The Lancashire Music Hub

Lancashire Music Hub brings together all opportunities for music learning in the county into one place. The Hub was established in 2013 and is made up of four key partners; Lancashire Music Service, Charanga, David Adamson and More Music.

Because we believe that music has the power to inspire and change lives, the Hub wants to make musical learning available to all children and young people in the County. By increasing chances to participate in and enjoy great music, we can make music a vital and enriching part of more young people’s lives, help them to progress their talents and enhance their learning. Our stakeholders include:

  • Young people
  • Teachers
  • Youth workers
  • School leadership
  • Musicians

This is a major partnership between:

Lancashire Music Service – a national leader in good practice within formal education

Charanga – national leader of digital development for the MEH

More Music – one of the UK’s foremost community music organisations

David Ashworth – music ICT consultant


Bolton Music Service

Bolton Music Service

Bolton Music Service works with all sectors of the local community in Bolton, Blackburn and Darwen, to increase access to quality music making, to raise standards of music education across all schools and academies, and to provide exciting musical pathways for children through tuition and music ensembles.

We are teaching around 10,000 children weekly to play a musical instrument, teaching the music curriculum in over a third of our local primary schools and running 45 weekly out-of-school bands, choirs and orchestras. Many of our students come through the Music Service and then go on to play in regional ensembles such as the Hallé Youth Orchestra and the Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band and in national groups including the National Youth Choir, Brass Band and Orchestra.

We pride ourselves in looking after the needs of each child and providing the specialist tuition required for each child to realise their potential. Bolton Music Service is the lead partner in the Greater Manchester Music Hub.


Blackpool Music Education Service

Formed in 2002, Blackpool Music Service is a nationally respected, financially self-sufficient, customer led service which, according to the Federation of Music Services (2011) provides ‘outstanding value for money’. This observation was echoed by the National Music Council which awarded its prestigious ‘Major Trophy’ to Blackpool Music Service in November 2011.

The service provides weekly musical tuition in all Blackpool Schools and Academies and, in 90% of our Children’s Centres. It’s constant drive to improve the experiences and opportunities of all Blackpool children makes the Music Centre a fun place to work and rehearse and staged events have shown that Blackpool children have exceptional talent when given the opportunity.

In September 2012 the service was offered Music Education Hub status. This has ensured future DfE grants until 2016 and an expansion of our services, partners, inspirational events and, enjoyable music-making for all Blackpool children.


BBC Radio Lancashire

We are delighted that BBC Radio Lancashire are our Media Partners. As you may be aware, we have been receiving regular coverage particularly on the John Gillmore show. John Gillmore, Garry Scott and Chris Thronley are great champions of our competition.

For regular updates, please tune into John’s programme on BBC Radio Lancashire, 12.00noon – 4.00pm – Monday to Friday; and Saturday morning 9.00am to 12.00noon.

For all the latest news, sport and features for the Red Rose County, BBC Radio Lancashire 95.5, 103.9 & 104.5FM, 855 & 1557MW, DAB digital radio, smartphone and online.