We know that living in some of the most beautiful areas our country provides sometimes means we miss out on the best music events going, and cities is where it is at – but not this time!
This year, NYMAZ is working with Make Music Day to take music to the countryside – we are encouraging you to think as creatively as you can when it comes to venue and location! Take your music to the hills, mountains and beaches – we want to be a part of it…
Make Music Day is an annual set of free music events taking place in venues and public spaces around the UK - from town squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls and now to the mountains, lakes, and moors on the longest day of the year, Thursday 21 June.
Someone who has taken up the challenge of celebrating the beauty of the wild through music is Sally-Anne Brown from Mini Minims Music Services. A one-woman music service providing mums, babies and pre-schoolers with musical activities in her local area of Settle.
Sally-Anne is going to be taking her Every Voice Singing Circle and Rocking Rhymes music group (who meet on Thursday mornings in Settle Church) to the beautiful Malham Tarn to join in song and share together in some musical joy in this gorgeous setting!
‘We get to celebrate where we live and be proud of our area and the opportunities it does offer. There may not be a vast amount of concert going opportunities, but we can come together and share this experience as a community in the place we live and love.’
We asked Sally-Anne what inspired her choice of location and why she wanted to take part in Make Music Day UK – Rural;
‘Malham Tarn is beautiful and perfect for any weather eventuality, allowing you to be connected to the outside as well as having some comfort if needs be’.
Being part of Make Music Day will allow Sally-Anne and her groups to ‘feel part of something bigger’.
Living in a small community which is spread over a large area can sometimes feel quite isolated, and this provides a fantastic opportunity to share and come together in one space with a specific focus on music and community.
Sally-Anne’s work revolves around enabling her small community to connect through her love of music. Sharing this opportunity with them is something she’s excited to be taking part in!
We look forward to watching Sally-Anne’s nature themed music session at Malham Tarn on Thursday 21 June.
Stream or post your performances on social media using the #MakeMusicEverywhere and #MakeMusicDayUK hashtags, and you will be part of a worldwide performance, making your mark locally, nationally and internationally on Make Music Day.
Follow the hashtags to see what others are doing and enjoy a free, worldwide concert, regardless of whether you are performing yourself.