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"Thank you for making my birthday present to my wife so special. She came home energised, and with a renewed sense of self-worth, and has not stopped smiling since. You’re all brilliant and I look forward to my turn next year! "

Performance Masterclass 06 K.W

Stepping Stones Festival at Kirklinton Hall 12 - 13th June. With The Hefted (Maddy And Friends), Rura, Blackbeards Tea Party, Mountain Firework Company, Hannah James and Tuulikki Bartosik, The Furrow Collective, Jessie May Smart & Co, Folk Nations, The Mischa McPherson Trio, Michael Chapman. Tickets and more information available from and

DATES NOW CONFIRMED : Stephen Taberner of the Spooky Men's Chorale

October 7 - 9th

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A Cracker of a Sing

Our Traditional Christmas Celebration - 28th-30th December 2010 with Maddy, Rose and Nette. 

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New Course: Weekend Vocal Masterclass 

Vocal Masterclass Friday 12 to Sunday 14 November with Maddy Prior and Abbie Lathe. Places are limited to enable more personal tuition.

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New Course Sacred Songs

Sacred Songs Friday 3 to Sunday 5 September 2010 with Maddy Prior and Rose Kemp. This is a slightly adapted course from one that has been cancelled later in the year.  We have widened the area of music to be addressed to cover not only the derivations from the 17th century English music but to incorporate other traditions from around the world, including Georgia, Africa and Bulgaria. This will be an inspiring and uplifting weekend of beautiful songs and energetic chants

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Availability of Places on Courses

We have updated the courses page ( visit ) to give an indication of any places available on future courses and if a course is already fully booked.

You may wish to send in a booking for a course which is full in order to be put on the waiting list. Occasionally people do drop out of courses due to unforeseen circumstances, especially the ones later in the year for which we have not yet received all booking deposits.


'Singing for Fun' July 3rd - 5th

Fully residential 'Singing for Fun' weekend with Maddy Prior and Abbie Lathe in beautifully renovated 17th century barn in South Shropshire, July 3-5th
Beautiful and fun, clearly taught harmony songs from around the world, tips on vocal technique and a friendly non-judgmental atmosphere in which to explore your voice.

260 includes all meals, tuition and shared twin room accomodation from friday 5p.m til sunday lunch. Comfortable rooms, delicious home-cooked food and of course the usual helping of hilarity!    

All songs will be taught by ear so musical knowledge not necessary

For more info and booking, look up:    

May 2008

Read write up of Ecopoetry Weekend

April 2008

Read write up of  Working Weekend with photos

We have also added a Past Courses page to the Stones Barn site click to view

M Prior 2011

Stones Barn Maddy's centre for performances and courses