30th birthday gala concert at Jackdaws July 23rd

Jackdaws turns 30 in June 2023, come and join us at our birthday party!

To celebrate, some of our eminent musicians are performing in a special birthday concert in our beautiful Lehane-Wishart studio, this will be followed by afternoon tea featuring our famous cakes and a glass of fizz.

Tickets are very limited! To book please contact music@jackdaws.org or click here.


Mark Tanner–Piano, Gillian Poznansky–Flute, the Eden Stell Guitar Duo and local rising star Eliza Talman–Trumpet.

Mark Taner and Gillian Poznansky

The Eden Stell Guitar Duo

Eliza Talman


Mesmerisingly played by Gillian Poznansky & Mark Tanner

International Piano Magazine



Internationally renowned for their dynamism, innovation and breathtaking virtuosity the Eden Stell Guitar Duo have ‘breathed new life into the world of the classical guitar’

(Rotterdam Dagblad).

Jackdaws was formally opened by our founding president Dame Joan Sutherland on June 12th in 1993 and has gone on to enable creative expression for thousands musicians of all ages and abilities by bringing music to life through our weekend courses and outreach programme (which typically works with 3,000 children and young people across the South West every year). If you are interested in supporting this work or indeed the competition directly please see ways to support us and contact our development manager on kate@jackdaws.org for more information.

Joan Sutherland opening Jackdaws