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Calendar 2019 and 2020

NB.  We are continuing to update the 2020 calendar as dates and details are being confirmed as time passes.

Many of the events currently listed for 2020 are based on the 2019 calendar and information provided to date (8 November 2019), but may be subject to later confirmation. Always check with the organisers for latest information before commiting yourself to expenditure.

To calculate the likely date of future all-day singings and conventions, refer to the formula used  here

In an effort to ensure that as few as possible dates clash, please note that the usually accepted formula for the chosen date has been added in red.

Link to 2020 Skeleton Calendar here
2019 UK Sacred Harp Convention
HOSTED BY SACRED HARP SINGERS AT BRISTOL
14-15 September 2019

Details  here

Tues. 1 January 2010
New Year's Day
Denson
and
Cooper
books

18th 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. 18 January 2019 Shen. Harmony Shenandoah Harmony Evening Singing School
West Hill Hall, Compton Avenue, Brighton BN1 3PS
7.45 pm - 9.45 pm
Sat. 19 January
2019
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in January
Shen. Harmony Shenandoah Harmony All-Day Singing
Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street,
Brighton BN1 5PG
10.00 am Registration
10.30 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact:  Email
Fri. 25 to Sun. 27 January 2019
4th Sunday in January and the Friday and Saturday before
Denson
book
Fourth Australian Sacred Harp Convention
Gerringong, Sydney, NSW
Website
Sat. 2 February 2019
1st Saturday  in February
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
       EmailEmail   Directions  Website
Sat. 9 February 2019.
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in February
Cooper book Third 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. 17 February 2019 Denson book London Sacred Harp Anthems afternoon workshop
St. Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ
2.00 pm - 5.30 pm with Sheila and Edwin Macadam
Lunch facilities from 1.00 pm
Afternoon tea on the grounds
Contact: Teresa Maguire  Email
Sat. 23 February 2019
Saturday before the 4th Sunday in February
Denson
book
South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day
Wisewood Methodist Church, Ben Lane,
Sheffield S6 4SB
10.00am Registration
10.30 am - 3.30 pm 
Pot luck lunch - slow cookers welcome
Contact: Dave Elliott and Diane Elliott
Tel: 0114 286 3069
      07906 442804
      07988 787747 Email

Sat.2 to
Sun 3
March 2019

1st Sunday in March and the Saturday before.
Denson
book

Ninth 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. 9 March 2019.
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in March
Denson book and alt. booklet 21st 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 
Jill Thompson   Tel: 01273 623533 / 07718 655824
Sat. 23 March 2019.
Saturday before the 4th Sunday in March
Denson
book
Third Cologne All-day singing
Roncalliplatz 2, 50667, Cologne
Contact: Dominik Fraune Website

Sat. 30 March 2019
[5th Saturday]
Denson
book
First Cambridge All-Day Singing
The Signal Box Centre, Glenalmond Avenue,
Cambridge CB2 8DB 
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

9.30 am Registration
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
:
Contact: William Cleary Email

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

Sat. 6 April 2019
Saturday before the 1st Sunday in April
Denson
book
Third All-Day Brighton Singing
Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street,
Brighton BN1 5PG
10.00 am Registration
10.30 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact:  Email Website
Sat. 13 April 2019
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in April
Denson book All-Day singing in Paris, France
Eglise protestante unie de Pentemont-Luxembourg
58 rue Madame and 106 rue to Grenelle 75007
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
   
Contact:  contact@epupl.org
Sun. 14 April
2019
Palm Sunday
Denson
book
25th 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
Sat. 27 and
Sun.
28 April 2019
The 4th Sunday in April and the Saturday before
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: Hannah Land Email
Sat. 4 May 2019
 
Denson
book
First Finsterwalde All-Day Singing
Evangelische Kirchengemeinde
Schlossstrasse 4a, 03238 Finsterwalde 
Hosted by Berlin Sacred Harp
Sat. 11 May 2019
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in May
Denson
book
Bristol All-Day Singing
Frenchay Quaker Meeting House, Beckspool Road,
Bristol BS16 1NT
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Website 
Sat. 18  May 2019
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in May
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
Sun. 19 May 2019
3rd Sunday in May
Christian Harmony Fifth 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
Sat.25 May  and Sun. 26 May 2019
The 4th Sunday in May and the Saturday before.
Denson
book
Sixth German Sacred Harp Convention
Gemeindehaus St. Pauli Bremen, Grosse Krankenstr. 11
28199 Bremen
Website
Fri 31 May - Sun. 2   June 2019
The 1st Sunday in June and the Friday and Saturday before.
Denson
book
Fifth Norwegian All-Day Singing Weekend in Oslo
Sat. 1 June
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
                       
Sat. 1 June 2019
Saturday after the Spring Bank Holiday
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       Web:All-Day

Sun. 2 June 2019
Sunday after the Spring Bank Holiday

 
Shen. Harmony

Shenandoah Harmony Singing (confirmed)
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       Web:All-Day

Sat. 8 June 2019
2nd Saturday after the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
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   directions  Website

Sat. 15 June 2019 Denson
book
Second 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. 15 June 2019
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in June
Denson book Second All-Day Singing in Clemont-Ferrand, France
Salle Fontgiève 9, rue Jean Bonnefons, Clemont-Ferrand
Repas sur la place
Other singing events over the weekend.
Contact:
Frédéric Eymard Email Website
Sat. 22 June 2019
Saturday before the 4th Sunday in June
Denson
book
21st 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 

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

Sat. 6 July 2019
Saturday before the 1st Sunday in July
Denson
book
20th Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day
South Malling Parish Church, Church Lane, Lewes,
East Sussex  BN7 2JA

10.00 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Rachel Jordan  Tel:  01273 476837  Email
Sat.  6 July 2019
1st Sunday in July and the Saturday before. [changes to 3rd Sunday and Saturday before in August from 2020]
Shen. Harmony


 
Berlin Shenandoah Harmony All-Day singing
Kapellae der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche, Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin.
Contact: Caro Stamm-Reusch
Email : sacredharpberlin@gmail.com 
Sun. 7  July 2019
1st Sunday in July and the Saturday before. [changes to 3rd Sunday and Saturday before in August from 2020]
Denson
book
Berlin Sacred Harp singing p.m.
Kapellae der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche, Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin.
Contact: Caro Stamm-Reusch
Email : sacredharpberlin@gmail.com 
Sat.6 July 2019
Saturday before the 1st Sunday in July
Denson
book
Dublin All-Day Singing
Franciscan Friary, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Website                       
Sat. 13 July 2019
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in July
Denson book Scottish All-Day Singing
Southside Community Centre
117 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh EH8 9ER
(Please note change of Venue)
9.30 am Registration
10.00 - 4.00 pm.   Bring and Share Lunch,
Socials to be confirmed
Contact: Shapenote Scotland
Email Website            
Sat. 20 July 2019
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in July
 
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. 21 July 2019
3rd Sunday in July,
Christian Harmony Sunday  - Gwehelog Christian Harmony Singing
10.30 am - 3.30 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact: Bristol Sacred Harp singers
Email
Thurs. 25 July to Sun. 28 July 2019
4th Sunday, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday before
Christian Harmony Christian Harmony Camp
The Othona Community, East Hall Farm, East End Road,
Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex CM0 7PN
Contact: Werner Ullah  Email
Mon.  5 to Fri. 9 August
2019
[varies]
Denson
book
Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019
Shapenote workshops
with Canaan's Land
Sat. 10 August 2019
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in August
Denson book Second Winchester All-Day singing
St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Hill,
Wnchester SO22 5AB
10.00 am Registration
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share lunch
Contact: Nigel Bowley Email
Mon. 19 to
Fri. 23 August
2019
[varies]
Denson book Whitby Folk Week 2019
Sacred Harp Singing Schools  (t.b.c.)
For further information contact

Cath Tyler Tel: 
0191 215 0138  Email
Sat. 24 August 2019
Saturday before  the 4th Sunday in August
Denson book Cork All-Day Singing
Email  and  Website
Sun. 1 September Denson book
Manchester Sacred Harp Leading Workshop
with Helen Brown
2-5pm
King's Arms, Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN
Sat. 7 and Sun. 8 September 2019
2nd Sunday in September and the Saturday before
Denson book Third All-Day Singing in Uppsala, Sweden (t.b.c.)
Contact: Zack Lindahl Tel: +46 7 0759 9448  Email
Fri. 13 to Sun. 15 September 2019
3rd Sunday in September and the Saturday before
Denson book 24th UK Sacred Harp Convention
Trinity Centre, Bristol

More information on this Website
Sat. 21 and Sun. 22 September 2019
4th Sunday in September and the Saturday before
Denson book 8th Polish Sacred Harp Convention
Warsaw 
Email and Website

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

Sat. 5
October 2019
Saturday before  the 1st Sunday in October
Denson book 5th Munich Sacred Harp All-Day Singing
St. Lukas Evang.-Luth. Pfarramt Spirituelles
Zentrum St. Martin Arndtstraße 8,
80469 München, Bayern
10.00 am - 4.40 pm, registration from 9.30 am.
Contact: Email
Sat.12 October 2019
Saturday before  the 2nd Sunday in October
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  Website
Sat.19 October 2019
Saturday before  the 3rd Sunday in October
  Manchester Folk Festival
Sacred Harp Workshop
Details to be confirmed
Contact: Calum Woods tel: +44 (0) 7538 046467 Email
Sat.26 October 2019
Last Saturday in October
Denson book Twelfth 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. 27 October 2019
[4th Sunday in October]
Christian
Harmony
Seventh London Christian Harmony Singing
Further information to follow.
Contact: Teresa Maguire   Email and
Website
Sat. 2 November 2019
Saturday before the 1st Sunday in November
Denson book First Manchester All-Day Singing.
Singing 10.30 - 4 (registration from 10)
Birch Community Centre, Brighton Grove,
Manchester M14 5JT
Contact: Calum Woods tel: +44 (0) 7538 046467 Email
Sat. 9 November 2019
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in November
Denson
and
Cooper
books

Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing Day
Stapleford Baptist Church,  Albert Street,
Stapleford, Notts. NG9 8DB
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch 

Contact: Helen Brown  Tel:  01332 768274   Email

Sat. 9 November 2019
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in November
Denson book 2nd Tokyo All-Day Singing
Ikebukuro Anglican Church, 5-24 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sun. 10 November 2019
2nd Sunday in November
Christian Harmony Tokyo Christian Harmony Singing
Shimokitazawa Church of the Nazarine,
6-7-21 Daita, Setagaye-ku
1.00 pm - 4.00 pm preceded by multi-lingual Church Service at 11.00 am. For further details, see Facebook
Sat. 16 November 2019
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in November
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

Please note there are no facilities at the hall for heating food. Hot food in slow cookers welcome. Please bring your food contribution ready to serve.

Contact:

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

Email / Email

Sat. 23 November 2019
Saturday before the 4th Sunday in November
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 
Thurs. 26 December 2019
Boxing Day
Christian
Harmony

Boxing Day Christian Harmony Singing in London
St Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ (t.b.c.)

Contact: Teresa Maguire  Email

   
2020 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 formulæ, but are subject to confirmation
later in 2019

New Year's Day   Wednesday 1 January 2020
New Year's Day Singing at Mapperley
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in January   Saturday 18 January 2020
Shenandoah Harmony All-Day Singing in London
Venue confirmed as Wandsworth, London.
4th Sunday in January and the Friday and Saturday before   Friday 24 January - Sunday 26 January 2020
Australian Sacred Harp Convention
1st Saturday  in February   Saturday 1 February 2020
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in February   Saturday 8 February 2020
All-Day Cooper Book Singing in Flitwick
no formula, yet ?   Saturday 15th February 2020
First Firenze Fasola Frenzy
St James English Church
Florence, Italy
Saturday before the 4th Sunday in February   Saturday 22 February 2020
South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day
1st Sunday in March and the Saturday before.   Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020
Tenth Ireland Sacred Harp Convention in Cork
2nd Sunday in March and the Saturday before.   Saturday 7 March 2020
Staplefield Singing, Sussex
Saturday before the 4th Sunday in March   Saturday 21 March 2020
4th Cologne All-day Singing
Last Saturday in March   Saturday 28 March 2020
Cambridge All-Day Singing
Saturday before the 1st Sunday in April   Saturday 4 April 2020
Brighton Sacred Harp Singing Day
Palm Sunday   Sunday 5 April 2020
Palm Sunday Sacred Harp Singing Day at Cumnor, Oxon.
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in April   Saturday 18 April 2020
(Formula remains the same, but date changed to avoid Easter 2020)
All-Day Sacred Harp Singing in Paris, France
The 4th Sunday in April and the Saturday before   Saturday 25 and Sunday 25 April 2020
East Midlands Convention
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in May   Saturday 9 May 2020
Bristol All-Day Singing
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in May   Saturday 16 May 2020
Goodshaw Sacred Harp Singing Day
The 4th Sunday in May and the Saturday before.   Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May 2020
Germany Sacred Harp Convention
No change of dates!
Saturday after the Spring Bank Holiday   Saturday 30 May 2020
Newcastle Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday before the 1st Sunday in June.   Friday 5 June - Sunday 7 June 2020
(date confirmed)

Oslo All-Day Singing weekend
2nd Saturday after the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend   Saturday 6 June 2020 (date t.b.c.)
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in June   Saturday 20 June 2020 (date t.b.c.)
3rd York All-Day singing
Saturday before the 4th Sunday in June   Saturday 27 June 2020
22nd Oxford Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday before the 1st Sunday in July   Saturday 4 July 2020
Sussex Sacred Harp Singing Day at Lewes
Saturday before the 1st Sunday in July   Saturday 4 July 2020
Dublin All-Day singing
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in July   Saturday 11 July 2020
Scottish All-Day singing
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in July   Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July 2020
Sacred Harp and Christian Harmony Singing Weekend at Gwehelog Chapel
4th Sunday, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday before   Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2020
4th Camp Do Re Mi at Othona Bradwell
[varies]   Sidmouth Folk Festival 2020
Shapenote workshops (t.b.c.)
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in August   Saturday 9 August 2020
Winchester All-Day singing
3rd Sunday in August and the Saturday before   Saturday 16 August 2020
Berlin Shenandoah Harmony All-Day singing
Sunday 17 August 2020
Berlin Sacred Harp Singing (p.m.)
Contact:
Caro Stamm-Reusch
Please note change of dates
[varies]   Whitby Folk Week 2020
Sacred Harp singing schools (t.b.c)
Saturday before  the 4th Sunday in August   Saturday 22 August 2020
Cork All-Day singing
2nd Sunday in September and the Saturday before   Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2020 (t.b.c)
Sacred Harp Singing in Uppsala, Sweden
3rd Sunday in September and the Saturday before   Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020
25th UK Sacred Harp Convention
4th Sunday in September and the Saturday before   Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2020
8th Polish Sacred Harp Convention in Warsaw
Saturday before  the 1st Sunday in October   Saturday 3 October 2020
6th Munich All-Day Singing
Saturday before  the 2nd Sunday in October   Saturday 10 October 2020
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton, Devon
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in October   Saturday 17 October 2020 (date confirmed)
3rd Clermont All-Day singing
Singing also on Sunday 21 June 12 noon - 3.30 pm
Last Saturday in October   Saturday 24 October 2020
London Sacred Harp All-Day singing
Sunday 25 October 2019
London Christian Harmony Singing
Saturday before 1st Sunday in November   Saturday 31 October 2020
Manchester All-Day
(date t.b.c.)
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in November   Saturday 7 November 2020
Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing Day
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in November   Saturday 14 November 2020
West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day at Haworth
    November
Tokyo ?
Saturday before the 4th Sunday in November   Saturday 21 November 2020
Thanksgiving Sacred Harp Singing Day at Jordans, Bucks.
Boxing Day   Saturday 26 December 2020
Boxing Day Christian Harmony Singing, London NW3 3DJ

 
       
       
   

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