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Who we are and what we play

We are a group of muscians who meet to play traditional and contemporary folk music from around the world. The instruments we play include guitars, mandolins, bouzouki, fiddles, accordians, melodians, concertinas, recorders, flutes, whistles, bodhron and cello. We meet regularly to play (for dates see rehearsals page) and at garden parties and other events over the summer.

The World Premiere of Seafaring Folk – on Radio 3 – 17th January 2022 

In September 2019 we were delighted to be one of 7 groups to be selected by ‘Making Music’ to adopt a composer. We worked with the composer Jonathan Brigg to produce a new piece of music, Seafaring Folk, specially written for the orchestra.

We performed our new piece for the first time on Sunday October 10th 2021 at 3pm at the Sullington Tithe Barn near Storrington in Sussex as part of our All at Sea concert.  Now the piece is due to be broadcast on Radio 3 on Monday 17th January as part of their Radio 3 in Concert programme (7.30pm – 10pm) and is expected to be featured between 9pm and 10pm.

Adopt a Composer is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, funded by PRS Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust.