Derbyshire Carol Workshop

The Derbyshire Carol Workshop

Saturday 2 December 2023, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

The Memorial Hall, Hathersage S32 1DU

To be followed by an evening carol sing at the Millstone Inn.

The workshop will help participants learn the singing parts of fifteen favourite carols from village traditions in the Peak District and North-East Derbyshire. No special expertise is required; just enthusiasm for the carols and a willingness to join in. All the carols will be pitched to fall within the range of normal voices (as in the pubs). Instrumentalists will be able to learn to play the accompaniments in parts (string/woodwind/brass). Based on the manuscripts used by village carol bands, these have been specially prepared and are taken from The Derbyshire Book of Village Carols, edited by Ian Russell.

An informal carol sing will take place in the evening at at the Millstone Inn, Hathersage, S32 1DA (Tel: 01433 650258). The festival is supported by carol singers from Hathersage and other Derbyshire villages.

Refreshments will be provided, and lunches will be available in local pubs and cafés.

This will be the sixth workshop that we have held, and we intend to make it an unforgettable occasion, informal and friendly. We hope that you can come.

For Bookings, download a form HERE

Enquiries: Enquiries: 01224 645486 or email

Here’s what we’ll be singing: