Who We Are and What We Do

Bowing to History

Lowry Strings is an adult string orchestra based in the Salford Greater Manchester area of the UK. The group was formed in the 1970s by Colin Green, the musical director, due to interest from parents waiting for their children during violin lessons.

After running for 15 years, Lowry Strings lapsed and was restarted in about 1990 as part of the Salford Music Service. When Colin left the service in 1999, he continued with the group and it was officially launched as the The Lowry String Group. 

Following a grant from the National Lottery in 2002, a beginner's section was formed and new players were able to progress from that section to join the main ensemble.

The Lowry String Group continues to function as a string ensemble offering learning opportunities to adult learners and returners and entertainment for their friends and family for the benefit of the community and local charities.

Founder of Lowry Strings

To glean the contribution that Colin Green (RIP) made to Lowry Strings, Salford and further afield, please click here to see the epitaphs made at his memorial concert. 

A couple of Historical Pictures of Lowry Strings 



The Lowry String Group is served by a committee given under the provision of a Constitution. However in the day to day running of the group we want to keep everything as friendly and informal as possible. 

Charities We Recently Supported

December 2018 - Urban Outreach, Bolton -                                          Winter Watch

June 2018 - Action Aid

December 2017 - The Lullaby Trust

June 2017 - Alzheimer's Society

December 2016 - The Running Charity, Manchester

July 2016 - The MS Society, Warrington Branch

December 2015 - Samaritans UK, Stockport Branch

June 2015 - Nepal Earthquake disaster fund

December 2014 - The Stroke Association

June 2014 - Cancer Research UK

Charities We HaveSupported In Previous Years

Child flight - Water Aid - Sight Savers - St Ann's Hospice - Hurdles - RNLI - Derian House - Meningitis Trust


"Lowry strings" is the popular name given to The Lowry String Group
"Lowry Strings" is the popular name given to "The Lowry String Group".

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