DaDaFest Ensemble
Live from Liverpool Philharmonic
Thursday 11th July, 2pm – 3pm

Our live broadcasts span a wide range of music styles and genres – enjoy our selection below and explore the accompanying learning materials on our Resources page.

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Make Music Day 2019 – Eden Big Sing!
Live from Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, Cumbria
In partnership with Cumbria Music Hub

Every year on 21st June, music lovers can enjoy free music as part of Make Music Day.  Unique to this global celebration, anyone can take part or perform, all events are free, and, wherever possible, are performed in public or streamed online.

This year, we live-streamed a very special event – choirs from different schools in the Eden Valley performed a song of their choice, before coming together for a massed voices performance of songs from the musical Dragon Days.

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Tipping Point – an exploration of music, sound and improvisation
In partnership with Jazz North

Led by Mobo and Mercury prize nominated musician, James Mainwaring, Tipping Point bring together a dazzling range of influences, from Jazz to Indian Classical music, weaving together improvisation, experimentation and composed music to create exciting soundscapes that take the listeners on a real journey of musical discovery.  Tipping Point are: James Mainwaring on saxophone, British improvised music legend Matthew Bourne on Fender Rhodes and two of the UK’s most individual instrumentalists; Michael Bardon on double bass and Joost Hendrickx on drums.  This is a unique opportunity to experience these innovative musicians in a performance curated especially for a schools based audience.

National Youth Folk Ensemble and Leveret
In partnership with English Folk Dance and Song Society

Enjoy an introduction to folk music, traditions and instruments as the National Youth Folk Ensemble play a lively repertoire of their favourite folk tunes. This is followed by a unique 45-minute concert from acclaimed contemporary folk ensemble, Leveret.

Trio Simbora, a journey through Brazil
In partnership with Live Music Now

An hour long concert  which celebrates the exuberant sounds and rhythms of Brazil. Trio Simbora will take you on a journey through a wide range of flavours and influences, from the virtuosic instrumental Choro music from Rio de Janeiro, right through to the uplifting songs from the Forró and Afro-Brazilian traditions in the northeast of Brazil.

Sunderland Massed Sing from the Tall Ships Festival

Thousands of people tuned in to enjoy this amazing concert by school choirs from across Sunderland, with the stunning backdrop of the Tall Ships as they sailed into port.  Including specially commissioned songs, and old and new favourites, many with maritime themes, this concert is a true celebration of the voice and singing, and showcases the excellent vocal talents of the children and young people of Sunderland.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra
In partnership with Swaledale Festival

See and hear twenty of the finest young jazz musicians in Britain, directed by leading trumpeter Mark Armstrong. An uplifting event which positively invites finger-clicking, clapping and noodling! Includes big band classics and brand new commissions by this world-class band which has helped launch the careers of notable musicians such as Gwilym Simcock, Laura Jurd, Mark Nightingale, Guy Barker and Amy Winehouse.

A4 Brass Quartet
In partnership with Cumbria Music Hub & Lake District Summer Music

A4 Brass Quartet is one of the UK’s leading young chamber ensembles. Based at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, A4 is comprised of principal players from some of the UK’s leading brass bands, including the world famous Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Colliery, Wingates and Hammonds Saltaire bands.  This lively and inspiring performance also includes some great tips for developing your skills as an instrumentalist.

Hope & Social: Behind the scenes of being in a band
In partnership with Grassington Festival

Known for their spirited, fun performances and passion for public participation in music-making, the much-loved Hope & Social will give a behind-the-scenes insight into being in a band, including showing how the recording process works – from playing the music to mixing the track.  It’s an entertaining and engaging way to learn more about music, music technology and the creative industries.

Acoustic folk band Maia
In partnership with Musicport Festival

An hour-long gig live from Whitby Musicport, the UK’s biggest indoor world music festival, featuring fun four-piece acoustic folk band Maia – hailed by Time Out Magazine as “youthful, spirited, richly atmospheric”.