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Calendar 2017

Many of the events currently listed are based on the 2016 calendar and information provided to date (22 February 2017), but may subject to confirmation later in 2017. Please check with the organisers for latest information.


All singings use the 1991 edition of The Sacred Harp,
unless otherwise specified.


2017 UK Sacred Harp Convention
HOSTED BY SACRED HARP SINGERS AT STANNINGTON, YORKS.
Details to follow here

 
To calculate the likely date of future all-day singings and conventions
refer here

Sunday 1 January 2017
17th Annual New Year's Day Sacred Harp Singing
(also using Cooper Book, 2012 edition)

Mapperley Parish Church, Mapperley, Nr Ilkeston, Derbys. DE7 6BW

11.15 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch

Download directions here
Contact: Helen Brown  Tel:  01332 768274  Email

Monday 2 January 2017
Special Sheffield Bank Holiday Sacred Harp and Christian Harmony Singing
Shakespeare's, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield, S3 8UB
3.00 p.m. - 8.00 pm. Mini dinner on the grounds

Contact: Vicki Elliott Email

Thursday 19 January 2017
Christian Harmony Farewell Singing for Michael Walker
St Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, London NW3 3JD
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Contact: Werner Ullah  Email  Details
Saturday  21 January 2017
Bristol Shenandoah Harmony
Half-Day Singing
Frenchay Quaker Meeting House, Beckspool Road, Bristol BS16 1NT
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Contact: Bridget McVennon Email

Friday 27 - Sunday 29 January 2017
Second Australian Sacred Harp Convention
Sydney
Website
Saturday  4 February 2017
South West Shape Note
Singing Day
Cullompton Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1AB
10.30 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Martin Williams Tel: 07721 451406
Email
Contact: Steve Fletcher Tel: 01884 563138/ 07976 605692 Email
Flyer  Directions
Saturday 4 February 2017
Singing School at Burnlaw
Burnlaw Centre, Whitefield, Northumberland NE47 8HF
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm with Cath Tyler
Contact: Holly Clay Email  Website
Saturday 4 February 2017
Dublin All-Day Singing
Franciscan Friary, 4 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
  
 
Saturday 11 February 2017
First All-Day Cooper Book Singing Day in Flitwick
Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick, Bedfords. MK45 1HF
10.30 am - 4.00 pm (registration from 10.00 am)
Bring and share dinner on the grounds
Contact: Joe Vickers Tel: 07966 663164 Email
Tuesday 21 February 2017
Demonstration Sacred Harp Singing in London
The Horse Hospital, Colonade, WC1 1JD
7.30 pm - 8.15 pm
Full details here

Contact: Werner Ullah  Email
Saturday 25 February 2017
South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day
Wood Lane Countryside Centre
Wood Lane, Stannington, Sheffield S6 5HE
10.30 am - 4.00 pm Please bring a cold dish to share for Dinner on the Grounds - slow cookers also welcome.
Contact:
Sarah West   Tel: 07815 683376  Email

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 March 2017
Seventh Ireland Sacred Harp Convention
St Maries of the Isle Primary School, Bishop Street, Cork City
Friday evening Singing School 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Saturday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday   10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Pot luck lunch
Email     Website

Saturday 11 March 2017
19th Sussex Shapenote Singing Day (also using an alternative booklet)
Village Hall, Staplefield, RH17 6ET
10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Contact: Tony Singleton
Tel: 01580 753431 Email  Flyer
                
Jill Thompson    Tel: 01273 623533 / 07718 655824

!!! remember to change the email addresses
from '-at-' to '@' to make them work !!!

Saturday 1 April 2017 (please note change of date from 2016)
Second All-Day Brighton Singing
Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street, Brighton BN1 5PG
10.30 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact:  Email
Website
Saturday 1 April 2017
Second Cologne All-day Sacred Harp singing
Roncalliplatz 2, 50667 Köln (very close to the Cathedral)
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Dinner on the grounds
Contact:
Dominik Fraune  Email
Further details here

  
Sunday 9 April 2017
Palm Sunday Singing Day
Cumnor Village Hall, Leys Road, Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QF
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch
Directions and map here
Contact: Mandy Townsend Tel: 01865 714778 
Email
Saturday 15 April 2017
Second All-day Sacred Harp Singing in France
More details to follow here

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April 2017 (please note change of usual date)
East Midlands Sacred Harp Convention
(also using Cooper Book, 2012 edition)
Kegworth Village Hall, Kegworth, Leicestershire, DE74 2FH.
Singing from 10.00 am and pot luck lunch both days
Contact: Ian West Tel: 01952 882448 Email Flyer
Saturday 13 May 2017
Bristol All-Day Singing (venue t.b.a.)
Website 
Saturday 20 May 2017
Goodshaw Sacred Harp Singing

Goodshaw Baptist Church, Chapel Street, Goodshaw, Rossendale BB4 8BS
10.30 am - 3.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Chris Brown and Judy Whiting
Tel: 01422 311736 /
07903 304303 / 07963 513685  Email/Email
Sunday 21 May 2017
Christian Harmony All Day Singing
Worrall Memorial Hall, 49 Towngate Road, Worrall, Sheffield S35 0AR
10.30 am - 3.30 pm  Pot luck lunch - please bring cold dish to share
Books available to loan or to buy
Contact: Vicki Elliott Email
Saturday 27 May  and Sunday 28 May 2017
Fourth German Sacred Harp Convention
Gemeindehaus St Michaeliskirche, Hamburg
Contact: Email   Website
Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June 2017
Third Norwegian All-Day Singing in Oslo

Friday 2 June
Singing School
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm with Aldo Ceresa (venue t.b.c.)
Saturday 3 June
Uranienborgveien 2 (Yellow house behind the castle), Oslo, Norway
10.30 am - 4.00 pm
Dinner on the grounds
Sunday 4 June
Singing Day at Norsk Folkemuseum, Museumveien 10, Oslo
12 noon - 3.30 pm
Information on other events over the weekend to follow.

Saturday 3 June 2017
Newcastle All-Day Singing 
St Bartholomew's Church Hall, Station Rd, Benton,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8AN

10.00 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Phil
Tyler Tel: 07732 405268   Email

 

Sunday 4 June 2017
Shenandoah Harmony Singing
The Holy Biscuit, 1 Clarence Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1YH
11.00 am - 3.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact:
Phil Tyler Tel:  07732 405268   Email

Saturday 10 June 2017
South West Shapenote Singing Day

Cullompton Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1AB
10.30 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Martin Williams Tel: 07721 451406
Email
Contact: Steve Fletcher Tel: 01884 563138/ 07976 605692 Email

Saturday 24 June 2017
19th Oxford Sacred Harp Singing Day (please note change of venue)
Botley Women's Institute Hall, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford OX2 0LT
10.00 am - 4.30 pm  Bring and share lunch
L
ifts available from Oxford Rail and Bus Stations
Contact: Sheila and Edwin Macadam  Tel: 01865 865773   Email
Saturday 24 June 2017
Leeds All-Day Singing

South Parade Baptist Church, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3LF
Pot luck lunch

Contact: Arja and John Copperwheat  Email

!!! remember to change the email address
from '-at-' to '@' to make it work !!!

Saturday 1 July 2017
Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day
South Malling Parish Church, Church Lane, Lewes, E. Sussex  BN7 2JA
10.00 am - 4.30 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact: Rachel Jordan  Tel:  01273 476837  Email
Saturday 8 July 2017
6th Norwich All-Day Singing

More details to follow
Contact: Cath Saunt Email Website
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017 (details t.b.c.)
Saturday - Gwehelog Sacred Harp Singing
Gwehelog Methodist Chapel, near Usk, Mon., Wales NP15 1RD
10.00 am - 3.30 pm Pot luck lunch
Sunday  - Gwehelog Christian Harmony Singing
10.30 am - 3.30 pm Pot luck lunch
Some loaners of both books available, but please bring your own copies if you have one)
Contact: Leila Gamaz  Email
2nd Camp Do-Re-Mi
Thursday 20 July - Sunday 23 July 2017
The Othona Community, East Hall Farm, East End Road,

Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex CM0 7PN
Invitation and information  
Website

Contact: Werner Ullah  Email
Warwick Folk Festival 2017
Shapenote workshop Sunday 30 July (t.b.c.)
Sidmouth FolkWeek 2017
Shapenote workshops Monday 7- Friday 11 August
with Canaan's Land
Saturday 19 August 2017
Scottish All-Day Singing
More information to follow
Contact: Shapenote Scotland
Email Website            
Whitby Folk Week 2017
Sacred Harp Singing Schools  Monday 21- Friday 25 August (t.b.c.)
For further information contact
Cath Tyler Tel:  0191 215 0138  Email
Saturday 26 August 2017
Cork All-Day Singing
Email Website
Monday 29 August 2017
Towersey Festival Shapenote Singing
Towersey Festival Showground, Oxfordshire, OX9 (t.b.c.)
Contact: Steve Fletcher
Email  Tel: 07976 605692 Venue location
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017
Sacred Harp Singing in Uppsala, Sweden
Contact: Zack Lindahl Tel: +46 7 0759 9448  Email
Friday 16 September - Sunday 18 September 2017
22nd
UK Sacred Harp Convention
Lomas Hall, Stannington, Sheffield S6 6DB
More information to follow on this Website
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017
6th Poland Sacred Harp Convention
Warsaw 
Dinner on the Grounds both days.
Email and Website

!!! remember to change the email address
from '-at-' to '@' to make it work !!!

Saturday 7 October 2017
Sheffield Sacred Harp All-Day Singing
Worrall Memorial Hall, 49 Towngate Road, Worrall,  Sheffield  S35 0AR
10.30
am - 3.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Informal evening social - details t.b.c.

Contact: Vicki Elliott Tel: 07738 912930 Email

 

Sunday 8 October 2017
Alternative Books All Day Singing (sources t.b.c.)
Worrall Memorial Hall, 49 Towngate Road, Worrall,  Sheffield  S35 0AR
10.30 am - 3.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Vicki Elliott Tel: 07738 912930 Email

Saturday 14 October 2017
South West Shapenote Singing Day

Cullompton, Devon (venue t.b.c.)
Contact: Martin Williams Tel: 07721 451406
Email
Contact: Steve Fletcher Tel: 01884 563138/ 07976 605692 Email
Saturday 14 October 2017
New Compositions and Arrangements shapenote singing, London
(venue t.b.c.)
Chairman Matthew Parkinson
10.30 am - 4.00 pm
Further information to follow

Contact: Werner Ullah  Email 
Saturday 28 October 2017
Tenth London All-Day Singing  (venue t.b.c.)
Highgate United Reformed Church, Pond Square Chapel, South Grove, N6 6BJ
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share dinner on the grounds, evening social.

Sunday 29 October 2017

5th European Christian Harmony Singing
Heath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street, London NW3 1DN

2.00 - 7.00 pm Afternoon tea on the grounds
Contact:
Michael Walker  Tel: 07770 210067  Email     Website

Saturday 11 November 2017
Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing Day
St. Luke's Church, Moorbridge Lane, Stapleford, Notts. NG9 8GU (also using Cooper Book, 2012 edition)
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch 

Contact: Helen Brown  Tel:  01332 768274   Email

Saturday 18 November 2017
West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day

West Lane Methodist Chapel, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 8EN  

10.00 am – 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch

Contact: Chris Brown/Judy Whiting
Tel:01422 311736 /
07903 304303 / 07963 513685 Email / Email 

Saturday 25 November 2017
Thanksgiving Sacred Harp Singing Day
Jordans Village Hall, Green Road West, Jordans, Bucks.
HP9 2SY
10.30 am - 4.30 pm  Bring and share lunch
Contact: Sheila and Edwin Macadam Tel: 01865 865773   Email

Tuesday 26 December 2017

Boxing Day Christian Harmony Singing in London
St Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ
4.30 pm till late  Dinner on the grounds
Nearest Underground Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) or Chalk Farm (Northern Line)

but check first on Transport for London's website to see what is running that day:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk
Contact: Werner Ullah
 Email

2018 Dates: 

To calculate the likely date of future all-day singings and conventions
refer here  Many of the events currently listed are based on these formulae, but are subject to confirmation later in 201
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Monday 1 January 2018
New Year's Day Singing at Mapperley
Saturday 10 February 2018
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton (venue t.b.a.)
Saturday 10 February 2018
All-Day Cooper Book Singing in Flitwick (venue t.b.a.)
Saturday 24 February 2018
South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday 3 March and Sunday 4 March 2018
Eighth Ireland Sacred Harp Convention in Cork
Saturday 10 March 2018
Staplefield Singing, Sussex
Sunday 25 March 2018
Palm Sunday Sacred Harp Singing Day at Cumnor, Oxon.
Saturday 7 April 2018 (please note permanent change of date to first Saturday in April)
Brighton Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday 14 April 2018
All-Day Sacred Harp Singing in France
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April 2018 (please note change of usual date, this event will revert to the fourth Sunday and the Saturday before in April in 2019)
East Midlands Convention
Saturday 12 May 2018
Bristol All-Day Singing
Saturday 19 May 2018
Goodshaw Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018
Germany Sacred Harp Convention
Saturday 2 June 2018
Newcastle Sacred Harp Singing Day

Friday 1 - Sunday 3 June 2018
Oslo All-Day Singing weekend
Saturday 9 June 2018
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton (venue t.b.a.)
Saturday 23 June 2018
Oxford Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday 23 June 2018
Leeds Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday 7 July 2018
Sussex Sacred Harp Singing Day at Lewes
Saturday 14 July 2018
7th Norwich All-Day singing
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July 2018
Sacred Harp and Christian Harmony Singing Weekend at Gwehelog Chapel
Sidmouth FolkWeek 2018
Shapenote workshops (t.b.c.)
Whitby Folk Week 2018
Sacred Harp singing schools (t.b.c)
Saturday 18 August 2018
Scottish All-Day singing
Saturday 25 August 2018
Cork All-Day singing
Towersey Folk Festival
Shapenote note singing
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018
Sacred Harp Singing in Uppsala, Sweden
Saturday 15 and Sunday 17 September 2018
22nd UK Sacred Harp Convention
at Stannington, South Yorkshire
Monday 16 - Friday 21 September 2018 (t.b.c.)
Camp Fa So La in Poland
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018
7th Polish Sacred Harp Convention in Warsaw
Saturday 6 October 2018
Sheffield Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday 13 October 2018
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton
Saturday 27 October 2018
London Sacred Harp All-Day singing
Sunday 28 October 2018
London Christian Harmony Singing
Saturday 10 November 2018
Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday 17 November 2018
West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day at Haworth
Saturday 24 November 2018
Thanksgiving Sacred Harp Singing Day at Jordans, Bucks.
Wednesday 26 December 2018
Boxing Day Christian Harmony Singing, Londo
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