Workshops & Special Events

All Weekend

Photography Competition
Take a selfie by yourself or with friends next to ONE of the original three "please dance" road signs coming into Castle Carrock and post it onto twitter or instagram (or both) using #pleasedance and #musiconthemarr. Be as creative as you like ! The best ones will be printed off and displayed on Sunday."
The Artisans’ Market
Willow Weaving
The Hexham Morris Men
The Hexhamshire Lasses
Carlisle Clog and Sword Dancers
Pub Sessions
Easy Peasy Penny Whistle with Maggie Feeny
Puppet making


Around the Reservoir Race - 11AM

It starts and finishes, as usual, outside The Duke of Cumberland pub. The course is approximately two miles long. All ages and abilities are welcome, there is a small registration fee and there will be a medal for everyone who finishes. If nothing else, it's a great way to run off that Friday night excess and get you in the groove for another fabulous day of music and fun. And if you don't want to run, just come along and support the runners as they power their way to the 2018 almost 100 people completed the race.

Beginners Ukulele Workshop
The Five Ring Circus Fire Troupe


A Ramble with a Difference and Mark Richards

Music on the Marr is in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore one of its most beautiful corners, Geltsdale. Local walking guide writer, Mark Richards, will lead a morning’s walk through this lovely valley. Mark is a real enthusiast and is often on radio and television sharing his joy in walking and the great outdoors. The walk will not only show you the delights of our wonderful countryside but will also uncover sites of prehistoric interest. The walk is suitable for adults and children. Sturdy shoes or light walking boots would be a good idea.

Find out what your voice can do with Frankie Armstrong
Improvers Ukulele Workshop
Speakeasy spoken word