"The Folk Orchestra Day with Jon Bennett was my first experience at Benslow, and it certainly exceeded my expectations even though I have heard lots of positive reviews in the past. It was one of the first courses since lockdown has lifted, and all possible precautions were taken to keep us safe, down to small details such as cleaning the pens, service for drinks and providing masks. All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and made me feel comfortable right from the start.
The course itself was exactly what I needed - to play with like minded musicians in a safe and fun setting, allowing us to explore a variety of interesting folk tunes from different counties including Jon Bennett’s own compositions. The group was small enough that several of us could solo or improvise without it feeling daunting.
I enjoyed it so much that I have already planned to book at least 3 other courses in the coming months. Thank you to everyone at Benslow and I hope that everyone can continue to support this amazing place!"