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The Category Early Music Festivals is a subset of Music Festivals. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Early Music Festivals which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Festival's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Early Music Festivals do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival


! Early Music Festivals KEY
VISITS (to the Website)1
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)6

Initiated in 1988 by the local authority, the Festival was designed to bring together the history, ecclesiastical architecture and music of the past for the people of today, and to encourage visitors into the area. Over the years, the Festival has grown to be acknowledged as a "jewel in the cultural crown" ... The Festival is organised by the National Centre for Early Music,York and works in partnership with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.' Held Late May.


* Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)346
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)368

'Established in 2006 by Rachel Podger, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Baroque music ... Brecon Baroque was founded in 2007 as the resident ensemble for the festival and now enjoys an international reputation in its own right.' Held Late October.


* Brecon Baroque Festival
VISITS (to the Website)231
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)365
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Throughout the year, BREMF contributes to the vibrant arts scene in Brighton and Hove through its programme of choral concerts, workshops and schools projects. The annual Festival takes place in late October and early November and has built a reputation for lively and inspired programming, often exploring connections with different art forms and using performance formats and spaces that challenge preconceptions of early music.'


* Brighton Early Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)279
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)425
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A new venture [2019], organised on a non-profit basis by a group of Bristol musicians, to present and encourage participation in early music ... We have an eclectic programme of music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras; learn more about the instruments and music of these fascinating periods, with talks from expert guest speakers, immerse yourself listening to performances, and experience the magic of a candlelit concert late evening recital.’


* Bristol Early Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)31
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)68
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Brings international performers to Hastings for concerts, workshops and events.’ Held Mid October.


* Hastings Early Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)3
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)9
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 2015 to continue the legacy and profile of the internationally respected Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. Its aim is to put before London audiences the highest-quality performers in the field of Baroque music from abroad and from the UK.’ Held Mid May.

* London Festival of Baroque Music
VISITS (to the Website)186
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)354

‘Founded by Denys Darlow in 1978 the London Handel Festival has contributed to a Handel revival in the UK, specialising in the performance of lesser-known works of the period. In 1981 the London Handel Orchestra and London Handel Singers made their debut at the Festival.’ Festival held Late March - Early April.

* London Handel Festival
VISITS (to the Website)243
Also indexedLondon Handel Orchestra | London Handel Singers
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)175

'Complementing the world's largest exhibition of early musical instruments is an exciting programme of concerts.' Held Mid November.

* London International Exhibition of Early Music
VISITS (to the Website)142
Also indexedRoyal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)391

'An annual medieval music festival wholly dedicated to medieval music-making. It's unique in the UK.' Held Early September.

* Medieval Music in the Dales
VISITS (to the Website)243
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)401
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Begun on a shoestring in 1995, the Stoke Newington Early Music Festival has grown and flourished through the years. Generously supported by local businesses — but always independent of public funding — it is now an indispensable feature of the Stoke Newington summer, loved by local residents and by fans of early music from everywhere.’ Held Mid July.

* Stoke Newington Early Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)133
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)206

'Stour Music was founded in 1962 by my father, the counter-tenor Alfred Deller, principally as a festival devoted to early music ... It now takes place over the last two weekends of June each year ... Set in the heart of the Garden of England, the festival takes its name from the River Stour, which runs along the valley between Ashford and Canterbury.'

* Stour Music
VISITS (to the Website)255
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)352

'Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music for voices and period instruments in beautiful old East Anglian churches ... Based  in "Constable Country" on the Suffolk-Essex border, offers about ten concerts throughout the year, four at the Festival itself during the August Bank Holiday Weekend and more in its Winter Series, from October to May.'

* Suffolk Villages Festival
VISITS (to the Website)151
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)312
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The NCEM promotes three early music festivals a year in Yorkshire - the York Early Music Festival in July, the Christmas festival in York in early December and the Beverley festival in the East Riding in May ... NCEM Patrons enjoy opportunities to meet early music specialists and like-minded individuals through informal receptions, supper parties and concerts whilst supporting the long-term artistic ambitions of the York Early Music Festival and the National Centre for Early Music.‘

* York Early Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)167
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)160

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