Keeping You In The Loop (27/04/20)
Keeping You In The Loop (27/04/20)

As always, we hope that you are all remaining safe and well.

We’re here to keep you in the loop with all the news from Coda Music Trust and music content from around the world for you to enjoy.


Thank you to James and everybody who joined us for our Live Stream with James LeRouge on Friday, raising a further £230 for Coda. We have now raised over £800 from our Live Stream events – thanks to your generosity!

If you missed James’  truly unique piano show, you can still see him
on Facebook via this link click here

or on Coda’s YouTube channel click here where you can now also see all of our previous Facebook Live gigs from Jonny, Owain and Guy.

This week, our Facebook Live gig will be something a little bit different. Stuart Jebbitt will be holding a ‘Gramophone Hour‘.

Stuart will be spinning some 78s on his Gramophone, including George Formby, Vera Lynne, Tommy Handley and many others.

For a little taster of what to expect, take a look at this little promotional clip click here 

We’re sure that many of you, or those in your care, have fond memories of family gramophones and the music of the era.

We are working closely with local residential care homes and care providers to reach as many people as possible with our Gramophone Hour. It would be hugely appreciated if you can help us to spread the word. If you know of any people or organisations who might welcome this content, please pass on this information and help us to share.

Please join us online to enjoy Stuart’s gig on Friday 1st May at 7pm on and support us through the ‘donate’ button on our Facebook Live stream.

If you’re not able to join us there, it will be available to watch from Saturday 2nd May on the Coda Youtube channel click here

Coming up next week (8th May), we will be playing another Facebook Live Music Quiz, so start brushing up on your music knowledge.


Stuart continues to film fantastic self-Isolation play-alongs for Guitar and Ukulele. Here’s a link to week 5:
Episode Five: Supergran  click here 

James has also recorded a great new Ukulele Strum-along to get you playing, which includes ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’ and ‘You are my Sunshine’ amongst others  click here 


Birmingham Contemporary Music Group have generated some great resources for music activities, which include composing activities for children and young people that they can do at home with or without instruments.

These activities are all inspired by – or linked to – existing pieces of music.

Themes so far include

‘In The Garden’ click here

‘Graphic Scores’ click here 

and ‘Superheroes’ click here

But keep checking back to this page click here as they plan to add more activities each week.


In these times of social distancing and no public performances, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is sharing a weekly virtual experience each Wednesday evening. The programme are streamed live but remain available to view for 7 days afterwards.

Last week they caught up with Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits from his home in Paris where he joined Chief Executive Dougie Scarfe to chat about his lockdown playlist of BSO recordings and more widely about his BSO journey to date, from his first foray with British repertoire to releasing a critically acclaimed recording of Walton and finding musical joy. He also talks about his childhood, being born next-door to the ‘Great Gate of Kiev’ and how growing up in its shadow influenced his musical story.

The live stream is now over but you can catch up with the programme at a time that suits you. Just click here to watch on Facebook. For details of the upcoming BSO live streams click here


Whilst on lockdown, we are continuing to draw the winners for our lottery, but currently unable to send out the winners cheques.

Just to assure you, we will send these all out to you as soon as we are able!
In the meantime, the Lottery Winners for March are as follows:

1st Prize Diane Shea (£29), 2nd Prize Victor Benson and 3rd Prize Janet Townsend.


We would love to hear from you if you have any content that you might like to share with the Coda community. Please email  with links.


Every penny you are able to contribute will help us through this time of crisis.

You can always donate online via our Just Giving page here

Join us online for our Facebook Live events and support us through the ‘donate’ button on our Facebook Live streams.

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Have a great week, stay safe and we’ll be back next week with more news, play-alongs and events for you to enjoy!