UK Friends of  Music  Fund

Promoting and fundraising to supply decent musical instruments to young people in countries in need


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Countdown to Claron McFadden!

Posted by paul43 on November 2, 2015 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We are now gearing up for the benefit concert at the Gresham Centre on 26th November.   As part of the promotion, we have now set up a facebook page for the event.

If you are on facebook, please visit the page, like it, express interest in the concert, and share it on your own page.

And just to remind you, that tickets may be purchased in advance at

We do hope to see as...

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Ronnie Scott's Instrument hoard has arrived in Belgium

Posted by paul43 on September 1, 2015 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (2)

We're delighted to report the safe receipt of over 70 musical instruments donated to the Ronnie Scott's Instrument Amnesty in July 2015.  These arrived by van in Music Fund's repair workshop a few weeks ago and are photographed here prior to their dispersal around the world.  A fitting end to the UK's first ever collection in aid of Music Fund.

Mittelmaier Clinic donates massage fees to Music Fund

Posted by paul43 on August 4, 2015 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mittlemaier Clinic is Music Fund's newest London partner.  

It's founder and director Wolfgang Mittelmaier has decided to donate all the fees from one day of his clinic appointments (18th August) to Music Fund. 

If you know anyone in or near the City of London who might like to contribute to Music Fund and receive a first-class professional massage, please inform them of the opportunity. 

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Report from CSYO benefit concert

Posted by paul43 on July 26, 2015 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you so much to City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra for the opportunity to promote Music Fund to an enthusiastic audience at their summer 2015 concert at St John's Smith Square.

Under the inspired direction of their conductor Chris Gayford, the young players (aged 13-21) tackled enormously challenging repertoire, Walton's voluptuous Viola Concerto, and Vaughan Williams dark and brooding Symphony no 4.

We were able to introduce Music...

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Report from Ronnie Scott's Instrument Amnesty

Posted by paul43 on July 11, 2015 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The first instrument collection for Music Fund in the UK on 11th July was a resounding success, with more than 100 instruments collected at Ronnie Scott's Jazz club, ranging from brand new unplayed instruments on the one hand, to a clarinet that has sat in a cupboard unplayed for more than 40 years.  All will be assesed and those that are repairable will be sent around the UK and world to be played by a child or young person who needs it.    This is Christian Betram, one o...

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Message from Simon Cooke, Ronnie Scott's Managing Director

Posted by paul43 on July 6, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It's an initiative that is especially dear to Ronnie Scott's Managing Director Simon Cooke who said,


"We at Ronnie's are really pleased to lead this drive helping schools and education projects at home and around the World. Our standing in the jazz world puts us in a great position to ask musicians, our members and the public at large to help us help underprivileged kids by donating their unloved or used music instruments on July 11. This is the first of a few new charitabl...

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Newsletter - June 2015

Posted by paul43 on June 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

We’re writing with news of two exciting events in support of Music Fund in July.




We are delighted to announce a partnership with Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in Soho. On July 11th, between 10.00 and 3.30 the club will open its doors to anyone who wishes to donate an unwanted acoustic portable instrument (no keyboards or electrically powered instruments). The instruments donated wil...

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