MUSICAL duos, trios, quartets and quintets will have the opportunity to receive advice from one of the UK’s most distinguished and highly-experienced ensemble musicians at this year’s Ruthven Music Festival, which will run from June 8 until June 10, 2012.

On Saturday, June 9, internationally-acclaimed violist Michael Beeston will conduct the 2012 Ruthven Parish Festival Master-class. Participation in the Master-class costs £30 per adult ensemble, with no charge for bona fide student and school ensembles. Due to the anticipated high demand, places must be booked in advance by emailing Anne Duff at or calling 01575 560282 and requesting an enrolment form (after May 31, email or call 01575 560282).