cutting

Burwell Bash is a residential folk music summer school held in Burwell, Cambridgeshire every summer.

The Bash has been running for the last 28 years teaching Flute/Whistle, Fiddle, Melodeon and Guitar, and aims to be much more than your average music course.

World class instrument tuition, inspiring mixed band classes, action packed evenings, and the relaxing setting, with wonderful food and fabulous atmosphere all go a long way to making this the intimate and challenging week it is.

Burwell Bash is led by its tutors and organised by its members, for its members.

The tutors are relaxed and take part in everything going on from music to a game of Frisbee. They even bring their families to take part in all the fun. Families are very welcome with children running, playing and even biking around the grounds. Brian has been a tutor with us for 25 years and continues to come back for more. “There is nothing else like Burwell Bash”. As Tola once put it, “The secret to making beautiful music is to not take yourselves too seriously. You have that in spades.”

Planned and unplanned fun is all part and parcel of the week. Activities are planned for each evening but you never know what could happen during break and lunch. The laid-back atmosphere is conducive to the fun and games. Food and socialising are as important as the music with members for years coming back again and again.

As much as possible everyone is treated as a musician whether they’ve been playing for 2 years or twenty, amateur or professional, classically trained or not.


August 1
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Burwell Bash


Burwell House
Cambridge, CB25 0BB United Kingdom + Google Map