The Music at the Heart of Teesdale project — M@HoT for short — began in 2012 and has four main areas of activity, each of which you can view by clicking the links below:
- Cream Tees M@HoT’s youth folk band, for young people aged 8–18.
- Teesdale Longsword Dance A group reviving the Longsword Dance traditions of the area.
- Community Choir M@HoT’s hopes of starting up a community choir in Barnard Castle to sing local folk songs has not so far met with much success. However, other opportunities for young singers in Teesdale are becoming available. Visit this page to check on the latest information.
- Teesdale Folk Database A database of local folk music resources, such as tape recordings, handwritten manuscripts, and typed notes.
The project was set up in 2011 as part of the wider ‘Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership’ which was supported by Barnard Castle Vision, Durham County Council and the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.