Nick Barber

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As a folk musician, Nick plays in the band English Rebellion and The Barber Band as well as for White Rose Morris Men.


In the classical world, Nick plays in the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra of Square Chapel.


Nick runs the computer support business NickWorks IT Support. Tunebooks, CDs and pictures can be purchased from the NickWorks shop.


Here are some websites that Nick has made:

White Rose Morris Men

The Barber Sisters

Tyas Cottage

Azzurro String Quartet

Young Philharmonia


Louise Latham Strings

The Barber Band

Martyn Harvey

South Lakes Folk Events


Orchestra of Square Chapel

Nick's Musical Diary


Here are some CDs and tunebooks that Nick has made either as artist or as recording engineer:


CD: "Bonny Kate"

CD: "Lovely Nancy"

CD: "Grand Chain"

CD: "Oldham Rant"

CD: "Nick and Mary Barber - Crossword"

CD: "English Rebellion - Four Across"

CD: "The Barber Sisters - Lover's Leap"

CD: "Chas Marshall - The Compleat Anglo"

Tunebook: "William Clarke of Feltwell"

Tunebook: "Nick Barber's English Selection"

Tunebook: "Nick Barber's English Choice"

Tunebook: "Eighty English Dance Tunes"


Eighty English Dance Tunes is Nick's latest tunebook. The material is based on 18th and 19th manuscript sources, carefully chosen and tested as dance tunes by Nick. The book is beautifully produced and professionally printed on good quality paper with a spiral stay-flat binding. There is a wealth of additional information about the tunes and their sources interleaved with the tunes. The tunes have been transposed into straightforward keys, and the repeat structures regularised a little, but otherwise the book is faithful to the original sources.

For those who are not keen on reading printed music, there is a free downloadable version (of the music notation only) in ABC format. This allows all the tunes to be heard, as long as you have the right software (see here). This version also includes suggested chords. But of course you should buy the book as well!

Buy the book

Download the ABC version

Stean Cottage


Stean Cottage is a self-catering cottage, sleeping up to 9, perfectly located right at the top of upper Nidderdale.


It is a detached farmhouse cottage located in the tiny hamlet of Stean, just one mile from the village of Lofthouse in Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales. With four bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge (with open fire), dining room (with woodburning stove), and full central heating, it is traditional but warm and comfortable.

If you like peace and quiet, lovely countryside, great walking, good food, country pubs – or any combination of these things, Stean is for you.


Walking: we are very close to the Nidderdale Way, a well-signposted and popular walk which circles the top of the Dale. Nidd Falls and Scar House Reservoir are close by, and Little and Great Whernside, with routes over into Wharfedale, are on our doorstep. There is a small library of maps and guide books in the cottage.


Cyclists love the area, with its maze of challenging roads, tracks and bridleways.


How Stean Gorge (our neighbour) offers canyoning, Via Ferrata, abseiling and canoeing, as well as the delights of exploring its dramatic but well-built footpaths, passing through a cave and enjoying refreshments in the café!


You can enjoy day trips to Fountains Abbey, the Black Sheep Brewery at Masham, Brimham Rocks and Stump Cross Caverns.


Booking Stean Cottage

Please phone or email to see when the cottage is free.

Telephone: 01484-544892

Nick’s mobile: 07710491762




In an attempt to be as fair as possible, we don’t vary the rates according to the time of year. The minimum booking is for 3 nights, with the rate depending on the number of beds used.

  • 1-4 people: £20 per person per night

  • Group rate for 5 or more people: £100 per night.

  • Deposit, payable to secure your booking, 25% of the total.

  • Bed linen (sheet, duvet cover, bath towel, hand towel and pillow case) can be supplied as an optional extra, £5 per person, or you can bring your own if you prefer.

  • Fuel is included but there Is an honesty box to cover firewood and coke at £2 per scuttle.

  • Use of wifi and broadband Windows PC is included. 




Contact Nick

You can contact Nick by phone or by email.

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