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www.4flutes.com

'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.'

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abbeychamberconcerts.wordpress.com

'A series of chamber concerts by top-quality local musicians on one Sunday each month.'

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www.abbotsholmeartssociety.co.uk

'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 ...'

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aberdeenmusicfestival.com

‘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.’

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www.adoa.org.uk

'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.'

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www.aberdeenchambermusic.org

'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.'

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/abergele/

'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.

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www.afym.org.uk

'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
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www.abmusfest.org.uk

‘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.

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www.abingdonsummerschoolforsolosingers.co.uk

‘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.

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www.aboynecellos.co.uk

Held Mid 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.'

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gb.abrsm.org/en/home

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.’

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Also indexedAssociated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
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www.absoluteclassics.co.uk

'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.'

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www.armonico.org.uk/ac-academy/

‘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 ...”.’

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www.academymusicgroup.com/companyo2academybrixton/academy-events

‘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.’

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www.acm.ac.uk

'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.

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Also indexedACM London
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www.falmouth.ac.uk/academy-of-music-theatre-arts

'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.'

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www.accesstomusic.co.uk

'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!'

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www.ackworthconcertsociety.co.uk

'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.'

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www.acousticfestival.co.uk

Annually since 2006. Held Early June.

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.adbastonccs.org.uk/concerts.asp

'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.'

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www.makingmusic.org.uk/get-involved/projects/adopt-a-composer

‘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) ...’

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www.aims.uk.com

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.'

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snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/

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

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Also indexedSnape Proms
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www.alderleyedgefestival.com

'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.

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/aldermaston/

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.'

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www.aldershot-festival.org

'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.

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www.alivenetwork.com

'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.'

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allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk

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
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magjam.wixsite.com/almondvalleyfolkclub

'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
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alnwickmusicsociety.co.uk

'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.'

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www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/alnwick.htm

'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.'

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www.alwintonconcerts.org

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.’

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www.amadeusorchestra.co.uk/academy

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.

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Also indexedAmadeus Orchestra
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www.amershamconcerts.org.uk

'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 ...'

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www.amershamfestival.org

‘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.’

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Also indexedAmersham Festival Chamber Orchestra
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www.andovermusicclub.co.uk

'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.'

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www.armonico.org.uk

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

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www.armstronggibbs.com

'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.'

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www.arranevents.com

'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.'

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www.arranevents.com

'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
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www.arranevents.com/Music_Society.php

Monthly concerts October through March presenting an eclectic range of performers.

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artaxismusic.com

‘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.’

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artformsleeds.co.uk/music/

‘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.’

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Also indexedCity of Leeds Youth Music
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www.arthurbliss.org

'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.'

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www.artscouncil.org.uk/supporting-music

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

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www.artscouncil-ni.org

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

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www.arts.wales

'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.'

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www.artsderbyshire.org.uk

‘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.’

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www.artsfirst.org.uk

'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.

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Also indexedIslington Music Education Hub
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www.a4r.org.uk

'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.'

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prescotfestival.co.uk

'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.'

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Also indexedPrescot Festival of Music & the Arts
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artsinredditch.com

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

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ans.wildapricot.org

‘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'

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www.artsrichmond.org.uk

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

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arts.caithness.org

'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.'

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www.arunyoungmusicians.co.uk/the-festival/

‘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.

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/ascot/

'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 ...'

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ashbournefestival.org

'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
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afa.btck.co.uk

Founded 'in 1981 to foster and promote the maintenance, improvement and development of artistic taste and knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts among the inhabitants of the Borough of Ashford'.

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www.askonasholt.co.uk

'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'

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www.atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

'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
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www.atholestill.com

'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.'

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www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk

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

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www.acflondon.org

'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.'

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www.malvernfestival.co.uk

'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
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www.avonvalleyconcerts.com

'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.'

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Also indexedRingwood, Hampshire
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www.a-y-m.org.uk

'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 ...'

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www.aylesburyvaleartscouncil.org.uk

'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.'

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www.aag.org.uk

'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".'

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www.bsharp.org.uk

‘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 ...'

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www.banesmusiconline.co.uk

‘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.‘

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www.baccapipes.org.uk

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

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.bachtobaby.com

‘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!’

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www.london.balassiintezet.hu/en/

'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.'

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Also indexedHungarian Cultural Centre London
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www.madnanny.co.uk

'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
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www.baldockfestival.org

'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.'

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www.thethompsonprimary.co.uk/ballyclare-music-festival.html

Founded 1951. Sections include: Recorder, String, Brass, Woodwind, Vocal, Choral, Pianoforte. Held Early March.

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Also indexedThompson Primary School
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www.ballymenafestival.org.uk

'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.'

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www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk

'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
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www.bandsforhire.net

‘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.’

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www.bicf.co.uk

'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.

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www.bangormusicfestival.org.uk

'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.

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www.bansteadarts.co.uk

'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.'

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bansteadorganclub.co.uk

'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 ...'

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baring-gould.co.uk

‘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
Visits to the Website29
Also indexedWren Music | Sabine Baring-Gould
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www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-learning/

‘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 ...'

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bcmadiscovermusic.wixsite.com/bcma

‘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!’

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www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/leisure-libraries-and-museums/events/annual-events/

‘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
Visits to the Website71
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www.barmouthmusic.org

'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
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www.barnardos.org.uk/Events-Choir-comp-rules.pdf

‘There will be 18 choirs chosen from the junior age category, up to and including 12 years of age. There will be six choirs chosen from the senior age category, up to and including 18 years of age. 24 choirs in total will perform at The Royal Festival Hall on 12 March 2018. Each selected choir has to sing one of their competition pieces in the evening concert as well as joining in two massed choir items ... Entries are to be received by 10 November 2017 ... Choirs will be informed if they are successful by 6 January 2018.‘ Alert I assume this Event is the 2018 successor to the 2017 National Competition; but I was not able to confirm this at the time of Review.

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Also indexedBarnardo’s National Choral Competition
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www.barnesmusicfestival.com

'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.

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barnesmusicsociety.org.uk

'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.'

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beatrust.org.uk

'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!'

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www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/children-families-and-education/schools-and-learning/music-education/

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

Visits to the Website50
Also indexedBarnsley Music Service
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www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/barnsley.htm

'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,'

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barnsley-ymdfestival.co.uk

‘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.

Visits to the Website22
Also indexedThe Co-operative Youth Music and Drama Festival
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www.baroque-week.org.uk

'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.

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basicallyquartets.net

'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.

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basingstokemusicandarts.org.uk

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.'

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www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/schools-colleges-and-learning/governors-teaching-professionals/music-ser...

'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.'

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bathfolkfestival.org

‘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
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www.battleproms.com

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

Visits to the Website58
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www.dandipal.uk/music/

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

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www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qn4b

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 [2017]

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www.bbc.co.uk/proms

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

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www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007tb68

'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.'

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www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00bb3wt

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.'

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www.beaconsfieldfestivalofchoirs.com

‘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.

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www.beckenham-festival.org.uk

‘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.

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www.beddgelertmusicfestival.org.uk

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

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www.bedfordmusicclub.co.uk

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

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/bedford2/

'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 ...'

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www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk

'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.

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www.bedfordshiremusictrust.org.uk

'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.'

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bedfordshireorganists.org

'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'

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www.bedworthfolkclub.co.uk

'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
Visits to the Website38
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bedworth-festival.info

'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!'

Category:Folk Festivals
Visits to the Website53
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www.beerwurlitzer.org.uk

'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.'

Visits to the Website58
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bpse.org

'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]

Visits to the Website45
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www.beitharts.org

'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 Website unavailable at Review; cf Facebook Page.

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www.belfastmusicsociety.org

'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 ...'

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www.belfastmusicalfestival.com

‘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.

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/belper/

'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 ...'

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www.belperartsfestival.org

'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
Visits to the Website46
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belvederejazz.co.uk

'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
Visits to the Website51
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benslowmusic.org

'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.'

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www.berkhamstedartstrust.org.uk

‘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.’

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www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk

'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
Visits to the Website48
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www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk

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'.

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www.berkshiremaestros.org.uk

'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.'

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www.berkshireorganists.org.uk

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www.theberliozsociety.org.uk

'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.'

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www.ncem.co.uk/bemf

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.

Visits to the Website63
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beverleychambermusicfestival.org.uk

‘An annual celebration of chamber music ... World class chamber musicians from around the globe visit the delightful market town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire.’  Held Late September.

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www.beverleyfestival.com

'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 June.

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.bdoca.myzen.co.uk

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.'

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/bexley/

'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.'

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bidefordfolkclub.com

'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
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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/bideford/

'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.'

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www.bidefordmusicclub.org.uk

'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.'

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biggaraccordionandfiddle.weebly.com

'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.'

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www.biggarmusic.org.uk

'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.'

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bird-college.com/music-service/

'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 ...'

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Also indexedBexley Music Education Hub
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www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/

'Music education since 1886. In 2017 we’ll be moving into the first purpose–built Conservatoire in a generation; the first of the digital age ... We host a huge range of public concerts and events throughout the year within the Conservatoire and at venues throughout the City.'

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www.birminghampianofestival.com

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.

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Also indexedUniversity of Birmingham
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www.birminghamjazz.co.uk

‘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
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www.birminghammusicfestival.co.uk

'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.

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www.bhamorgan.org.uk

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

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bvemv.orpheusweb.co.uk/BAMSWeb/bams.html

'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.'

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theblackcountryaccordionclub.com

'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. Refreshments available. Fourth Monday of the Month  We have a guest artist.'

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www.blackcountryartscouncil.org.uk

‘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.’

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bdmusichub.org

'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.'

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www.blackburn-festival-of-speech-music-dance.org.uk

'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.

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blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk

‘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.’

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www.blackheathcentreforsinging.com

'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?'

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www.blackheathmusicfestival.co.uk

‘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.

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/blackpool/

'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.'

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www.blackpoolmusicservice.co.uk

'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 ...'

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www.gwentmusic.co.uk/bgmc/

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‘.

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www.concertsatcratfield.org.uk

'It was in 1987 that David and Linda Holmes founded a series of chamber concerts; these began at the Walpole Old Chapel, moving in 1991 to Cratfield. The creation and registration of a charitable trust, Blyth Valley Chamber Music, followed in 1993. By then the format of six fortnightly Sunday afternoon concerts was firmly established, though with some occasional winter extra concerts ... We aim in each season to combine well-known combinations of instruments for which there is an abundant repertoire – like the string quartet and piano trio – with less usual groups of instruments whose repertoire may therefore be smaller, but no less worth hearing. We also intend to offer in each concert enough of what could be called the "core" repertoire to give us a good chance of filling the church – ticket sales being our largest source of income – but to spice this with new or less well-known works.'

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www.bodminfolk.co.uk

'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
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www.bognorregismusic.org.uk

'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.'

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www.bibbss.org.uk

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

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boltonintune.wixsite.com/bolton

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

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gmmusichub.co.uk/bolton

'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.’

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www.bmemf.org.uk

'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
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www.bordersorganists.org.uk

'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.'

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www.bbtrust.com

'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.'

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www.boroughnewmusic.co.uk

*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.’

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www.brbac.co.uk

'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.'

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/bourne/

‘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.

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www.iao.org.uk/bournemouth/

'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.'

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artsbythesea.co.uk

'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
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www.bournemouthchambermusic.co.uk

'Promoting chamber music concerts by musicians of national and international repute - All concerts are held on Sundays at 3pm.' Typically half a dozen concerts October - May.

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/bournemouth/

'Formed in 1966, as the Bournemouth branch of The Hammond Organ Society, under the chairmanship of Mr. Sydney Webb, the interest was such that by late 1967 it was becoming clear that the appointment of a committee was desirable. Subscriptions at that time were set at 1 guinea for the first member of a family with half a guinea for additional family members. Meetings were held in Hotels in the Bournemouth area ... We continue to enjoy a healthy membership, and can almost guarantee a full house for visiting artistes. An invitation is warmly extended to visitors at each concert where we endeavour to accommodate everyone.'

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www.bmcf.info

'To celebrate excellence and promote community participation in the performing arts by presenting an annual festival, enhanced by competition and professional adjudication.'

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www.bowdonfestival.co.uk

‘From small beginnings in 2013, Bowdon Festival has grown into a major arts event in Trafford and North Cheshire. We are a registered charity and are run entirely by volunteers. Our principal activity is Bowdon Youth Festival, held on the first weekend of February each year.’

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www.brackleyfolkclub.org

'A traditional folk club in the Heart of England.'

Category:Folk Clubs
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bradfieldfestivalofmusic.co.uk

'An annual celebration of music performed in the Parish Church of St Nicholas’, a historic 12th century church set in the beautiful landscape of High Bradfield, Sheffield within the Peak District National Park.' Held Late June.

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www.bradfordaccordionband.org.uk

'A unique and diverse musical group whose mission is to make great music whilst having fun! Our membership comprises accordion players from the age of 25 to 85 – both amateur and professional. BAB’s repertoire is wide-ranging and includes classics, music from the shows, pop, rock, folk and accordion originals. We perform at venues throughout Yorkshire and pride ourselves on giving a lively show. More recently, we have introduced a percussion section and a small number of alternative wind instruments to complement our sound.'

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www.bradfordmusiconline.co.uk/site/

The Bradford Music & Arts Service 'is committed to delivering the objectives of the National Plan for Music and as the lead organisation for the Bradford Music Education Hub will work with a range of partners to offer the best possible musical experience to all children within the Bradford district and beyond'.

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www.bradfordorganists.org.uk

'We are a friendly musical fellowship, open to all, with a particular interest in the classical pipe organ but with meetings covering a wide range of topics, almost all with a musical flavour. Our membership encompasses all ages, abilities, interests and religious affiliations - so you are sure to meet interesting people at our meetings!'

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www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/bradford-o-a.htm

'The aim of the Society is to present on excellent sound equipment a broad range of classical music on compact disc, selected from the whole of the recording era, circa 1900 to the present day. Programmes include a wide variety of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music, chosen and presented by members and by visiting specialists, giving background about the music or performers ... Visitors are very welcome at any of our meetings. Whether you come with a friend or alone, you will find the atmosphere friendly and welcoming.'

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www.laverocks.co.uk/folkclub/

'Singers and players of all standards are welcome to this friendly Sing-Around. Whatever your talent, you are guaranteed a friendly welcome and an appreciative audience. And, if you just want to sit and sup, you will find some good company and an eclectic mix of folk.'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.brassbandsummerschool.com

'Annual course gives brass enthusiasts throughout the globe an opportunity to study, learn and socialise with a world class music staff and like-minded musicians.' Held Mid August.

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www.breconbaroquefestival.com

'Established in 2006 by Rachel Podger, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Baroque music ... Brecon Baroque was founded in 2007 as the resident ensemble for the festival and now enjoys an international reputation in its own right.' Held Late October.

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www.breinton.com

Soirées at Breinton 'Since the formation of Breinton Recital Society in the spring of 2009, we have provided top quality concerts by world-class classical music performers. What started out as casual, small musical gatherings, with an audience made up of family, friends and neighbours, soon turned into a significant concert venue for many music enthusiasts, not only from Woking and neighbouring areas, but also more recently from all over UK!'

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www.brent.gov.uk/bms

'A very active organisation, providing a wide variety of innovative programmes and activities including concerts at Wembley Arena, rock and pop festivals, solo competitions, choir competitions, guest performances at local events, participation in national events, as well as international tours ... Brent Music Service is also the lead partner of the Brent Music Education Hub.'

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www.brentwoodarts.org.uk

'Fosters and promotes artistic and cultural activities in the Borough. It acts as a co-ordinating body between the many arts groups in the area and the local authority. Membership represents all branches of the arts: music, drama, visual arts, crafts, heritage, writing and poetry, and a large number of associate members whose individual support is much valued.'

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www.bridgend.gov.uk/services/bridgend-youth-music.aspx

‘Have you ever wanted to play a musical instrument as well as your favourite musical star? Through specialist tuition and working together in ensembles from the beginning stages to advanced standards, the Bridgend Youth Music Team helps to develop the playing skills and musicianship of pupils in Bridgend County Borough schools, regardless of financial means.’

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www.bridgnorthjazz.co.uk

Bridgnorth Jazz provide a series of monthly jazz events, annual festival and jazz trail. Mostly mainstream Jazz with bands and small combo’s using top quality musicians many with a national reputation.’

Category:Jazz Clubs
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www.bridgnorthfestival.org.uk

Founded in August 2006: Mission * To grow and diversify year on year; * To support and enable the arts; * To create a platform for local, national and international artists; * To encourage participation in the arts; * To raise funds for one local and one national charity each year. Held Late August.

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www.open-concerts.co.uk/organ-and-keyboard-clubs/

Alert 'Sadly, December 2016 with Chris Powell was our last concert and the club is now closed.'

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bdorganists.org.uk

‘Covers the South area of East Sussex, along the coast from Eastbourne to Worthing. It welcomes all those with an interest in the organ, its music and construction, whether or not they play the instrument themselves. Meetings cover a wide range of activities, including master classes, recitals, talks, social events, help for inexperienced organists and visits to instruments of all sizes, from small one manual organs in country parishes to those in Cathedrals ... There are nine association meetings and a recital series per year in various locations in the Brighton area and further afield.’

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www.bhma.org.uk

BHMA provides quality and inclusive music and arts education and performance opportunities for all children and young people across the city including music lessons, ensembles, projects, workshops, orchestras, summer schools and dance classes. BHMA is the lead partner of the award winning SoundCity, the Music Education Hub for Brighton & Hove. Working alongside the Brighton Dome & Festival, Glyndebourne, Rhythmix, University of Sussex, Royal Pavilion and Museums, representatives from Public Health and the Music Industry.’

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www.bremf.org.uk

'Throughout the year, BREMF contributes to the vibrant arts scene in Brighton and Hove through its programme of choral concerts, workshops and schools projects. The annual Festival takes place in late October and early November and has built a reputation for lively and inspired programming, often exploring connections with different art forms and using performance formats and spaces that challenge preconceptions of early music.'

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www.bdoa.org.uk

‘The BDOA was founded in 1934 to advance the education of the public in the study of the art of music with reference to organ music. The Association offers advice to performers, teachers, students, churchmen and members of the public concerned with improvement in standards of performance, and in playing the organ. During each year we arrange lectures, visit organs, and demonstrate the organ. Quarterly, each member receives a copy of the magazine "The Organists' Review" and the local association bulletin. They also receive on an annual basis a directory of Members, which shows organists who are available to deputise for church organists and others, and a card showing a programme of events for the year.’

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www.bristolfestival.co.uk

‘Our festival is an annual event featuring a wide range of musical instrument and vocal classes, competitive and some non-competitive. It is open to all ages from as young as 4 through to adults, from all walks of life and educational background. The Festival provides entrants with the opportunity to perform before an audience. The classes are judged by professional Adjudicators who will provide verbal and written assessments to help the entrants further develop their talents. The festival is held in various Bristol venues during the 3-4 weeks prior to the end of the Spring Term. The Bristol Eisteddfod Association is run by volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It is a non-profit making Registered Charity and is always grateful for financial support and sponsorship to ensure its future.’

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www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com

''If you think you know jazz and blues, you’re probably wrong! If you love music, you’ll love Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival. We’ve dipped into every genre and traversed the globe to bring you a line-up dedicated to the incredible musical legacy of jazz and blues; from swing to funk, bebop to blues, Gypsy jazz to Gospel, soul to rock ‘n roll ...' Held Mid March.

Category:Jazz Festivals
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www.bristolplaysmusic.org

Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the music education hub for Bristol. We believe in the power of music – to inspire, teach and transform lives. We want to make sure that every young person has access to music education activities and a platform for musical expression. Through work with partners and venues across Bristol, BPM will join up opportunities for teaching, learning and performance in a way that everyone can access. Our goal is to promote local music-making and our city’s rich musical talent.
Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust.’

Category:Bristol
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www.britishcomposerawards.com

'The British Composer Awards promote the art of composition, recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists, and bring their music to a wider audience. They are unique in making contemporary music, jazz and sonic art the focus of their annual celebration.' Award Ceremony held Early December.

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www.bimf.org.uk

‘A residential master class and chamber music course attracting exceptionally gifted high school and conservatory students from around the world, as well as young professionals ... The aim of the festival is to give young musicians intensive coaching, invaluable performance experience and the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of solo and chamber music repertoire. The team of professors are experienced performers and teachers in the top conservatories in UK and Europe.’ Held Early August

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kodaly.org.uk

'Promotes the advancement of British music education, following the teachings of Zoltán Kodály. The Kodály Approach – musicianship through singing – provides tools to develop fundamentals such as pulse, inner hearing, good tuning and sight reading ability. It’s said to be life-changing! Courses are available for everyone wanting to develop their own singing, musicianship and conducting skills, whilst teachers are helped to develop skills and confidence to deliver music lessons at all levels: Early Years, KS One, Two and beyond – to Higher Education and Instrumental teaching.'

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www.bms-york.org.uk

'The British Music Society of York is not quite what the name might lead you to think. It is simply an organisation which, as its core activity, stages six chamber music concerts per year, its season running from October to March. For historical reasons, however, it still has more the structure of a music society: its subscribers are called members, and the Society's committee and officers are appointed at an AGM, held in May or June.'

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www.byo.org.uk

'Founded in 1987 to provide professional rehearsal and performance opportunities for emerging singers, musicians and technical trainees on the threshold of their careers. Now regarded as one of the country's foremost opera training companies, it works to provide the very best professional development through an annual programme of workshops, masterclasses and fully-staged operas.'

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www.greshams.com/enterprises/britten-music-course/

'Since its inception in 2010, the Britten Music Course (BMC) has given opportunities to talented young musicians to develop their skills, learn new repertoire, and perform at the highest standards. The course, which will take place every July, is based at Gresham’s Prep School, and is fully residential ... Participants will enjoy the usual mix of orchestral and choral workshops, have the opportunity to perform in both solo and ensemble concerts, and benefit from tuition from some of the country’s leading professional choral singers during the Come and Sing weekend ...'

Category:Cromer
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www.brittenpears.org

'Maintains one of the UK’s most important centres for music research. The archive and library holdings of manuscripts and other source materials are unrivalled in their breadth and depth by any other single composer collection ... We also care for the domestic interiors of the house Britten and Pears shared here, including an extensive art collection. Our collections are open to all, by appointment, in the Reading Room of our purpose-built Archive.'

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snapemaltings.co.uk/music/britten-pears-young-artist-programme/

‘Residential projects and masterclasses take place throughout the year in the beautiful surroundings of the Suffolk Coast where Britten lived and worked. Participants benefit from an exceptional campus of performance spaces and studios, which has grown around the iconic Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of the Aldeburgh Festival. The BPYAP hosts some of the premier performers and teachers who lead intensive projects, which culminate in high profile performances.’

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www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk

‘Everyone has a different Folk Week – ask 50 people what is their favourite part of the festival and they will each tell you something completely different! Whether you are family looking for child-friendly events, younger generation wanting to burn off some dance energy or singers and musicians seeking out a session – Folk Week has something for you. The festival takes place all over the town and there’s hardly a venue that isn’t bursting with song, music and dance. All venues are within walking distance – although we admit that getting down the hill to the sea is easier than getting back up!' Held Mid August.

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.brockenhurstmusicsociety.co.uk

'Brockenhurst Music Society in the heart of the New Forest presents five musical concerts per year which feature a range of small chamber groups and soloists.'

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www.iao.org.uk/bromley/

'Meets monthly throughout the year, with most meetings taking place on Saturdays. These meetings include visits to organs locally and further afield; social events like the Annual Dinner and Christmas Supper Party; and "educational" meetings to assist members in developing their expertise. Additional meetings are sometimes arranged on weekday evenings ... Several successful day-tours have been organised ...'

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bromleyguitarsociety.blogspot.co.uk

Occasional concerts and recitals: 'New members are always welcome. Come along to a meeting and see what we're all about!'

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www.bymt.co.uk

‘An independent music service nationally renowned for providing a very high quality comprehensive and inclusive instrumental and vocal music education to the young people of Bromley and surrounding areas, as well as providing opportunities for performance in a wide range of settings to enhance the musical understanding and appreciation of pupils and the wider community ... BYMT became the leading partner in Bromley's Music Hub in September 2012.'

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www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

'If you love live music performed by outstanding classically trained artists and would like to help ensure the continuation of our 50 year tradition through our Friday evening series of chamber music, then please consider supporting us. Our programmes are wide ranging, from the classics like Haydn , Beethoven and Mozart to new works by living composers, taking in the rich romantic repertoire and modern music, with a strong thread of music by 20th century English composers. Our Box Office receipts do not come near to covering the total cost of putting on our concert series and Bromsgrove Concerts are reliant on grants and donations from charitable bodies and individuals for their continued existence.'

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www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk

‘Established in 1960 as a vibrant celebration of the arts and culture in their broadest sense. Since its inception, the Festival has included a multitude of art forms and hosted many performers and artists of world renown. In recent years ... Bromsgrove Festival has celebrated mainly classical music with some excellent musicians in stunning venues ... [However, in 2017,] Bromsgrove Festival will once more celebrate the diversity of arts and culture by expanding to incorporate an impressive number of events in a wide variety of media. There really WILL be “something for everyone”.’ Held Mid July.

Category:Arts Festivals
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bromsgrovecompetition.com

'Began in 1981 as an international platform for talented young instrumentalists and singers between the ages of 18 and 25 (28 in the case of singers). Since then many outstanding finalists have found The Bromsgrove a stepping stone to national and international recognition and success.'

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www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk

'The best folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area, featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.' Held Mid September.

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.broxbournearts.org.uk

'Offers activities and events which are not usually provided by the Borough of Broxbourne's Leisure and Entertainments programme. It also represents the arts interests of individuals and member groups and negotiates with the Borough, so that the arts community may enjoy greater recognition and leisure facilities on a par with the provision for sports.'

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www.buckinghamacousticclub.co.uk

'Free entrance. We have several regular hosts who take it in turns to run the evening using small PA systems, and we welcome all styles of performer. If you would like to perform, then just come along and introduce yourself to the host for that evening. We try to give everyone a spot, and work on a first come first serve basis, with everyone usually getting at least 3 numbers. Some of our evenings can be very busy, so come early or you may miss out.'

Category:Buckingham
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www.learningtrust.net/service/music-services/

'We believe passionately that music is an invaluable and essential part of education for young people. The thrill of making music and exploring our creativity through instrumental and vocal work builds confidence and self-esteem. We develop learning and listening skills alongside concentration and co-ordination. Children who learn music are better equipped for success in life ... Buckinghamshire Music Education Hub is a network of music education organisations, community groups, Buckinghamshire schools and music practitioners who share a common vision to provide and create musical opportunities and experiences of the highest quality for all students in the county at all levels and in all types and genres of music.'

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Also indexedBuckinghamshire Music Education Hub
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www.bucksvoice.net/boa/

'Founded in 1963, this Association exists to promote interest in the organ and organ music. Membership is open to everyone interested in the organ, whether players or not ... To achieve its objective, the association provides a monthly programme of visits to churches, and elsewhere, to play organs, holds lectures, arranges recitals and provides social functions.'

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www.sites.google.com/site/budefolk/

‘Everyone is welcome to our Folk Club whether you sing, tell stories, play an instrument or just want to listen to live music and have a bit of fun - alternate Sunday nights at the Falcon. We have occasional guest nights, when we enjoy talented people who tour the country; but on most of our evenings we make the music and fun ourselves. We enjoy each other's company, play music together, listen to each other sing ... Come along and meet us.’

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.budejazz.co.uk

'Bude Jazz Club, the brain child of Pat Sullivan, was formed in 1990 to promote and encourage jazz in Bude and the surrounding area. The club currently presents live entertainment twice a month, usually on Sunday evenings ...'

Category:Jazz Clubs
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www.budemusicsociety.com

'Promotes classical music through a series of Sunday afternoon concerts during the Autumn and Spring, and an additional concert in the early summer. All the concerts are open to the public, and tickets are always available on the door.'

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www.budleighjazzfestival.org

Category:Jazz Festivals
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budleighmusicfestival.co.uk

Held Mid July. ‘Welcome to classical music on the Jurassic coast, evening concerts performed by top international artists and a series of free lunchtime concerts featuring local or up and coming talent. Evening concerts feature soloists, quartets and an orchestra, plenty for all to enjoy.'

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www.bcilondon.co.uk

'The Bulgarian Cultural Institute London (BCI London) is Bulgaria’s official organisation in the UK which promotes Bulgarian culture, knowledge and tourism, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria ... We are currently working to develop several cultural programmes and partnerships, with the intention of stimulating direct experience of Bulgarian culture, and its diversity, through various forms of the creative arts and more. These include theatre, film, music, visual arts exhibitions, literature, ethnographic heritage, urban culture, interactive workshops, discussions, and more!'

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www.burnleyfestival.co.uk

'You will be performing in bright modern classrooms or lecture theatres with raked seating. Our accompanists use digital pianos. The piano provided for performance is a well-maintained Bösendorfer Grand.' Music Section held Mid March.

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/burntwoodmfa/

'The monthly shows with top line artistes are augmented by profesional stage lighting, a camera and video screen presentation and the venue boasts plentiful safe parking good disabled access, a licenced bar and a sizeable raffle at each event.'

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www.burteyfen.co.uk

'The Burtey Fen Collection Is a privately owned music hall in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, housing three pipe organs - a Compton cinema organ, a Wurlitzer cinema organ and a classical pipe organ. The venue also features a vast collection of original memorabilia in tribute to the stars of entertainment 1940-1965. A small "fairground organ" made by the late Denis Matthews of the "M Ranch" has been re-housed on the balcony. Organ concerts by top names of the organ world are a monthly feature ...'

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www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival.html

‘The Festival is uniquely set in one of the UK's finest Elizabethan stately piles, our very own Burton Agnes Hall! Over twenty five bands provide a weekend of Jazz and Blues from our manicured lawns and inside our ornately carved Great Hall ... Could this be the most breathtaking place to spend a weekend, soaking up the UK's hottest jazz and blues acts? We provide music for all tastes, from those seeking an ambient accompaniment to a glass of wine in the majestic grounds; to the jazz or blues aficionado wanting to get up close to star performers.’ Held Mid July.

Category:Jazz Festivals
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badac.org.uk

'Run entirely by volunteers for our Voluntary Arts Community.' Website includes access to the annual BADAC Arts Directory and a Calendar of Events.

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www.burtonvocalfestival.com

'Held in March each year. It has classes that are open to all age groups.'

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burymusic.co.uk

'We teach in Bury secondary and primary schools. We offer tuition on all orchestral and concert band instruments PLUS piano and guitar. Pupils have FREE use of their chosen instrument ... We have several orchestras, groups, bands and ensembles formed for various occasions and managed by staff in their own time. Approximately 250 young people aged between 8 and 18 are involved! They play in a tremendous variety of performing units graded to cater for their different levels of age and experience.'

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www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/buryrmc.htm

'The Circle was formed in 1958 to promote the appreciation, knowledge and enjoyment of classical music in all its forms. The Circle is non-commercial and does not attempt to promote sales of records.  Concert visits are arranged occasionally during the season.'

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buryconcertclub.co.uk

Originated as the Music Lovers' Concert Club :  'In wartime Bury St Edmunds, local music-loving residents and visiting forces personnel created an audience for classical music, both live and recorded. The national Council for Encouragement of Music and the Arts – a war-time precursor of the Arts Council – recruited groups of professional musicians brave enough to undertake tours to blacked-out towns outside blitzed London.' The Club continued after the war and now offers about half a dozen evening recitals per season.

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www.argyllandbuteconcerttours.org.uk/bute.html

'Usually six concerts between October and March under the auspices of Argyll & Bute Concert Tours.'

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www.butefest.co.uk

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www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

'A happy marriage of opera, music and books.' Held During July.

Category:Arts Festivals
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buxtonmsdfestival.co.uk/wordpress/

‘We are a Festival celebrating amateur music and drama performing, with opportunities for children, young people and adults to perform in both a competitive and non-competitive supportive environment and benefit from feedback.’ Held Mid May.

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www.cadenzasummerschool.org.uk

Cadenza is open to anyone over eleven, including school pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and amateur adults, and delivers solo and chamber lessons, usually half and half, but the balance can be varied by request. Older students in pre-formed ensembles often wish to focus on advanced chamber coaching and to enjoy the late night mixed staff/student chamber scene. Conversely every year students reach the final stages of competitions like the BBC, and need to focus on their solo work.' Held Mid July.

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www.caerleon-arts.org

'A non commercial community enterprise celebrating the arts and entertaining people throughout the year – the highlight being the annual Summer Festival.' (Held Mid July.)

Category:Arts Festivals
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www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Schools-and-learning/Caerphilly-Music-Service

'We support the music curriculum in schools by providing a broad range of quality instrumental and vocal tuition for students together with curriculum advice and support for teachers.'

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