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Long Walk Chinese Orchestra

Due to government advice regarding COVID-19, our summer season of music sessions will run online over a five-week period starting from Monday 4 May. Read full statement here.

Ideal for: All ages, all abilities (basic music reading preferred)
Takes place on: Wednesday evenings 6.30 – 8.30 beginners; 7.30-9.30 ensemble
Takes place at: The Hothouse, Morecambe
Music Leader: Rick Middleton
Cost per session: £5 per week or £45 per term in advance

Join this wonderful orchestra and prepare for performances at festivals and especially Chinese New Year!

Learn how to play real Chinese instruments like the Ruan (moon guitar), Erhu (violin) or Dizi (flute).

All the instruments are provided and individual tuition can be arranged.

What’s it like?

The orchestra plays traditional Chinese melodies from Chinese music scores.

Some pieces are played in unison in a more traditional style, while others are played in more complicated multi part arrangements in the modern Western influenced style.

The full range of instruments we have available are: Guzheng (harp), Yanqin (hammer dulcimer), San Xian (3 string banjo), Pipa (Lute), Ruan (lute), Erhu (2 string violin), Liuqin (Lute), Dizi (Flute). The orchestra has members of all ages and differing abilities.

A basic proficiency in reading music and playing scales is a good starting point.

Here’s what some of our participants have to say:

“I love doing performances and my confidence has improved a lot”, Abbie Washington (age 9)

“When I started I could only play one note – now I can play tunes with everyone in front of an audience”, Jack Liu (age 11)

How do I join?

Call 01524 831997 or email

Term Dates:
Mon 16 September – Fri 29 November
Half term | Mon 21 – Fri 25 October

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