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Calendar 2018

Many of the events currently listed are based on the 2017 calendar and information provided to date (15 June 2018), but may be subject to confirmation later in 2018. Please check with the organisers for latest information.

All singings use the 1991 edition of The Sacred Harp, Denson edition, unless otherwise specified.

To calculate the likely date of future all-day singings and conventions refer here

Link to 2019 Skeleton Calendar here

2018 UK Sacred Harp Convention
HOSTED BY SACRED HARP SINGERS AT BRIGHTON
Details  here

Mon. 1 January 2018 Denson
and
Cooper
books

17th Annual New Year's Day Sacred Harp Singing

Mapperley Parish Church, Mapperley, Nr Ilkeston, Derbys. DE7 6BW

11.15 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch

Download directions here
Contact: Helen Brown  Tel:  01332 768274  Email

Fri. 26 to Sun. 28 January 2018 Denson
book
Third Australian Sacred Harp Convention
Melbourne
Website
Sat. 3 February 2018 Denson
book
South West Shape Note Singing Day
Cullompton Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1AB
10.30 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Steve Fletcher/Martin Williams Tel:
 01884 563138
            
07976 605692/07721 451406
             Email Email  Flyer Directions
Sat. 3 February 2018 Denson
book
Dublin All-Day Singing
Franciscan Friary, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch
 
                              
Sat.10 February 2018 Cooper book Second All-Day Cooper Book Singing Day in Flitwick
Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick, Beds. MK45 1HF
10.30 am - 4.00 pm (registration from 10.00 am)
Bring and share dinner on the grounds
Contact: Joe Vickers Tel: 07966 663164 Email
Sun. 18 Feb. 2018 Denson book London Sacred Harp Anthems afternoon workshop
St. Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm-ish with Sheila and Edwin Macadam
Afternoon tea on the grounds
Contact: Teresa Maguire  Email
Sat. 24 February 2018 Denson
book
South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day
Wood Lane Countryside Centre
Wood Lane, Stannington, Sheffield S6 5HE
10.30 am - 4.00 pm Please bring a cold dish to share for Dinner on the Grounds - slow cookers also welcome.
Contact: Dave Elliott and Diane Elliott Tel: 0114 286 3069/
             07906 442804/07988 787747 Email
Sat. 3 March 2018 Denson
book
Cork Solidarity Singing afternoon in London
St. Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ
2.00 pm - 6.00 pm-ish
Afternoon tea on the grounds
Contact:
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Sat. 3 to
Sun 4
March 2018
Denson
book

Eighth Ireland Sacred Harp Convention
St Maries of the Isle Primary School, Bishop Street, Cork City
Friday evening Singing School 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Saturday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday   10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Pot luck lunch
Email     Website

Sat. 10 March 2018 Denson book and alt. booklet 20th Sussex Shapenote Singing Day (also using an alternative booklet)
Village Hall, Staplefield, RH17 6ET
10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Contact: Tony Singleton
Tel: 01580 753431 Email  Flyer
                
Jill Thompson    Tel: 01273 623533 / 07718 655824

 
Sat. 17 March 2018 Denson
book and alt. sources
Cambridge Mini All-Day Singing
Bank Farmhouse, Long Drive, Waterbeach CB25 9LR
10.00 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Sophie Sawicka-Sykes Tel: 07512 870503  Email

                  
 
Sun. 25 March
201
8
Denson
book
Palm Sunday Singing Day
Cumnor Village Hall, Leys Road, Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QF
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch
Directions and map here
Contact: Mandy Townsend Tel: 01865 714778 
Email

!!! remember to change the email addresses
from '-at-' to '@' to make them work !!!

Sat. 7 April 2018 Denson
book
Third All-Day Brighton Singing
Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street, Brighton BN1 5PG
10.30 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact:  Email Website
Fri. 13 April 2018 Denson book Evening Singing School Paris, France
Centre 72, 72 rue Victor Hugo, 92270 Bois-Colombes
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Sat. 14 April 2018 Denson book All-Day singing in Paris, France
Centre 72, 72 rue Victor Hugo, 92270 Bois-Colombes
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
    Contact: Léopoldine Guillaume  Email  
Sun. 15 April 2018 Denson book Two hours singing during Folk event
Chapiteau Raj'ganawak, Saint Denis, Paris
2.00 pm - 6-7.00 pm
Fri. 20
April 2018
Denson
book
Amsterdam Sacred Harp Singing School
Westerwijk, Admiraal de Ruijterweg 150
1056 GV, Amsterdam
8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Sat. 21
April 2018
Denson
book
Amsterdam All-Day Singing
Westerwijk, Admiraal de Ruijterweg 150
1056 GV, Amsterdam
10.30 am - 4.00 pm (Registration 10.00 am) Pot luck lunch

Email   Website
Sat. 28
and
Sun.
29 April 2018
Denson
and
Cooper
books
East Midlands Sacred Harp Convention
Kegworth Village Hall, Kegworth, Leicestershire, DE74 2FH.
Singing from 10.00 am and pot luck lunch both days
Contact: Ian West Tel: 01952 882448 Email

(please note change of usual date, this event will revert to  the fourth Sunday and the Saturday before in April 2019)
Sat. 12 May 2018 Denson
book
Bristol All-Day Singing
Frenchay Quaker Meeting House, Beckspool Road, Bristol BS16 1NT
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Website 
Sat. 19  May 2018 Denson
book
Goodshaw Sacred Harp Singing
Goodshaw Baptist Church, Chapel Street, Goodshaw, Rossendale BB4 8BS
10.30 am - 3.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Chris Brown and Judy Whiting
Tel: 01422 311736 /
07903 304303 / 07963 513685  Email/Email
ADVANCE NOTICE
As of 22 April the organisers regret the 2018 Goodshaw Singing will not now take place.
Sunday 20 May 2018 Christian Harmony 4th Sheffield Christian Harmony All-Day Singing
Worrall Memorial Hall, 49 Towngate Road, Worrall,  Sheffield  S35 0AR
10.30
am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch
For hosting arrangements -
Contact: Sam Carter Tel: 07799 753786 Email
Sat.26 May  and Sun. 27 May 2018 Denson
book
Fifth German Sacred Harp Convention
Cologne
Website
Sun. 27 May 2018 Denson and Northern Harmony Shape Note Singing Day
Glencairn Memorial Institute, Moniaive, Thornhill, Scotland DG3 4HJ
11.00 am - 4.00 pm
For further details and travel directions
Contact: Cath Ingham Tel: 07763 124001  Email

Fri. 1 June 2018   History Lecture at the Norwegian Singing weekend
Uranienborgveien 2 (Yellow house behind the castle), Oslo
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm with Aldo Ceresa
Sat. 2 June 2018 Denson
book
Fourth Norwegian All-Day Singing in Oslo
Uranienborgveien 2 (Yellow house behind the castle), Oslo
10.00 am Registration, Singing 10.30 am - 4.00
Dinner on the grounds. Evening social at same venue.
      Contact:  Camilla Marie Widholm Email
                         
Saara Pakarinen Email
                          
Sun. 3  June 2018 Denson
book
Norwegian Singing Weekend Afternoon singing
Biskop Niklas' Vinterhall, Oslo Ladegå, Oslo gate 13

1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Sat. 2 June 2018 Denson book First All-Day Singing in Clemont-Ferrand, France
Salle Fontgiève 9, rue Jean Bonnefons, Clemont-Ferrand
9.45 - 10.30 am Singing School with Andy Ditzler
10.45 am - 4.00 pm  Repas sur la place
Other singing events over the weekend.
Contact:
Frédéric Eymard Email Website
Sat. 2 June 2018 Denson
book

Newcastle Double All-Day Sing
St Bartholomew's Church Hall, Station Rd, Benton,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8AN

10.00 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Phil
Tyler Tel: 07732 405268   Email

Sun. 3 June 2018 Shen. Harmony

Shenandoah Harmony Singing
The Holy Biscuit, 1 Clarence Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1YH
10.00 am - 3.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact:
Phil Tyler Tel:  07732 405268   Email

Sat. 9 June 2018 Denson
book

South West Shapenote Singing Day
Cullompton Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1AB
10.30 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Steve Fletcher/Martin Williams Tel:
 01884 563138
            
07976 605692/07721 451406
             Email Email  Flyer and directions

Sat. 23 June 2018 Denson
book
20th Oxford Sacred Harp Singing Day
Botley Women's Institute Hall, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford OX2 0LT
10.00 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share lunch
L
ifts available from Oxford Rail and Bus Stations
Contact: Sheila and Edwin Macadam  Tel: 01865 865773   Email 

Sat. 30 June 2018 Denson
book
19th Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day
South Malling Parish Church, Church Lane, Lewes, E. Sussex  BN7 2JA
10.00 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Rachel Jordan  Tel:  01273 476837  Email
Sat. 30 June 2018 Denson
book
York All-Day Singing
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village, Haxby YO32 3HT
10.00 am - 4.00 pm Bring and share lunch
Contact: Emily Verrier Tel: 07725 770378
Sat. 30 June 2018

Sun. 1 July 2018
Shen. Harmony

Denson
book
Berlin Shenandoah Harmony All-Day singing
Kapellae der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche, Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin.
Contact: Caro Stamm-Reusch Email


Berlin Sacred Harp singing p.m.
Kapellae der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche, Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin.
Contact: Caro Stamm-Reusch Email

!!! remember to change the email address
from '-at-' to '@' to make it work !!!

Sat. 7 July 2018 Denson
book
7th Norwich All-Day Singing (venue t.b.c.)
Contact: Cath Saunt Email Website

Notice was given in early January the Norwich singing has been cancelled.
Sat. 14 July 2018 Denson
book  
Saturday - Gwehelog Sacred Harp Singing
Gwehelog Methodist Chapel, near Usk, Mon., Wales NP15 1RD
10.00 am - 3.30 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact: Bristol Sacred Harp singers
Email
Sun. 15 July 2018 Christian Harmony Sunday  - Gwehelog Christian Harmony Singing
10.30 am - 3.30 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact: Bristol Sacred Harp singers
Email
Thurs. 19 July to Sun. 22 July 2018 Christian Harmony 3rd Camp Do-Re-Mi
The Othona Community, East Hall Farm, East End Road,
Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex CM0 7PN
Invitation and information  
Website

Contact: Werner Ullah  Email
Sun. 29 July 2018 Denson
book
Warwick Folk Festival 2018
Shapenote workshop
Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick
12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
With Sheila and Edwin Macadam
Mon.  6 to Fri. 10 August
2018
Denson
book
Sidmouth FolkWeek 2018
Shapenote workshops
with Canaan's Land
Sat. 11 August 2018 Denson book Winchester All-Day singing
St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Hill, Wnchester SO22 5AB
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share lunch
Contact: Nigel Bowley Email

 
Sat. 18 August 2018 Denson book Scottish All-Day Singing
Kelvinside Hillhead Church, Observatory Road,
Glasgow G12 9AG
10.30 am - 4.30 pm Pot luck lunch, Social Events
Friday anad Saturday evenings.
Contact: Shapenote Scotland
Email Website            
Mon. 20 to
Fri. 25  August
2018
Denson book Whitby Folk Week 2018
Sacred Harp Singing Schools  (t.b.c.)
For further information contact

Cath Tyler Tel: 
0191 215 0138  Email
Sat. 25 August 2018 Denson book Cork All-Day Singing
Email Website
Mon. 28 August 2018 Denson book Towersey Festival Shapenote Singing
Towersey Festival Showground, Oxfordshire, OX9 (t.b.c.)
Contact: Steve Fletcher
Email  Tel: 07976 605692 Venue location
Sat. 8 and Sun. 9 September 2018 Denson book Second All-Day Singing in Uppsala, Sweden (t.b.c.)
Contact: Zack Lindahl Tel: +46 7 0759 9448  Email
Fri. 15 September to Sun. 16 September 2018 Denson book 23rd UK Sacred Harp Convention
Hove Park School, Nevill Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN3 7BN

More information on this Website
Mon 17 to Fri. 21 September 2018 Denson book Camp Fasola Europe
Wichrowe Wzgorze, Chmielno, Poland 
Information    Website   
 
Sat. 22 and Sun. 23 September 2018 Denson book 7th Polish Sacred Harp Convention
Warsaw 
Dinner on the Grounds both days.
Email and Website

!!! remember to change the email address
from '-at-' to '@' to make it work !!!

Sat. 13 October 2018 Denson book

Sheffield Sacred Harp All-Day Singing
Worrall Memorial Hall, 49 Towngate Road, Worrall,  Sheffield  S35 0AR
10.30
am - 3.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Vicki Elliott Tel: 07738 912930 Email

Sat.13 October 2018 Denson book South West Shapenote Singing Day
Cullompton Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1AB
10.30 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Martin Williams Tel: 07721 451406
Email
Contact: Steve Fletcher Tel: 01884 563138/ 07976 605692 Email
Sat.27  October 2018 Denson book Eleventh London All-Day Singing
Highgate United Reformed Church, Pond Square Chapel, South Grove, N6 6BJ
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share dinner on the grounds.
Contact: Teresa Maguire  Email
Sun. 28 October 2018 Christian
Harmony
6th European Christian Harmony Singing
Heath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street, London NW3 1DN

3.00 - 7.00 pm Afternoon tea on the grounds
Contact: Teresa Maguire  Email

Website

Sat. 10 November 2018 Denson
and
Cooper
books

Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing Day
Stapleford Baptist Church,  Albert Street,
Stapleford, Notts. NG9 8DB (Please note change of venue)
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch 

Contact: Helen Brown  Tel:  01332 768274   Email

Sat. 17 November 2018 Denson book

West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day

West Lane Methodist Chapel, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 8EN  

10.00 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch

Contact: Chris Brown/Judy Whiting
Tel:01422 311736 /
07903 304303 / 07963 513685  Email/Email

Sat. 24 November 2018 Denson book Thanksgiving Sacred Harp Singing Day
Jordans Village Hall, Green Road West, Jordans, Bucks.
HP9 2SY
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share lunch
Contact: Sheila and Edwin Macadam Tel: 01865 865773   Email  
Directions
Wed. 26 December 2018 Christian
Harmony

Boxing Day Christian Harmony Singing in London
St Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ
3.00 - 7.00 pm  Dinner on the grounds
Nearest Underground Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) or Chalk Farm (Northern Line)

but check first on Transport for London's website to see what is running that day:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk
Contact: Teresa Maguire  Email

    2019 Dates: 

To calculate the likely date of future all-day singings and conventions
refer here  Many of the events currently listed are based on these formulae, but are subject to confirmation later in 2018

    Tuesday 1 January 2019
New Year's Day Singing at Mapperley
    Saturday 19 January 2019
Shenandoah Harmony All-Day Singing in Brighton
    Friday 25 January - Sunday 27 January 2019
Australian Sacred Harp Convention in Melbourne
    Saturday 2 February 2019
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton
    Saturday 9 February 2019
All-Day Cooper Book Singing in Flitwick
    Saturday 23 February 2019
South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March 2019
Ninth Ireland Sacred Harp Convention in Cork
    Saturday 9 March 2019
Staplefield Singing, Sussex
    Saturday 6 April 2019
Brighton Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Saturday 13 April 2019
All-Day Sacred Harp Singing in France
    Sunday 14 April 2019
Palm Sunday Sacred Harp Singing Day at Cumnor, Oxon.
    Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019
East Midlands Convention
    Saturday 11 May 2019
Bristol All-Day Singing
    Saturday 18 May 2019
Goodshaw Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2019
Germany Sacred Harp Convention
    Saturday 1 June 2019
Newcastle Sacred Harp Singing Day

Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 June 2019 (t.b.c.)
Oslo All-Day Singing weekend
    Saturday 8 June 2019
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton
    Saturday 22 June 2019
21st Oxford Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Saturday 29 June 2019 (t.b.c.)
Berlin Shenandoah Harmony All-Day singing
Sunday 30 June 2019
Berlin Sacred Harp Singing (p.m. )
Contact:
Caro Stamm-Reusch Email
    Saturday 6 July 2019
Sussex Sacred Harp Singing Day at Lewes
    Saturday 13 July 2019
Scottish All-Day singing (please note new date)
    Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019
Sacred Harp and Christian Harmony Singing Weekend at Gwehelog Chapel (t.b.c.)
    Sidmouth FolkWeek 2019
Shapenote workshops (t.b.c.)
    Saturday 12 August 2019
Winchester All-Day singing (t.b.c.)
    Whitby Folk Week 2019
Sacred Harp singing schools (t.b.c)
    Saturday 24 August 2019
Cork All-Day singing
    Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2019
Sacred Harp Singing in Uppsala, Sweden
    Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019
24th UK Sacred Harp Convention in Bristol
    Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019
8th Polish Sacred Harp Convention in Warsaw
    Saturday 12 October 2019
Sheffield Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Saturday 12 October 2019
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton
    Saturday 26 October 2019
London Sacred Harp All-Day singing
Sunday 27 October 2019
London Christian Harmony Singing
    Saturday 9 November 2019
Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Saturday 16 November 2019
West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day at Haworth
    Saturday 23 November 2019
Thanksgiving Sacred Harp Singing Day at Jordans, Bucks.
    Thursday 26 December 2019
Boxing Day Christian Harmony Singing, Londo
n NW3 3DJ
 
       
   

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