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Summary

  1. As it happened: Hadrian's Wall of Sound

Live Reporting

By Rachel Kerr, Anthony Day and Simon Armstrong

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and goodnight

So, it's been quite a day for Hadrian's Wall of Sound.

Starting in Bowness-on-Solway and travelling the 73 mile length of the wall, the event has brought together hundreds of people and communities.

As part of

BBC Music Day, we've had unicyclists, opera singers, harpists and amateur bands.
You can catch up on all the best photos from the day here.

It has been an amazing experience. From all of us at the BBC in the North East and Cumbria, thank you for taking part and sharing in it.

Confetti in Wallsend
BBC

'Incredibly proud'

Our Hadrian's Wall of Sound senior producer Helen Amess says: "I am incredibly proud of everyone who took part today. We did Hadrian's Wall proud. It's been an amazing experience."

Here are some of the performers.

Performers
BBC

Clap along if you feel...

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

And there you have it - Hadrian's Wall of Sound concluded with an ensemble performance of Pharrell's smash hit song Happy.

Ensemble performance of Pharrell's Happy
BBC

Soldiers in position

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

The Roman Soldiers mentioned earlier are now here - the extravaganza is about to reach its end.

Roman soldiers
BBC

Drumming up interest

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

Sharuna Sagar is back at the Quayside with percussive act Drummed Up performing at the Swirle Pavilion.

Drummed Up
BBC

Community turning out

More people are arriving by Segedunum for the finale

More people arriving
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'Best experience of my life'

Helen said: "I know it sounds a bit naff, but this was one of the best experiences of my life. From 13 hours ago back in Bowness-on-Solway, to meet all these people who are making music along Hadrian's Wall for fun, was just brilliant."

You can read more of about how Helen came up with the idea here.

Carol and Helen

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

Look North's Carol Malia interviews BBC outreach co-ordinator Helen Amess, the inspiration behind today's Hadrian's Wall of Sound event for

BBC Music Day.

Carol Malia interviews Helen Amess
BBC

The end is nigh...

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

The bus at the end if its journey at Segedunum.

Bus parked in Segedunum
BBC

Waiting for the baton to arrive

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

There's a fantastic crowd and atmosphere at Segedunum waiting for the boat to arrive.

Crowds at Segedunum
BBC

Bus reaches Segedunum

We've reached Segedunum, the end of Hadrian's Wall of Sound. The bikers and the bus are here to see out

BBC Music Day.

Bus reaches Segedunum
BBC

How the Wall of Sound unfolded

Here's a little video wrap-up of what's happened today - Enjoy a musical journey across Hadrian's Wall from the Solway in the west to Newcastle in the east, taking in every genre of music from classical to folk and rock.

Violin player
BBC

Preparations under way

The rehearsals at Segedunum:

Rehearsals at Segedunum
BBC

The finale draws nearer...

The Jar Family (and intrepid BBC Newcastle reporter Katie Cole) head down the river - next stop Wallsend.

boat down the river
BBC

All set sail

Katie Cole

BBC Newcastle

And we're off to Segedunum!

Baton on its way
BBC

Friday night fun and games

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

As has been the case at so many places along the route today, crowds have gathered on Newcastle's Quayside to watch the performers and the baton leave along the river.

Crowds on Newcastle's Quayside
BBC

On its way

Katie Cole

BBC Newcastle

We have the baton!

The baton arrives
BBC

Taking the baton on the river

Katie Cole

BBC Newcastle

The baton is coming and these guys, otherwise known as The Jar Family, are taking it to Wallsend.

The Jar Family
BBC

Circus tricks

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

Just below the Tyne Bridge, the choristers handed over the baton to Circus Central performers who then made their way along the quayside on unicycles.

Another memorable sight.

Circus Central team on Newcastle's Quayside
Circus Central

Feel the rhythm

The beats rang out as Drummed Up played at the

Swirle Pavilion in Newcastle (that's the ball sculpture on the Quayside, in case you didn't know).

Drummed Up are a not-for-profit community West African drumming group based in Newcastle who have been going for 13 years.

Drummed Up
Denis Dunning

Behind-the-scenes at finale

Simon Armstrong

BBC News

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations for the big finale. I wonder what these Roman soldiers could be for...

Roman soldiers
BBC

Band plays by the bridge

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

In Harmony perform on the Millennium Bridge.

In Harmony
BBC

There's quite a crowd down here and there's a real party atmosphere.

Getting ready for the big finish

BBC Look North

In a little over an hour's time,

BBC Music Day's Hadrian's Wall of Sound musical relay will finish with a bang at Segedunum in Wallsend.

Music Day finale preparations at Segedunum
BBC

As you can see, crowds are already gathering for what promises to be a thrilling climax.

If you can't make it down there in person, you can watch it unfold live on Look North on BBC One at 18:30.

Quayside crowds gather for relay

BBC Newcastle

From choristers to unicyclists!

We're nearing the end of our journey.

Unicyclists on Newcastle's Quayside
BBC

Songs by the River Tyne

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

The choristers walked from the cathedral to the Quayside.

Choir at Quayside
BBC

They received quite a reaction from the early evening drinkers.

Choristers reach the Quayside

BBC Newcastle

The choristers from St Nicholas' Cathedral are singing their way down to the Tyne Bridge.

St Nicholas' Choristers
BBC

Riding high

Percussive penny farthing playing will be the order of the day as the

Hadrian's Wall of Sound convoy travels over Gateshead's Millennium Bridge as the big finale nears.

Stout Electrical
Stout Electrical

Hymns in the rush hour

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

The choristers are serenading rush-hour motorists outside St Nicholas Cathedral - and it's a lovely sound against the buzz of the traffic. They're getting a great reception.

Choir outside St Nicholas Cathedral
BBC

Rolling into town

Here's the double-decker arriving at the cathedral a few minutes ago.

BBC Music Day bus in Newcastle
BBC

Band plays to vintage bus

Since 1992

the Tenth Avenue Band has been bringing music, colour and fun to the streets of the North East.

Beginning as a community band, it has gone from strength to strength over the years, and today they serenaded our vintage bus as it drove through Newcastle's West Road on its way to the Cathedral.

Tenth Avenue Band
Tenth Avenue Band

Sounds of the city

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

We've made it to Newcastle city centre.

Have a listen to these choristers.

Choir at Newcastle Cathedral
BBC

'Keeping out of trouble'

As the Hadrian's Wall of Sound bus makes its way along Newcastle's West Road, young rappers UnCzech'd are performing on the open top deck.

The eastern European teenagers living on Tyneside formed the group eight months ago to keep themselves out of trouble.

UnCzech'd
BBC

You can watch an

interview we filmed with them recently by clicking here.

Heading for the finish line

Lynne Dakers, Sheila Rayson and Laura Payne of Sunderland Symphony Orchestra's flute section performed earlier at the Temple of Mithras at Brocolitia.

Lynne Dakers, Sheila Rayson and Laura Payne of Sunderland Symphony Orchestra's flute section
BBC

They're now excitedly making their way to Segedunum to watch tonight's finale of the Hadrian's Wall of Sound musical relay. You can watch too on

Look North from 18:30 on BBC One.

Away we go!

BBC Newcastle

Dodici Voce, Skrufz and the Un'Czeched are on the BBC Music Day bus. It's time to go!

BBC Music Day bus
BBC

'A real community band'

Colin Paterson

BBC Radio 5 live presenter

Whittonstall Community Band chairman Andy Spencer told me: "We've been involved because Jane Gray from the BBC gave me a ring and we just thought 'what an opportunity to highlight the band'.

Whittonstall Community Band chairman Andy Spencer
BBC

"We've only been going 18 months, we've got quite an age disparity, James is eight, John is 70-something and been around the block a few times so knows what he's doing. But we've got granddads and mums and dads, it's a real community band."

Out in force

Rachel Kerr

BBC News

The enthusiasm for Hadrian's Wall of Sound shows no sign of abating - there's a fantastic crowd at Heddon and they're enjoying music by the Whittonstall Community Band.

Whittonstall Band
BBC

In keeping with the varied mix of music we've had today, they're playing the themes from The Muppet Show and The Pink Panther, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and finishing off with the best of The Beatles!

On air now

Colin Paterson

BBC Radio 5 live presenter

I'm live on the BBC News channel right now from Heddon-on-the-Wall as we're just 12 miles from the end of Hadrian's Wall of Sound.

Watch live.

News channel
BBC

Preparing to shine

Nell Dunn, BBC Radio Cumbria

We've reached Heddon-on-the-Wall! The Whittonstall Brass Band are getting ready for the baton to arrive.

Whittonstall Brass Band
BBC

Down by the water

Katie Cole

BBC Newcastle

I'm at the Quayside in Newcastle for Hadrian's Wall of Sound where a special band will soon be playing. I'll have more later.

Katie Cole at the Quayside
BBC