Dovetail Orchestra exists to provide a welcoming space for asylum-seekers and refugees, building connections through music and supporting musical learning on a regular weekly basis.
Founded in 2022, we have welcomed people from over 17 countries to come and play with us.
Every week we create new pieces that bring together national styles.
Discovery, Wellbeing, Belonging
‘Being in the orchestra means a lot to me because it gives me joy, makes me very enthusiastic and and helps me let go of my worries. As an asylum-seeker, doing what gives you joy is very essential because of where you are coming from and what you have encountered in life. Indeed, music is life.’
‘Music caresses the human soul. It is an emotional necessity.’
‘Being in the orchestra has given me the feeling of belonging which I was always lacking. Here I have met people who have a soft spot for music and are experimenting with it as myself. We can easily speak together in one unifying language, no matter from which background or country we are.’