Devon Youth Folk Ensemble entertain the crowds at County Show

Devon Youth Folk Ensemble entertain the crowds at County Show

Wow! What an amazing day our Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble experienced on the final day of the 2023 Devon County Show. The sun shone, and an estimated 32,000 people attended throughout the Saturday of the show on 20 May.  The ensemble, led by Wren Music...

Exmoor children get ready to release their voices

Exmoor children get ready to release their voices

Wren Music have been invited to run the 2023 Exmoor Songs Project, which will culminate in children from three local schools singing in a concert at Simonsbath Festival on 19 June. For six weeks in May and June, two of our professional musicians, Jon Dyer and Paul...

New Folk Sinfonietta to play special 40th anniversary ‘Overture’

New Folk Sinfonietta to play special 40th anniversary ‘Overture’

We are creating our first ever Folk Sinfonietta to rehearse and perform at celebratory events this summer to mark our 40th anniversary. We are inviting members of our community orchestras to take part, and we are also keen for musicians from other genres such as...

Everyone can sing!

Everyone can sing!

Would you like to join our Callington Mayfest Choir and perform at the town's Mayfest event in May? We’ll be enjoying favourite songs from over the 10 years of Callington MayFest as well as learning some new tunes and harmonies together. The first workshop is...

How Singing for Wellness is helping people to find their voice

How Singing for Wellness is helping people to find their voice

People with respiratory conditions in Devon have been describing how a Singing for Wellness project run by Wren Music is improving their breathing and their overall wellbeing.  The project recently received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to run...

A ceilidh for all

A ceilidh for all

We are holding an inclusive ceilidh in Exeter on Friday 24 March, where the dances will be specially adapted for everyone to take part.    The ceilidh (barn dance) is taking place at InFocus College at Topsham Road, Countess Wear, starting at 6.30pm.     Wren Music...

Wren Music to create new Okehampton Folk Trail

Wren Music to create new Okehampton Folk Trail

Calling all residents of Okehampton, past and present! Do you have any stories or memories about places in the town that you’d like to share? If so, Wren Music would love to hear from you for an exciting new folk song trail in the town. The Okehampton Folk Trail – to...

Devon Youth Folk Ensemble support touring duo

Devon Youth Folk Ensemble support touring duo

We are delighted to announce that our county youth group, Devon Youth Folk Ensemble, will be playing at Exeter Phoenix in March. The Ensemble will be supporting the fabulous touring folk duo Hannah James and Toby Kuhn when they play at Exeter Phoenix on Sunday 19...

Annual Report 2021-2022

Annual Report 2021-2022

April 2021 to March 2022 was an eventful year.   You can read more about our achievements this year by clicking here to read our 2021/22 annual report.

For the Record: in Spain

For the Record: in Spain

A team of project managers and musicians visited Almeria (Spain) for the final training event of our Erasmus+ funded project ‘For The Record’. Learning about gathering life stories from different communities and creating new works of art. We shared the details of our...

For The Record

For The Record

The sunshine in Florence greeted project managers from Wren Music and five other partner organisations from across Europe. The For The Record Erasmus+ partnership began working together in November 2019 on this international collaboration to develop and document ways...