We are thrilled to let you know that we have made arrangements with Loose Cannon Brewery, and we will host five music nights in their great taproom. These nights will give you the chance to experience three different local acts, and they serve as fundraising for our big Make Music Day in June. Free entry! Do pop down for some great beer and music.
For our Make Music Winter Festival on 21st December we have some available slots during the day for musicians. We are looking for mainly – but not exclusively – original music, and we can cater for semi-acoustic setups (no full drum kits and the like).
There will be live music on from 2 pm and until 8-9 pm, and it will take place in two rooms in The Guildhall: Smaller acoustic acts in The Old Magistrate’s Court and slightly bigger/louder acts in the Roysse Room. If you would like to apply for a slot (30-45 minutes) at our Make Music Winter festival, then fill in this Google form before 7th December, and we will get back to you shortly after that.
Make Music Abingdon is a non-profit organisation working to get more original music showcased in Abingdon and to encourage music making. Our objective is also to make music accessible to all, which is why we never charge people to attend our events.
We do not have a big budget but rely on grants and donations, so we cannot pay you a big fee, but we can offer you some free snacks/drinks and hopefully a bit of “petrol money”
We are deeply saddened by the news that Sam Prince died unexpectedly on September 24th.
Sam was a driving force behind Make Music Abingdon since we started in March, and he had such a positive no-nonsense can-do attitude about everything – fuelled by his love of music and his wish to encourage more music in our community. He was an absolute joy to work with and had a wicked sense of humour. He kept getting new ideas about music events, and Sam was the one to suggest a monthly showcase of original music – our YMSA events. We had our first one only on the Sunday before with Sam taking videos of the acts and planning for future events and how this and that could be done.
We will dedicate the forthcoming YMSA events to Sam’s memory.