Cobweb Orchestra


The Cobweb Orchestra is a regional network of local orchestras with an exceptionally tolerant open-access policy – players of all orchestral instruments are welcome and you don’t need to commit to coming every week.

If you are a lapsed player wanting to play again or a new player now looking for orchestral experience then we would like to hear from you.

The orchestra meets on Monday evenings during school terms at Dalston Victory Hall, Dalston, Carlisle, CA5 7QB from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

For more information contact Peter Wood on 07720 783225, e-mail or visit

Geltsdale Singers


Geltsdale Singers does what it says on the tin. We gather in Geltsdale and we sing.  Now into our fourth year, having started off in (and slowly grown out of) the much loved St Peters church, we get together on a Monday evening from 7.30pm - 9pm during school terms.  All songs are taught by ear and, over time, lodge themselves in our brains and our bodies so that we usually spend a portion of the evening singing songs we know well in order to balance the challenge of learning new material.  

Singing with others has an essential feelgood factor: it's all about harmony. We choose songs from all around the world that are simple (and sometimes not so simple) rounds that come together quickly and 'part songs' that take longer to learn.  Our emphasis is on having fun and supporting each other to bring our unique voice forward to be part of the collective.  Come along and give it a go... first session is always free so you can try before you buy.  

For more info please contact Lulu: