Cockermouth Music Society

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The Society is very grateful to those shops, companies, arts organisations, including councils, and individuals who provide financial support and other services that enable the Society to provide high quality concerts in Cockermouth.

Piano Appeal

Partly as a consequence of the floods in Cockermouth in November, 2009 the Society’s piano had deteriorated more quickly than expected and needed  to be replaced. Thanks to the generosity of members, local shops and businesses, as well as a number of charitable trusts mainly based in Cumbria, Cockermouth Town Council and Cumbria County Council almost £22,000 has been raised. This, plus the part-exchange value of our current piano, has now now been supplemented by a successful bid for a grant of £40,000 from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme. The Music Society is extremely grateful for this grant which means that a new Steinway Model B Grand Piano has been purchased and was in place for the opening concert on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 which was a much anticipated piano recital by Leon McCawley.

As the Arts Council’s grant will be paid in 3 stages we shall still welcome donations to the piano fund. Any one who wishes to send a donation should send a cheque payable to Cockermouth Music Society to the Hon. Secretary, Fell Edge, High Ireby, Wigton CA7 1HF. 

Any donation, however small, will be gratefully received and acknowledged on this web-site. If you are able to be more generous: £40 will sponsor one of the 88 keys, £30 one of the 88 hammers and £20 one of the 186 strings.

General Donations Key Sponsors Hammer Sponsors String Sponsors
Lord Judd
Cockermouth Town Council
Cockermouth & Papcastle Recreational Charity
Ms J Henderson
Wilkinson
Mrs B A Proctor
Mr S W Mounsey
Cumberland Educational Foundation
Anonymous
Hadfield Trust
Mr M Baron
Cockermouth Harmonic Concert Collection
Foundation Grant, Cumbria Community Foundation
Nigel Burdett
Mr B J Gooderham
Cumbria C C (Area Support Team)
Mrs I P Apperley (5)
Mrs J C Johnston (4)
D Dyer (2)
D H Sharpe (1)
Waugh & Musgrave (Solicitors) (1)
Times & Star (7)
Mrs A D Flower (1)
Mr & Mrs M Chambers (2)
Mr & Mrs G Belham (10)
Mrs D Hemingway (1)
Bruce Avery Limited (Optometrist) (2)
Leslie Cleeland (1)
Mrs A Lister
Mr F & Mrs E E Benson (1)
Mrs G Powell (2)
Mrs E Atty (20)
Stan Palmer Ltd (1)
Ms A Turner (1)
Miss E M Birkett (2)
A Lederer (12)
D H Sharpe (1)
Mitchells Auction Company Ltd (1)
Mrs M Potts (1)
Mr I Addison (1)
Mr & Mrs S Field (2)
D Bridge (1)
A G Martin (1)
Mrs E Atty (4)
S Johnson (1)
Mr & Mrs C Bower (1)
Ms A Turner (1)
Mr Leighton (1)
Mrs J Geater (1)
D Croucher (2)
Miss J McMurtry (1)
Mrs J C Johnston (2)
D Dyer (1)
J W W Allison & Sons Ltd (Chemist) (1)
Times & Star (1)
Drs J & A Parkes (1+)
Mrs M Potts (1)
Mrs J Geater (1)
Mr I Addison (1)
Mr & Mrs J Scoging (1+)
Mrs P Williams
Mr & Mrs S Field (3)
Mrs A Cuckson (1)
Mr G Tomlinson (1)
D Bridge (1)
Mr & Mrs M White (1)
Mrs G Powell (1)
Mrs E Atty (4)
S Johnson (1)
Mr & Mrs C Bower (1)
Miss E M Birkett (1)
A Lederer (1)
D Croucher (2)

Our Sponsors

The Society is very grateful to those shops, companies, arts organisations, including councils, and individuals who provide financial support and other services that enable the Society to provide high quality concerts in Cockermouth.