Wren Band: When The Moon Is Full...
Sunday 2nd June 2013, 7.30pm
Exeter Northcott Theatre, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QB
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Fiddle Day 2013
The annual Wren Fiddle Day is on Saturday 22nd June this year. We have Pete Cooper and Richard Bolton returning as guest tutors and performers, working alongside Wren musician Nick Wyke.
- Category: Wren General
Wren Music was founded by Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker in 1983 and became a registered charity in 1987. 2013 is our 30th anniversary and we are looking forward to a year of celebrations and special events, starting off with a grand concert in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 12th January, which drew a capacity audience for performances by more than 200 singers and musicians in Wren's Rough Music folk orchestras, Voices In Common folk choirs, Mandolin Orchestra Of Devon and Roots A Capella youth vocal ensemble.
Wren works with people and music
- The music is peoples’ music, folk and roots music
- The people are all ages in community, educational, arts and care environments.
Wren is deeply rooted in the local communities across Devon alongside a national and international reach, working in partnership with traditional musicians across the world. Wren will continue to be a Devon based organisation, with a special focus on Okehampton, exporting our work to the rest of the UK and internationally.
Our programme is appropriate for all ages, and can be roughly defined as participation, production, promotion and publication:
- Participation: workshop based events and projects, choirs and orchestras
- Production: Wren Band productions and larger scale community celebrations
- Promotion: Folk Comes To Town concerts and events programme
- Publication: CDs and music/song books
Wren Music works with over 30,000 people a year of which over 50% are children and young people, bringing them together to make music supported by inspirational, highly skilled professional musicians rooted in the English folk tradition with a passion for learning and sharing their skills.
Wren uses English folk music as the starting point for a number of social, creative and educational developments including: personal individual learning, discovering and acknowledging local distinctiveness, securing pride of place, enhancing social inclusivity and building community creativity, and as a world music celebrating diversity and working towards multi cultural understanding.
You can find out about what Wren is doing by looking round this website or we can tailor a programme for your particular needs