Southern Early Music Forum (SEMF) exists to encourage the singing and playing of early music in southern England. To support this aim, we organise regular tutored workshops and playing days for singers and/or players of appropriate instruments.

A diary of current and forthcoming activities is available from the events menu. Events are normally open to both members and non-members.

From March 2020, Covid 19 restrictions prevented us from holding “live” workshops, but we continued to arrange regular online events. In July 2021 we held a socially distanced live workshop for instruments. We hope to hold further live workshops over the coming months, together with a limited programme of online events.

See the events menu for details of both live and online events.

Contact information for SEMF’s committee members can be found on the Committee page.


SEMF produces a regular newsletter to inform members of forthcoming activities and general events in the early music world, as well as reviews of recent SEMF events, books, concerts, and recordings.  The Editor welcomes contributions to the Newsletter from members.

The copy date for the next Newsletter is 23 February 2022.  The Newsletter usually appears within three weeks of that date.