Cumbria Music Service
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Feature Musicians

There are many inspiring musicians who have a connection to Cumbria. We've interviewed some of these musicians at different stages of their musical journeys and asked them to share their inspirations, experience and advice.

Paddy Davies, Percussionist
Young percussionist Paddy Davies is one of Cumbria's musical rising stars, and his hard work and talent have earned him
Leon Reimer: Conductor
This month we've chosen to interview a young musician with a strong connection to Cumbria, as conductor of both our
Alistair Burton: Violinist
Alistair is a young Cumbrian musician who has already made an inspiring start in his musical journey. Alistair leads the
Sarah Gait: Cellist
Sarah was born and grew up near Hesket Newmarket, where her parents still live. She is starting out on her
Melanie Baker: Singer / Songwriter
Melanie is our Feature Musician this month. Let us know if you know of any inspiring Cumbrian musicians who we
Taran Vear: Folk Musician
This month we're featuring Taran - a young Cumbrian fiddler, currently studying Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
November Feature Musician – Magdalena Loth-Hill
Magdalena is a freelance violinst, teacher and member of the Consone Quartet. She started violin lessons in Brampton just before
July Feature Musician – Ellen Gallagher
Working with music doesn't have to mean a career as a performer. Ellen started violin lessons at school in Carlisle, and
November Feature Musician – Jess Gillam
November Feature Musician - Jess Gillam 18 year old saxophonist Jess Gillam from Ulverston began playing saxophone aged 7. In