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Plans to bring music to the streets

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: February 12, 2014

BANDING TOGETHER:  The musicians who attended the first street band workshop in Wadebridge.

BANDING TOGETHER: The musicians who attended the first street band workshop in Wadebridge.

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A NEW community group in Wadebridge is looking for musicians to form a street band.

The recently formed Wadebridge Creative Hub (WCH) has already held a workshop for budding street musicians when they invited Tim Hill from the Taunton-based Tongues of Fire and The Big Noise Streetband to take the session at the Goods Shed in Wadebridge.

The 15 musicians who attended played a mixture of woodwind, string and percussion instruments.

WCH aims to bring together artists, writers, musicians, sculptors, dancers and creative people of all kinds to organise accessible and high-quality creative projects and events in Wadebridge.

Voz Faragher, from WCH, said they would like to hear from other musicians keen to form a new street band for Wadebridge.

"Street bands are one of the musical wonders of the world; the sound of celebration from Brazil to New Orleans, the Balkans to Delhi. These bands flourish across the globe playing music to accompany processions, dances, rituals, civic occasions, fairs, outdoor theatre and circus.

"If you can play or would like to play percussion, reed or brass instruments, accordion or any other loud instrument of any level, we would like to hear from you."

The street band now wants to start regular practice sessions and would like to play at community events.

E-mail wadebridgecreative hub@gmail.com for more.

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