Inside the centreThe Coquetdale Music Trust was established in May 2013. The primary aim of the Trust is to provide a community minded organisation in order to promote music, dance, poetry and the arts to all. This will be done through education programmes, workshops, exhibitions, recording and production. Much of this work will help to preserve, promote and ensure that the rich culture and heritage continues to grow in rural Northumberland, whilst also embracing contemporary music and cultures. The Trust will also provide an opportunity for visitors from outside the area to participate and gain access to the many projects planned. As a charity the trust is passionate about providing an affordable and accessible venue to be used by the community as a whole to promote all aspects of the arts, as well as taking projects out into the community throughout North Northumberland. The location and premises of The Coquetdale Music Trust are a huge plus point, being in the beautiful location of the Coquet Valley it provides a unique venue which will bring in clients from further afield in particular to use the recording facilities and to take part in master class arts weekends, concerts, events and exhibitions.

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the charity was formed by a group of likeminded people who were passionate about music and arts in this part of Northumberland. The vision was to provide facilities to help as many local people as well as those from further afield such as musicians and artists who may be touring events in the area.
Four initial words were agreed to be part of our main aim which are: “Event, Rehearse, Record, Teach”.
These remain our main aims upon which the trust bases its purposes.

The Trustees

The Coquetdale music trust is made up of a bunch of like minded people who are passionate about keeping the Music tradition of Northumberland and beyond alive.

Roddy Matthews

well known Local Fiddle Player and Chartered Surveyor

Alistair Anderson (Patron)

Musician and Ex Director of Folkworks at the Sage, Gateshead

Di Jevons

Neil Strike

Leader of Hexham Community Church

Mike Jevons

Gill Martin

Lesley Hall

Trust Secretary