Cober Hill Residential Weekend 2022
We have missed our music-making by the sea for the last two years, so we are really pleased to be returning to Cober Hill for a weekend in June 2022, and you're warmly invited to join us…
Friday 3 June - Sunday 5 June 2022

(Please note that Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June are Bank Holidays in 2022)

The Weekend

This will be another fun and friendly music-making weekend, with three inspiring tutors - Andrew Watkinson, Margaret Moseley and Miriam Roycroft - covering all bowed strings for ‘late starters’ of any standard. A tutor will work especially with less experienced players, providing simplified parts as needed, but please come willing to be stretched!

The programme will be a mix of playing together in a large group and smaller ensembles, as well as technique/sectional sessions. There will be chamber groups for beginners and for more experienced players. Or you can take time out to relax, walk to the beach, find the village pub, or whatever suits you. 

The sheet music will be emailed out to all attendees in advance for you to print out. 

Room keys and self-service refreshments will be available from 3.30pm on FridayPractice rooms will be available from then for anyone to use.

The first session of the weekend starts on Friday at 4.30pm.  Dinner is at 6.30pm, followed by a full orchestra session. 

The weekend finishes on Sunday at 5pm, following a playthrough and tea.

We usually add an extra day to the weekend to work on one or two more challenging pieces, but this will not be taking place in 2022. However we plan to extend the weekend again in this way in future.


There are up to 32 places available, in a mix of single and twin rooms. All rooms have en suite WC, bath and/or shower. Towels are provided.

If you are willing to share, please arrange a room-sharer yourself and save £30 each!

All YLSS members and string-playing non-members are warmly welcome to Cober Hill. We regret that we cannot accommodate non-playing partners or friends in the group, except where their presence is needed to assist a player.

Please note on the booking form if you have any dietary or access requirements.


Friday to Sunday playing, accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights, inclusive of all meals and refreshments from Friday tea to Sunday tea.

Shared Room: £255 * £280
Single Room: £285 * £310

* A small number of places at reduced rate (£205 shared/ £235 single) are available for YLSS members on a very limited income, who would not otherwise be able to come. Please see the booking form.


Places will be allocated to members from 1 January 2022 on a ‘first come first served’ basis, when your booking form and deposit are received.

Places will be allocated to non-members from 1 February 2022 based on date of application and the balance of instruments in the group. Non-members are encouraged to apply from 1 January, but places will not be allocated until 1 February.

Violinists should be willing to play Violin 1 or Violin 2, as numbers/music require.

Places for 2022 are now fully allocated and a waiting list is in place. Information about the next residential weekend will be posted on this website in December 2022 for booking in January 2023.


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