The Bert Jansch Foundation supports training of young musicians

The Bert Jansch Studio

The Bert Jansch Studio is now open at the famous Cheese and Grain Arts Centre in Frome Somerset.  Created in the refurbished Tower Block, the studio which bears Bert’s name, has some of Bert’s own studio equipment, donated by his son Adam, who lives in Frome.

The Cheese and Grain celebrated its 21st birthday in 2018 and has gained an excellent reputation being one of the major performance venues in the South West. With 70% of the audience coming from outside Frome, the Cheese and Grain is a key part of Frome’s economy, attracting over 250,000 visitors a year!

Since officially opening in February 2019, The Bert Jansch Studio has had all sorts of bookings from hosting alt-folk artist, Sam Brookes recording his third album to holding public events such as the free Drum Clinic hosted by former Level 42 drummer Gary Husband. The Rural Music Network Project has taken up a residency for rehearsal and recording. The studio has hosted the filming of an ever-expanding series of stand-alone tutorial videos for anyone who has a desire to establish their own style of drumming. These videos will be practical, motivational and educational for all. They run open and free community drop-in sessions and open jams.

As well as community activity and commercial recordings, the Studio presents masterclasses on recording and record making. For more information email

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