One hundred years of music

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A MORPETH music event will return next week, kicking off its 100th festival.

The Wansbeck Music Festival previously celebrated its centenary in 2006, but because it did not run during the Second World War, this year will be its 100th annual event.

Morpeth Mayor Phil Taylor will open proceedings at 9.15am on Thursday, March 15, with the recorder classes first up.

The afternoon session, at 1pm, will conclude with a recorder workshop.

Sessions on Friday, March 16, at 9.30am and 6pm, and the following day at 9.30am, will be devoted to woodwind classes.

The adjudicator will be woodwind and recorder specialist Liz Childs and all sessions will be held in St George’s United Reformed Church.

Admission costs £2 per session, or £3 for a combined morning and afternoon. Friday evening admission is also £3.

The second part of the festival will run from Thursday, March 29, to Sunday, April 1.