Local music groups

Although we have no music interest groups of our own at present, David Pattenden has compiled the following information providing details of amateur music groups local to Redditch which might accept new members, and therefore of interest to musically inclined members of Redditch U3A.
For more details, or if you might be willing to set up a music group of our own, please send an email to David using the link on the right of this page.

The Worcestershire Players club (

Is a group of amateur musicians who meet in Bromsgrove monthly on a Sunday afternoon to play traditional English, American, Irish and Scottish dance music. The main purpose of the group is simply to enjoy the music (and each other's company); occasionally the group gets invited by other organisations to entertain them with background music, or to run a barn dance or ceilidh for them.
We play a variety of instruments, including fiddle, accordion, melodeon, concertina, guitar, electric bass, keyboard, flute, recorder, clarinet, banjo, drums and tuba.
Most of the players work from printed music, which is provided, and a limited amount of teaching is often provided by the more experienced members, several of whom are members of nationally recognised recording bands. Refreshments are provided during the break. There is no annual membership fee; we pay a fixed rate for each meeting we attend (currently £2). Musicians of all standards are welcomed.

The Alcester Folk Dance Group (

The club meets on Wednesday evenings at Great Alne Memorial Hall, Henley Rd, Great Alne B49 6HL. From 8 – 9pm the resident band provides lively and varied music, under the leadership of one of several experienced barn dance band leaders. The musicians arrive at 7pm, sheet music is provided and our instruments include fiddles, recorders, guitars, accordions, mandolins, banjo. It’s not practical for the band to accept complete beginners but others are very welcome.

Come and Sing on Wednesday evenings 8-10pm at Batchley Community Centre, Redditch B97 6PB with Arrow Vale Singers. All welcome - come and discover the health & psychological benefits and enjoyment of singing some great songs in harmony with others. No need to read music and no auditions. More details on our website We are a registered charity

Recorder Playing (

Bromsgrove U3A has a recorder group which meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.30am.

Ukuleles, Steel Drums ( )

Stratford U3A runs groups for ukulele players, steel pans and more.