Welcome to Wren Music
Wren’s mission is to work with music and culture to inspire creativity, to promote inclusion and to celebrate identity and diversity.
This is achieved through programmes of work for all ages and all abilities in different community, educational and social care settings throughout Devon and the South West region.
Participation through engagement
Perhaps the most exciting part of our work - touching people’s lives and making a real difference. Including folk choirs, orchestras, multi-cultural and inter-generational projects.
Wren musicians (sometimes performing as The Wren Band) tour the UK and abroad returning the gift of the people’s music to thousands, in venues of all shapes and sizes.
Special folk music events that bring artists of international repute to Devon, including ‘Folk Comes to Town’ folk events in Okehampton including events dedicated to the work of Sabine Baring Gould.
Publication of the living tradition
Wren Music is rooted in folk traditions. Wren Music Leaders gather songs, tunes and people and bring them together. We are proud to share the Baring-Gould archive of century old folksongs from Devon and Cornwall, alongside more recently collected and created music, songs and individual stories. We are creating new ones every day.