British Harpsichord Society News

FIMTE 2014- The 15th International
Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music will be held in Mojácar, Almería, Andalusia 4 to 10 August 2014. The festival will feature both mainstream and fringe concerts, an international symposium,"Early Music Revivals and the Performance of Spanish Keyboard Music" and a workshop on performance-related issues with Luisa Morales (Harpsichord) and Albert Jiménez Attenelle (Piano).For further information,­#!festival-2014/co3g
or contact: Luisa Morales FIMTE,

Sophie Yates is holding a harpsichord study weekend on the 18th century Dance Suite. It will take place at the Master's Lodge, Downing College, Cambridge from
7th-9th November, 2014.
The weekend will include master classes, a dance workshop with Christopher Tudor and a recital by Sophie on Saturday 8th by kind invitation of the Master of the College.
Please contact
for further details.

Our early keyboard consultant Andrew Wooderson offers this brand new course devoted to introducing the art of harpsichord tuning and looking briefly at the theory involved, together with discussion and demonstration of techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to practise tuning themselves with friendly and supportive guidance. This is not a complete training course, but rather a confidence boosting introduction to the subject, with plenty for beginners and the less experienced. There will be a follow-up course later in the year to offer the chance to further develop your skills. Saturday 21 February, 2015
Intermediate/Advanced, Fee: £75, Code: 15/103
Tutor website:­
Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB.
Tel. 01462 459446, e-mail , website­

Penelope Cave runs another weekend harpsichord course, this time examining the influences of Purcell, Handel and Scarlatti on other composers publishing in London. She will let participants have a list of the ‘other’ composers in closer to the time. Penelope will help with issues of technique, ornamentation & rhythm in a friendly classroom environment. Please also feel free to bring along your own choices of repertoire. Friday 8 - Sunday 10 May 2015
Standard: Intermediate/Advanced,
Resident: £265 Non-Resident: £190 Code: 15/239
Tutor website:­cave.htm
Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB.
Tel. 01462 459446, e-mail , website­
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New Section on BHS Website.

We have a successful ‘Sale and Wanted’ section which has until now been used solely for instruments. We would now like to extend this facility to include other items, spare parts, tuners, printed harpsichord music, books on harpsichord related subjects etc.
We propose to charge10% for items advertised at more than £50, with free listing for those items of £50 or less. Please contact
We reserve the right to withhold listing to those items we feel not relevant.