UK 2016 Dhrupad workshops announced with Pt Uday Bhawalkar + Baithak concerts

Dear Dhrupad friends,
We are happy to announce that the 2016 Dhrupad workshop with Pt. Uday Bhawalkar will be taking place on:

Date: Monday 1st – Friday 5th August 2016. 

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm  (apart from last day which finishes after lunch).

Venue: Indian YMCA London, 41 Fitzroy Square, London, UK W1T 6AQ
If you need accommodation, then the Indian YMCA is the obvious choice! Please visit their website for further details and
Cost of workshop:  £250 donation

General format  - In the workshops Udayji takes one main raga which he slowly covers from alaap to composition. Alongside this there tends to be another composition in different raga, explanation and recitation of the associated taals, morning vocal warm up exercises,  raga palta (practising different patterns) and interactive discussions.

The workshop is open to all levels from beginners to advanced.

As you know, this venture is solely funded by us as a student community with no other recourse to funds.  As such, I would be most grateful if you could make a donation of this amount once you have received confirmation of your reservation – bank details will be included with the confirmation.
We are also attempting to widen our distribution list, so please let me know of others (and their email) who would be interested in this workshop and we will add them to our list.
Please email us at  as soon as you can to reserve your place. First come, first serve with limited space.
Uday-ji would prefer the class size to be max 18.  However, if the confirmed interest exceeds this number, we will consider having two groups and bring along one of Uday-ji’s senior students. Both groups would receive tuition from Uday-ji and him/her  each day.  If we have enough interest to go down this route, we will discuss the format in detail with Uday-ji and communicate this with you.

Facebook event page - Dhrupad workshop with Pt Uday Bhawalkar 2016 (London)
Events being planned as part of Uday-ji’s 2016 visit (full details to follow):

Please email  if you are interested and we will send you cost and other details

Event -

  •  A one-day vocal workshop with Udayji  in Leicester on Saturday 6th August. 

 Please email  if you are interested and we will send you cost and other details

Facebook event page - One day Dhrupad workshop with Pt Uday Bhawalkar 2016 (Leicester)

  • A baithak/house concert on 5th or 6th August in Leicester

Facebook event page - Dhrupad baithak with Pt Uday Bhawalkar 2016 (Leicester)

Future workshops

Looking ahead to next year and beyond, we are considering a residential summer school in Leicester in 2017, alternating every other year with day workshop week in London. Your thoughts on these proposals are most welcome.
Your support is hugely appreciated and I hope to hear from you soon.  Please also visit our website ( and Facebook page for announcements.

Naad Utsav 2016 - Udayji's Surprise 50th birthday event

As some of you are aware on the 21st Feb 2016 a surprise event was organised by Udayji's students and family for Udayji's 50th Birthday. It was a grand success, both an emotionally and spiritually enriching experience for all who were present.

Visit our website and facebook to see pictures of the event.

A huge thank you to all that helped make the event a success.

Dhrupad Music Society


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