Brighter Sound is delighted to announce the latest events in our Here Come the Grrrls programme.
Here Come the Grrrls is designed to celebrate, profile and inspire female musicians. The programme is made up of a series of residencies, masterclasses, courses, debates and discussions that celebrate creativity and challenge stereotypes.
Earlier in the year we welcomed award-winning songwriter Beth Orton and two fantastic guitarists; Jennifer Batten who toured the world with Michael Jackson, and Natalie McCool, one of the North West’s most exciting emerging musicians. We are delighted to announce that this autumn, award-winning singer Tanya Tagaq will join us for a one-off masterclass and performance, and Fiona Daniel from Manchester band The Whip will lead a 1-to-1 beginner drumming course.
Here Come the Grrrls is our positive response to low levels of female participation that mirrors the gender gap in the music industry. Statistics published by PRS for Music Foundation revealed that women make up only 14% of their membership (for writers and performers). Analysis by The Guardian shows that men made up 86% of all performers at UK Music Festivals in 2015. At the forthcoming 2015 BBC Proms, only 10% of the scheduled performances have been composed by females, only 30% of the performers will be women, and the number of female conductors is 4% - less than in 2014.
Here Come The Grrrls offers a eclectic mix of musical opportunities to inspire a new generation of young female musicians. Experiment, collaborate and explore music with us.
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