Musical opportunities for children
and young people in Blackburn with Darwen


  • First Soundtracks band night a massive success

    On 24th February, our FIRST Soundtracks bank night was a massive success with over 50 young people turning up to listen to and encourage our young bands. The bands, which have all developed through Soundtracks, had the opportunity to perform in front of their peer group and showcase their skills.
  • Festival of making

    ​We're really excited to be planning how Blackburn with Darwen Music Service will contribute to Blackburn's very own Festival of Making on 6th and 7th May 2017.
  • Heartbeat Drumming Ensembles

    Four new Heartbeat Drumming ensembles are now being run by Blackburn with Darwen Music Service for young people across the borough.
  • Super Slow Way

    Children from five Blackburn with Darwen Primary Schools will be singing at King George's Hall on Sunday 16th October in a unique celebration of the bicentenary of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
  • A new resource to support curriculum music.

    In a new two year deal, all schools in the borough will be able to access a fantastic digital musical resource thanks to funding by Blackburn with Darwen Music Hub.
  • BBC Ten Pieces II expand

    The BBC launched their Ten Pieces project two years ago, aimed at primary school pupils, with great success. This has now been extended to the 10-14 age group with the launch of Ten Pieces II, a new set of pieces spanning many different musical genres.
  • BBC Music Day a massive success

    With performances from talented musicians, music workshops for the younger age group at The Bureau for the Arts, and taster sessions in the town centre, BBC Music day was a huge success.
  • Celebrating BBC Music Day on 3rd June in Blackburn

    Blackburn with Darwen Music Hub is celebrating BBC Music Day on 3rd June with a whole host of free performances, taster music lessons and workshops in Blackburn town centre.
  • New Soundtracks project for Blackburn with Darwen

    A PROJECT which aims to develop new opportunities for young people to make music is to be launched with the help of £75,000 funding from the National Foundation for Youth Music.
  • Borough guitar concert a sell out

    On 7th March, we held our sixth annual Borough Guitar Concert, which proved so popular we were at total capacity at Witton CLC. £
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