Wiltshire Rural Music are celebrating over 80 years of inspiring and supporting music in the community with a day of live music and singing workshops on Saturday 6th July, at Trinity Church in Trowbridge. Come along and join the fundraising celebration from 10-5 for the Best of Wiltshire Rural Music!

Gavin Osborn, Creative Director of Wiltshire Rural Music explains: “Here at Wiltshire Rural Music, we are very proud of the many varied opportunities we provide to people of all ages and abilities. Whether it’s making music as part of our ensembles and groups, taking part in our workshops or getting your first taste of playing an instrument, there is something to inspire everyone. We also still offer the Young Person’s Bursary Scheme, for children between 5-18 who may need help with music tuition costs, as well as the Liz Lawrence Award, an annual award given to promising Wiltshire students looking to further their career in music.”

To continue all of their good work and to produce further outreach events, like the recent collaboration with Mobile Libraries, Music on the Move, which brought live music to isolated rural communities across the county, the Trowbridge based charity are holding a great big fundraiser day at the Holy Trinity Church, near the train station in Trowbridge on July 6th.

Kicking things off at 10am will be the very popular Mini Musicians, with group leader Ruth Heywood taking a taster class for babies, pre-school children and their parents.  The session will run from 10-11am and gives your child a fun introduction to basic musical concepts, with songs, instruments and movement. Tickets for this will go fast, and are only £4 (£2 for siblings) and can be bought in the events section of the website:

The rest of the day will be unticketed and free to attend, so you can come along and enjoy various performances, workshops and refreshments, with donations welcome. A Rock Choir will take the stage, before a performance by members of the Ebonite clarinet group, followed by an hour-long singing workshop with Clarity Choir and Bratton Sings leader Clara Atkins. The choir will also perform later in the day.

Throughout the fundraiser, you will be able to take part yourself – or even just kick back and enjoy the many talented local musicians, during the Open Mic. So whether you’re a singer, a songwriter, a soloist, a band or a duet, put your name down and get up and give it a go!

Expect a day of joyful celebration as we bring the very best of Wiltshire Rural Music to the Holy Trinity Church on Stallard Street in Trowbridge, BA14 9AA. Refreshments and cake will be available all day.