What is Cumbria Music Education Hub?

We are a partnership that brings together local organisations from across Cumbria to deliver the best music education for children and young people. We work together to create joined up, high quality music education in and out of school, getting the most from government funding for music education for young […]


National Youth Concert Band – take part in 2019

The NYCB is an exciting and challenging music group for wind, brass and percussion players aged 12 to 18. Directed by Jonathan Parkes and a team of industry leading musicians and educators, the National Youth Concert Band gives students a unique opportunity to play, develop and perform with other talented […]


National Youth Choirs GB Women Composers resource

NYCGB have ending their year-long ‘Women in Song’ project, by releasing a list of music by female composers and arrangers to inspire other choirs. The list is a useful tool for primarily at leaders of youth and community choirs, and gives repertoire ideas and practical information, with 150 suggestions ranging from Hildegard von […]


Have your say: Arts Council strategy 2020-30

The Arts Council is currently developing their new strategy for 2020-2030, which will shape their development, advocacy and investment approach over the next ten years. After gathering and analysing a wide range of evidence, and holding conversations with the public and with stakeholders, we have identified a series of proposed outcomes that we believe […]


New feature musician – Cellist Sarah Gait shares her tips and experiences

This month we’ve interviewed Sarah Gait, who was born and grew up near Hesket Newmarket, where her parents still live. Sarah finished her Master of Music degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London a few weeks, and is starting out on her career as a professional Cellist. She is already a successful chamber […]


CYO and CYC – join us now!

Our first rehearsal is on Sunday 18 November from 10.30-4.30 at Trinity School Carlisle, with registrations from 10am. A great opportunity to play real orchestral music with a vibrant young professional conductor and supportive tutors, or to sing with other experienced singers and an award-winning choir director and vocal coach, […]