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Magdalen Farm Strings is a well-established annual course for promising and enthusiastic young string players aged 9 - 16, who come together for a week of music making and fun during the Easter holidays.

As a relatively small group with a family atmosphere, we are in a good position to introduce new aspects each year. We always have an outside visiting musician on at least one day during the course.  Afternoons are spent out on the farm, often getting extremely muddy, as can be seen from this short film (link below) which was made in 2018 by one of our house mothers, Bonnie Schwarz.  The backing music to the film was composed by 12year old Rudyard Cook, a regular participant, who is also a gifted cellist.  It is being  played by the senior orchestra on this year’s course.

Please get in touch with Sarah Gleadell at to learn more about the course, or go to our website



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