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Light & Buzz Box prototype

As part of our DMLab research and development work we create and prototype new forms of accessible musical instrument. These can be beautiful bespoke instruments like the Kellycaster guitar designed […]

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Drake Music Podcast – Episode 2

Recorded at We All Make Music, the second edition of the podcast focuses on inclusion in Music Education. Hear clips from speakers at the event including Daryl Beeton & Carien […]

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We All Make Music 2018

We All Make Music was a very different kind of music education event, designed to bring together people from across the sector and across the country to think about how […]

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Electric Storm Ensemble

Electric Storm Ensemble are an inclusive band of musicians based in Bristol who play and write music together and perform live at venues around the city. They have performed live […]

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Planted Symphony

A collaboration between Drake Music and Arts & Gardens. Planted Symphony asked the question “what if a garden could make music”? First performed as Part of Liberty Festival 2017 at […]

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We Don’t Fit In A Box – John Kelly

Listen to the new commission by John Kelly, created especially for our inclusive music education festival: We All Make Music. John performed it live with the Kellycaster at the event […]

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Drake Music Podcast – Episode 1

Episode 1 of the Drake Music podcast features a conversation with musician Kris Halpin, talking about his experiences of music education as a pupil and a trainee music leader. Plus we […]

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Sounds of the Summer by Cedar Super Sounds

This track was created by disabled young people from Cedar College  as part of a project with The Children’s Trust. You can hear it being played live at a mini-festival […]

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