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

* 4Flutes
Visits to the Website187
Views of The ‘Full’ Record331

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

Category Islington
* 60min Concerts
Visits to the Website7
Also indexedThe Cello Corner
Views of The ‘Full’ Record19
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Abbey Chamber Concerts
Visits to the Website220
Views of The ‘Full’ Record318
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Abbotsholme Arts Society
Visits to the Website232
Views of The ‘Full’ Record385
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Aberdeen & NE of Scotland Music Festival
Visits to the Website166
Views of The ‘Full’ Record241

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

* Aberdeen and District Organists' Association
Visits to the Website153
Views of The ‘Full’ Record383

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

* Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts
Visits to the Website213
Views of The ‘Full’ Record344
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Aberdeen Folk Club
Visits to the Website27
Views of The ‘Full’ Record38

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

* Abergele and District Electronic Organ Society
Visits to the Website198
Views of The ‘Full’ Record469
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Swansea
* Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians
Visits to the Website170
Views of The ‘Full’ Record363
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Abingdon Music Festival
Visits to the Website223
Views of The ‘Full’ Record437

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

* Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers
Visits to the Website243
Views of The ‘Full’ Record275

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.'

* Aboyne Cello Festival
Visits to the Website235
Views of The ‘Full’ Record344

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

* ABRSM
Visits to the Website138
Also indexedAssociated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Views of The ‘Full’ Record147

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

* Absolute Classics
Visits to the Website203
Views of The ‘Full’ Record379
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* AC Academy
Visits to the Website109
Also indexedArmonico Consort
Views of The ‘Full’ Record144

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

* Academy Events
Visits to the Website151
Views of The ‘Full’ Record227

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

* Academy of Contemporary Music
Visits to the Website211
Also indexedACM London
Views of The ‘Full’ Record289

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

* Academy of Music and Sound
Visits to the Website187
Views of The ‘Full’ Record229

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

* Academy of Music and Theatre Arts [Falmouth]
Visits to the Website158
Also indexedFalmouth University
Views of The ‘Full’ Record270

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

* Accent Music Education Hub [Warrington and Halton]
Visits to the Website231
Views of The ‘Full’ Record284
Concerts and Recitals SeasonThe Hub ‘Calendar of Events’ lists a number of concerts of school pupil ensembles and groups held during each year.

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

* Access to Music
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record171

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

* Ackworth Concert Society
Visits to the Website183
Views of The ‘Full’ Record366
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals
* Acoustic Festival of Britain
Visits to the Website350
Views of The ‘Full’ Record318

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

* Adbaston Community Concert Society
Visits to the Website169
Views of The ‘Full’ Record401
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Adopt a Composer
Visits to the Website172
Views of The ‘Full’ Record174

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

* AIMS International Music School
Visits to the Website182
Views of The ‘Full’ Record276

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

* Aldeburgh Festival
Visits to the Website245
Also indexedSnape Proms
Views of The ‘Full’ Record351

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

Category Aldeburgh
* Aldeburgh Young Musicians
Visits to the Website60
Views of The ‘Full’ Record104

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

* Alderley Edge Festival
Visits to the Website294
Views of The ‘Full’ Record363

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

* Aldermaston Concert Centre
Visits to the Website217
Views of The ‘Full’ Record530
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Aldershot & Farnborough Festival of Music and Art
Visits to the Website160
Views of The ‘Full’ Record429

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

* Alive Network
Visits to the Website212
Views of The ‘Full’ Record171

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

Category Folk Festivals
* Allen Valleys Folk Festival
Visits to the Website193
Views of The ‘Full’ Record358

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Almond Valley Folk Club
Visits to the Website156
Views of The ‘Full’ Record345

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

* Alnwick Accordion & Fiddle Club
Visits to the Website23
Views of The ‘Full’ Record48
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Folk Festivals
* Alnwick International Music Festival
Visits to the Website169
Views of The ‘Full’ Record170

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

* Alnwick Music Society
Visits to the Website232
Views of The ‘Full’ Record548
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Alnwick Recorded Music Society
Visits to the Website161
Views of The ‘Full’ Record244
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Alwinton Summer Concerts
Visits to the Website184
Views of The ‘Full’ Record481
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Amadeus Academy
Visits to the Website165
Also indexedAmadeus Orchestra
Views of The ‘Full’ Record297

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

* Amber Trust
Visits to the Website24
Views of The ‘Full’ Record40

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

* Amersham Concert Club
Visits to the Website190
Views of The ‘Full’ Record338
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Amersham Festival of Music
Visits to the Website143
Also indexedAmersham Festival Chamber Orchestra
Views of The ‘Full’ Record207

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

* Andersonstown Traditional & Contemporary Music School
Visits to the Website114
Views of The ‘Full’ Record149

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

* Andover Music Club
Visits to the Website193
Views of The ‘Full’ Record294
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
Visits to the Website84
Views of The ‘Full’ Record127

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

* Anteros Arts Foundation
Visits to the Website86
Views of The ‘Full’ Record56
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Armonico Consort
Visits to the Website105
Views of The ‘Full’ Record191

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

* Armstrong Gibbs Society
Visits to the Website125
Views of The ‘Full’ Record299

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

* Arran Events
Visits to the Website224
Views of The ‘Full’ Record311

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

Category Folk Festivals
* Arran Folk Festival
Visits to the Website213
Views of The ‘Full’ Record433
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Arran Malt & Music Festival
Visits to the Website199
Views of The ‘Full’ Record337

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

* ArtAxis Music
Visits to the Website118
Views of The ‘Full’ Record153

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

* ArtForms Music [Leeds]
Visits to the Website207
Also indexedCity of Leeds Youth Music | Leeds Music Education Partnership
Views of The ‘Full’ Record208

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

* Arthur Bliss Society
Visits to the Website234
Views of The ‘Full’ Record325

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

* Arts Council England
Visits to the Website214
Views of The ‘Full’ Record243

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

* Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Visits to the Website240
Views of The ‘Full’ Record257

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

* Arts Council of Wales
Visits to the Website163
Views of The ‘Full’ Record424

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

* Arts Derbyshire
Visits to the Website177
Views of The ‘Full’ Record386

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

* Arts First [Islington]
Visits to the Website160
Also indexedIslington Music Education Hub
Views of The ‘Full’ Record378

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

* Arts for Rutland
Visits to the Website201
Views of The ‘Full’ Record359

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

* Arts in Prescot
Visits to the Website218
Also indexedPrescot Festival of Music & the Arts
Views of The ‘Full’ Record332

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

* Arts in Redditch
Visits to the Website136
Views of The ‘Full’ Record263

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

* Arts in Residence
Visits to the Website47
Views of The ‘Full’ Record34

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

* Arts Network Sutton
Visits to the Website143
Views of The ‘Full’ Record201

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

* Arts Richmond
Visits to the Website115
Views of The ‘Full’ Record174

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

* Arts.Caithness.Org
Visits to the Website148
Views of The ‘Full’ Record706

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

* Arun Young Musicians' Festival
Visits to the Website110
Views of The ‘Full’ Record174

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

* Ascot Organ and Keyboard Club
Visits to the Website189
Views of The ‘Full’ Record464
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Arts Festivals
* Ashbourne Festival
Visits to the Website220
Views of The ‘Full’ Record312
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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'.

* Ashford Federation of Arts
Visits to the Website179
Views of The ‘Full’ Record349

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

* Askonas Holt
Visits to the Website281
Views of The ‘Full’ Record268

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Atherstone Folk Club
Visits to the Website197
Views of The ‘Full’ Record294

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

* Athole Still
Visits to the Website171
Views of The ‘Full’ Record264

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

* Attitude is Everything
Visits to the Website119
Views of The ‘Full’ Record223

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

* Austrian Cultural Forum
Visits to the Website405
Views of The ‘Full’ Record210

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

Category Arts Festivals
* Autumn in Malvern Festival
Visits to the Website143
Views of The ‘Full’ Record542

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

* Avon Valley Concerts
Visits to the Website175
Also indexedRingwood, Hampshire
Views of The ‘Full’ Record225
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Awards for Young Musicians
Visits to the Website130
Views of The ‘Full’ Record155

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

* Aylesbury Lunchtime Music
Visits to the Website9
Views of The ‘Full’ Record18
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Aylesbury Vale Arts Council
Visits to the Website160
Views of The ‘Full’ Record359

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

* Ayr Arts Guild
Visits to the Website170
Views of The ‘Full’ Record438

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

Category Jazz Clubs
* Ayr Jazz Club
Visits to the Website63
Views of The ‘Full’ Record79

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

* Ayrshire Music Festival
Visits to the Website183
Views of The ‘Full’ Record480

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

* B Sharp
Visits to the Website302
Views of The ‘Full’ Record346

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

* B&NES Music Hub
Visits to the Website162
Views of The ‘Full’ Record168
Concerts and Recitals Season‘B&NES Music Service Ensembles run during term time only, on selected dates, and perform regularly throughout the year.’

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

Category Folk Clubs
* BACCApipes Folk Club
Visits to the Website188
Views of The ‘Full’ Record205

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

* Bach to Baby
Visits to the Website206
Views of The ‘Full’ Record152

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

* Balassi Institute
Visits to the Website153
Also indexedHungarian Cultural Centre London
Views of The ‘Full’ Record217

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club
Visits to the Website157
Views of The ‘Full’ Record324

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

* Baldock Festival
Visits to the Website229
Views of The ‘Full’ Record271

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

* Balerno Music Festival
Visits to the Website56
Views of The ‘Full’ Record115

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

* Balliol College Musical Society
Visits to the Website24
Views of The ‘Full’ Record29
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1951. Sections include: Recorder, String, Brass, Woodwind, Vocal, Choral, Pianoforte. Held Early MarchALERT Website not available at Review; Facebook Page cited instead.

* Ballyclare Music Festival
Visits to the Website143
Also indexedThompson Primary School
Views of The ‘Full’ Record356

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

* Ballymena Festival of Music Speech and Dance
Visits to the Website170
Views of The ‘Full’ Record513

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Banbury Folk Club
Visits to the Website253
Views of The ‘Full’ Record333

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

Category Folk Festivals
* Banbury Folk Festival
Visits to the Website49
Views of The ‘Full’ Record68

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

* Band Cymru
Visits to the Website106
Also indexedRondo | S4C
Views of The ‘Full’ Record100

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

* Bands For Hire
Visits to the Website129
Views of The ‘Full’ Record141

‘Free Sunday afternoon brass band concerts ... Bands In The Park is a series of summer outdoor concerts, largely organised by volunteers, providing free live music for all to enjoy.‘ About a dozen venues in Warwickshire, Worcestershire - and Gloucestershire promoted by the organizers of Evesham Bands in the Park. Note that at the time of Review, a number of the venues did not (yet) have the current year’s programme listed. 

* Bands in the Park
Visits to the Website63
Views of The ‘Full’ Record89

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

* Bangor International Choral Festival
Visits to the Website195
Views of The ‘Full’ Record342
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bangor Music Festival
Visits to the Website154
Views of The ‘Full’ Record405

'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.' Held Early May.

* Banstead Arts Festival Society
Visits to the Website185
Views of The ‘Full’ Record356
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Banstead Organ & Keyboard Club
Visits to the Website174
Views of The ‘Full’ Record536
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Okehampton
* Baring-Gould Folk Weekend
Visits to the Website148
Also indexedWren Music | Sabine Baring-Gould
Views of The ‘Full’ Record192

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

* Barking & Dagenham Community Music Service
Visits to the Website238
Views of The ‘Full’ Record277

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

* Barking Churches Music Academy
Visits to the Website146
Views of The ‘Full’ Record346

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

Category Folk Festivals
* Barking Folk Festival
Visits to the Website183
Views of The ‘Full’ Record265

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

Category Jazz Clubs
* Barmouth Music
Visits to the Website224
Views of The ‘Full’ Record463

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

* Barnardo’s Youth Choral Competition
Visits to the Website197
Views of The ‘Full’ Record970
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Barnes Music Festival
Visits to the Website144
Views of The ‘Full’ Record318

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

* Barnes Music Society
Visits to the Website143
Views of The ‘Full’ Record211
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Barnet Education Arts Trust
Visits to the Website196
Also indexedBarnet Music Education Hub
Views of The ‘Full’ Record294

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

* Barnsley Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website156
Also indexedBarnsley Music Service
Views of The ‘Full’ Record341
Concerts and Recitals SeasonThe Music Service offers ‘regular concerts, master classes and workshops in a range of venues locally and nationally’.

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

* Barnsley Recorded Music Society
Visits to the Website135
Views of The ‘Full’ Record419
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Barnsley Youth Music & Drama Festival
Visits to the Website170
Also indexedThe Co-operative Youth Music and Drama Festival
Views of The ‘Full’ Record194

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

* Baroque Week
Visits to the Website140
Views of The ‘Full’ Record250

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

* Basically Quartets
Visits to the Website164
Views of The ‘Full’ Record282

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

* Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival
Visits to the Website154
Views of The ‘Full’ Record329

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

* Bass Club
Visits to the Website49
Also indexedNational Centre for Young Bass Players
Views of The ‘Full’ Record80

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

* Bath & North East Somerset Music Service
Visits to the Website379
Views of The ‘Full’ Record500

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

Category Folk Festivals
* Bath Folk Festival
Visits to the Website198
Views of The ‘Full’ Record196

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

Category Bath
* Bath Mozartfest
Visits to the Website47
Views of The ‘Full’ Record71

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

* Battle Proms
Visits to the Website225
Views of The ‘Full’ Record205
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bayle Music Folkestone
Visits to the Website105
Views of The ‘Full’ Record185
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
Visits to the Website173
Views of The ‘Full’ Record2459
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* BBC Proms
Visits to the Website172
Views of The ‘Full’ Record355

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

* BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists
Visits to the Website143
Views of The ‘Full’ Record260

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.'

* BBC Young Musician
Visits to the Website199
Views of The ‘Full’ Record218

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

Category Choral Festivals
* Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs
Visits to the Website187
Views of The ‘Full’ Record168

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

Category Arts Festivals
* Beaminster Festival
Visits to the Website126
Views of The ‘Full’ Record209
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Arts Festivals
* Beaumaris Festival
Visits to the Website80
Views of The ‘Full’ Record154

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

* Beckenham Festival
Visits to the Website150
Views of The ‘Full’ Record210

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

* Beddgelert Music Festival
Visits to the Website230
Views of The ‘Full’ Record349
Concerts and Recitals Season

At Review, latest Festival listed was September 2017.

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

* Bedford Music Club
Visits to the Website138
Views of The ‘Full’ Record228
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club
Visits to the Website147
Views of The ‘Full’ Record548
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bedford Park Concerts
Visits to the Website157
Views of The ‘Full’ Record245

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

* Bedford River Festival
Visits to the Website66
Also indexedMusic in the Meadows Bandstand Concerts
Views of The ‘Full’ Record102

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

* Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama
Visits to the Website109
Views of The ‘Full’ Record151

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

* Bedfordshire Music Trust
Visits to the Website151
Views of The ‘Full’ Record344

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

* Beds & Herts Organists' Association
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record424

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Bedworth Folk Club
Visits to the Website162
Views of The ‘Full’ Record274

'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
* Bedworth Folk Festival
Visits to the Website140
Views of The ‘Full’ Record254

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

* Beer Wurlitzer
Visits to the Website184
Views of The ‘Full’ Record398
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Beethoven Piano Society of Europe
Visits to the Website198
Views of The ‘Full’ Record182

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

* Beith Arts
Visits to the Website164
Views of The ‘Full’ Record387

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

* Belfast Music Society
Visits to the Website217
Also indexedInternational Festival of Chamber Music
Views of The ‘Full’ Record214
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Belfast Musical Festival
Visits to the Website123
Views of The ‘Full’ Record166

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

* Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club
Visits to the Website132
Views of The ‘Full’ Record461
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Arts Festivals
* Belper Arts Festival
Visits to the Website170
Views of The ‘Full’ Record341
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Jazz Clubs
* Belvedere Jazz & Music Club
Visits to the Website157
Views of The ‘Full’ Record232

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

* Benslow Music
Visits to the Website140
Views of The ‘Full’ Record346

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

* Berkhamsted Arts Trust
Visits to the Website104
Views of The ‘Full’ Record146

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

Category Jazz Clubs
* Berkhamsted Jazz Club
Visits to the Website152
Views of The ‘Full’ Record488

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

* Berkhamsted Music
Visits to the Website145
Views of The ‘Full’ Record364
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Berkshire Maestros
Visits to the Website164
Also indexedBerkshire Music Education Hub
Views of The ‘Full’ Record228

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

* Berkshire Organists' Association
Visits to the Website145
Views of The ‘Full’ Record388

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

* Berlioz Society
Visits to the Website119
Views of The ‘Full’ Record253

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

* Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
Visits to the Website304
Views of The ‘Full’ Record310
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Beverley Chamber Music Festival
Visits to the Website172
Also indexedNew Paths Music
Views of The ‘Full’ Record211
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Folk Festivals
* Beverley Folk Festival
Visits to the Website143
Views of The ‘Full’ Record403

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

* Bexley District Organists' & Choirmasters' Association
Visits to the Website138
Views of The ‘Full’ Record333

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

* Bexley Music Club
Visits to the Website142
Views of The ‘Full’ Record366
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Bideford Folk Club
Visits to the Website151
Views of The ‘Full’ Record255

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

* Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club
Visits to the Website149
Views of The ‘Full’ Record404
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bideford Music Club
Visits to the Website144
Views of The ‘Full’ Record376
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Biggar Accordion & Fiddle Club
Visits to the Website167
Views of The ‘Full’ Record280
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Biggar Music Club
Visits to the Website180
Views of The ‘Full’ Record414
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Bingham Folk Club
Visits to the Website81
Views of The ‘Full’ Record159

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

* Bird College
Visits to the Website127
Also indexedBexley Music Education Hub
Views of The ‘Full’ Record303

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

* Birmingham International Piano Festival
Visits to the Website161
Also indexedUniversity of Birmingham
Views of The ‘Full’ Record189

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

* Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record139

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

Category Jazz Clubs
* Birmingham Jazz
Visits to the Website106
Views of The ‘Full’ Record176

'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 OctoberALERT At Review, could not raise the Festival’s Website; linked to a Facebook Page instead.

* Birmingham Music Festival
Visits to the Website177
Views of The ‘Full’ Record166

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

* Birmingham Music Service
Visits to the Website89
Also indexedServices for Education
Views of The ‘Full’ Record137
Concerts and Recitals Season

Services for Education run concerts throughout the year that are open to everyone. They take place in a variety of different venues including some fantastic locations like the Birmingham Conservatoire and Symphony Hall and showcase some of the wonderfully talented musicians we work with.’

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

* Birmingham Organists’ Association
Visits to the Website125
Views of The ‘Full’ Record219

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

Category Folk Festivals
* Birmingham TradFest
Visits to the Website59
Also indexedThe Trip to Birmingham TradFest
Views of The ‘Full’ Record59

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

* Bishop Auckland Music Society
Visits to the Website156
Views of The ‘Full’ Record412
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Bishop’s Stortford Ukulele Society
Visits to the Website22
Views of The ‘Full’ Record32

’A social club based around playing and listening to the accordion. Based in Rowley Regis, in the Black Country.‘

* Black Country Accordion Club
Visits to the Website144
Views of The ‘Full’ Record656
Concerts and Recitals Season

'First Monday Each Month Free and easy Social Night everyone welcome. Band practice, new members needed and very welcome for this band, junior members urgently needed. A large selection of accordions available to try or borrow. Fourth Monday of the Month We have a guest artist.’

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

* Black Country Arts Council
Visits to the Website132
Views of The ‘Full’ Record277

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Black Diamond Folk Club
Visits to the Website74
Views of The ‘Full’ Record120

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

Category Folk Festivals
* Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival
Visits to the Website140
Views of The ‘Full’ Record156

'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.'

* Blackburn Darwen Music Hub
Visits to the Website154
Views of The ‘Full’ Record221

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

* Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Dance
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record354

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

* Blackdowns Early Music Projects
Visits to the Website142
Views of The ‘Full’ Record169

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

* Blackheath Centre for Singing
Visits to the Website191
Views of The ‘Full’ Record686

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

* Blackheath Music Festival
Visits to the Website151
Views of The ‘Full’ Record341

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

Category Blackpool
* Blackpool & Fylde Recorded Music Society
Visits to the Website127
Views of The ‘Full’ Record281
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Blackpool Keyboard Club
Visits to the Website158
Views of The ‘Full’ Record545
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Blackpool Music Service
Visits to the Website213
Also indexedBlackpool Music Education Hub
Views of The ‘Full’ Record397

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

* Blaenau Gwent Music Centre
Visits to the Website144
Views of The ‘Full’ Record357

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

Category Folk Festivals
* BLAS Festival
Visits to the Website72
Also indexedFèisean nan Gàidheal
Views of The ‘Full’ Record108

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Bodmin Folk Club
Visits to the Website240
Views of The ‘Full’ Record349

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

* Bognor Regis Music Club
Visits to the Website170
Views of The ‘Full’ Record468
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bognor Regis Recorded Music Club
Visits to the Website138
Views of The ‘Full’ Record331
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School
Visits to the Website140
Views of The ‘Full’ Record178

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

Category Bolton
* Bolton & District Organists’ Association
Visits to the Website84
Views of The ‘Full’ Record126

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

* Bolton In Tune
Visits to the Website150
Views of The ‘Full’ Record384
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bolton Music Service
Visits to the Website132
Views of The ‘Full’ Record333

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

Category Early Music
* Border Marches Early Music Forum
Visits to the Website154
Views of The ‘Full’ Record298

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

* Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians
Visits to the Website157
Views of The ‘Full’ Record406

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

* Borletti-Buitoni Trust
Visits to the Website190
Also indexedBBT Communities
Views of The ‘Full’ Record288

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

* Borough New Music
Visits to the Website192
Views of The ‘Full’ Record139
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FEATURED Prolific provider of concerts and recitals: Only dates of the first dozen or so events occuring in the following 1-3 months will usually have been captured at Review; check the Website for later dates.

Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Borough of Reigate and Banstead Arts Council
Visits to the Website107
Views of The ‘Full’ Record169

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

* Boston Concert Club
Visits to the Website59
Views of The ‘Full’ Record72
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bourne Organ Club
Visits to the Website158
Views of The ‘Full’ Record579
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

* Bournemouth and District Association of Organists
Visits to the Website145
Views of The ‘Full’ Record292

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

Category Arts Festivals
* Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival
Visits to the Website226
Also indexedArts Bournemouth
Views of The ‘Full’ Record207

'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.

* Bournemouth Chamber Music
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record173
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

* Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record556
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘If you have an interest in classical music or wish to learn more about it, then we are confident that you will enjoy joining us for an evening of entertainment. The society arranges a full programme throughout the season, of talks given on a wide range of subjects. Presenters include both professionals such as musicians, conductors, record companies and historians plus enthusiasts from both our own and other recorded music societies.‘

* Bournemouth Gramophone Society
Visits to the Website83
Views of The ‘Full’ Record233
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘To celebrate excellence and promote community participation in the performing arts by presenting an annual festival, enhanced by competition and professional adjudication ... All sessions of all parts of the festival are open to the general public to come and support your friends, or just to sit back and enjoy hundreds of performances across a huge range of performing arts ... And, of course, there's the Celebration Concert which is held at the Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth.‘  Held Mid - Late June.

* Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival
Visits to the Website368
Views of The ‘Full’ Record2383
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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.’

* Bowdon Youth Festival
Visits to the Website191
Views of The ‘Full’ Record358

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

Category Folk Clubs
* Brackley Folk Club
Visits to the Website193
Views of The ‘Full’ Record362

'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.

* Bradfield Festival of Music
Visits to the Website234
Views of The ‘Full’ Record355
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 ... More recently, we have introduced a percussion section and a small number of alternative wind instruments to complement our sound.'

* Bradford Accordion Band
Visits to the Website169
Views of The ‘Full’ Record331
Concerts and Recitals Season

‘We perform at venues throughout Yorkshire and pride ourselves on giving a lively show.’

‘Meets every Friday at the Bradford Arms, Ivetsey Bank [Staffordshire] ... Performers put in a lot of time and effort before they appear on stage to entertain us, and we always show our appreciation for this. Audience members are therefore kindly requested to remain quiet during the performance, thereby not putting off the performer or annoying other audience members. Conversely, we all want a fun evening and “friendly heckling” from the audience, when appropriate, is not frowned upon.‘

Category Folk Clubs
* Bradford Arms Folk Club
Visits to the Website45
Views of The ‘Full’ Record36

‘An opportunity for musicians and singers of all ages and abilities to perform in a friendly, supportive setting. Every evening is unique as choirs, singer/songwriters, instrumentalists, soloists and groups – from their teens to their seventies – share their love of music. From accomplished players to first timers, all are welcome to join in or just listen and enjoy.’

* Bradford Music Club
Visits to the Website99
Views of The ‘Full’ Record171

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'.

* Bradford Music Education Hub
Visits to the Website147
Also indexedBradford Music & Arts Service
Views of The ‘Full’ Record247

'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!'

* Bradford Organists' Association
Visits to the Website211
Views of The ‘Full’ Record365

'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.'

* Bradford-on-Avon Recorded Music Society
Visits to the Website136
Views of The ‘Full’ Record355
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals
* Bramley Music Concerts
Visits to the Website3
Views of The ‘Full’ Record5

'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
* Brampton Folk Sessions
Visits to the Website162
Views of The ‘Full’ Record321

‘London's biggest and broadest celebration of all things choral - and we mean everything! ... Brandenburg Choral Festival exists as a platform for amateur choirs to perform in Central London venues. St Martin-in-the-Fields is at the artistic, spiritual and geographical heart of the Festival. Our other venues range from the characterful Cheshire Cheese pub to the Royal Courts of Justice ... With two main seasons each year — the Spring Series and the Autumn Series — Brandenburg presents over a hundred concerts of unparalleled variety.’

Category Choral Festivals
* Brandenburg Choral Festival of London
Visits to the Website105
Views of The ‘Full’ Record160

‘Following extended discussion, Lancashire Contests have opted to amalgamate three contests and focus efforts into further development of a single contest. The annual Fleetwood Open, and Northern Open Contests will not be staged for the foreseeable future. Scarce financial support and sponsorship together with the increasing cost of suitable venues has made it difficult to secure the long-term viability of three separate contests. Decreasing numbers of bands participating in these contests adversely affects sustainable budgeting. The lack of volunteers to assist with the organisation of the events is an unjustifiable burden upon the small group of long-standing individuals who have for many years, given their time and work freely to continue the tradition of band contests in the North West.‘

* Brass at the Guild
Visits to the Website137
Also indexedLancashire Contests
Views of The ‘Full’ Record163

'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 ... Having spent seven successful years (2010-2016) in the Suffolk town of Framingham, the BBSS has been in search of a new home with its 2017 and 2018 courses taking place in Taunton and Culford respectively. However, the search is now over! The BBSS Board of Directors are delighted to announce that this year's course [2019], and many more for the foreseeable future, will take place in the brass band heartlands of Yorkshire, England.’ Held Mid August.

* Brass Band Summer School
Visits to the Website216
Views of The ‘Full’ Record237

‘Probablly the best brass band entertainment contest in the world! ... A top quality day of brass band presentation featuring many of the finest bands in the land ... Multimedia screens feature the action as it happens with close up images of the players in the heat of determined competition ... The Brass in Concert Championship was originally conceived as a one-off event to mark the Queens Silver Jubilee and the opening of a new factory in Darlington in 1977 ... It is still thriving and has become widely recognised as the leading brass band entertainment contest in the world attracting the very best bands from all corners of the UK and in recent times from other brass banding nations.’ Held Mid November in Gateshead.

* Brass in Concert Championship
Visits to the Website43
Views of The ‘Full’ Record74

‘Over the weekend of the 7th to 9th July [2017], the inaugural BrassFestUK event was held. Over 130 brass bands across Great Britain performed to members of the public to show the country just how wonderful the sound of a brass band is. BrassFestUK was a project that set out to encourage as many brass bands as possible to head out to the local bandstand, park, market square, pub garden, or anywhere really, to go and perform to the public. Each band performed the commissioned piece for the event, “The Spirit of Brass”, which was composed by Gavin Somerset. More than 3,000 bandsmen and women played to an estimated audience in excess of 10,000 people over the 3 days.’ [Brass Band World] Held Early July [2018].

* BrassFestUK
Visits to the Website96
Views of The ‘Full’ Record112
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.

* Brecon Baroque Festival
Visits to the Website182
Views of The ‘Full’ Record309
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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!'

* Breinton Recital Society
Visits to the Website125
Views of The ‘Full’ Record305
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

* Brent Music Service
Visits to the Website116
Also indexedBrent Music Education Hub
Views of The ‘Full’ Record280

'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.'

* Brentwood Arts Council
Visits to the Website150
Views of The ‘Full’ Record246

‘One of the two oldest folk clubs in the country and has been a world famous venue since 1958. No other club has run for so long in the same venue and it has been host to many of the great legends of folk. Our guest nights feature local, national and occasionally international artists. Every week you are guaranteed fine singers and musicians. We focus on traditional material, particularly from Tyneside and the North East, but other styles of acoustic music within the same spirit are welcomed.‘

Category Folk Clubs
* Bridge Folk Club
Visits to the Website9
Views of The ‘Full’ Record23

‘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.’ ALERT At Review, unable to find details of the Music Service on the Borough Website. Replaced Link with one to Facebook Page.

* Bridgend Youth Music
Visits to the Website156
Also indexedBridgend Music Service
Views of The ‘Full’ Record423

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
* Bridgnorth Jazz
Visits to the Website154
Also indexedBridgnorth Jazz Festival
Views of The ‘Full’ Record414

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.

* Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival
Visits to the Website176
Views of The ‘Full’ Record309

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

* Bridport Electronic Organ Club
Visits to the Website121
Views of The ‘Full’ Record360

‘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.’

* Brighton & District Organists’ Association
Visits to the Website161
Views of The ‘Full’ Record232

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.’

* Brighton & Hove Music & Arts
Visits to the Website218
Views of The ‘Full’ Record192

'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.'

* Brighton Early Music Festival
Visits to the Website239
Views of The ‘Full’ Record374
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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.’

* Bristol and District Organists’ Association
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record251

‘Our mission is to promote and extend the profile of the classical guitar in the south west and to bring together players, makers, composers and enthusiasts of all levels. Our meetings include solo and ensemble practice and performance, seminars and masterclasses; our Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed performers.’

Category Guitar Societies
* Bristol Classical Guitar Society
Visits to the Website101
Views of The ‘Full’ Record172

‘A new venture [2019], organised on a non-profit basis by a group of Bristol musicians, to present and encourage participation in early music ... We have an eclectic programme of music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras; learn more about the instruments and music of these fascinating periods, with talks from expert guest speakers, immerse yourself listening to performances, and experience the magic of a candlelit concert late evening recital.’

Category Early Music
* Bristol Early Music Festival
Visits to the Website6
Views of The ‘Full’ Record15
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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.’

* Bristol Festival of Music, Speech & Drama
Visits to the Website130
Also indexedBristol Eisteddfod Association
Views of The ‘Full’ Record210

''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
* Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival
Visits to the Website241
Views of The ‘Full’ Record297

‘If you enjoy playing or listening to chamber music – strings, woodwind, brass, piano, voice – then Bristol Music Club could be the place for you. For one hundred years its single-storey headquarters ... has been a centre for music-lovers from a wide area ... Club Concerts are held on alternate Tuesday evenings. The performers are still club members or their friends, and the standard of performance has never been higher.’

* Bristol Music Club
Visits to the Website46
Views of The ‘Full’ Record65
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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
* Bristol Plays Music
Visits to the Website132
Also indexedBristol Music Trust
Views of The ‘Full’ Record187
Concerts and Recitals Season‘BPM supports school and community events across the city and beyond. This includes events at Colston Hall and festivals and concerts across the city such as Harbour side and Sounds Inspiring.’

‘No pressure to perform. Play along if you want, sing along if you want. It's up to you. Playing ukulele in a relaxed and supportive group is a great fun and social way to develop your ukulele playing. This isn’t ukulele lessons but we all learn. All levels of skill and experience are welcome. All you need is a ukulele and a sense of humour ... Everyone brings their own uke, so please contact us if you would like to borrow one for the evening so we can arrange for someone to bring a spare ... We are the one and only, original Bristol Ukulele Jam. We are not affiliated with any business now trading under a similar name.‘

Category Ukulele Clubs
* Bristol Ukulele Jam
Visits to the Website82
Views of The ‘Full’ Record157

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