This is Not An Orchestra 2016

This event was first created as part of the Southside Fringe 2017 and involved a concert of extravagant sounds and visuals themed around waste, upcycling and creative re-use.

With This Is Not An Orchestra we added another string to our bow and is part of our successful brand of ‘This Is Not…’ fundraising events. This project explored the possibilities and resourcefulness of upcycling with locals artists commissioned to create new works along with music-making workshops to the community. These included a community Trash Orchestra, local artists collective Craftwerk who re-worked and re-engineered Kraftwerk covers using sewing machines, steam presses and other crafty tools, the Annette Street Primary’s Youth Steel Band, and Rachel Kelly who sang traditional songs and dressed in bespoke upcycled costume created by Betty Spoke.

The Trash Orchestra continued beyond this particular event and members of the community meet every Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm to make trash instruments and devise music pieces.

The Trash Orchestra can also be booked to perform at events and deliver trash instruments workshops aimed at young people. For more information, please email: