The English Country Music Weekend (ECMW) is a weekend for musicians who mainly play English folk or dance music. It is suitable for players of all of the usual (and unusual) instruments used for accompanying dance and song in the British Isles. It consists mainly of a series of music sessions, most of which are lightly led by an established musician. Some are hosted in local pubs, some in local halls. Usually provision is made for Tent, Caravan and Camper Van camping with showers and toilets available. Local hotels and B&B would be available and sometimes breakfast is available locally. Local pubs and restaurants provide other meals. The main event venue will usually be licensed.
This year ECMW will be in Masham, North Yorkshire on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of June 2023. Some Details are below:
Last minute update to the programme:
Sunday 25th JUNE – There will be a session in the Main Concert Hall
between 12 noon and 6pm. This will be Ad Hoc., Singers welcome. Bar will
be open downstairs in the Small Hall.
Sunday 25th June – 12 noon – 4pm Session in the Bay Horse back room will
be a normal session not steady as programmed. Numbers restricted as room
Sunday 25th June – 12.30 – 3pm in the Methodist Church Schoolroom –
Afternoon tea Session, Come and play or sing, Tea and cakes will be served
Sunday 25th June – 5pm – 11pm Session in the Bay Horse, Ad Hoc Singers
Singers are also welcome to the sessions in St Mary’s Church.
Don’t forget to bring a portable seat for session in the market place.
Please note:The Owners of Glebe House (and our Campsite) adjacent to the camping
field will be holding a coming of age party for their daughter on Friday
evening, They will park cars on a section of the field away from the camp
area. They intend to have small a marquee in their garden, the other side of
the small woodland area.
We have secured a field for camping, caravans and motor homes with a toilet block. The campsite is only a few minutes walk from the market square where the main venues are located.
For us to secure the best possible location for camping this has meant that dogs will not be allowed on site except for guide and support dogs.
The Town Hall will be the hub of the weekend with Registration taking place in the committee room. The campsite will be open from midday on Friday 23rd June 2023.
Here is an image of the programme for each day:
You can download the programme from here
We will open the site at 12 noon on Friday, The way is by a private lane and we would prefer not to have a queue as there are about 70+ vehicles expected. So instructions are:
1. When you arrive please park on the Market Square where there will be a steward in a yellow T-shirt and Hi Vis jacket
2. You will then be directed to the campsite and there will be a steward in the lane as it forks to show the way.
There will be signs.
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