Wiltshire Music Centre

Wiltshire Music Centre
Ashley Road
Bradford on Avon
BA15 1DZ






01225 860100

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Wiltshire Music Centre from front

A 300 seat concert hall situated 7 miles from Bath showcasing World-Class Classical, Folk, Jazz and World Music as well as live broadcast Opera and Ballet.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Association or society

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm. Open at Weekends for concerts only.

Admission charges

Concerts and Events priced individually.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Sam Sweeney's Fiddle

Sam Sweeney's Fiddle - Made In The Great War

  • 28 September 2014 7:30-10pm

n 2009 Sam Sweeney, fiddle player with the rabble-rousing folk big-band Bellowhead, bought a 1915 violin part-made by luthier and some-time music hall performer Richard Spencer Howard. Richard was conscripted and killed during World War One, and the instrument only finished nine decades later.

In a spellbinding performance which ebbs and flows between atmospheric traditional, regimental and music hall tunes and vivid storytelling, Sweeney, master storyteller Hugh Lupton, Bellowhead band mates Paul Sartin (fiddle) and Emma Thompson (lighting, projections), and acclaimed concertina player Rob Harbron (The Full English), capture the tragic story of the fiddle and its maker.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Tickets:£16 / Under 18s:£8
(Up to 2 Under-18s attend for £1 each when bought with an adult)



Viscount Weymouth in uniform with sisters and brother

A Letter Home

  • 10 October 2014 7:30-5pm

Tippett Ensemble
West Wiltshire Youth Orchestra
Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra
St. Laurence School Music Students

Sam Glazer music leader

Hosted by the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Peter Addington, this special showcase of some of Wiltshire's finest young musical talent commemorates the vital role Longleat House played as a relief hospital during the war and evokes the numerous 'entertainments' performed for and by the soldiers, nurses, staff and family.

A kaleidoscopic programme ranges from Stravinsky's elemental Firebird Suite, jazz arrangements of popular music hall songs, Brahms' Clarinet Quintet performed by the Tippet Ensemble (Wiltshire Music's professional alumni group), and a new work composed and performed by students from St. Laurence School, inspired by the tragic story of young John Thynne, son and heir of Lord and Lady Bath of Longleat, who was killed in action.

i 2pm display: original letters, photographs and archive materials tell the war stories of the House and hospital, with a 5.45pm talk by Dr Kate Harris (Curator, Longleat Historic Collections)

i 6.30pm FreeStage: SuperStrings No Booking Required

Suitable for

  • Any age


Tickets: £12 / Under 18s: £5