We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


Whilst we are unable to provide you with our normal music lessons, music centres, county music groups and events due to Government restrictions we are putting our efforts into providing you with some educational, fun, inspiring links to enable you to keep your music making going! Click here for more information.



Please note that all face-to-face rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government’s direction on COVID-19. However, we are delighted to announce the launch of our online ensemble sessions, open to anyone in Gloucestershire. Please click here for more details.

Folk Music

Here are some folk melodies for you to try. Click on the appropriate version for your instrument.

Treble Instruments in C:

Violin, Flute, Oboe & Guitar

Bass Instruments in C:

Cello, Double Bass, Bassoon, Tuba & Trombone

Treble Instruments in Bb:

Trumpet, Clarinet & Baritone

Treble Instruments in Eb:

Alto Saxophone & Tenor Horn

Scottish TraditionalThe Brolum

Treble in C


Bass in C

Bb & Eb Coming Soon!


Banks of the Allan

Treble in C


Bass in C

Bb & Eb Coming Soon!






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