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More Music

More Music in Morecambe is a community music organisation with its own building in the centre of Morecambe. It provides training, performances and opportunities for people to take part in a range of music genres, with a special emphasis on combating social exclusion and on culturally diverse music. We fund the organisation to deliver its programme of high class education and training classes, workshops and community projects that involve ethnically diverse communities, young people and people that, traditionally have not had access to music.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £105,000
  • 2013-2014: £107,415
  • 2014-2015: £110,208

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Song 9 small leaving, distand, Time, Returning

This was another ISME connection to a teacher in a school in Harlem who runs what sounds like an awesome samba programmes that connects with the whole school. Over 2 nights out in Salvador and an afternoon at a workshop we became good friends and he sent 4 words to inspire a song. “Leaving, Distant, Time, Returning” One of the potential groups to collaborate locally was the Blackpool Samba band called, Poco Loco – set up originally by More Music many years ago and now run by Stan. When they confirmed for the 9pm slot I told Dana that was his moment! We improvised a 4 part piece based on those words and wrote a short ‘verse’. He said this after the song on FB “Loved it!!! Time!!!! Thanks to everyone. I have been watching all day. Really cool event. Congratulations and can't for the next hour.”

song 8 'for my wife'

Each time I have done this event I have written a song for my wife, Kathryn, and this was her slot. However, this time it became for my 3 (4) daughters as well. Manuela’s boyfriend in Belfast said make a song about baking bread (he was in the kitchen at the time), we had just been to see Rosie in Edinburgh and she had made us scones, Eve was just heading back to uni in Canterbury and our extra daughter, Jules, was just settling into a new job in northern Ghana. The lyric flowed and became a little sexy for kathryn’s bit as a great little reggae tune developed. ‘There are women in my life, who make it all worthwhile Yes the women in my life, daughters, friends and especially my wife’

Song 6 left coast

Very early on I became fascinated by thinking about all the left coasts around the world – a great mind boggling concept. We talked about it with people like local musician, Ruth, and started to make a list in advance of the event. She came in for this hour and we had a great time developing the list and looking for things we might have in common. ‘We’ve all got beaches, wet sand, rock pools, sea shells, fish and beach huts We all like to walk and take in the view, dream about lovers, families and friends We worry about money, pets, employment, the world, deadlines and food We hope for health, well being and friendship for everyone living on the Left Coast Shore’

Song 5 - Before the summer

I met Lee in Brazil, a professor at a university near Toronto and promised him a song. He sent an email with some information which made the making much easier. He listened in with his students on the day !

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Song 3 - The View of the Summertime Sky

The live stream went into a spin so we set Adele to write some words inspired by what she could see while we sorted it out. We then made a simple improvised song in 5 minutes!

Song 2 - Jamming on the Mount

With Fylde poet-in-residence Adele, this shares our experience of being artists working in communities and having to work to demand! ‘When you’re juggling time, your life doesn’t rhyme And the poems they want are simply a crime’

Song 1 - Shout out

An opening shout out lists places, people we will work with and opens the event

Song 4 : 2 becomes 3

For Louiza and Joe and Mimi Houria Rabouhi Moulton Born 10.04 on January 5th 2015 I wrote this in August "My son and his partner are having a baby soon and I wanted to write something that celebrated that but wasn’t too soppy. He is a swimmer, she is a singer and the details of the lyric grew from this. The tune came from using the Appalachian dulcimer as a starting point and the song became a simple wish for the future “2 becomes 3”

Song 9 - Leaving, Distant, Time, Returning

This was another ISME connection to a teacher in a school in Harlem who runs what sounds like an awesome samba programmes that connects with the whole school. Over 2 nights out in Salvador and an afternoon at a workshop we became good friends and he sent 4 words to inspire a song. “Leaving, Distant, Time, Returning” One of the potential groups to collaborate locally was the Blackpool Samba band called, Poco Loco – set up originally by More Music many years ago and now run by Stan. When they confirmed for the 9pm slot I told Dana that was his moment! We improvised a 4 part piece based on those words and wrote a short ‘verse’. He said this after the song on FB “Loved it!!! Time!!!! Thanks to everyone. I have been watching all day. Really cool event. Congratulations and can't for the next hour.”

Song 13

A song made in August for Mok Chiuyu of CCCD using at the end a lyric by poet Adrian Mitchell from START AGAIN. Music by Pete Moser and Mathew Robinson

More Music - Who We Are And What We Do

This is a promotional video about More Music, marking 20 years of the community music organisation. This film gives an overview of what More Music does and features interviews with founder Pete Moser, Development Director Kathryn MacDonald and our music leaders, plus people who have participated in our sessions. Find out more about More Music at our website www.moremusic.org.uk Film produced and directed by Rachel Meyrick www.rachelmeyrick.com.

Stages Live & Unplugged 25 October 2013

Young people from More Music's Stages and Friday Night Project performing at the Hothouse for a special unplugged gig. Performers included FNP Voices, Beth Jones, Jack Williams & Sam Clifford, To The Point, Charlie Galloway, Keely Baughan and Brendan Cleary. Find out more about More Music at www.moremusic.org.uk

Alasdair Roberts Trio with Folk to Folk - Riddle Me This (Live at the Hothouse, Morecambe 16/3/13)

Alasdair Roberts Trio performing Riddle Me This with the Folk to Folk community group, live at More Music's Hothouse on 16 March 2013. This gig was part of the More Music Presents strand of events, which has also include gigs by Moulettes, Ian Shaw and Roddy Woomble. is a music and education charity based at the Hothouse in Morecambe, with 20 years' experience of delivering workshops, training, performances and festivals across the district, region and beyond. More Music seeks to build confidence and spirit in individuals and communities through the arts, especially music. www.moremusic.org.uk

Alasdair Roberts Trio - Farewell Sorrow (Live at the Hothouse, Morecambe 16/3/13)

Alasdair Roberts Trio playing live at More Music's Hothouse on 16 March 2013. This gig was part of the More Music Presents strand of events, which has also include gigs by Moulettes, Ian Shaw and Roddy Woomble. is a music and education charity based at the Hothouse in Morecambe, with 20 years' experience of delivering workshops, training, performances and festivals across the district, region and beyond. More Music seeks to build confidence and spirit in individuals and communities through the arts, especially music. www.moremusic.org.uk

Baybeat, rapping and beatboxing at the West End Festival 2011!

A special and impromptu performance from 2011's West End Festival in Regent Park, Morecambe, featuring More Music's Baybeat Carnival Band collaborating with young rappers and beatboxers from the Friday Night Project, which is More Music's night for young people interested in hip-hop and urban music. This video was filmed by Graham Wynne www.moremusic.org.uk

Stages Unplugged - Friday 1 June 2012 at the Hothouse

A film of the Stages Unplugged gig at the Hothouse in Morecambe, featuring performances by ThisTimeNextWeek, Fay Marie, 4th Time Lucky, Hope Collins and many more. The film was made by Graham Wynne. Stages is More Music's projects for young people interested in learning to play instruments, write songs, form bands and perform. The night also featured young people from the Friday Night Project, More Music's session for young people interested in hip-hop, rapping, DJing and beatboxing. www.moremusic.org.uk

Preston Passion Male Singers Warm-Up

Male Singers Warm-Up These are lessons for the BBC Radio Lancashire Choir with music leader and singing tutor Beth Allen with BBC Radio Lancashire breakfast host Graham Liver. The Preston Passion" on BBC One programme this Good Friday 2012 will be a spectacular event and BBC Radio Lancashire is offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of it by joining the "BBC Radio Lancashire choir"! Staged on April 6th with the backdrop of Preston Bus station, it will be a contemporary and dramatic re-telling of the Passion story and feature an exciting combination of live performance and innovative drama. If you want to get involved, please RING us on 0845 305 9000 and register your interest- We'll need your name, phone number and an e mail address. And bring a friend. It'll be great fun and you'll meet new people as well as take part in a remarkable event.

Preston Passion Lesson 2 for male singers - 'Jerusalem'

Lesson 2: 'Jerusalem' These are lessons for the BBC Radio Lancashire Choir with music leader and singing tutor Beth Allen with BBC Radio Lancashire breakfast host Graham Liver. The Preston Passion" on BBC One programme this Good Friday 2012 will be a spectacular event and BBC Radio Lancashire is offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of it by joining the "BBC Radio Lancashire choir"! Staged on April 6th with the backdrop of Preston Bus station, it will be a contemporary and dramatic re-telling of the Passion story and feature an exciting combination of live performance and innovative drama. If you want to get involved, please RING us on 0845 305 9000 and register your interest- We'll need your name, phone number and an e mail address. And bring a friend. It'll be great fun and you'll meet new people as well as take part in a remarkable event.

Preston Passion Lesson 1 for male singers - 'There is a Green Hill Far Away'

Lesson 1: 'There is a Green Hill Far Away' These are lessons for the BBC Radio Lancashire Choir with music leader and singing tutor Beth Allen with BBC Radio Lancashire breakfast host Graham Liver. The Preston Passion" on BBC One programme this Good Friday 2012 will be a spectacular event and BBC Radio Lancashire is offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of it by joining the "BBC Radio Lancashire choir"!   Staged on April 6th with the backdrop of Preston Bus station, it will be a contemporary and dramatic re-telling of the Passion story and feature an exciting combination of live performance and innovative drama. If you want to get involved, please RING us on 0845 305 9000 and register your interest- We'll need your name, phone number and an e mail address.  And bring a friend. It'll be great fun and you'll meet new people as well as take part in a remarkable event.

Preston Passion - Female Singers Warm-Up

Female Singers Warm-Up These are lessons for the BBC Radio Lancashire Choir with music leader and singing tutor Beth Allen with BBC Radio Lancashire lunchtime host Sally Naden. "The Preston Passion" on BBC One programme this Good Friday 2012 will be a spectacular event and BBC Radio Lancashire is offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of it by joining the "BBC Radio Lancashire choir"! Staged on April 6th with the backdrop of Preston Bus station, it will be a contemporary and dramatic re-telling of the Passion story and feature an exciting combination of live performance and innovative drama. If you want to get involved, please RING us on 0845 305 9000 and register your interest- We'll need your name, phone number and an e mail address. And bring a friend. It'll be great fun and you'll meet new people as well as take part in a remarkable event.

Preston Passion Lesson 2 for female singers - 'Jerusalem'

Lesson 2: 'Jerusalem' These are lessons for the BBC Radio Lancashire Choir with music leader and singing tutor Beth Allen with BBC Radio Lancashire lunchtime host Sally Naden. The Preston Passion" on BBC One programme this Good Friday 2012 will be a spectacular event and BBC Radio Lancashire is offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of it by joining the "BBC Radio Lancashire choir"! Staged on April 6th with the backdrop of Preston Bus station, it will be a contemporary and dramatic re-telling of the Passion story and feature an exciting combination of live performance and innovative drama. If you want to get involved, please RING us on 0845 305 9000 and register your interest- We'll need your name, phone number and an e mail address. And bring a friend. It'll be great fun and you'll meet new people as well as take part in a remarkable event.

Preston Passion Lesson 1 for female singers - 'There is a Green Hill Far Away'

Lesson 1: 'There is a Green Hill Far Away' These are lessons for the BBC Radio Lancashire Choir with music leader and singing tutor Beth Allen with BBC Radio Lancashire lunchtime host Sally Naden. The Preston Passion" on BBC One programme this Good Friday 2012 will be a spectacular event and BBC Radio Lancashire is offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of it by joining the "BBC Radio Lancashire choir"!   Staged on April 6th with the backdrop of Preston Bus station, it will be a contemporary and dramatic re-telling of the Passion story and feature an exciting combination of live performance and innovative drama. If you want to get involved, please RING us on 0845 305 9000 and register your interest- We'll need your name, phone number and an e mail address.  And bring a friend. It'll be great fun and you'll meet new people as well as take part in a remarkable event.

Cry Baby Aeroplanes and Ellis Mason at the Stages Christmas gig 2011

Cry Baby Aeroplanes and Ellis Mason perform an impromptu rock rap collaboration at the Stages Christmas gig on 3 December at the Hothouse in Morecambe. Stages is More Music's projects for young people interested in learning to play instruments, write songs, form bands and perform. Ellis is also part of the Friday Night Project, More Music's session for young people interested in hip-hop, rapping, DJing and beat-boxing. For more information, please visit our website at www.moremusic.org.uk.

Cry Baby Aeroplanes at the Stages Christmas gig 2011

Cry Baby Aeroplanes performing at the Stages Christmas gig on 3 December at the Hothouse in Morecambe. Stages is More Music's projects for young people interested in learning to play instruments, write songs, form bands and perform. For more information, please visit our website at www.moremusic.org.uk

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13-17
Devonshire Road

Morecambe
LA3 1QT

54.064411, -2.87943

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