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Spalding pub to host Make Music Day with former Priory School teacher Amber Sinclair and musician friends

Be part of a global music festival on Friday (June 21) - by blowing a trumpet, tinkling the ivories or singing your heart out - and it’s all completely free.

Music teacher Amber Sinclair and her musician friends are inviting the public to join them at the Punchbowl pub in Spalding's New Road from 2pm-7pm.

Traditional classical and rock instruments will be there for anyone to play and there will be microphones for singers.

Amber Sinclair is inviting the public to make music. (12632343)
Amber Sinclair is inviting the public to make music. (12632343)

Amber, who used to teach at The Priory School, Spalding, has launched her own music company, called Open Up!, and she is spearheading the town’s participation in Make Music Day UK.

Amber said: “There’ll be a handful of musicians with their instruments for people to try and a basic PA system for those wanting to sing - and you won’t stop musicians from playing so there should be a bit of music to entertain people too.

“It should be a great afternoon and I think it will be very popular.

“I am dedicated to increasing the opportunities for Spalding people to be involved in the arts - and this is a step closer to making that happen.”

Among instruments to try will be drums, bass, guitars, piano, flute, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello and keyboards.

Amber is keen to reach out to one-time musicians who have stopped playing, for whatever reason, as well as those taking their first steps to learn to play or sing.

She said: “We need to do something to allow those people that used to play instruments, or used to sing somewhere, to get back into it because life is very sad without creativity.”

Amber’s partner, Craig Ayto, is a professional musician, playing guitar, bass and drums, and he is supporting the music making to celebrate the longest day of the year.

Amber teaches vocals and piano, and has a studio where her students can record.

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