Albanian Musicians Trust, Windmill Farm, Ampleforth, North Yorkshire YO6 4HF, telephone 04393 539.
The Albanian Musicians Trust plans to take a van filled with printed music, records and musical instruments, to Albania on Saturday 2 April and needs pounds 2,000 to pay for the cost of the trip. Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe, with a population of 3 million, has 29 music schools, one for each of the country's districts and one music conservatory, in Tirana, which gives a higher education in music. All the schools have an urgent shortage of resources, including modern music scores, textbooks in modern composition, recording material and even photocopying equipment. The charity is delivering the contents of the van to the conservatory, a music school and a writers' and artists' league in Tirana; and to music schools in Shkoder, Korce, Durres and Elbasan.