Joining MEMF enables you to :
- Find out what’s going on in the area. We send out regular mailings to members. Our newsletter contains news, reviews, articles and a diary of events. The mailing usually contains other items of interest, such as promotional leaflets for early music events and services. If it’s happening, we’ll tell you about it.
- Participate in workshops which MEMF organises on a wide range of early music topics. MEMF engages tutors of the highest reputation without charging silly prices to participants. Philip Pickett, Philip Thorby, Harry Christophers, Jeffrey Skidmore… our list of past tutors reads like a Who’s Who of early music. MEMF workshops are open to the general public, but as a member you receive valuable discounts on our already reasonable entry fees, and advance notification, so that you will be first in the queue if there is a limit on the number of participants.
- Attend our social events, which vary from small-scale evenings in members’ homes to Members’ Socials and Concerts, often held in historic buildings.
- Contact other like-minded members. Our regularly updated membership list will allow you to locate members in your immediate area, or more importantly, members who share your specific interest. If you want to start a small choir, join a dance group, learn to play the spinet or find a local crumhorn maker, this is the place to start. Alternatively, you could take the blanket approach and insert a free member’s advertisement in the newsletter. Use the same channel to advertise instruments for sale, or performances in which you are involved.
- Borrow one of MEMF’s loan instruments to try (if available) to see how you get on with it before buying one of your own.
Annual Membership Fees are as follows :
Group membership covers mailing to a single address, and entitles any two members of the group to attend a MEMF workshop at concessionary rates.
Click here for group membership.
Our administrative systems haven’t yet extended to online credit card facilities. Give us a chance – we tend to regard anything after 1750 as modern, and the website was enough of a shock to the system. So if you want to join (of course you do!), here’s how you do it :
- Download the appropriate application form:
Form for ordinary membership
Form for student membership
- Complete the application form, and send it (for ordinary membership, together with with a cheque made out to MEMF) – to:
MEMF Membership Secretary,
40 Oak Hill,
Please use the email addresses on the Contact Page if you have any problems.