opening new doors to the arts

Our talented young musicians in Teesdale have been incredibly busy this year. Read on to find out about all the exciting work they plan to do….

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Getting by with a little help from our friends….

Great news! We have secured funding to enable us to continue the fabulous work being carried out by Music at the Heart of Teesdale (M@HOT) for another 18 months!

The funding, granted by the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership, enables us to support young musicians and create a lasting legacy for the work they have already achieved.

To help us in this, we have also formed a Friends of M@HOT group and so far the youngsters involved in the project have been busy touring the area looking for inspiration for their music, as well as rehearsing and performing at various venues.

One of the activities we agreed to take part in was to collect songs, tunes and recollections of those who have stories within living memory of playing, singing or dancing to traditional music from the Heart of Teesdale.

So we got together with former Weardale game keeper Septimus (the seventh child). Septimus used to live in Baldersdale and  learned most of the tunes that he plays on concertina, from his father, Sam, a well-known Teesdale musician.

Septimus’ story and the music he learned is exactly the type of tradition we hope to celebrate.

To find out more about the project, just click on our newsletter here Claim 6 progress report Jul 14.

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