Penrith Music Centre

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Where: North Lakes School, Penrith

When: Saturday mornings during term time

Children’s Orchestra 10.30-12.00
The Orchestra is open to age 7 and upwards. Anyone who wants to learn to play an instrument in a group and make exciting sounds is welcome. You don’t need an instrument, or any experience. If you have been playing for a bit and are quite good you will be given the opportunity to play tunes and more difficult bits.
You can bring your family along to join in too – they can come for free!

Tutors: Jilly Jarman, Richard Evans, Helen Bailey, Rachael Oakden

Oboe Lessons from 10.00 with Helen Bailey from Cumbria Music Service

Keyboard Lessons from 10.30 With Amelia Loulli

BlueJam Arts and Cumbria Music Service are working together to offer Cumbria’s newest Music Centre, supported by North Lakes School, Music Industries Association and Lakeland Music.

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Where: Penrith

Young Songwriters Mondays 5.15–7.15 North Lakes School

Folk Group Wednesdays 7.30–9.30 St Andrews Rooms, Penrith

B Jamba – Open Community Samba Band Thursdays 6–7.30 PMC @ NL

BlueJam Jazz Thursdays 7.30–9.30 PMC @ NL

Improv Choir Thursdays 7.30–9.30 PMC @ NL

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Kirkby Stephen Silver Band


Where: Mill Lane, nr Frank’s Bridge, Kirkby Stephen

When: Mondays 7.30- 9pm

We provide an opportunity for youngsters from the age of 9 to begin learning a brass instrument (for the first few months we make no charge and provide an instrument and a weekly lesson). We currently have about 25 members ranging from almost complete beginners to very accomplished musicians.

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Appleby Town Band

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Where: Appleby Market Hall

When: Wednesdays 7.30- 9pm

We are always pleased to welcome new players of any ability and have a modest training band for the younger members. If you don’t have an instrument but want to join us or are keen to learn, we have a selection of instruments available for hire. Membership is free.

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Upper Eden Community Choir

Where: Masonic Hall in Kirkby Stephen

When: Wednesdays 7.30- 9pm

No experience necessary, just a love of singing and a willingness to try new styles. There are options to perform in local community concerts.



Sing Joyfully!

Where: Casterton, near Kirkby Lonsdale

When: Tuesday evenings in term-time

Welcoming all ages, all levels of experience and all voice types, Sing Joyfully! is much more than just a new choir…

We will learn a wide range of Musical genres and vocal styles ,learning and performing choral music from across the globe, from the Renaissance to present day combining choral singing with voice tuition, friendship and fun. Directed by experienced voice coach, singer and conductor, Anastasia Micklethwaite.