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Make Music Day

Sat, 01 Jun 2019

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world and the Isle of Man is now a location! So why not create your own celebration on June 21st?

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pour onto the streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

So far, Make Music Day, or Laa Jannoo Kiaull in the Isle of Man, will include a day of music workshops, performances and talks at the Henry Bloom Noble Library in Douglas in conjunction with Culture Vannin, Douglas Town Centre Management are inviting musicians to play in the Sunken Gardens and the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra will hold a fun and interactive celebration at 6.30pm in Nobles Park Bandstand, with performances and opportunities for all ages to join in.

Music has been shown to strengthen social connectivity, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, stimulate memory, and is integral to a well-rounded, enjoyable life.

If you fancy organising your own celebration on the 21st June and would like to share the news, email: manxmusic@culturevannin.im or join @makemusicdayIOM Facebook page.

Feel free to add your event, photos or videos to the Facebook page and use the logo for your own promotion: www.facebook.com/makemusicdayIOM/

For more information about the worldwide celebration and to find some musical inspiration: www.makemusicday.org/