About

Jackdaws May 2016Jackdaws is dedicated to improving participation in and enjoyment of music through weekend courses, Education projects, a Young Artists Programme and performances by world class musicians.

Every year our work inspires thousands of children and young people into creative expression by bringing accessible and inclusive music projects into their schools. In 2015, Jackdaws delivered over 6,000 musical interactions between world class musicians and school children in Somerset through Education projects such as ‘Year of the String Quartet’, ‘Song Story’ and ‘OperaPLUS’.

“It was amazing. I loved the Disco piece” – Happy participant after ‘Year of Percussion

Our year round programme of residential music courses allow musicians of all abilities to come together and learn from some of the most experienced tutors in the trade.

Our mission is to enable creative expression by bringing music to life. This goal is underpinned by our core values of inspiration, access and inclusion.

Jackdaws is situated on the banks of the Mells river, surrounded by beautiful English countryside, set among the fields, rivers and valleys of Somerset.

Jackdaws is registered charity 1037073.