In person music returns!

In person music returns!

After 18 months, we are delighted that our regular music groups will return in person from the week of 13 September! Since the Covid-19 pandemic began we continued our choirs and orchestras online. We even welcomed new people, and are so pleased they can now meet us...

Hear the Rainbow – A Song for Pride

Hear the Rainbow – A Song for Pride

June is Pride Month, celebrated each year honour the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan and celebrate LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. We recently rediscovered the lyrics to the song 'Hear The Rainbow'. An original song written in 2014 when the Wren team were...

Singing for Wellness launches in East & West Devon

Singing for Wellness launches in East & West Devon

Wren Music is delighted to be launching pilot Singing For Wellness choirs for East and West Devon. The groups are free to join and open to anyone living with a respiratory condition, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and people with experience...

Our new website!

Our new website!

Welcome to our brand new website! Here you can explore everything that Wren Music does with music and communities, meet the team, and explore our upcoming events. The website is perfect for those looking to learn more about what we do, and provides useful, up to date,...

A Song For Us

A Song For Us

Wren Music was part of this project which marked the first anniversary of the first UK national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. A Song For Us aimed to create a music map of the country to mark this challenging time. Folk singer Seth Lakeman was commissioned...

Sing Around The Bay

Sing Around The Bay

2012 -2019 A hugely creative singing project bringing multiple Torbay schools together. The project started as a model to help with transition between primary and secondary schools, with secondary students becoming singing leaders: writing and teaching songs to local...

Traditional European Songs Singing Together (TESST)

Traditional European Songs Singing Together (TESST)

From 2011 to 2013, this project involved practitioners and learners (members of our choirs) visiting each other across Europe (Romania, Portugal, Italy, Spain and UK) teaching and learning about each other's traditional folk songs.  This was our first EU funded...

Tom Pearse’s Legacy

Tom Pearse’s Legacy

This project linked multiple West Devon schools with a village community.  Finch Foundry is the site of a former wool mill owned by Tom Pearse, who is most famous for being part of the popular folk song Widecombe Fair. The schools explored aspects of Dartmoor's...

A Poor Man’s House

A Poor Man’s House

A community play commissioned by Sidmouth Folk Week. Based on the book by Stephen Reynolds. Written and directed by Tim Laycock with Musical Direction by Paul Wilson and overall Production by Marilyn Tucker.

The Ballad of Newtown

The Ballad of Newtown

This community arts project in a neighbourhood within the city of Exeter brought together the skills of oral history, community theatre and community music. The resulting live play blended live-action, music, song and recorded actuality. Cast members of all ages...