We asked members of the public to help us create songs for four of the stops!
The people of Greater Manchester have been busy creating 93 songs - one for each stop on the Metrolink network! This has been a mix of community groups, schools, and commissions from musicians and composers. We also held a ballot for members of the public to take part in songwriting workshops to create songs for the following tram stops: Oldham Mumps, Cornbrook, Sale Water Park and Heaton Park
The workshops were open to everyone, with no previous musical experience necessary, and participants were guided through the songwriting process by a member of our talented creative team; all experienced professionals with the local history of each stop. Sessions were free, and we even threw in a free lunch!
The workshops have now taken place, and the songs have been written! Why not come along to one of our Tram Tracks Gala concerts on Sunday 9 July and hear a selection of the songs being performed?