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Live Reporting

By Rachel Kerr, Anthony Day and Simon Armstrong

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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
  2. '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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Community turning out

    More people are arriving by Segedunum for the finale

    More people arriving
  7. '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.

  8. 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
  9. The end is nigh...

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    The bus at the end if its journey at Segedunum.

    Bus parked in Segedunum
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Preparations under way

    The rehearsals at Segedunum:

    Rehearsals at Segedunum
  14. 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
  15. All set sail

    Katie Cole

    BBC Newcastle

    And we're off to Segedunum!

    Baton on its way
  16. 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
  17. On its way

    Katie Cole

    BBC Newcastle

    We have the baton!

    The baton arrives
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Band plays by the bridge

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    In Harmony perform on the Millennium Bridge.

    In Harmony

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

  22. 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

    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.

  23. Songs by the River Tyne

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    The choristers walked from the cathedral to the Quayside.

    Choir at Quayside

    They received quite a reaction from the early evening drinkers.

  24. Choristers reach the Quayside

    BBC Newcastle

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

    St Nicholas' Choristers
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Rolling into town

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

    BBC Music Day bus in Newcastle
  28. 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
  29. '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

    You can watch an interview we filmed with them recently by clicking here.

  30. 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

    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.

  31. 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
  32. '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

    "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."

  33. 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

    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!

  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. All aboard

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    On the top deck of the BBC Music Day vintage bus as it heads for Heddon on the Wall are hip-hop duo Skrufz.

    Scrufz
  38. A very English tradition

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Before the bus gets going again, though, it's time for the Benfieldside Morris Men to entertain onlookers at East Wallhouses.

    Benfieldside Morris Men
  39. Is this the real life?

    Whittonstall Community Band will be playing a mix of contemporary songs at Heddon on the Wall as part of Hadrian's Wall of Sound.

    The set is expected to feature renditions of The Muppet Show theme, The Pink Panther and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Whittonstall Community Band
  40. Fantastic finale in store

    BBC Look North

    As well as rounding up today's fabulous BBC Music Day Wall of Sound event on tonight's Look North at 18:30 on BBC One, we'll be bringing you the climax live as the baton reaches Wallsend.

    We don't want to spoil the surprise just yet, but we're sure it will be a fitting finale to the wonderful relay that started 73 miles away in Cumbria. Don't miss it! Here's our view from Segedunum as we prepare.

    Segedunum
  41. Vintage bus will be back in action

    Simon Armstrong

    BBC News

    Our BBC Music Day vintage bus proved a big hit this morning as, complete with performers, it carried the baton across Cumbria.

    Well, it will be back for the relay run-in towards Newcastle in about half an hour as it picks up the baton at the Robin Hood Inn at East Wallhouses.

    BBC Music Day vintage bus
  42. Over the hill...

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    The Harley bikers have the baton again.

    The sun is out and coming over the brow of a hill we have had our first view of Newcastle.

    All is still running smoothly - it's all been so well organised.

  43. Classical composition

    Sitting at the piano at Errington Hill Head Farm is Kate Bottomley, who is performing a piece called Secrets of the Night.

    Kate Bottomley performs on piano for Wall of Sound
  44. Field music

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Here's a sight you don't see every day - a white grand piano at Errington Hill Head Farm.

    Kate Bottomley prepares for her section of Wall of Sound

    There are a few double takes from passing motorists.

  45. Bluegrass pair playing to crowds

    Mike Coleman (banjo) and Gary Law (mandolin) are playing bluegrass at Chesters Fort Bath House. The pair are part of Core Music.

    Gary Law and Mike Coleman
  46. On fine form

    We're bathed in sunshine to hear the bluegrass music at Chesters - they're sounding great.

    Bluegrass band perform at Chesters Roman Fort
  47. 'Complete surprise'

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Annie Tsernjavski, from Melbourne, Australia, was visiting family and friends and came across the Hadrian's Wall of Sound spectacle.

    She said: "This is a complete surprise. It's absolutely fabulous, it's marvellous."

    Annie Tsernjavski
  48. Bring out the bunting

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    If you're anywhere along Hadrian's Wall, you can't fail to notice something is going on...

    Bring out the bunting
  49. Bluegrass bonanza

    6 Music BBC

    Stuart Maconie has found the bluegrass troupe at Chesters Roman Fort.

    Stuart Maconie
  50. 'Journey is important for communities'

    BBC Look North

    Earlier BBC Look North East and Cumbria reporter Alison Freeman spoke to singer Maddy Prior from Steeleye Span, who has been playing at Banks East Turret Wall in Cumbria.

    She explained why this musical journey is important for musicians and communities. Watch the interview here.

    Maddy Prior and fellow musicians
  51. Top of the crag

    We've just got this shot in now of opera singer Graeme Danby looking very dapper on the top of Cawfield Crag. (Also pictured - BBC Newcastle's slightly less dapper looking sports presenter Simon Pryde.)

    Graeme Danby
  52. On the hoof

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    The baton will leaving Brocolitia in this impressive horse-drawn carriage with theatre singers inside.

    Horses and carriage

    It looks like they're prepared for all eventualities - their set list includes The Sun Has Got His Hat On and Singin' in the Rain!

  53. Clouds don't darken proceedings

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    We're at Brocolitia now waiting for the baton handover.

    Flute players at Brocolitia

    There's a good crowd here. The weather's clouded over a little and there's a bit of a wind, but there's a lovely atmosphere.

  54. Crowd get wind of exciting performance

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    There's a really good crowd at Housesteads to listen to the wind quintet in another stunning setting.

    Wind quintet at Housesteads
  55. What a view

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    You can see why the wall was chosen as the location for today - it's absolutely beautiful.

    Wall of Sound
  56. Hitting the high notes

    The Dalston Male Voice Choir were among the acts who got us under way this morning with a performance at Burgh by Sands.

    Dalston Male Voice Choir

    If you missed them, you can catch up by clicking here.

  57. Special flute arrangements

    Laura Payne, Lynne Dakers and Sheila Rayson are the trio in the flute section of Sunderland Symphony Orchestra and will be playing at the Temple of Mithras at Brocolitia.

    They're set to play special arrangements of Waters of Tyne and Greensleeves.

    Laura Payne, Lynne Dakers and Sheila Rayson
  58. Tuning up

    Other artists are getting ready further down the wall - including this flute trio.

    Flutists
  59. Go behind the scenes of BBC Music Day

    We've had some behind the scenes photos sent in which really show how the whole event has come together.

    Here's saxophonist Roz Sluman, who started it all off at Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria at about 06:00 this morning, collecting her thoughts ahead of her solo.

    Roz Sluman
  60. The future's so bright...

    6 Music BBC

    And here is Stuart Maconie with Helen Amess on BBC 6 Music.

    Stuart Maconie with Helen Amess
  61. Baton arrives on horseback

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Riders on horses have arrived with the Hadrian's Wall of Sound baton at Housesteads.

    Horses with baton
  62. Foundation of Wall of Sound success

    BBC Newcastle

    Hadrian's Wall of Sound was the brainchild of BBC Newcastle's Helen Amess and she's delighted by its success so far.

    She tells Anna Foster: "I'm feeling great. We've planned and planned and planned for this, but seeing the musicians in place has been brilliant.

    "I think we've been incredibly fortunate with the weather." Read what inspired Helen here.

  63. 'Throwing a light on grassroots music'

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Stuart Maconie tells me he thinks the Hadrian's Wall of Sound event is "brilliant". He said: "I think the idea of throwing a light on grassroots music - how much music gets made in Britain, that's brilliant."

  64. Up to the top

    BBC Newcastle

    We're now climbing up to the top of Housesteads Roman Fort where Anna Foster will be singing later

    Blackboard
  65. Hadrian's Wall of Sound round-up

    Well, BBC Music Day in the North East has been amazing so far, full of colour and atmosphere as the musical relay spans the 73-mile length of Hadrian's Wall.

    • Saxophonist Roz Sluman kicked off the day in Cumbria at 06:00 with a performance on BBC Breakfast. You can now watch it again right here.
    • The baton has been carried by all manner of vehicles - including a vintage bus, open-top car and even a tractor.
    • Performers have included a singing cyclist, a steelband and a Harley bikers' club in stunning settings such as Lanercost Priory.
    • The baton's journey will end at about 19:00 when it arrives in Wallsend, North Tyneside. We'll have coverage here all the way.
  66. Crowds out to watch opera singer

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    The baton is now on its way up to Cawfield Crags in the hands of BBC Newcastle sports presenter Simon Pryde. He will hand it to opera singer Graeme Danby.

    There's quite a crowd at Cawfield. The sun has come out and it's beautiful, with the water and crag in the background.

    Crowds at Cawfield
  67. 'Celebrate the part music plays in our lives'

    Some words from the boss now. BBC Director-General Tony Hall writes: "I want to acknowledge the brilliant work that's gone into BBC Music Day, our first ever celebration of the part music plays in our lives and the BBC's role as enabler and entertainer.

    "This afternoon, I'll be talking with Steve Wright on Radio 2 about what's happening, including a 70-mile musical extravaganza the length of Hadrian's Wall, Radio 6 Music live on the Liverpool waterfront and a big finale from Glasgow's City Halls.

    Lord Hall

    "My thanks to everyone who's got behind the ambition. We're getting even better at delivering Britain's big moments - those huge annual events the BBC is rightly famed for."

  68. Get comfortable...

    Ben Maeder

    west Cumbria reporter, BBC Radio Cumbria

    How do you keep 15 ukulele players comfy in a quarry? Sit them on BBC sofas of course!

    D'ukes ukelele band
  69. Wall comes alive with music

    Here's some background as to why the whole length of Hadrian's Wall is coming alive to the sound of music.

    Hundreds of local musicians are travelling its 73-mile (117km) length using various modes of transport and passing a baton from performer to performer.

    Wall of Sound logo

    The event started at daybreak in Bowness-on-Solway in West Cumbria and will finish in Wallsend in North Tyneside, 14 hours later.

    We'll bring you all the colour and spectacle as it happens. Find out who is playing where.

  70. DJ Yoda mixes it up for BBC Music Day

    It's not often you hear DJ Yoda on BBC Radio 4, but today is no ordinary day.

    DJ Yoda

    To celebrate BBC Music Day the hip hop turntablist has cut up some of Radio 4's best-loved theme tunes.

    You can hear it by clicking here.

  71. Ready to D'uke it out

    The D'Ukes, pictured below, tell us they are looking forward to playing at Cawfield Quarry in Northumberland.

    The D'Ukes

    Ian K Brown, who is responsible for leading them, says there a relatively new ukulele group based in Castle Carrock in Cumbria and were formed as a result of workshops he delivered at the Music on the Marr festival last summer.

  72. Opera singer all set for performance

    North East opera signer Graeme Danby, who has performed all around the world, is excited about his involvement in today's event.

    He will be at Cawfield Crag at 11:50.

    He told BBC Newcastle's Anna Foster: "Music has been my life since I was five or six years old. It plays a massive part in my life and in the life of my students at the University of Sunderland. I want everybody to sing."

  73. Baton handed over

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    The musical baton being passed to Susan Lambert on top of Walltown Crags.

    Susan Lambert
  74. Watch where you stand!

    BBC Newcastle

    Mid-morning radio presenter Anna Foster, who is with the BBC Music Day Hadrian's Wall of Sound relay for today's programme, says: "We've got all sorts of music, it's such an exciting thing to be part of - even if I am standing in a cow pat!"

  75. 'Get your motor running'

    Paul Wright and Jose Prado are just some of our team of bikers on Harley Davidsons who will be adding their own special musical flourish to BBC Music Day. They're ready at Walltown Crags for their turn with the baton. They'll carry it along to Cawfield Quarry in what should be a pretty impressive sight.

    Paul Wright
    Jose Prado
  76. Uke-ant find a better view

    Ben Maeder

    West Cumbria reporter, BBC Radio Cumbria

    This is Cawfield Quarry, the performance space for the D'Ukes, a ukulele band from Castle Carrock.

    Cawfield Quarry
  77. Revving up

    BBC Newcastle

    We're at Walltown Crag with the Harley Owners Group, who will take the Hadrian's Wall of Sound baton to Cawfield Quarry soon for BBC Music Day.

    Harley Owners Group
  78. Harpist ready to play

    In while, Susan Lambert will be playing the clarsach, a Gaelic triangular wire-strung harp, at Walltown Crags on Hadrian's Wall.

    Susan Lambert
  79. Crossing the counties

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    The baton has now crossed the border from Cumbria into Northumberland at Gilsland.

    Baton crosses into Northumberland
  80. Could there be a world record today?

    It's not just Hadrian's Wall that is playing host to BBC Music Day.

    In Cardiff, there will be a world record attempt as well as live performances from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and a homecoming show from Welsh band the Manic Street Preachers.

    As part of celebrations marking 150 years since the first Welsh settlers left for Patagonia, Shan Cothi in Wales and Andres Evans, 7,000 miles away, will attempt to break the world record for the greatest distance between singers of a duet.

    Map
  81. 'Melodeon and Northumbrian smallpipes'

    As the Hadrian's Wall of Sound relay travels from Gilsland to Walltown Cragg, Frank Lee will play the melodeon with Cornelia Lee-Schrijver on the Northumbrian smallpipes. The melodeon, for the uninitiated, is a type of button accordion.

    Frank Lee and Cornelia Lee-Schrijver
  82. On his way

    Accordion player Jim Walker leaves Birdoswold with the baton and is on his way to Gilsland where he'll meet up with a Northumbrian piper.

    Jim Walker with the baton
  83. 'Body percussion'

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Here's Prism Arts performing body percussion in the grounds of the Birdoswald fort for Hadrian's Wall of Sound:

    prism Arts
  84. Moving along nicely

    BBC Newcastle

    At Birdoswald now to see a performance by Prism Arts. It's beautiful here.

    Birdoswald
  85. If you're happy...

    Petroc Trelawny

    BBC Radio 3

    Some clapping music now:

    Hadrian's wall of Sound
  86. Dress to impress

    And here is Mr Colin Briggs in all of his finery. Quite the chauffeur, we think you'll agree.

    Colin Briggs
  87. 'Cherokee Shuffle'

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    The baton is now back in the vintage car with banjo player Graeme Helliwell. Among the songs he'll be performing are Cherokee Shuffle and Turkey in the Straw.

    It's all still running perfectly to time - no small achievement for such a big event.

    Everyone is loving being involved with this.

  88. Stunning setting

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    It's a beautifully serene moment as Maddy Prior performs.

    Maddy Prior performing at Hadrian's Wall of Sound
  89. In fine voice

    Alison Freeman

    Look North, Newcastle

    And here is Maddy Prior warming up for Hadrian's Wall of Sound.

    Maddy Prior
  90. Folk star to sing at turret

    From her emergence on the 1960s folk circuit to today singing at Banks East Turret Wall, Maddy Prior has delighted crowds for 40 years.

    Maddy Prior
  91. On the road

    And they're off!

    Marilyn Framrose and David Hutchinson

    Marilyn Framrose and David Hutchinson are on their way to Banks East Turret from Lanercost Priory - in a car driven by Look North's Colin Briggs.

  92. 'Guitar and violin'

    Duo Marilyn Framrose and David Hutchinson will be playing from Lannercost Priory to Banks East Turret in a vintage car.

    Marilyn Framrose and David Hutchinson
  93. Anna on-song

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Anna Flanagan sounded fantastic at Lanercost Priory singing her own composition, The Gift.

    Anna Flannigan

    Her voice echoed beautifully around the walls. Everyone stood still and just listened.

    She's holding the Music Day baton, which is in the shape of a musical note.

  94. Out on the wall

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Getting ready to broadcast at Birdoswald for BBC Cumbria for Hadrian's Wall of Sound. Listen live here.

    BBC Cumbria van
  95. Where can I watch the Wall of Sound?

    There are places along Hadrian's Wall where people can watch the relay go through, although not all locations are suitable.

    The best places to see the relay are Housesteads, Brocolitia Temple and Newcastle Quayside.

    BBC Breakfast TV, Radio 3, and local BBC stations in Newcastle and Cumbria will also cover the event.

    The site of the excavated fort with the viewing tower in the background
    Image caption: The fort would have stood about 40ft (12m) above the River Tyne. This is mirrored in modern day with the viewing tower at the museum which gives people an idea of the fort's position in the Roman period. Seizing the Day: How Segedunum became the most excavated fort on Hadrian's Wall, runs until 14 April.

    BBC Look North will broadcast from Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend for the end of the relay, and of course there will be full online coverage here.

  96. Historic setting at priory

    Anthony Day

    BBC Newcastle

    Excitement is building as we await the arrival of the baton and open-top bus at Lanercost Priory.

    It will pass under an 800-year-old archway and the music will echo around the ruins.

    Lanercost Priory
  97. It's Friesian up here...

    The Hadrian's Wall of Sound bus has been getting lot of attention today, as this photo shows:

    Hadrian's Wall of Sound bus
  98. 'Next stop Lanercost Priory'

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Cyclist David Burbidge has now handed the baton on to Carlisle Musical Society who are on the vintage bus.

    The bus is getting plenty of beeps from passing motorists - it looks like plenty of people have heard of Hadrian's Wall of Sound. Next stop is Lanercost Priory.

  99. Up in the rafters

    BBC Radio 3

    More live Breakfast music from the BBC Singers at Birdoswald Fort on Hadrian's Wall. Listen live here.

    BBC singers
  100. Fantastic fun

    Alison Freeman

    Look North, Newcastle

    It's only 08:30 and there's been so many different sounds! Having a great time following Hadrian's Wall of Sound.

    Wall of Sound bus

    We want to hear your stories throughout the day, so please send in your videos, photos and thoughts using #BBCMusicDay .

    You can also send them to us by email, tweet us @BBCNewsNE or join our Facebook page.

  101. 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'

    Pictured here at the costume call for their last show, Carlisle Musical Society will be performing at the A689 Lane End bus stop in Carlisle.

    They're set to play a medley of songs such as Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson and Summertime from Porgy and Bess.

    Carlisle Musical Society
  102. Out in the open

    BBC Radio 3

    This is our Breakfast studio today at Hadrian's Wall:

    Radio 3 studio
  103. Singing cyclist gets ready

    Alison Freeman

    Look North, Newcastle

    Here's singing cyclist David Burbidge warming up before he takes the musical baton on Hadrian's Wall of Sound:

    Singing cyclist David Burbidge
  104. On the right track

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    The students are being pulled in a little train behind the tractor. They are in fine spirits and voice. It has been fantastic so far.

    Students being pulled by tractor
  105. Get in line...

    BBC Look North

    Just want to highlight how cool the tractor pulling the Cumbria Uni singers is:

    Tractor pulling the Cumbria Uni singers
  106. Students take up the baton

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    The bus arrives at Walby and the baton is handed over to the Carlisle university students.

    Wall of Sound handover
  107. Barrels of fun

    BBC Newcastle

    Here's one of the performers

    Performer in a buggy
  108. Gearing up for next leg

    BBC Newcastle

    The next part of the BBC Music Day Hadrian's Wall of Sound relay has a pretty epic mode of transport.

    Hadrian's Wall of Sound relay
  109. Sounding great

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Here's Carlisle uni students being filmed performing In The Jungle. They're in good spirits and sound great.

    Carlisle uni students
  110. On the move again

    The bus is on the move again from Carlisle with a jazz band in board. We're on the way to Walby Farm Park.

    Carlisle New Orleans Jazz Band
  111. Take part in BBC Music Day

    We want to hear your stories throughout BBC Music Day, so please send in your videos, photos and thoughts using #BBCMusicDay .

    You can also send them to us by email, tweet us @BBCNewsNE or join our Facebook page.

  112. Trumpets, horns and banjos

    Carlisle New Orleans Jazz Band will be tearing it up in a few minutes on the vintage bus.

    Carlisle New Orleans Jazz Band
  113. 'Absolutely phenomenal'

    Anthony Day

    BBC Newcastle

    Wallsend-born Guitarist Tom Lapworth, who was the second act to play, told me: "It's been absolutely phenomenal, just seeing the variety of performers, it's wonderful to see people pooling their resources.

    "I've been learning the guitar since I was 10 and I've been learning ever since then. I'd love to make a living from it, it's my ultimate ambition."

    Tom Lapworth and Anthony Day
  114. Striking the right chord

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    We've already had some great different types of music and it's all sounding fantastic.

    mylittlebrother
  115. Band on the stand

    BBC Look North

    We are now in Carlisle with mylittlebrother who are playing some amazing tunes on the bandstand:

    mylittlebrother playing on the bandstand
  116. First handover

    Jayne McCubbin

    BBC Breakfast

    And this was one of the runners handing over the baton in Burgh By Sands:

    Baton handed over
  117. Silhouetted against the water

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Here's another view of Roz Sluman starting it all off - you really get an idea of how beautiful Bowness-on-Solway is.

    Roz Sluman
  118. Back on the bus

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    It was a lovely scene at the church in Burgh as the Dalston Male Voice Choir performed. A number of people came out to watch the baton arrive and listen to the beautiful singing,

    On the bus

    The baton's back on the vintage bus now and we're heading into Carlisle.

  119. Rich harmonies

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    And here they are - the beautiful voices of Dalston Male Voice Choir filling the church at Burgh by Sands.

    Dalston Male Voice Choir
  120. On the road

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    We're now following the vintage bus along the estuary from Bowness to Burgh by Sands.

    Driving into the sunrise, it's a beautiful scene.

  121. The view from the artists

    BBC Singers

    Our view about an hour ago from Birdoswald Roman Fort Visitor Centre at Hadrian's Wall - stunning.

    Birdoswald
  122. All in tune

    Dalston Male Voice Choir was formed by a group of 16 people in February 1985 and several of the founder members still sing with the group.

    Members come not only from Dalston, but also from Carlisle and a wide surrounding area. They will be singing at Burgh by Sands in Cumbria near St Michael's Church.

    Dalston Male Voice Choir
  123. Out in the country

    Petroc Trelawny

    BBC Radio 3

    Broadcasting to the sheep here at Birdoswald. Listen live.

    Birdoswald
  124. 'Passing the sound'

    Roz said: "Its absolutely amazing, it's so special, its great that it's all the local musicians, we're lined up along this great historic wall from one side of the country to the other, and we're going to be passing the sound from one to the other."

  125. 'Perfect start'

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    Beautiful music from saxophonist Roz Sluman as the sun streams over the estuary. A perfect start to the Hadrian's Wall of Sound extravaganza.

    Roz Sluman
  126. Stay in tune

    Here's the first look at the baton that people will be handing over along the length of Hadrian's Wall.

    Baton for relay
  127. Moos watching who?

    Alison Freeman

    Look North, Newcastle

    My favourite audience at Bowness-on-Solway - Waiting for the jazz solo to start to kick-off.

    Cows watching
  128. 'People forget about Bowness'

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    A small group of people have come out to watch the start of the relay. One of them, Bill Knowles, told me: "It's great. People tend to forget about Bowness. It's a great idea."

    Bystanders watching
  129. Ready to go

    Tara Parashar

    BBC Look North

    The scene here is just breathtaking.

    Bus ready to go
  130. 'All aboard'

    Robin Brown tweets: "This is the next bus to Segedunum Fort - calling at all forts on the way!"

    Bus at Cumbria
  131. Smile for the camera

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    BBC Breakfast filming the event - getting ready to start now.

    BBC Breakfast filming the event
  132. Sun through the clouds

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Beautiful sunrise on the way to Bowness-on-Solway for our Hadrian's Wall of Sound event as part of BBC Music Day - I'll be live on BBC Radio Cumbria throughout the day.

    Sunrise on the way to Bowness-on-Solway
  133. Ready for the start

    Here's the crowds starting to gather around the bus before it starts its 73-mile journey from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend.

    Bus to Wallsend
  134. 'Real sense of anticipation'

    Rachel Kerr

    BBC News

    It's a beautiful morning in Bowness with the sun already breaking through the clouds over the estuary.

    There's a real sense of anticipation as we count down for the start of Hadrian's Wall of Sound.

    You can get involved by tweeting us @BBCNewNE.

    Sunrise in Bowness
  135. Saxophonist to launch Hadrian's Wall of Sound

    Saxophonist Roz Sluman will get the proceedings started at 06:00 when she plays as the sun rises at Bowness-on-Solway to mark the start of Hadrian's Wall of Sound.

    Roz Sulman
  136. Morning breaks in Carlisle

    Tara Parashar

    BBC Look North

    Morning arrives in Carlisle. Time for Hadrian's Wall of Sound.

    Carlisle sunrise
  137. Getting ready for launch

    Jayne McCubbin

    BBC Breakfast

    Good morning from me and Ros at the start of BBC Music Day! See Ros kick off the Hadrian's Wall of Sound at 06:20 on BBC Breakfast.

    Jayne and Ros
  138. Where can I join in?

    With almost 600 musicians taking part in the relay, Hadrian's Wall of Sound will offer a mix of music throughout the day - from opera to indie, hip-hop to classical, pop to big-band.

    Popular artists include opera singers Anna Flannigan and local-born favourite Graeme Danby, folk singer Maddy Prior and BBC Introducing's mylittlebrother.

    Graeme Danby

    Although this is not a ticketed event, there are several points along the route where audiences are welcome. Some highlights are listed here.

  139. How Hadrian's Wall of Sound came about

    Six months ago, a winter walking holiday along Hadrian's Wall inspired an idea so ambitious, it's now a centrepiece of the first-ever BBC Music Day.

    Helen Amess and BBC Newcastle radio engineer Nigel Webster on a recce

    Helen Amess's 'Eureka' moment came as she took in the spectacular views from the famous heritage site, and imagined community musicians of all shapes and sizes playing along its length, throughout one day.

    The BBC Outreach coordinator for the North East tentatively raised the plan with executive producer Katy Jones, then leading the Music Day extravaganza.

    "She thought it was awesome, got right behind it and was so supportive as the project developed. It needed her buy-in to really take off," Helen says.

  140. Good morning and welcome