LYTHE CHAMBER MUSIC 2016 will be from Sunday 31 July – Thursday 4 August.

Early Keyboards

Classical woodwinds

Renaissance and Baroque Recorders

Early instrument maintenance

Classical Strings

Come and explore early keyboards, woodwinds and strings in the tranquil coastal village of Lythe on the North York Moors.


Lythe Chamber Music 2016 Brochure:

Lythe brochure 2016

Download the Application Form below: 

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Tutors to include:

Jane Booth (classical woodwinds – clarinets, chalumeaux)

James Brookmyre (recorders)

John Irving (keyboards – fortepiano, harpsichord, clavichord)

Ruth Alford and George Kennaway (classical strings)

Johannes Secker (keyboard making, tuning, maintenance)

Course accompanist: Dr Peter Bullett


SneatonConcertWe launched Lythe Chamber Music 2016 with a concert in Sneaton Chapel on 5 December (with thanks to the Sisters of St. Hilda’s Priory, Whitby). Showcasing Johannes Secker’s amazing Flemish harpsichord (2007) and a brand new baroque 2-keyed clarinet by Guy Cowley, Jane Booth and John Irving introduced works by Bach and Handel to a large, appreciative and very generous audience, raising £270 for course funds (enough to fund a couple of scholarships for talented young players). Here’s a link to an edited highlights of the Sneaton concert.

More information on Lythe 2016 will be added here as we get it.


An additional supporting partner this year is Scarborough Council. scarborough-logo_0



We are also grateful for the support of the Normanby Trust and the Inchrye Trust.