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Her Ensemble: How Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Hardship Fund helped Ellie Consta set up UK’s first all-female string orchestra
Ellie Consta
Violinist and founder of Her Ensemble
8th March 2021

The events of March 2020 pressed pause on live music and in the classical world, orchestras across the globe downed their instruments. However, in hardship creativity can flourish, and it was during this time that violinist Ellie Consta was inspired to form UK’s first all-female and non-binary string orchestra: Her Ensemble.

Carla Easton's Banff Residency - Career Development Bursary
Carla Easton
Singer songwriter
5th July 2017

Carla J. Easton is a singer & songwriter, with a background and education in visual arts, based in Glasgow, Scotland. Graduating from the Masters of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2011, Easton has been performing and writing music for the all girl-band TeenCanteen ever since

She was supported through our Career Development Bursary.

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Looking back at The Great Escape 2017
Claire Gevaux
Creative Director
26th May 2017

Claire looks back at The Great Escape 2017

Celebrating Belfast's music scene
Stuart Bailie
CEO, Oh Yeah Music Centre
5th November 2015

Stuart Bailie celebrates Belfast's thriving music scene as Sound of Belfast, the city's leading conference for the industry, is in full swing.

Show, Don’t Tell
Jack Harris
Singer/Songwriter
23rd September 2015

At a recent English Folk Dance and Song Society creative residency course, singer/songwriter Jack Harris shares his reflections.

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All that glitters ain’t paid much gold anymore
Charlotte Browne
BASCA
20th February 2015

Find out about BASCA's "The Day The Music Died" campaign.