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'Whether you’re studying the flute at school or haven’t played since you left school 4Flutes offers opportunities for all flute players whatever age or ability. Choose from informal flute choir workshops or larger events with international flute players all aimed to explore the flute and its repertoire, learn something new and meet other players.'

* 4Flutes
VIEWS (of this Record)343

‘60 minute classical chamber music concerts at Christ Church, Highbury & Church on the Corner, Angel, Saturdays 6:30pm ... Concerts start with a short performance by young cellists from The Cello Corner.’

Category Islington
* 60min Concerts
Also indexedThe Cello Corner
VIEWS (of this Record)37
PERFORMANCES

'A series of chamber concerts by top-quality local musicians on one Sunday each month ... Free tea and coffee and an opportunity to talk to the musicians, after each concert ... Support local musicians! Support the arts in Abingdon!’

* Abbey Chamber Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)334
PERFORMANCES

'Started in 1968 by Gordon Clark, the Director of Music at Abbotsholme School ... There have been well over a thousand concerts, films, readings, lectures and discussions by many of the finest in their field in the world during the four decades that have followed. The vast majority of events are held "in the round" in the fine chapel at Abbotsholme School but on occasion, because of the nature of the performance, the Society has staged its events at major concert halls throughout the Midlands ...'

* Abbotsholme Arts Society
VIEWS (of this Record)430
PERFORMANCES

‘Aberdeen’s oldest and original music, drama and dance Festival began life in 1909 and is still very much alive today ... The Festival adopts the motto of Sir Henry Walford Davies “Not to gain a prize or defeat a rival but to pace one another on the road to excellence”. The Festival is run entirely by volunteers and relies on entry fees, fundraising and sponsorship to continue to offer performance opportunities to musicians, singers and actors from the North East and beyond. The Festival takes place each year in the first week of June, in halls throughout the city. The Festival is not just for the performers. All events are open to the public and audiences are warmly welcomed.’

* Aberdeen & NE of Scotland Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)254
PERFORMANCES

'Established in 1922 in order to encourage the art of organ playing and choir training and, in general, to foster music in churches in the North East of Scotland by means of regular meetings, courses, recitals and other events. Our membership consists of practising and retired organists from both within the Aberdeen area and further afield, along with a number of non-organists who simply have an interest in organ music.'

* Aberdeen and District Organists' Association
VIEWS (of this Record)397

'The objective of ACMC is to foster the appreciation and study of chamber music by the promotion of an annual series of six concerts from ensembles of the highest quality, of Scottish, national and international standing. We aim to provide a stimulating mix of different types of ensemble, with programmes including both the core chamber music repertoire and less well-known and contemporary pieces.'

* Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)359

‘Meets every Wednesday ... We have a great programme of music and song from visiting and local artists. There is also an opportunity for singers and musicians to take part in our regular sessions which are open to members and non-members.’

Category Folk Clubs
* Aberdeen Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)56
PERFORMANCES

'Our concerts are normally held on the Second Tuesday of the month except occasionally when artists are booked for a different day.' About half a dozen concerts per year.

* Abergele and District Electronic Organ Society
VIEWS (of this Record)502
PERFORMANCES

'Annual event comprising of competitive and non-competitive classes in Piano, Strings, Woodwind and Ensemble sections. We hold a Primary Schools Day including school ensembles, recorder solos, as well as duet and group classes.' Held Early February.

Category Swansea
* Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians
VIEWS (of this Record)371

‘Caters for all ages, abilities and instruments. We regularly receive comments that this is a really friendly and informative festival; to those of you who may be new to it, its “difference” means that after every performance, in whatever category, an adjudicator of the highest calibre will give instant comments and helpful advice. Audiences appreciate hearing these assessments immediately instead of having to wait until the end of the class, and performers really enjoy the chance to work on their pieces with an experienced adjudicator.‘ Held Late April.

* Abingdon Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)456

‘An intensive training course for aspiring solo singers from home and abroad, who are already experienced in solo performance. The Summer School assembles a team of expert teachers with complementary skills and a passionate interest in the development of young singers. The timetable is carefully organised to give exactly the same teaching time and performance opportunities to each student. The students experience an intense, but highly supportive, conservatoire atmosphere.’ Held Mid August.

* Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers
VIEWS (of this Record)291

Held Late July: 'Has rapidly established itself as one of the largest and most exciting events in the cellists’ calendar. Conceived in 2005 by Aboyne resident and cellist Myrtle Watt, the festival attracts students from all over the UK, as well as from Canada, Germany and South Africa. Our three inspiring tutors are also all top level performers, and the public face of the Festival – a series of 6 concerts in 8 days, is built round them ... The concerts take place in Aboyne, Tarland, Finzean and at Woodend Barn in Banchory.'

* Aboyne Cello Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)362
PERFORMANCES

ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to over 600,000 candidates in over 90 countries every year. ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support high-quality music-making and learning around the world. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress.’

* ABRSM
Also indexedAssociated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
VIEWS (of this Record)153

'Brings the best in classical music to the people of Dumfries and Galloway. Our work includes a summer festival, international masterclass residency, classical concert series and education and outreach programmes ... with concerts being staged across the Region.'

* Absolute Classics
VIEWS (of this Record)390
PERFORMANCES

‘Through partnerships with music services nation-wide, we strive to create a singing legacy across the UK. We develop and support choirs and choir leaders through our in-school Choir Creation Scheme and after school AC Academy Choirs. By 2020, we aim to have created 300 children’s choirs and 300 new choir leaders ... An education programme was fundamental to Armonico Consort from the outset: “We were asked by a county music service not to form a children’s choir, which struck me as odd as there were so many young people and so few opportunities. We ignored them, and in 2007 founded our first AC Academy after-school choir ...”.’

* AC Academy
Also indexedArmonico Consort
VIEWS (of this Record)152

‘Concert promoters and event organisers for Academy Music Group’s 18-strong venue estate ... Currently promoting over 1,000 concerts a year, the Academy Events team works across this extensive network of venues staging gigs of all sizes and genres.’

* Academy Events
VIEWS (of this Record)233

'ACM understands how the music industry works today and has created an immersive and comprehensive learning environment, which connects directly with the industry ...' Also a Campus in Clapham, South London.

* Academy of Contemporary Music
Also indexedACM London
VIEWS (of this Record)302

‘Our students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music performance and production education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry with recognised music qualifications. Founded in 1994, the Academy of Music and Sound offers music education by professional musicians for ages 16-19, through to undergraduate and postgraduate study in Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Southampton, Swindon and Online.’

* Academy of Music and Sound
VIEWS (of this Record)233

'Established in 2010, following a merger with the internationally renowned Dartington College of Arts ...  Our distinct institutional lineage has resulted in an international track record of innovation, experimentation and a long history of staff and student success. As a specialist arts institution, Music at Falmouth offers exceptional opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and professional networking within and beyond the university.'

* Academy of Music and Theatre Arts [Falmouth]
Also indexedFalmouth University
VIEWS (of this Record)280
PERFORMANCES

‘Delivers instrumental and vocal provision to primary and secondary schools across Warrington and Halton.’

* Accent Music Education Hub [Warrington and Halton]
VIEWS (of this Record)293
PERFORMANCES

'Access to Music is a great place to move onto after leaving school. If you have a passion for music or media, then you will get a unique and rewarding experience at Access to Music which will prepare you for your creative future ... Our quals have no formal academic entry requirements, are practical and are assessed through course work rather than exams. For many musicians they offer a much better alternative to GCSEs, A Levels and BTECs. And finally, they are all about popular music - there's no classical music here!'

* Access to Music
VIEWS (of this Record)182

'The aim of the Ackworrth Concert Society is to provide high quality concerts and avoid the need to travel to major cities and pay higher prices to enjoy the experience. Our concerts are open to all and we particularly welcome children and people (under 18) who are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.'

* Ackworth Concert Society
VIEWS (of this Record)382
* Acoustic Festival of Britain
VIEWS (of this Record)327

'The Concert Society aims to present an interesting variety of programmes at an affordable price. Four concerts are organised each year by the committee and a patrons scheme is in place to allow friends of the concerts to provide further support for the costs of these events.'

* Adbaston Community Concert Society
VIEWS (of this Record)432
PERFORMANCES

‘Pairs amateur choirs, orchestras and ensembles with a composer for a year culminating in a première performance and a broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The composer has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to première, while the group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers. Pieces that are composed are usually around ten minutes long (as a very rough approximation) ...’

* Adopt a Composer
VIEWS (of this Record)182

Held Mid August: ‘Offers a week of fantastic singing classes, performance opportunities, along with concerts and social events. We have space for around 200 students, who come from all over the world, to work with Tutors and House Pianists from the top British Conservatoires and Opera Houses.'

* AIMS International Music School
VIEWS (of this Record)291

'Founded in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier.' Held Late June. Snape Proms runs During August.

* Aldeburgh Festival
Also indexedSnape Proms
VIEWS (of this Record)367
PERFORMANCES

‘A distinctive Centre for Advanced Training designed to realise the artistic potential of our 60 exceptionally talented young musicians (8-18 years) across a wide range of music. AYM combines a tailored, Individual Learning Programme with intensive “courses”. The programme can include individual lessons, intensive weekends and residential courses, expert professional advice, mentoring and performance opportunities.’

Category Aldeburgh
* Aldeburgh Young Musicians
VIEWS (of this Record)119

'The Festival provides a platform for amateur performances with an educational element provided by professional adjudicators. Our Vision is to encourage and provide a conduit through public performances for young children to express themselves through music, speech and drama and to showcase and nurture this talent in the performing arts. We still believe in the ideal that the youth of today are talented in the arts and will always have something to offer. This talent is in all of us, and if, as a Society, we can nurture even a small amount of that talent, then we are making a difference. It is this difference that keeps us working so hard to make the Festival what it is.' Held Early May.

* Alderley Edge Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)383

Sunday afternoon concerts at the Aldermaston Concert Centre: 'We'd love to welcome you to our Concert Centre if you have a free Sunday afternoon; you could even enjoy a pre-concert lunch. The William Penney Theatre is very comfortable and spacious with good vision and sound.'

* Aldermaston Concert Centre
VIEWS (of this Record)564
PERFORMANCES

'The Festival's objectives are to promote excellence in the performing arts at all levels and to encourage the participation of the people of Rushmoor, of all ages and abilities.' Pianoforte Competition held Early May.

* Aldershot & Farnborough Festival of Music and Art
VIEWS (of this Record)445
PERFORMANCES

'The UK's Largest Live Music and Entertainment Agency ... Established in 1999, Alive Network has grown into the largest supplier of live entertainment for weddings, corporate events and private parties in the UK. We have secured over £75Million of work for our 6500 members, working with 100,000+ previous customers to provide the perfect entertainment for their events. Our hand-picked roster of over 2000 bands, musicians and entertainers is the definitive one-stop-shop for live entertainment booking.'

* Alive Network
VIEWS (of this Record)179

Allen Valleys Promotions Ltd is 'a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation ... establshed in 2015. The company’s objective is to promote cultural and artistic activities which support communities and businesses in the Allen Valleys. Its prime responsibility is to organise The Allen Valleys Folk Festival in October each year, working in conjunction with the Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership ...'

Category Folk Festivals
* Allen Valleys Folk Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)367

West Calder, West Lothian: 'Meets once a month ... for concerts and sessions. Everyone is very welcome. There is a small admission fee depending on the activity’.

Category Folk Clubs
* Almond Valley Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)357

Meets ‘Second Wednesday of each month (Sept-May) ... Includes Buffet Supper each month ...  7.30pm - 10.30pm’.

* Alnwick Accordion & Fiddle Club
VIEWS (of this Record)71
PERFORMANCES

‘Once again Alnwick enjoyed eight days of creative musical talent reflecting the diverse cultural riches of the UK and wider world. We featured a cornucopia of talent representing the sounds, rhythms and traditions of Ireland, Eastern Europe, Africa, USA, Australia, Scotland, England and our very own Northumberland. This was served up via the genres of Folk, Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Balkan, Americana and World Fusion - and live poetry.’ Held Mid August.

Category Folk Festivals
* Alnwick International Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)189

'Offers a programme of six concerts annually between October and May. Three piano recitals continue to take place ... and a further three instrumental concerts ... The Society is supported by a loyal membership and attracts large numbers of guests and visitors to its concerts.'

* Alnwick Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)601
PERFORMANCES

'Our primary aim is to increase and enhance our understanding of classical music. Meeting monthly we listen to recorded music, learning more about the composers and their works written for us to appreciate and enjoy. You do not need any specialist knowledge of classical music to become a member.'

* Alnwick Recorded Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)263

Alwinton Summer Concerts take place in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, located just outside of the remote, rural village of Alwinton in Upper Coquetdale, Northumberland. The series has established itself as one of the major cultural events in the North-East of England and the church, with its fine acoustic, is surrounded by beautiful and dramatic landscape.’ Held May - July.

* Alwinton Summer Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)501
PERFORMANCES

The Amadeus Orchestra's 'annual residential summer orchestral training course ... The course is open to young professionals and music students from anywhere in the world. Whilst many applications come from Conservatoires, we warmly encourage applicants from Universities and from anyone hoping to be in the profession soon'. Held Mid July.

* Amadeus Academy
Also indexedAmadeus Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)306

‘Founded in 1995 to help blind and partially sighted children across the UK, who have a talent or love for music. We believe that visual impairment and other disabilities should not prevent children and young people accessing appropriate musical opportunities ... Many families in the UK who care for one of the 25,000 children with little or no sight, live in relative poverty and cannot afford to give them the musical experiences that can transform their lives. The Amber Trust provides grants to these children for music lessons, music therapy, instruments, equipment and concert tickets.‘

* Amber Trust
VIEWS (of this Record)59

'Each year we organise five concerts of high quality performances, mainly of chamber music, by both established and rising professional musicians. The concerts are an opportunity to hear current and future stars playing live, locally in a less formal atmosphere ...'

* Amersham Concert Club
VIEWS (of this Record)353

‘For more than thirty years, the Amersham Festival of Music has been one of the top annual music events in South Bucks. The festival has grown steadily in that time and now runs for 3 or more weeks each spring and also includes a winter season of concerts featuring our own Festival Orchestra.’

* Amersham Festival of Music
Also indexedAmersham Festival Chamber Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)229
PERFORMANCES

‘A community based music project that provides opportunities for everyone to participate in music classes and activities throughout Belfast. We have gained a reputation for excellence, and there is an enthusiasm and commitment from both teachers and pupils that will ensure continued success. The school is committed to ensuring that our activities are accessible to people of all ages and abilities ... Our largest area of activity is the provision of weekly music classes, offering tuition in a wide range of instruments (tin whistle, violin, guitar, flute, bodhran, mandolin, tenor banjo, concertina, uilleann pipes, piano and keyboards, electric and bass guitar, button keyed accordion, drum-kit and saxophone). These are delivered to communities throughout Belfast in schools, youth clubs, community and cultural centres.’

* Andersonstown Traditional & Contemporary Music School
VIEWS (of this Record)156

'The Club was founded nearly 70 years ago by Miss Gladys New who was a well-known singer in Andover. Not just the founder of the club, Gladys was also the Secretary for 46 years and the Treasurer for many years. "Her" Music Club has steadily developed, to become one of the best-supported in Southern England ... We present six concerts every season. The aim is to offer a wide range of music performed by professional artists.'

* Andover Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)306
PERFORMANCES

‘Set up by Lord Lloyd Webber in 1992 to promote the arts, culture and heritage for the public benefit. In 2010, the Foundation embarked on an active grant-giving programme and has now awarded grants of over £18M to support high-quality training and personal development as well as other projects that make a real difference to enrich the quality of life both for individuals and within local communities.’

* Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
VIEWS (of this Record)135

‘A charity for education and the promotion of the arts in Norfolk ... We have two gallery spaces, each with a different exhibition at any one time. The exhibitions change every two weeks, so there is always something new to see. Upstairs in the music room, we have a busy programme of music featuring artists from the UK and abroad who vary in style from Classical Piano to Jazz and Folk.‘

* Anteros Arts Foundation
VIEWS (of this Record)68
PERFORMANCES

‘A jam packed programme of the some of the world’s most talented guitarists! ... This annual event remains fresh and vibrant with sell out performances every year.’ Held Early April.

* Ards International Guitar Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)15

‘The critically acclaimed UK choir and instrumental ensemble renowned for its inspiring concerts and imaginative singing education programme, AC Academy.’

* Armonico Consort
VIEWS (of this Record)201

'Known principally for his solo songs, Armstrong Gibbs also wrote music for the stage, sacred works, three symphonies and a substantial amount of chamber music, much of which remains unpublished. He gained wide recognition during the early part of his life, but until recently, like many of his contemporaries, has been little known. Although he retired from adjudicating, he continued conducting and composing right to the end of his life.'

* Armstrong Gibbs Society
VIEWS (of this Record)308

'A Community Interest Company on The Isle of Arran which aims to promote live music events on the island throughout the year - all our profits are either reinvested in the company to ensure its continuance or used for the benefit of the local community.'

* Arran Events
VIEWS (of this Record)316

'A lively three days of folk music in Arran's main town, Brodick. Split between day sessions and evening concerts, the festival draws live bands and the odd troubadour from across the UK to the isle. There'll be workshops, too, for those who want to brush up on their musical skills.' Held Early June.

Category Folk Festivals
* Arran Folk Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)437
PERFORMANCES

‘Of course, the music will also play a major part of the day and we will be hosting some brilliant bands. During the day on Saturday we will have a line-up of talented musicians from Arran and all over Scotland, in a relaxed and informal environment.’ Held Early July.

* Arran Malt & Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)352

‘Formed in May, 2012, to specialise in Performing Artist Representation and Concert Management and Promotion. It draws upon some 25 years of experience in the field from 1972, and was founded upon the opportunity to represent the career of a single, outstanding classical solo singer. It is envisaged, however, that additional suitable performers will be added, whenever opportunities arise from time to time, to establish a small roster.’

* ArtAxis Music
VIEWS (of this Record)170

‘Offers music learning opportunities to learners at school, in the community and in out-of-school settings. Supporting learners from first access through to excellence, ArtForms Music offers a range of activity in all genres, and for learners of all ages. We offer vocal and instrumental learning in and out of school, in a wide range of instruments and across a wide range of genres. ArtForms Music Centres offer community-based music learning across the city, and City of Leeds Youth Music offers the opportunity for young musicians to play at a very high level. We support schools through CPD and through the Music Connect network, as well as delivering National Curriculum teaching.’

* ArtForms Music [Leeds]
Also indexedCity of Leeds Youth Music | Leeds Music Education Partnership
VIEWS (of this Record)219

'Founded in early 2003 with the aim of furthering the appreciation, understanding and knowledge of the music of Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975). He was one of the most important figures in British musical life from the early 1920s (when he was regarded as an enfant terrible) through to his later years and his tenure of the office of Master of the Queen's Music from 1953, following Sir Arnold Bax, who had died suddenly in October of that year.'

* Arthur Bliss Society
VIEWS (of this Record)334

'We support all kinds of musical genres to meet the needs of artists and to make music accessible to everyone.'

* Arts Council England
VIEWS (of this Record)253

'We believe that art has the ability to reach across boundaries, inspiring, teaching and bringing people together ...'

* Arts Council of Northern Ireland
VIEWS (of this Record)264

'We are the country’s funding and development organisation for the arts. ... Our vision is of a creative Wales where the arts are central to the life of the nation.'

* Arts Council of Wales
VIEWS (of this Record)431

‘The strategic arts organisation for the county; members include arts organisations, local authorities and public bodies with a remit for the arts ... There are more than 100 member organisations, including everyone involved in the development of the professional arts in Derbyshire.’

* Arts Derbyshire
VIEWS (of this Record)397

'ArtsFirst is the lead organisation for the Islington Music Education Hub. Working alongside our many partners we aspire to deliver the best possible music education opportunities to children and young people and to work with community and professional musicians to make Islington a music rich borough.

* Arts First [Islington]
Also indexedIslington Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)393

'A Registered Charity committed to leading, promoting and supporting the arts in Rutland. It consists of a small volunteer committee that aims to be representative of the county’s arts organisations and various creative disciplines.'

* Arts for Rutland
VIEWS (of this Record)367

'A voluntary community organisation promoting and organising arts, culture and entertainment events in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside. The highlight of its year-round programme is the Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts, which runs for 10 days, starting on the third Friday of June.'

* Arts in Prescot
Also indexedPrescot Festival of Music & the Arts
VIEWS (of this Record)336
PERFORMANCES

‘A voluntary organisation which supports all individuals and organisations involved in the arts in Redditch and those who would like to be.’

* Arts in Redditch
VIEWS (of this Record)267

‘The Arts in Residence organisation offers classical music events and classical music breaks in country houses and country hotels that have been picked for their superbly appointed positions. They all create an atmosphere in
which you can enjoy the experience of music and the arts in style, comfort and good company. The delicious food, excellent wine and friendly ambience are as important as the music you will hear and explore. Our prices for a weekend or midweek break are fully inclusive ... There are no hidden extras. We aim to create a friendly house party atmosphere with people who have plenty in common. An Arts in Residence classical music break can prove the music-event of your year.’

* Arts in Residence
VIEWS (of this Record)47

‘ANS encourages and helps facilitate collaboration between the arts sector, the voluntary sector, commercial organisations and local government, aiming to increase arts activities within the community ... ANS provides a comprehensive online diary of events and social networking facility, showcasing the breadth of arts activities taking place within the borough ... ANS promotes, organises and supports arts events within the borough'

* Arts Network Sutton
VIEWS (of this Record)210

‘An independent charity (est.1966) supporting 100+ arts and cultural organisation in and around the borough of Richmond upon Thames.’

* Arts Richmond
VIEWS (of this Record)187

'Since its inception, Caithness.Org has grown into a massive resource for information about Caithness. With local news, geography, history and entertainment, Caithness.Org continues to provide thousands of photos from many people, events and places around the county ... Arts.Caithness.Org is similar to the business index except it's for the Arts, covering everything from Painters to Pipe Bands. Also providing Arts news on the site and by RSS newsfeed.'

* Arts.Caithness.Org
VIEWS (of this Record)714

‘Launched in 1981 with the support of the Rotary Club of Littlehampton and has gone on to showcase outstanding young talent every year, giving those young people the opportunity to gain valuable performance experience and receive feedback from experienced musicians. In its early days, the festival had just 30 youngsters taking part but now the festival has grown and attracts entrants to around 40 classes every year.’ Held Late October.

* Arun Young Musicians' Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)186

'A friendly Club that meets monthly. It holds a mixture of professional and amateur nights and the occasional charity evening. This not only raises money for good causes, but also promotes the club. The club tries to give younger artistes just starting on the circuit a chance as well as the "OLD" favourites ...'

* Ascot Organ and Keyboard Club
VIEWS (of this Record)512
PERFORMANCES

'Takes place every June and July ... Its rural location and Georgian buildings make it the perfect location for this small and eclectic festival. However, the festival is not just about this heritage, it aims to bring the best possible classical and contemporary arts to the town ...'

Category Arts Festivals
* Ashbourne Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)334
PERFORMANCES

'One of the world’s leading arts management companies, specialising in the field of classical music. Working all over the world, we nurture both established and emerging talent through personal, bespoke management, as well as arranging international tours for the world’s leading orchestras and dance companies. Throughout our long history, we have built our reputation on the care we devote to all aspects of artists’ careers, to our relationships with promoters and venues across the world, and to each of the tours and projects that we manage. At the heart of everything we do is a passion for classical music and the performing arts, and a desire to bring high quality performances to every corner of the world ... We're Making Music Happen'

* Askonas Holt
VIEWS (of this Record)286

'We aim to have something for everyone; traditional, modern, shanties, comedy, dance and sessions just for musicians, so they don’t feel left out. Entry (mostly) will be FREE, with a collection for the guests that night and a free raffle. Together with our sister clubs in Bedworth and Nuneaton, we aim to provide the best of folk music in the Midlands.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Atherstone Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)305

'A multi-lingual team of managers are in daily contact with opera theatres and music venues throughout the world, expertly maintaining and developing long-established, successful relationships, and promoting the interests and activities of the singers, conductors, directors and designers Athole Still International Artists' Management is proud to represent.'

* Athole Still
VIEWS (of this Record)280

Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people's access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry.’

* Attitude is Everything
VIEWS (of this Record)241

'Promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the fields of music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and science. We provide a venue in central London for recitals, lectures, readings, film screenings, conferences and exhibitions, while also cooperating with various partners throughout the UK.'

* Austrian Cultural Forum
VIEWS (of this Record)225

'Renowned series of artistic events & exhibitions held annually in the surroundings of the glorious Malvern Hills. Some of the most prestigious musicians, poets, writers, film makers and other artists perform during Autumn every year.' Held September - October.

Category Arts Festivals
* Autumn in Malvern Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)556

'Bringing first-class classical music performed by professional musicians to our area of Ringwood and Fordingbridge. We present six evening concerts between October and April, usually on the first Friday of the month. Recently we have introduced a Sunday afternoon Proms concert of easy-listening classics at a reduced ticket price for adults and where children are free. Our musicians perform in the intimate atmosphere of small, comfortable and well-heated venues. Normally, they will address the audience and give us an insight into the complexities of the work they're performing and a brief background history of the composer who wrote it.'

* Avon Valley Concerts
Also indexedRingwood, Hampshire
VIEWS (of this Record)232

'A UK arts charity. We believe that all musically talented young people should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whatever their background. We carefully target our resources to give talented children from lower income families the best possible chance to flourish and grow ...'

* Awards for Young Musicians
VIEWS (of this Record)165

‘No glossy advertising: we save the money for music. This series is now one of the finest of its kind in the UK (so we are told): international weekly concerts, on average an hour long, featuring mainly professional musicians, with wide-ranging and innovative programming, and at a price we hope anyone interested can afford ... We are friendly and informal, so if you haven’t tried us please do come along: music lovers make their way to St Mary’s on Thursdays from miles around.’

* Aylesbury Lunchtime Music
VIEWS (of this Record)29
PERFORMANCES

'An independent organisation but receives financial support from Aylesbury Vale District Council ... You can join Aylesbury Vale Arts Council in three ways – as an affiliate organisation (whose main purpose is the arts) as an associate organisation (who has an interest in the arts but whose main purpose is otherwise) or as an individual.' ALERT Could not Link to the Website cited by the Local Authority, at Review.

* Aylesbury Vale Arts Council
VIEWS (of this Record)371

'A voluntary body with membership open to any person or group interested in the objects of the Guild. The purposes of the Guild, as defined in its Constitution, are: "To promote, encourage and foster public interest in the study, practice and knowledge of the Arts within its area".' ALERT Unable to find any current activities of the Guild at Review.

* Ayr Arts Guild
VIEWS (of this Record)486

Ayr Jazz Club, founded in 2005, is a warm and friendly group of people with a common interest in keeping jazz alive. The club has over 100 members who ... have had the pleasure of listening to a varied range of bands from Dixieland to New Orleans and Trad, as well as music from the 1920 - 30's.’

Category Jazz Clubs
* Ayr Jazz Club
VIEWS (of this Record)101

‘An annual festival held in Ayr, celebrating music, dance and speech and drama through participation in competitive and non-competitive events.’ Held Mid March

* Ayrshire Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)493

‘Operates weekly groups and other regular events hosted by carefully selected music leaders who offer the highest level and range of experience as composers, musicians, singer songwriters, and technicians. Our music leaders are enthusiastic and inspiring with many being ex B Sharp participants who share a love of music and the B Sharp "way of working", and to maintain this approach we operate a skills cascade training model with clear pathways of progression for both our participants and our music leaders ...'

* B Sharp
VIEWS (of this Record)360

‘A partnership made up of strategic local, regional and national music organisations. Led by the Bath & North East Somerset Music Service, the Hub aims to create a joined up, high quality programme of music education for children and young people both in and out of school.‘

* B&NES Music Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)174
Concerts and Recitals Season

‘B&NES Music Service Ensembles run during term time only, on selected dates, and perform regularly throughout the year.’

Keighley: ‘We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers, for the furtherance of acoustic, folk and social music’.

Category Folk Clubs
* BACCApipes Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)219

‘An innovative classical concert series for babies and their carers to enjoy together. Concerts are held monthly in inspiring locations across London, Surrey, Kent, Thames Valley and West Essex. Our aim is to make world-class performances available to all ages. Treat yourself and introduce your wee one to live classical music during the crucial years. Be amazed at how your child will appreciate Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms!’

* Bach to Baby
VIEWS (of this Record)160

'Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and appreciation of Hungarian culture, the Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre London organises and supports a wide spectrum of innovative programmes to promote Hungarian art and artists in the UK. The Hungarian Cultural Centre London aims to bring the greatest achievements in Hungarian art and culture to international attention while encouraging collaborations between Hungarians and people in the UK.'

* Balassi Institute
Also indexedHungarian Cultural Centre London
VIEWS (of this Record)224

'Started out at the beginning of 1999 as the Mad Nanny! Folk Club. Our intention was to offer a diversity of folk and traditional music. Since then we've broadened the musical range and are noted for our diversity of musical style and quality guests and local performers.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club
VIEWS (of this Record)341

'A community event that brings together the people of Baldock in Hertfordshire, UK. The Festival is probably the biggest event in the town’s calendar, providing a fortnight of events for a variety of ages and tastes during May each year ... A large selection of music tastes are catered for across a wide range of venues.'

* Baldock Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)282
PERFORMANCES

Inaugurated 2008: ‘Over three weeks the Balerno Music Festival has so much to offer ... For adults there is a mix of instrumental, vocal and folk concerts, cabaret, jazz and more. Children’s events cover ages three to secondary, and some events are free ... Balerno is located to the south-west of Edinburgh on the A70 (Lanark Rd)’. Held Late September - Early October.

* Balerno Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)131

‘Music has played a foremost role in the life of Balliol College, Oxford for the past two centuries. Benjamin Jowett, one of the most well-known Masters of the College, invited John Farmer, music master of Harrow School, to become Director of Music at Balliol; and in 1885 Farmer created a series of concerts on alternate Sunday evenings, which are still held today in an almost unchanged fashion. Both Jowett and Farmer shared the firm belief that music should be for the many rather than the few; this idea remains the essence of the Sunday Concerts. Balliol’s Sunday Concerts were the first secular Sunday concerts in England ... All concerts are free and open to everyone.‘

* Balliol College Musical Society
VIEWS (of this Record)41

'The Festival takes place during February and March in the new Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena which has modern facilities for most major performing arts. The Festival provides a wide opportunity for performers at all stages of music, speech, drama and dance. There are two Gala Nights : the Instrumental Festival Night on the first Saturday evening of the Music weeks and the Vocal and Prizewinners Gala on the last Saturday evening.'

* Ballymena Festival of Music Speech and Dance
VIEWS (of this Record)533

'Guest nights with national, local and up and coming artists; theme nights; open sessions; open stage nights and lots more in a friendly setting. Some nights are acoustic and some with PA.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Banbury Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)347

‘Started in 2000 as a one day event but has grown into a full weekend attracting major artists and folk enthusiasts from all over the country. Banbury, nestled on the eastern edge of the beautiful Cotswolds and close to the historic Civil War battle sites of Edgehill and Cropredy, is a great place to visit with its charming medieval shopping streets and alleyways. The pedestrianised town centre provides a fabulous place to shop and a great venue for the Dance Sides and Hobby Horses to perform.’

Category Folk Festivals
* Banbury Folk Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)82

‘An exciting and thrilling competition for brass, wind and jazz bands. All bands will be required to perform an entertaining programme to the highest standard of presentation. This will be a unique opportunity for television audiences to enjoy the very best in Welsh bands. The competition is organised by Rondo and the semi-final sessions and the final will be broadcast on S4C.‘ Held February - March biennially since 2014 [2020].

* Band Cymru
Also indexedRondo | S4C
VIEWS (of this Record)108

‘Music agency providing live bands for every occasion. From function and wedding band hire to swing and jazz bands, we have picked the very best on offer. As a one stop entertainment agency, we also provide String Quartets, Wedding Musicians and DJs for hire.’

* Bands For Hire
VIEWS (of this Record)150

‘Free Sunday afternoon brass band concerts ... Bands In The Park is a series of summer outdoor concerts, largely organised by volunteers, providing free live music for all to enjoy.‘ About a dozen venues in Warwickshire, Worcestershire - and Gloucestershire promoted by the organizers of Evesham Bands in the Park.

* Bands in the Park
VIEWS (of this Record)99

'Set in the beautiful seaside town of Bangor, just 15 miles from Belfast, with easy access by sea and low cost air travel, this highly successful Festival offers classes in Youth, Mixed, Ladies and Male Voice Choirs, Ladies and Mens' Barbershop, plus Madrigal, Sacred and Light Entertainment Sections, all of which offer substantial monetary prizes, with the Open Choral Competition offering a top prize of £1000!' Held Early April.

* Bangor International Choral Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)356

'Bangor Music Festival is a charitable organisation dedicated to presenting contemporary music performed by artists of the highest calibre and has a strong commitment to enrich and educate through workshops and concerts.' Held Mid February.

* Bangor Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)415

'Provides local people of all ages with the opportunity both to hear artists of national and international standing and to perform themselves in a professional atmosphere. At the beginning of May each year a two week Festival is held, which contains lunch-time concerts, exhibitions, talks, coach visits and concerts by a wide range of well known performers. The Festival includes a number of events arranged by other local organisations and societies. Between October and March the Society presents four professional concerts.' Festival held Early May.

* Banstead Arts Festival Society
VIEWS (of this Record)368
PERFORMANCES

'We are a friendly group of people who just enjoy live music. All our meetings have a top professional artist playing the latest instruments. Our shows cover every kind of music – Big Band, Jazz, Show Music, Light Classics, Pops etc and a lot, lot more …. all the ingredients for a highly entertaining evening in our comfortable venue, where refreshments are avialable in the interval. We are always pleased to have new members join us on a yearly membership basis and of course we will be pleased to welcome visitors ...'

* Banstead Organ & Keyboard Club
VIEWS (of this Record)567
PERFORMANCES

‘Taking place in indoor venues in Okehampton, the Festival is Wren Music’s annual celebration. A weekend of music and song is what you will get, with concerts, workshops, the festival feast, music sessions, singing sessions, a folk orchestra, festival choir, youth events, morris dancing and ceilidhs. Most venues are halls and churches around the town, with a few local pubs being used for sessions. The Festival is inspired by the folk song collecting of Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), one of the Victorian era's great social historical researchers, who undertook the first serious and sustained attempt to collect the traditional songs of the English peasantry and workers, predominantly in west Devon.’ Held Late October.

Category Okehampton
* Baring-Gould Folk Weekend
Also indexedWren Music | Sabine Baring-Gould
VIEWS (of this Record)201

‘The Community Music Service (CMS) provides individual and group tuition for children, young people and adults. We deliver weekly ensembles both in schools and at the music centre, workshops and projects including partnership work with professional orchestras and music education organisations. CMS teachers deliver a programme of live music concerts in schools and children’s centres ...'

* Barking & Dagenham Community Music Service
VIEWS (of this Record)295

‘Music is often an expensive hobby and so many people therefore sadly never get the chance to learn an instrument. Some did not get the chance when they were young and others may have found it difficult to keep going with their instrument after leaving school when tutors can be so expensive. Here at the BCMA, we believe that everyone should get the opportunity to pick up an instrument and have that chance to create music. Whatever your age, wherever you come from and whatever your circumstances; music brings people together. Everyone is welcome here!’

* Barking Churches Music Academy
VIEWS (of this Record)357

‘One of the key events in our Summer of festivals’ programme ... A free family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance plus poetry, street theatre, art and family fun!‘ Held Mid June.

Category Folk Festivals
* Barking Folk Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)276
PERFORMANCES

'A self funding, non-profit making community group ... We initially ran short jazz improvisation workshops under the tutelage of local musicians, but now hold 2 & 3 day events with musicians of international standing ... These events are fully booked well in advance ... Having organised a couple of small festivals in the past, we have now opted to regularly put on jazz & blues gigs on the Fourth Friday of every month ... Ticket reservations are essential, since nights are regularly sold out.'

Category Jazz Clubs
* Barmouth Music
VIEWS (of this Record)479
PERFORMANCES

‘The competition is open to all school, youth and community junior choirs. There will be two age categories: * Up to and including 12 years of age; Up to and including 18 years of age. To enter, choirs should submit a CD/MP3 of their choir singing two contrasting pieces of their choice. If selected for the finals you can sing any two songs of your choice (not exceeding 8 minutes) provided they are the original voices.’ Finals Held Early March.

* Barnardo’s Youth Choral Competition
VIEWS (of this Record)1032

'An annual celebration of music-making which includes choral, instrumental, orchestral, opera, jazz and film events with international stars and local groups and schools performing at venues across Barnes. The Festival celebrates music-making of the highest standard in conjunction with established and emerging stars. It also raises considerable funds for local charities.' Held During March.

* Barnes Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)328

'Aims to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and encouraging other musical activities especially involving young musicians. These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.'

* Barnes Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)223
PERFORMANCES

'Barnet Education Arts Trust absolutely loves to make music! Whether you are a young classical, jazz or rock musician we have bands and groups ... If you sing we have choirs, and if you are a teacher we have training opportunities and advice. We can hire out orchestral instruments ... We stage concerts regularly ... If you are three years or older we have something for you!' The Trust is the Lead Organisation for the Barnet Music Education Hub.

* Barnet Education Arts Trust
Also indexedBarnet Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)307
PERFORMANCES

'An active network of partner organisations led by Barnsley Music Service. It works to enhance music education for schools and families in Barnsley.'

* Barnsley Music Education Hub
Also indexedBarnsley Music Service
VIEWS (of this Record)353
Concerts and Recitals SeasonThe Music Service offers ‘regular concerts, master classes and workshops in a range of venues locally and nationally’.

'Run by members for the mutual enjoyment of recorded music. Programmes are presented by our own members as well as guest speakers on a variety of themes. Refreshments are served at the interval & programmes end by 9.30 p.m. The Society has the use of high quality audio equipment and an excellent listening room ... New members & visitors are warmly welcomed,'

* Barnsley Recorded Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)439
PERFORMANCES

‘This is an annual youth Music and Drama Festival supported by the Co-perative Group and run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Held Mid June.

* Barnsley Youth Music & Drama Festival
Also indexedThe Co-operative Youth Music and Drama Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)212

'Firmly established as one of Europe’s foremost early music courses ... The course offers inspiration and guidance to both singers and players of baroque music from an expert team of leading specialists in historical performance style.' Held Mid August.

* Baroque Week
VIEWS (of this Record)255

'At Basically Quartets you will enjoy workshops and lectures designed to encourage and enlighten, a high tutor to participant ratio and an intimate, supportive atmosphere. If you are passionate about chamber music, interested in improving your skills, and want to discover more about the nuts and bolts of chamber music, come and immerse yourself in learning and music-making at Basically Quartets.' Held Mid-Late August.

* Basically Quartets
VIEWS (of this Record)291

Held Early March. 'We are consistently commended on being a friendly festival with a strong emphasis on fun and all-round participation! We’d love to see entrants of all ages and abilities taking part this coming year, and we endeavor to see smiles, creativity and enjoyment from all involved.'

* Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)351
PERFORMANCES

‘Has given students the specialist tuition they need to reach and go beyond their ambitions. Courses are tailored to the individual's needs and the atmosphere is uniquely supportive. Whether you are an advanced player taking professional auditions or a young player going on your first specialist course these amazing possibilities are available to you. The repertoire, teaching and communication styles have been developed over many years.’ Held Late August.

* Bass Club
Also indexedNational Centre for Young Bass Players
VIEWS (of this Record)88

'As well as in-school tuition, children and young people can attend one of the five Music Centres which meet on a weekly basis during term-time. The Centres provide rehearsal and performance opportunities in Bands, Orchestras, Ensembles and Choirs for Primary and Secondary school children. They are led by qualified music teachers who are used to working with young people.'

* Bath & North East Somerset Music Service
VIEWS (of this Record)508

‘Founded in 2010 ... Bath Folk Festival is cited as one of the most exciting new folk festivals to emerge in the UK, drawing on a mix of internationally acclaimed acts and the wealth of local talent in the South West ... It is a grassroots festival run by and for musicians and dancers who are passionate about the rich cultures represented. This will be an opportunity to not only hear some fantastic music, but more importantly it will be an opportunity to learn music at our traditional music summer school and to play in one of our many lively sessions.’ Held Mid August at a variety of venues across Bath.

Category Folk Festivals
* Bath Folk Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)204

‘Has built an enviable reputation for artistic excellence in chamber and orchestral music. In its annual 9-day, 17-concert, festival each November it presents the finest classical music performed by world-renowned artists. Excellent ticket sales, capacity audiences, and glowing national broadsheet reviews confirm this.‘

Category Bath
* Bath Mozartfest
VIEWS (of this Record)82

‘The UK's premier classical picnic proms with Spitfire, cannons, cavalry and fireworks!’

* Battle Proms
VIEWS (of this Record)212
PERFORMANCES

Bayle Music has been presenting concerts of choral and chamber music in Folkestone's historic Parish Church since 2012.’

* Bayle Music Folkestone
VIEWS (of this Record)203

Biennial competition 'known throughout the classical music world as the premier showcase for opera and concert singers at the outset of their careers'. Held Mid June [2019]

* BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
VIEWS (of this Record)3063
PERFORMANCES

* BBC Proms Featured

'The World's Greatest Classical Music Festival' Held Mid July - Mid September.

* BBC Proms
VIEWS (of this Record)369
Concerts and Recitals Season

FEATURED Prolific provider of concerts and recitals. Normally offers several events per month, at least during their season(s). I have simply and routinely flagged the 1st day of each month as an aide-memoire: check the Website for details.

PERFORMANCES

'Helps to support young musicians on the threshold of an international career to reach the next stage of their development and brings some of the world’s most promising new talent to listeners across the UK through BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.'

* BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists
VIEWS (of this Record)274

2018 Competition 'You may enter in one or more of the instrument classes as long as the following three criteria are satisfied. Qualification: you should have achieved Grade 8 standard; Age: you should be 18 or under on 1 January 2018; Residency: you must be a resident of the United Kingdom (including the Channel Isles and Isle of Man) at the time of entry and for the duration of the competition – until May 2018.' Biennial.

* BBC Young Musician
VIEWS (of this Record)229

‘A non-competitive choral festival. All choirs of every level of experience are welcome, in the spirit of the Scandinavian Sangerstevne. There are four concerts during the day of the main festival, with 6 choirs performing in each concert. Each choir performs a short set of songs, and forms the audience for the other choirs in their concert. At the end of the concert, all the choirs join together to perform two simple songs that have been sent to them in advance.’ Held Early March.

Category Choral Festivals
* Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs
VIEWS (of this Record)179

‘Created in 1995 ... An annual Festival of music, both classical and jazz, literature and an art exhibition of the work of local artists, potters, sculptors - open to all.’ Held Late June.

Category Arts Festivals
* Beaminster Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)231
PERFORMANCES

‘Founded in 1986, the Beaumaris Festival is an annual Arts festival based on Anglesey in Wales.’ Held Late May.

Category Arts Festivals
* Beaumaris Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)172
PERFORMANCES

‘One of the largest amateur competitive performing arts festivals in the south-east of England. There are around 450 classes in Music, Dancing and Speech & Drama, with specialist adjudicators in all sections. As well as certificates and medals there are over 200 cups and trophies to be won. A “Musician of the Year” competition is held on the final Sunday, and the Festival acts as a qualifying heat for the All-England Dance Competition.’ Music Section held During November.

* Beckenham Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)222

'Bringing music to the mountains ... bringing chamber music concerts to primary school children in Gwynedd.' Held Mid September.

* Beddgelert Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)367
Concerts and Recitals Season

At Review, latest Festival listed was September 2017.

Six chamber music recitals, October to April, at different venues within Bedford.

* Bedford Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)242

'We are known as Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club, dropping the word Society but introducing the word Keyboard in order to keep it more up to date. We find there is still a good following of people who like to listen to electronic organ and keyboard music but not so many taking up playing. So our format has had to change with the times ...'

* Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club
VIEWS (of this Record)598
PERFORMANCES

'Our portfolio of classical, jazz through to rock and pop artists ensures that there is something for every musical preference, and whether you bring a deckchair and a bottle of wine, or a full picnic complete with candelabra (classical shows only).' Held Early August.

* Bedford Park Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)261
PERFORMANCES

‘Entertainment features strongly at the event with displays from local community groups in the arts and sporting worlds, to a multitude of professional acts performing on stages right across the site. The Bedford River Festival is free to the public and offers numerous opportunities to participate in, or just to relax and enjoy a vast array of activities and entertainment.’ Held (every other year) Mid July. (You should be able to reference also details of Bedford Council’s Music in the Meadows Bandstand Concerts, held Sunday afternoons late July and August.)

* Bedford River Festival
Also indexedMusic in the Meadows Bandstand Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)116

‘Founded in 1921 and provides a showcase for the wealth of talent in the amateur performing arts in Bedfordshire and the surrounding area. The Festival offers a wide range of classes for all ages covering most musical genres including Classical, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Asian music, as well as many varied Speech and Drama classes including Verse Speaking, Acting, Mime and Improvisation. It features categories for school groups, Special School groups, orchestras, wind bands, junior and senior choirs and group creative performance ... The Festival takes place ... during the first week of March each year.‘

* Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama
VIEWS (of this Record)166

'Founded in 1999 to support the development of youth music opportunities in the County. In 2011 the Trust took over running the Youth Music Courses, which were formerly run by the Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils, and these successful courses are now expanding. We run holiday courses for students who already play an instrument or sing but who are looking to take part in high quality ensembles or groups. Our current groups include orchestras, wind and concert bands, string groups, chamber groups, a choir and a Youth Opera production. And we have plans to expand provision over the next few years.'

* Bedfordshire Music Trust
VIEWS (of this Record)354
PERFORMANCES

'Visits to churches and organs in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire area and further afield, with the opportunity to play and hear the organs and meet other members; Celebrity organ recitals and lectures; Recitals by our members and guests from other organist associations; Meetings with discussions on subjects of interest to organists and enthusiasts; An annual outing, visiting major organs in Cathedrals, Major City Centre Parish Churches, City Halls etc where members can play or listen to the instrument; Visits to the workshops of organ builders'

* Beds & Herts Organists' Association
VIEWS (of this Record)449

'The Club is quite unique in that there is no admission charge despite the fact that there are top rate guests at almost every meeting (we just pass the jug around so you can give as much or as little as you wish: a minimum of the price of a pint - around about £3 - £5 is suggested). Our aim is always for everyone, guests, audience and floor singers alike to have a really good time.Floor singers are always welcome but we get very busy so we recommend a call or email to reserve a spot, on the night it is very much first come first served – if there is space available.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Bedworth Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)287

'Although over the years the Festival has grown into quite a large event it has still retained its unique “intimate” atmosphere: You can enjoy a whole week-end of music, song and dance for little more than the price of just a concert! – It’s a Festival to ”get involved in” – where the audience is (at least!) as important as the guests! – It’s where the folk scene meets for its Christmas Party – for a good sing, dance and play, a good story, a good drink, some good company, and a really good time! – It’s the place to be at the end of the Festival season! ….. and it is the UK’s biggest annual winter folk event!' ALERT ‘It is with great regret we have to announce that despite our extreme efforts to put together a Mini-festival or similar event in Bedworth on the last Saturday in November, we have reluctantly had to admit defeat and confirm that there will be no further festivals.’

Category Folk Festivals
* Bedworth Folk Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)262

'Wurlitzer opus number 956 was dispatched from the Wurlitzer factory in North Tonawanda, USA, on the 1st December 1924. It was the first Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ to be exported to the United Kingdom. Its original home was at the Picture House cinema in Walsall. It has been installed at The Congregational Church situated in Fore Street, Beer, Devon, since 1957.'

* Beer Wurlitzer
VIEWS (of this Record)455
PERFORMANCES

'The Beethoven Piano Society of Europe was established in London in 1993 as an international forum to enable pianists, teachers, music lovers and musicologists to extend their appreciation of all aspects of the piano music of Ludwig van Beethoven. The Society organises a variety of activities connected with the teaching and performance of Beethoven's piano music. These include an annual Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition held on Beethoven's birthday, and various conferences, lectures, recitals, day schools, courses and festivals.' [Music & Vision]

* Beethoven Piano Society of Europe
VIEWS (of this Record)188

'Beith Arts' motive in organising this programme of events is to provide good music and art for the local community. Our concerts are social occasions as well as entertainment, where friends can meet and newcomers will get to know some local people, all over a cup of tea. We are delighted when folk come from elsewhere, and they get a warm welcome ...' ALERT ‘Here we are at the last Beith Arts Concert. In spite of much effort over the last couple of years, we have been unable to recruit a committee to keep us going, this will be our last hurrah!’ (23 April 2017)

* Beith Arts
VIEWS (of this Record)402

'Founded in 1921, Belfast Music Society is the city’s longest-standing promoter of classical chamber music. We promote world-class concerts in the city, with superb artists and sublime music ... BMS’s annual programme now comprises the International Festival of Chamber Music, the Northern Lights Mini-Fest, the Night Music series of contemporary chamber concerts, Chamber Babies, and a number of outreach and education activities in connection with specific concerts.’

* Belfast Music Society
Also indexedInternational Festival of Chamber Music
VIEWS (of this Record)223

‘We provide a platform for amateur performance in Music, Speech and Drama ... We look forward to welcoming over a thousand young (and not so young!) performers, who will have the unique opportunity to showcase their talents, grow in confidence and learn from both adjudicators and their peers ... We enjoy the talents of performers from all over Northern Ireland, welcoming entries from local nursery, primary and secondary level schools along with those from private teachers, theatre schools and just those who love the challenge to try something new. So please find out more and come join us... you'll be very welcome!’ Held Early March.

* Belfast Musical Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)174

'Many people have the idea that organ music is all about being in church. Ok we are in a church building, which is used on a daily basis for numerous activities. The Address is The Congregational Church but when you experience one of our concerts you are transported away to a relaxed atmosphere of popular music created individually by our visiting artistes ...'

* Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club
VIEWS (of this Record)501
PERFORMANCES

'Literature, art, theatre, film, photography, dance and music at venues throughout Belper in Derbyshire. It is a festival of inclusivity, not exclusivity.' Held In May.

Category Arts Festivals
* Belper Arts Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)360
PERFORMANCES

'Weekly concerts are held on Wednesday evenings throughout the year except December. Featuring a wide variety of jazz genres including Big Band, Swing, Mainstream, Easy Listening and foot tapping music – there’s something for everyone! A friendly atmosphere and candlelit tables await you.'

Category Jazz Clubs
* Belvedere Jazz & Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)245
PERFORMANCES

'Whether your musical taste is for classical, jazz, popular, or folk, Benslow Music has a music course to suit you. Throughout the year expert tutors lead friendly, supportive residential and day courses. There is something for every level from near-beginner to advanced, and we regularly welcome guests from their teens to their nineties. Our beautifully cooked food will sustain your energies and our friendly staff will do all they can to make you feel welcome.'

* Benslow Music
VIEWS (of this Record)352
PERFORMANCES

‘Formed to encourage and promote the arts in Berkhamsted. It comprises over twenty Arts Organisations based in the local area which promote arts events open to members of the public ... “The Arts Diary” was first published in 1985 to co-ordinate a Spring Arts Festival and has expanded since into its present annual form. While most of the events take place within Berkhamsted, the Diary contains information about events outside Berkhamsted that are arranged by member organisations primarily for Berkhamsted residents. These events are usually events which cannot be held locally because suitable facilities are not available.’

* Berkhamsted Arts Trust
VIEWS (of this Record)153

'Firmly established as one of the premier jazz venues in the South East of England, attracting the finest musicians. We are always pleased to receive visitors ... We have about 250 members, who receive significant discounts on ticket prices, and we are always pleased to welcome new members. Our belief is that jazz is for enjoyment and we wish to encourage listeners to all the different elements that jazz comprises. We are neither a "Traditional Jazz" club, nor a "Modern Jazz" club; we try to include as many facets of jazz as possible in our programme.'

Category Jazz Clubs
* Berkhamsted Jazz Club
VIEWS (of this Record)521
PERFORMANCES

Formed in 1954: 'The Society has enjoyed programmes from many famous artists over the years - these include Natalie Clein, Lesley Garrett, Steven Isserlis, Emma Kirkby, Freddy Kempf, Stephen Kovacevich, John Lenehan, John Lill, Tasmin Little, Lawrence Power, Raphael Wallfisch, Kathryn Stott and innumerable string quartets and other recitalists. Another highly valued feature of the society are the excursions to venues in London to hear orchestral concerts, or visits to other venues such as Oxford and Milton Keynes. These start from Berkhamsted in comfortable coaches and are usually planned for 4- 6 times a year'.

* Berkhamsted Music
VIEWS (of this Record)377
PERFORMANCES

'A dynamic partnership made up of strategic local, regional and national music organisations and individual professional musicians and artists as well as all schools and Unitary Authorities ... “Berkshire Maestros” is the lead organisation of the Berkshire Music Hub and the principal provider of high quality musical experiences for children and young people across Berkshire and beyond, delivered by a highly qualified and trained workforce of music teachers and skilled community musicians.'

* Berkshire Maestros
Also indexedBerkshire Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)242
PERFORMANCES

‘We hope to cater for as many tastes as possible by promoting organ recitals and concerts, master classes, talks on organs, discussions on church music, publishers' evenings, choir workshops, social evenings and visits to interesting organs. Since 1965 we have arranged regular recitals on the historic Father Willis organ in Reading Town Hall, and we also organise a series of lower-profile recitals given by members in local churches.‘

* Berkshire Organists' Association
VIEWS (of this Record)404

'Founded in 1952, the Berlioz Society exists to promote awareness of the music, writings and life of the great French composer Hector Berlioz ... Our activities include at least two meetings a year in London. We also organise or inform members of visits to places associated with Berlioz, events and performances of his work ... The main event of each year is a themed weekend—usually in November. This includes talks on subjects such as Berlioz's work and personality, the time and society in which he lived and the attitudes of his contemporaries—as well as recorded performances of his work, and a dinner with a guest speaker.'

* Berlioz Society
VIEWS (of this Record)259

Initiated in 1988 by the local authority, the Festival was designed to bring together the history, ecclesiastical architecture and music of the past for the people of today, and to encourage visitors into the area. Over the years, the Festival has grown to be acknowledged as a "jewel in the cultural crown" ... The Festival is organised by the National Centre for Early Music,York and works in partnership with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.' Held Late May.

* Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)330
PERFORMANCES

‘Held in Late September of each year, the Beverley Chamber Music Festival – now run by New Paths – brings world-class music to the delightful market town of Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Concerts take place in St Mary’s Church, an exceptionally beautiful medieval church at the heart of Beverley’s handsome “Georgian quarter”.’

* Beverley Chamber Music Festival
Also indexedNew Paths Music
VIEWS (of this Record)226
PERFORMANCES

'Whilst British folk music, both traditional and new, remains at the heart of the Festival, we also feature Americana, world music, Blues, some classic rock, punk, a variety of acoustic performances, Morris sides and much more - if the music is good, we will embrace it.' Held Mid JuneALERT ’A long-running folk festival has been called off this year after the firm that runs it went bust. Beverley Folk Festival, a non-profit-making organisation run by volunteers, said it had lost its "primary source of funding". Organisers said they were unable to refund advance tickets. Weekend tickets cost £110.’ [BBC 23 April 2018]

Category Folk Festivals
* Beverley Folk Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)413

You do not have to be an organist or choirmaster to join the association ... Seeks to encourage and promote interest in all branches of church music. It organises an active programme of meetings including concerts, recitals, competitions, visits and social events.'

* Bexley District Organists' & Choirmasters' Association
VIEWS (of this Record)345

'Bexley EOS has a friendly atmosphere, with comfortable seating and licensed bar - all making an excellent venue for club evenings. Guest organists include both newcomers to the circuit and household names. Members are sent a monthly letter giving biographical details of the organist booked, and the make and type of organ to be played.'

* Bexley Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)395
PERFORMANCES

'Known as a club that encourages singers and musicians, we have seen beginners take their first faltering steps in folk music and then turn into performers able to perform on a national stage. Our guest nights have featured some fantastic performers ...'

Category Folk Clubs
* Bideford Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)274

'Our club meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month, excluding May to August, for the Club Nights and generally the 3rd Tuesday is for concerts ... by top class artists unless we have to shuffle dates to get a special artist ... The club season is from September to August excluding January.'

* Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club
VIEWS (of this Record)439
PERFORMANCES

'Has been established since 1957 and their concerts have been a prominent feature of the musical life of the town. The aim of the club is to produce classical music concerts of the highest possible professional standard, engaging young artists of international and national repute ... Each year workshops are offered to primary and secondary schools in the area, paid for by the club.'

* Bideford Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)424

'Club meetings are held at 2.00pm ... with local musicians encouraged to take to the stage and play traditional music on instruments featuring predominantly accordion and/or fiddle. A "Special Guest" then performs two 30 minute sets during the evening with the entertainment finishing around 5:30pm.'

* Biggar Accordion & Fiddle Club
VIEWS (of this Record)297
PERFORMANCES

'Founded in 1960 and every year since then has been bringing to this corner of Scotland a season of concerts of classical and contemporary music performed by musicians of national and international acclaim. We have always encouraged young artists and we have an excellent reputation with our audiences and amongst the promoters of music in Scotland for the very high standards of our concerts. Meeting the ever rising cost becomes increasingly difficult and would never be possible without generous help from Enterprise Music Scotland and our other sponsors and supporters.'

* Biggar Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)431
PERFORMANCES

‘We are a friendly club, embracing all styles of acoustic music. Club nights start at 8.30pm on Fridays. Everyone is welcome - there is no membership! ... We have a mixture of Singers' Nights (when anyone can perform if they want) and ticketed guest nights with a professional artist or group, supported by local singers. If you just want to come and listen - that's fine too.’ The current Programme appears on the Web Site.

Category Folk Clubs
* Bingham Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)188

'Bird College Music Service aims to enrich the lives of children, young people and adults within the Borough of Bexley, by providing opportunities for them to become actively involved in a wide variety of music activities. Bird College is the lead organisation for the Bexley Music Education Hub which aims to ensure that all pupils have equal access to high quality music education. We employ a team of specialised instrumental and class music teachers to deliver a wide range of musical activities ...'

* Bird College
Also indexedBexley Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)315

Bringing ‘some of the world’s finest pianists and keyboard players to Birmingham. Performances will take place in the University of Birmingham’s world class concert halls in the Bramall Music Building and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts’. Held Late October.

* Birmingham International Piano Festival
Also indexedUniversity of Birmingham
VIEWS (of this Record)198
PERFORMANCES

‘This unique event combines fantastic professional concerts, demonstrations and participatory events.’ Held Mid February [2018].

* Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)151

‘A new chapter for independent jazz in Birmingham & the Midlands. Good gigs and a club atmosphere. New members welcome ... We run most of our gigs at 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter with occasional visits to other venues including The Blue Orange Theatre, Coffee Tales, Saint Kitchen and UCB McIntyre Building.‘

Category Jazz Clubs
* Birmingham Jazz
VIEWS (of this Record)189
PERFORMANCES

'First held in 1937 ... In 2008, the Festival became a specialist piano only competition. It has been based in a variety of locations over the years, but for 2017 we will relocate to a fantastic new venue in The Performing Arts Centre at King Edward’s Schools in Edgbaston, Birmingham where our open classes will be held in Ruddock Hall, one of the finest concert halls in the UK, which is equipped with a Steinway Model D grand piano.' Held Mid October.

* Birmingham Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)176
PERFORMANCES

‘Working with young people, schools and a number of strategic partners, we aim to enable, enhance and enrich the music education available to students in and around Birmingham ... We do not “select.” We make music available to all children and young people, regardless of their situation or background ... We want everyone to have an opportunity to learn music, so we provide free instrument loans to those who need it ... Services for Education is a unique charity that uses the power of learning and of music to create and build confidence amongst children, young people, adults and communities.‘

* Birmingham Music Service
Also indexedServices for Education
VIEWS (of this Record)150
PERFORMANCES

Founded 1924: ‘Exists to promote the art of music, with particular reference to liturgical and organ music, in the Birmingham area.’

* Birmingham Organists’ Association
VIEWS (of this Record)228

‘Founded in 2013 by four, young Birmingham based third generation traditional musicians with the aim to reinvigorate the scene and host Trad bands in Birmingham again. The festival has since developed since its inauguration and now engages and connects with many people right across the UK, Ireland also many parts of Europe each year. The festival is held in the Irish Quarter of the city (Digbeth) each year and exhibits a colourful celebration of Irish culture, accumulating together a combination of gigs, concerts, sessions, workshops and a competition for musicians aged 25 and under. The festival is to appeal to a variety of different audiences from the city's Irish community youth, right through to the older generations, whilst embracing a diverse range of different cultural backgrounds.’ Held Late November.

Category Folk Festivals
* Birmingham TradFest
Also indexedThe Trip to Birmingham TradFest
VIEWS (of this Record)75

'For over 25 years, Auckland Castle served as the standard location for BAMS concerts, particularly for the main summer series, but as the remodelling plans of Auckland Castle proceed, St. Andrew's thankfully offers a wonderful new venue for BAMS in which to continue its programmes as normal after September 2016 and in particular for our 2017 series and beyond. St. Andrew's, the largest parish church in County Durham, was built almost entirely in the 13th Century.'

* Bishop Auckland Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)434
PERFORMANCES

‘Our members are at all levels and we even have one or two experts. You can come for some or all of the session but it can be overwhelming for absolute beginners/learners. Therefore we’ve introduced lessons and separate sessions for them at our home ... We also play local fetes and festivals, private parties and we organise several charity gigs each year.’

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Bishop’s Stortford Ukulele Society
VIEWS (of this Record)50

’A social club based around playing and listening to the accordion. Based in Rowley Regis, in the Black Country ...  First Monday Each Month Free and easy Social Night everyone welcome. Band practice, new members needed and very welcome for this band, junior members urgently needed. A large selection of accordions available to try or borrow. Fourth Monday of the Month We have a guest artist.’

* Black Country Accordion Club
VIEWS (of this Record)709

‘Charitable organisation in existence for 70 years, run purely by volunteers with the aim of encouraging involvement in and an appreciation of the arts and to raise awareness of arts organisations based in the Dudley borough, the Black Country and the West Midlands ... On the 1st October 2016 Dudley Arts Council gained permission from the Charity Commission to change its name to the Black Country Arts Council.’

* Black Country Arts Council
VIEWS (of this Record)287

‘For those who are interested in folk music in Birmingham with a traditional bias, then The Black Diamond Folk Club is the place for you ... The Club was originally formed as a singers’ club called “The Macdonalds Folk Song Club” in June 1964 ... It was in these early days that the tradition of strong audience participation in chorus singing developed, which has stayed with us right up to the present time. This was mainly due to a high proportion of sea songs being sung at the time. The song base today has broadened, but the chorus singing is as strong as ever.’

Category Folk Clubs
* Black Diamond Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)130
PERFORMANCES

‘Created in 1991 ... With concerts, dances, workshops, sessions and street entertainment on offer, there should be something for everybody.’ Held Late September.

Category Folk Festivals
* Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)167

'Music Hub is a partnership between organisations who have come together to provide high quality music making opportunities for the children and young people of Blackburn and Darwen. The Lead Organisation is Blackburn with Darwen Music Service, which is part of Blackburn with Darwen Council. Other partners include the BBC, More Music in Morecambe and Manchester Camerata, Blackburn Youth Zone, Blackburn with Darwen Young People's Service, Blackburn Cathedral and The Hallé.' ALERT Bolton Music Service works in Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen with all sectors of the local community to increase access to quality music making, raise standards of music education across all schools and academies and to provide exciting musical pathways for children through tuition and music ensembles.’

* Blackburn Darwen Music Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)234

'In addition to adult competitors, the Festival includes classes for juniors 18 years and under in all three disciplines and is still run by a voluntary committee and the faithful band of stewards who give their time each year to help supervise the halls and organise the performers in their appropriate classes. We are always looking for new helpers, as each year goes by we all get a little older! If you would like to help please contact the Secretary ...' Music Section held Mid June.

* Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Dance
VIEWS (of this Record)367

‘Established in 2004, Blackdowns Early Music Projects were principally conceived to draw together groups of experienced singers to work under the expert guidance of specialist music directors on programmes of infrequently performed early music (mostly pre 1720). Singers are invited from all over Europe and the UK to spend 3 or 4 days working together on music that is usually performed in a suitable venue in or around the Blackdown Hills, bridging the Somerset / Devon borders. Frequently the music is accompanied by specialist early music instrumentalists. The resulting choral concerts have become a mainstream event in the calendar for anyone who loves renaissance or baroque vocal music.’

* Blackdowns Early Music Projects
VIEWS (of this Record)179

'Choirs, vocal ensembles and singing lessons – we have groups and classes for all abilities ... We run four choirs to suit everyone from the complete beginner to more advanced singers. Why not join us?'

* Blackheath Centre for Singing
VIEWS (of this Record)731

‘The Festival has been held every year since 1988 and is one of more than 300 Festivals held in the UK every year. Some Festivals offer classes in music, speech and drama and dance. “Blackheath Music Festival” has always been a music-only Festival. Our adjudicators are all specialists in their subject - piano, singing and strings - and are nationally recognised musicians.’ Held Mid May.

* Blackheath Music Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)351

Weekly evening meetings from early September until mid May: ‘The Church provides relaxed and comfortable surroundings for our informal and friendly meetings and is conveniently situated for communications including easy access to the bus services’.

Category Blackpool
* Blackpool & Fylde Recorded Music Society
VIEWS (of this Record)336
PERFORMANCES

'Popular organ and keyboard music from some of the finest performers on the circuit and ALWAYS on the second Tuesday of every month. Everyone who shares an interest and who derives pleasure from listening to popular music played on electronic organ and keyboard is welcome to join us on our concert nights.'

* Blackpool Keyboard Club
VIEWS (of this Record)595
PERFORMANCES

'The Service provides weekly musical tuition in all Blackpool Schools and Academies and, in 90% of our Children's Centres. Its constant drive to improve the experiences and opportunities of all Blackpool children makes the Music Centre a fun place to work and rehearse and staged events have shown that Blackpool children have exceptional talent when given the opportunity ...' Blackpool Music Service is the Lead Organisation for the Blackpool Music Education Hub.

* Blackpool Music Service
Also indexedBlackpool Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)415

A Centre within Gwent Music: ‘Open access for beginners up to Grade 8. All instruments catered for on Fridays, guitars, keyboard, kit & vocals on Thursdays‘.

* Blaenau Gwent Music Centre
VIEWS (of this Record)367

‘Devised by The Highland Council in partnership with Fèisean nan Gàidheal and the Promoters Arts Network ... The BLAS Festival aims to play a role in celebrating the culture of traditional music and Gaelic in the Highlands of Scotland. BLAS will do this in part by creating the opportunities for young musicians to play and learn with leading artists in traditional music and Gaelic. BLAS will also widen the opportunities for communities to experience and enjoy live music and Gaelic performances which support their culture.’ Held Mid September at a wide range of venues across Highland.

Category Folk Festivals
* BLAS Festival
Also indexedFèisean nan Gàidheal
VIEWS (of this Record)121

'In the Late 1960s a tide of contemporary American folk music was sweeping Britain and several clubs in Cornwall featured this material. However, in 1967 a small group of traditional singers, including Vic Legg and Lar Cann started meeting for weekly sessions in the Masons' Arms, Bodmin. They decided to start a club to raise funds for British folksingers to visit Cornwall. The first recorded club night of the Bodmin Traditional Folk Club, as it was then, was on 31st May 1968 in an upper room at The Barley Sheaf.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Bodmin Folk Club
VIEWS (of this Record)362
PERFORMANCES

'The Regis Music and Concert Club was formed in 1977 to promote the performance of vocal and instrumental chamber music for members and visitors. The name was changed twenty-two years later to “Bognor Regis Music Club”. Recitals are held in Regency-style premises, boasting a minstrels' gallery, and ideally suited for the performance of small-scale works. The Concert Room is particularly popular with chamber groups because of the high ceiling and friendly proportions. It was used extensively for concerts until 1883, when it also served as the Town Council Chamber.'

* Bognor Regis Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)496
PERFORMANCES

‘A series of twelve presentations, on alternate weeks, on a wide range of musical themes, all illustrated with examples on CD, played on high quality equipment. The music is mainly classical but jazz and light music are sometimes included. The presentations are given either by an experienced visiting speaker or by a club member and may be about the life and work of a specific composer or follow a theme but all consist predominantly of listening to music.’

* Bognor Regis Recorded Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)342

‘A residential/non-residential summer school held each year at Clowne, Derbyshire tutored by leading international brass instrumental exponents.’  Held Late July.

* Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School
VIEWS (of this Record)190

‘Our objectives are to: Provide opportunities for members, and the general public, to broaden their knowledge of music (particularly for the organ) by arranging talks, demonstrations etc., and to experience playing on a wide range of organs by arranging visits to a variety of churches.’

Category Bolton
* Bolton & District Organists’ Association
VIEWS (of this Record)138

'We hold regular monthly concerts featuring the top UK and European artistes playing the very best of the modern electronic instruments, multi keyboards etc.'

* Bolton In Tune
VIEWS (of this Record)411
PERFORMANCES

'We are teaching around 8,000 children weekly to play a musical instrument, teaching the music curriculum in over a third of our local primary schools and running 45 weekly out-of-school bands, choirs and orchestras ... Many of our students come through the Music Service and then go on to play in regional ensembles like the Halle Youth Orchestra and the Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band and in national groups like the National Youth Choir/ Brass Band / Orchestra ... Bolton Music Service is the lead partner in the Greater Manchester Music Hub.’

* Bolton Music Service
VIEWS (of this Record)343

'Exists to promote the enjoyment of early music. It doesn't matter if you're a singer or an instrumentalist; very experienced or a beginner; amateur or professional - if you enjoy early music, BMEMF is for you.'

Category Early Music
* Border Marches Early Music Forum
VIEWS (of this Record)308

'Established to promote high standards in church music, to promote public awareness of the organ and choral repertoire, to encourage existing organists and recruit new organists, and to arrange lectures, recitals, workshops and discussions on all matters relating to organists and church music in general.'

* Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians
VIEWS (of this Record)418

‘We welcome all to our concerts, where you are assured good music and good company. Supper is optionally served after every concert, providing an opportunity to socialise and discuss the evening’s music. The musicians also join us to mingle and to talk about the music they are currently playing and their plans for the future ... The Society holds its concerts in the magnificent Mellerstain House, which was built in the 18th century by William & Robert Adam and is the residence of the 14th Earl of Haddington and family. Mellerstain is near Gordon in the heart of the Scottish Borders.’

* Borders Music and Arts Society
Also indexedMellerstain House
VIEWS (of this Record)18
PERFORMANCES

'Helps outstanding young musicians to develop and sustain international careers with awards that fund tailor-made projects. However, the Trust considers the value of receiving a BBT Award or Fellowship to be far greater than the direct financial assistance given. It aims to provide advice, guidance and contacts as well as public relations exposure for artists’ BBT-funded projects. Winners receive a high profile on the BBT website, with audio and video material included where appropriate, and via its news and e-newsletters. BBT artists join a family that supports them in advancing their careers ... BBT Communities was launched in October 2018 to reward organisations that enhance the life of a community through music.’

* Borletti-Buitoni Trust
Also indexedBBT Communities
VIEWS (of this Record)297

*Borough New Music was set up in January 2017 as a non-profit-making trust. Its mission has three elements, all focusing on music of our time and living composers: (i) To provide a platform for performers; (ii) To provide opportunities for living composers to have their work performed; (iii) To promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the music of today to a new audience. Guest Artistic Directors and Trustees are appointed every season.’

* Borough New Music
VIEWS (of this Record)153
Concerts and Recitals Season

FEATURED Prolific provider of concerts and recitals. Normally offers several events per month, at least during their season(s). I have simply and routinely flagged the 1st day of each month as an aide-memoire: check the Website for details.

PERFORMANCES

'Principle role is to support all aspects of the Arts in the Borough. Committee members include representatives from local arts groups plus members and officers from the local council.'

* Borough of Reigate and Banstead Arts Council
VIEWS (of this Record)183

Founded 1949: ‘We organise a subscription series of six chamber music concerts each year from October to March. Many of our visiting artists also go into local schools, mainly primary, to give educational workshops‘.

* Boston Concert Club
VIEWS (of this Record)85

‘In the mid 1990's a group of like minded amateur organ players in the Bourne area decided they would like to get together to hear each other play music and enjoy each others' company ...'. Monthly evening meetings.

* Bourne Organ Club
VIEWS (of this Record)630
PERFORMANCES

'Areas covered by the Association are generally south-east Dorset and south-west Hampshire. This includes Poole, Bournemouth and The New Forest. Part of the Association’s objectives are "to advance the education of the public in the study of the art of music with special reference to liturgical and organ music". A meeting is held on most months during the year, ranging from arranged talks, visits to local organs, an annual full day outing to a major venue and an Annual Dinner. In recent years, we have been pleased to enjoy trips abroad.'

* Bournemouth and District Association of Organists
VIEWS (of this Record)307

'The festival brings intriguing, spectacular and (sometimes) down-right curious arts experiences to our seaside town. With over 60 events – a spirited mix of some of the best regional, national and international arts across dance, film, music, visual art, literature, theatre, comedy and more.' Held Mid October.

Category Arts Festivals
* Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival
Also indexedArts Bournemouth
VIEWS (of this Record)224
PERFORMANCES

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