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Thursday 19th to Monday 23rd September 2019

Following on from his first course for us at Gartmore on Das Rheingold in 2018, the Wagner Society are delighted to welcome back David Nice to deliver the second in his series of talks for us on Der Ring des Nibelungen, this time over an extended three-day course on Die Walküre.  Feedback from David’s last course was unreservedly positive, and we encourage early booking this year, as places are now limited to a maximum of 15 participants, as Gartmore is heavily booked at that time of year.  Feedback on the historic Gartmore House mansion, its high standard of cuisine, and the scenic open country pasture lands has likewise been consistently positive every year the society has run these courses.  For information on previous courses, please view the previous courses page.

Cost for Shared Room:  £560 each, and Single £600.  This includes fully catered dining of three cooked meals per day, and WiFi throughout the hotel.

For information about joining the course, please email the Gartmore Convenor, Dale Bilsland at

Download to book your place in this year’s course:

Booking Form for Die Walkure Course 2019

Die Walkure Leaflet 2019

Complete the form and email to

Gartmore House

Situated in the Trossachs, Stirlingshire, FK8 3RS, near Aberfoyle and the Lake of Menteith, Gartmore House was built by William Adam in 1793 as a home for the Graham family. Run by a charitable trust as a conference centre, all areas have disabled access.

An evening bar is available for sale of drinks.

A detailed programme and information about reading material is sent out in early June with a reminder for the final payment. Special requests for rooms, diet and pick up from Stirling Station can be made at that time.


Der Ring des Nibelungen – Das Reingold

A Study Course at Gartmore House, Stirlingshire
Held:  Friday 14th to Monday 17th September 2018
Tutor:  David Nice

This residential course was held in the pleasant and comfortable surroundings of Gartmore House.  This was our fourth Study Weekend following the path of Wagner’s career and creative work.


Derek Williams
Telephone: 0131 2411 804
Mobile: 0785 760 2004


John Anderton
Telephone: 0131 447 1645


Dale Bilsland
Telephone: 0141 942 0935


Ian McLennan
Telephone: 0131 623 2920