This page lists some of the community music projects whose work I have seen in recent years, many of which also appear on this site and in the book.

  • Banlieues Bleues (FR) – A music organisation founded in 1984 in Paris, with a production space, an annual jazz festival and an outreach and music education programme.
  • SAMP (Portugal) – a music school that works with the whole community, including very sensitive work with the dying and the bereaved.
  • Fèisean nan Gaidheal (Scotland) – The community-based fèis movement has been teaching and performing Gaelic music with  young people since 1981: there are 47 different organisations, all members of  Fèisean nan Gaidheal.

  • More Music (UK) – ‘We believe in the power of music and culture to transform people’s lives. We produce work that is truthful and has a powerful artistic aesthetic. We make events that are beautiful and joyful.’
  • Musica Impulse Centre for Music (BE) – ‘Musica is an experienced pioneer in arts education, contemporary approaches to musical heritage, music and sound art in public places and musical interactions with very small children.’
  • Streetwise Opera (UK) – ‘uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienced homelessness, we run workshop programmes across England and stage critically-acclaimed operas.’

  • Music Crossroads (Southern Africa) – ‘is a non-profit organisation that supports the development of music education and the music industry in the southern African region’
  • Xamfrà (Spain) – a community music school and participatory project that has been working with young people in Barcelona for 40 years (website in Spanish and Catalan)