Cogito Books

Hexham’s Independent Bookshop

Core Music Hexham

Core Music provides lessons, workshops, clubs, sessions, rehearsal and meeting space as well as selling a variety of musical instruments.

Rolling Audio Services

Mobile recording service based in the North East of England.

Making Music

The National Federation of Music Societies.


Samling is a Hexham-based charity which brings together established international artists and emerging young musicians in a sympathetic environment where they can work, perform and be inspired.


The Gerontius music hire database contains the music libraries of a number of choirs from around the UK.

Other Resources


Mainly useful for its catalogue of approx. 13 million tracks which users can access. Direct searches can be done as well as by composer, artist, album, record label, title and genre. Users have access to tracks from many major and independent labels.

The Music Room

Concert listings in the North East of England, music links, free downloads and music shopping.

Explore Music

Explore Music is the music library at The Sage, Gateshead. They have electronic and hard copy music materials to use, including books, music CDs and DVDs, music magazines, one to one music software tuition, music subscription sites, access to the latest music composition and production software and downloading and multimedia classes. Available to Gateshead Library members, which is free to join and the services are free to use.