North Westmorland Arts 
Concerts in Appleby-in-Westmorland                           


ITo mark the 450th birthday of the great John Dowland, in 2013, we started a new enterprise: DOWLAND WORKS. It’s a sort of club for young performers and seasoned specialists to explore together the rich heritage of lute song left to us by Dowland and others. Our numbers have grown steadily, now to more than 20 performers.

Daniel Hayes - Bass Dowland Works

Daniel Hayes - Bass

Michael Solomon Williams - Tenor

Jacob Heringman - Lute

Angela Hicks - Soprano

Clemmie Franks - Alto


In 2015 we played in Hampstead, Highbury, Leeds, Finchcocks (Kent), Powderham (Devon) and Greenwich, in a series of beautiful venues where the special qualities of the lute and its repertoire were revealed and cherished. In 2016 we have engagements in Oxford, Stroud Green (London), Hatchlands (Surrey) and Dartington (Devon).


Our numbers allow us to field different groups on different occasions; among our singers, some are members of the busiest professional vocal groups, and also have formed their own duos; others have different preoccupations in the field of creative arts. Thus far we have numbered from six to fourteen players at a time. The repertoire too is flexible – what is constant is the delight it offers to all.  


'Awake Sweet Love' :  Dowland & his contemporaries


Awake sweet love

Can she excuse my wrongs

The Earl of Essex Galliard

Away with these self-loving lads


W Lawes - Tis not, boy

Gather ye rosebuds


H Lawes - The Lark

When I taste my goblet deep




Flow my tears

Dear, if you change

Say, love, if ever




Jenkins - Why sighst thou, shepherd


N Lanier - The Marigold


H Lawes - The Dream

A Dialogue on a Kisse




It was a time

Disdain me still

Sweet, stay awhile

I must complain

If that a sinner's sighs

Now, o now