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Long Walk Chinese Orchestra

Following the announcement of a national lockdown, we will be closing our building again from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December.

Although our building may be closed during this time, our weekly music sessions will still take place online for the remainder of the term. Music leaders will be in touch with participants with booking links, zoom links and more information.

Ideal for: All ages, all abilities (basic music reading preferred)
Takes place on: Wednesday evenings 6.30 – 7.15 beginners; 7.30-9.30 ensemble
Takes place at: More Music, 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

Safety Measures

After holding our regular music sessions online since March, we’re excited to welcome you back into our building the week commencing 28 September 2020 to safely reconvene sessions in person.

We’re excited to welcome you back to the sessions you know and love – but with new precautions to ensure you can enjoy them comfortably and in confidence.

Click to view guidance for participants.

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