We meet at a friendly community centre in Ludworth, which is only 7 miles away from Durham. Our group is a little different to the other Cobweb groups as we try to use music that is more appropriate for less experienced players. Some players come to practise playing a second instrument, and happily share advice.

One Ludworth player commented:

Thank you so much for encouraging me to join Cobwebs. I don’t know whether I added anything to the performance, but the performance added something to my life.” 

Please click here to read more about the group from a player.


Leader Tracy Reed
Time Tuesday
7 pm – 9 pm
Venue Ludworth Community Centre
North View

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Autumn Term Dates 2019

First rehearsal Tuesday 17 September
Break for half term Tuesday 22 AND Tuesday 29 October
Last rehearsal of term Tuesday 3 December

Group Trustees

Judith Greene, Bill Rigby

Group Flyer

Please download and print a flyer to help advertise our group:

Ludworth A4 flyer

Ludworth A5 flyer

Our music

We play a range of music although still aspire to explore pieces from across the orchestral repertoire, sometimes using arrangements that are less demanding.

Ludworth Group Concert

Congratulations to everyone who performed in our very first real concert at Shadforth Church.  Thanks to the church for being so welcoming and for providing so much wonderful food. We hope to go back next year. 

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.



Look at what else we get up to!

Maybe a bit of music…

Music for the autumn term 2019

There’s another huge set of music that we may try!
  • More ‘Five note philharmonic’ pieces to welcome any new or returning beginners
  • O’Carolan ‘Morgan Megan’ – another Irish tune arranged by Derek Hobbs, following on from ‘Si bheag so mhor’ that we performed in our concert
  • Purcell ‘Abdelazar’ arranged by Andy Jackson – including a set of easier parts
  • Schubert ‘Rosamunde’ – We’ve already tried the Entracte no. 3 but this is the overture.
  • Haydn trumpet concerto (BBC pieces have parts for different abilities, including beginners)
  • Halloween’s coming – Mussorgsky ‘Night on a bare mountain’, Henry Moze ‘Witches’ arranged by Andy Jackson
  • For Bonfire Night: Handel’s Firework Music – probably another Jackson arrangement (‘La rejouissance’)
  • Some space music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing: Holst ‘Mars’
  • Christmas music for the following half term, including Corelli’s Christmas concerto, op 6 no 8
Who knows who will turn up, but more instruments means more choice, so please keep coming and tell other people how good we are!