Museum announces plans to compose and perform a musical piece celebrating heritage of Coquetdale

Bailiffgate’s Out of Town Museum (OOT) has announced a £5,000 commission for a musician to work with people in Coquetdale to compose and perform a musical piece celebrating their heritage.

By Ian Smith
Monday, 15th March 2021, 10:20 am

For the last two years, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, OOT has been collecting memories, voices, artefacts and photographs to celebrate and preserve the unique heritage of the Upper Coquet Valley.

Music has long played a significant part in Coquetdale life such as dances in village halls where professional and amateur musicians would entertain.

This commission will take inspiration from collected source material and explore the relationship between people, places and the journeys that connect them.

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Sally Brewis, OOT project manager, said “We are very excited to be able to announce such a fabulous opportunity. Whoever secures the £5,000 grant will work with groups and individuals to explore heritage and memories over the period of a year, culminating with a public performance in early autumn 2022.”

The deadline for applications is March 26.

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