Music in Sheds is a group of musicians based in Stockport in the North West of England. They get together every Wednesday evening at St. Paul’s in Heaton Moor, at 7pm for two hours.
The aim behind Music in Sheds is to encourage isolated musicians in the area to get out of the house (or shed) and play together as a group. This can feel like a real achievement, and create a warm fuzzy feeling, which you don’t get from playing alone.
The group has been meeting in the vestry at St. Paul’s church since January 2019. In that time, they have learned 40+ songs — occasionally going off on jamming tangents. Sometimes, they manage to play a song all the way through without mistakes. Sometimes, they sound amazing. There is normally anything from 4 to 8 people, men and women.
There is no expertise requirement, but musicians should at least be able to turn up on time, play in tune, and keep in time with others. None of them are particularly good or bad, so there’s no need to be embarrassed. They all make mistakes every week.
If you are interested in joining, just come along to one of the sessions, and bring your instrument with you. There is no charge, just an optional £2 contribution towards rent, equipment and insurance, to keep the group afloat.
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