Make Music Day events revealed
21 June, the Summer Solstice, has been dubbed Make Music Day and the organisers of the UK arm have announced an impressive line-up of events across the country – the event even has an official song!
Free music events are planned to take place at major venues, including: London Bridge Station, and Victoria Embankment Gardens in London and at city centre locations in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Doncaster and York, with others being held at Norfolk and Norwich Community Hospital, bandstands in Dudley, Walsall and Watford and performing arts libraries in London, Norwich, Nottingham, Dorking, Leeds and Yeovil
There will be opportunities to join Come and Sing events in London and Edinburgh, a Learn to Play Day and ukulele jam sessions in London as well as open rehearsals for choirs and orchestras around the country for people who want to try out something new or want to get back into making music.
This year, Make Music Day UK has an official song: Bring Me Sunshine, synonymous with the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, which has been made fully available by publishers Music Sales for anyone all over the country to perform on Make Music Day – or to create their own musical arrangement of the song!
The organisers say there is still time to get involved as they are looking for musicians, bands, music groups, singers and performers of all kinds to take part in the event. Interested parties can register their interest now and the Make Music Day team will help match performers with venues and vice versa.
Claimed to be the world’s largest annual music festival with free events in more than 750 cities across 120 countries, Make Music Day, started in France more than thirty years ago as Fête de la Musique, and encourages thousands of musicians, of all ages, skill levels and musical persuasions to perform in public in a celebration of the talent hidden in all communities. Over the years, it has become a global phenomenon, a mass all day celebration of music in all its forms, encouraging everyone to join together and play music.
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