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Jazz-&-Blues Open Mic

“Opportunity to take to the stage, perhaps sing or maybe play an instrument choosing from the Great American Songbook material for this bluesy-sounding night! Bring along yourself and joy to the Handyman Pub 2023 summer night. Saxophones, clarinets, trumpets, guitars, keyboards, basses, drums, vocalising – whatever takes your fancy for dropping by and taking part […]

Open Rehearsal! 🎺 🎶

Royal Buckley Town Band Band Room, Buckley, Flintshire, United Kingdom

As part of Making Music Day 2023, Royal Buckley Town Band will hold an open rehearsal from 7:30 - 9:30pm on Wednesday 21st June, with a social gathering afterwards. Weather permitting, this event will be outdoors. We hope to make this as inclusive as possible and have fitted new stair rails to help improve access […]

Celebrating African Folk songs

Derby Online, Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I’m a busy Doctor from Nigeria, who works in the UK. I love singing, and understand the therapeutic effects of music, I’ll be doing a free online event on Instagram live. I’ll be singing folk songs from different parts of the African continent. They Include - Malaika (Swahili) , Nyame Osahen (Ghana), Bia Nulu (Igbo […]

The Canons’ Gait Wednesday Session

The Canons’ Gait Bar 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We play instrumental music (mainly Scottish Traditional) here every Wednesday evening, but for Make Music Day we want as many people as possible to come and listen for a while. And we’ll carry on for an extra hour, right through to midnight!

Choral Music for the Solstice

University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel University Avenue, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir present their annual free concert for the longest day in the atmospheric Memorial Chapel at the university. Music will include: Requiem by Herbert Howells […]

Dorr with Sherbet Starshine // Bloc+ Glasgow – June 21st

BLOC+ 117 Bath Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Dorr: https://dorrofficial.bandcamp.com/album/symptoms-of-desire A voice compared to Leonard Cohen, framed with electronics, shimmering guitar loops and toy instruments creating delicate but intense genre hopping grooves. The music is often dark, yet also tender with a delicate essence framing the deep and intimate voice. ‘transforms his guitar into a wall of sound through loops and effects pedals’ […]

LMNS: Megan MacDonald and Calum McIlroy at St Magnus Festival.

The Sound Archive 8 Laing Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, United Kingdom

Megan MacDonald and Calum McIlroy at St Magnus International Festival. The Sound Archive, 8 Laing St, Kirkwall KW15 1HL. Two of the young stars of the Scottish traditional music scene. On mandolin, guitar, and vocals, Calum demonstrates his intricate flat-picking and distinct skill in composition of lyrical melodies and narrative song - he was a […]

Midsummer Music Evening

St. Mark's Church 24 Station Road, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

A celebratation of music recognising the importance of the recent (21 June) Make Music Day and raising funds for the maintenance and repair of St. Edmunds Church built in 1070AD.   Midsummer Music will feature the Island's only saxophone choir and music played as solos on saxophone and clarinet, as well as the Highland Pipes and […]

Northern Ireland Meet-Up


More people in Northern Ireland took part in Make Music Day 2023 than ever before, showing what a fantastically musical part of the world it is. We want to get more and more people involved in this worldwide celebration of music-making. Meet the Make Music Day team to learn more about how to be part […]

England and Wales Meet-Up


Make Music Day UK is an annual celebration of music-making that takes place in 130 countries across the world on the 21st of June. Make Music Day builds on a […]

Scotland Meet-Up


Make Music Day UK is an annual celebration of music-making that takes place in communities across the world on the 21st of June.   Make Music Day builds on a concept started in France in 1982 – that a day each year should be dedicated to music, with no barriers to people playing and enjoying […]


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