Midlands Early Music Forum exists to promote all aspects of early music, in the Midlands of England. It is one of a number of regional fora, which between them cover most areas of the UK.
MEMF brings together amateur and professional musicians, singers and dancers, researchers, teachers and pupils, instrument makers, costumiers, and enthusiasts in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Our workshop programme is open to anybody with an interest in early music, and concentrates on music from the mediaeval and renaissance (A440 pitch) and baroque (A415 pitch) periods.
LATEST UPDATE May 2022
We have workshops planned for every month this year, meeting in large halls/churches, where we can have good ventilation. We aim to space people out as much as possible whilst singing and playing and also take measures to avoid queues. We trust that no-one will attend a workshop if they have symptoms of Covid, or anything else contagious. Please contact the Chairman if you need more details.
Following the resumption of live workshops we may run occasional online talks/workshops/events by Zoom as we know there is some appetite for these from those less mobile and from our overseas members. Some other Fora have also planned some, so have a look at their websites via the links page, especially SWEMF and TVEMF who list all #fora events on their websites..
There is still some innovative and interesting early music online to listen to with information about Instrumental Teachers, who may continue to teach online, and many musical treats!
Click on the links below to read News articles.
Sad to say our latest article is an obituary of our late Treasurer and dear friend, Heather Holt, who died in January 2022. Well known in the MEMF community as an excellent musician, Heather was a real driving force behind keeping our workshops going in virtual format over the lockdowns. Read more below.