We meet at a friendly community centre in Ludworth, which is only 7.5 miles away from Durham. This is the newest Cobweb group and it is getting bigger each week! It is a little different from the others as it is focused on making music that is more appropriate for less experienced players. Cobwebbers who turn up even with a second instrument are very useful as they are able to give support and share their advice. We play a range of music although still aspire to explore pieces from across the orchestral repertoire, sometimes using arrangements that are less demanding.

A new Ludworth player recently commented:

Thank you so much for encouraging me to join Cobwebs. I had such a lovely night and everyone certainly did make me feel very welcome. I don’t know whether I added anything to the performance, but the performance added something to my life.” 


Leader Tracy Reed
Time Tuesday
7 pm – 9 pm
Venue Ludworth Community Centre
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Autumn Term Dates 2018

First rehearsal Tuesday 11 September
Break for half term Tuesday 16 October and Tuesday 23 October
Last rehearsal of term Tuesday 4 December tbc

Spring Term Dates 2019 tbc

First rehearsal Tuesday 15 January
Break for half term Tuesday 19 February
Last rehearsal of term Tuesday 2 April

Summer Term Dates 2018 tbc

First rehearsal Tuesday 23 April
Break for half term Tuesday 28 May
Last rehearsal of term Tuesday 9 July

Group Trustee

Judith Greene

This term’s music

The start of term was a special treat with  ‘A night on the bare mountain’ by Mussorgsky.

We remembered 5th November and played the finale from ‘The Firebird’ by Stravinsky to celebrate Bonfire Night.

There’ll now be some music for Christmas, including The Nutcracker’ by Tchaikovsky, ‘Jingle Bells’ and some Christmas carols.

Our last session will be an informal play-through of our favourite pieces, followed by drinks and nibbles, so all Cobwebbers are welcome to come and play. Please bring family and friends to listen. Audience members may even wish to sing along. The Cobweb motto is ‘everyone can join in’!


A date for your diary

The Elvaston Ensemble will be performing at St Mary’s Church in Shincliffe on Friday 14 December. Ludworth conductor and clarinettist Tracy Reed will be joined by Cobweb friends: Chrissie (flute), Anita (oboe), Rye (bassoon) and Clare (horn).

The programme includes Haydn’s ‘Divertimento’ (St Anthony Chorale) and a selection from Liadov’s ‘Eight Russian Folksongs’, as well as Christmas favourites such as Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker Suite’, Delius’s Sleigh Ride (Winter Night) and Corelli’s ‘Christmas Concerto’.

Tickets are priced £10, which will include festive refreshments in the hall afterwards. Proceeds will be shared between Ludworth Cobwebs and St Mary’s Church fabric fund. Please come!

More Group News

As well as our usual weekly meetings, we will be having some additional Saturday sessions on 19 January and 11 May 2019, from 11am until 4pm, leading to a summer concert on 13 July at Shadforth Church. We want to encourage as many people as possible from the community to come and experience the joys and benefits of making music with others.

Our project to develop The Cobweb Orchestra at Ludworth  has been funded by the E.ON Butterwick Moor Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund managed by County Durham Community Foundation.