The Big Hoo-Ha Co is a community interest company which runs our grant-funded projects.

It was founded by Richard Sabey in 1999, initially as an unincorporated association, incorporating as a CIC in 2011.

Since its inception, the Big Hoo-Ha Co has devised, fundraised for, delivered, or been engaged to run numerous participatory music projects. We have worked extensively with young people both out-of-school and in schools (High, Primary and Special).

We have run many projects with charities working with people of all ages with additional physical or learning needs.

Other work has seen us working in prisons (delivering music technology projects, including A Level), with theatre companies (live accompaniment and/or composing soundtracks for theatre-in-education or issue-based theatre), and devising large scale community or school music theatre productions.

Projects often involve facilitating the creation of original work, whether that be songwriting a rock song to instrumental music inspired by the environs of Harewood House.

Projects over the years have been funded by the Arts Council, Youth Music, Leeds City Council, Otley Town Council, and Leeds Music Education Partnership, amongst others.

The Big Hoo-Ha Co is a partner organisation in the Leeds Music Education Partnership (‘LMEP’). For more information about LMEP go here

Still taken from video of ‘The Electric Hoo-Ha Experience’, a songwriting and composing project with young people, culminating in live performances including live manipulation of Ableton software.

The Big Hoo-Ha Co Community Interest Company is limited by guarantee

Company number (England & Wales): 07554028 

Registered office : Woolpack Music Studios, 14 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB