Anyone with an ounce of musical talent is invited to come along and join a global grassroots music festival aimed at encouraging people to show off their skills.

Make Music Day, which takes place tomorrow, is part of an international initiative celebrating all kinds of music in all kinds of spaces, performed by young and old, professional and amateur, beginners and experienced musicians. Nationwide, it will see 1,600 free performances for an audience of over 300,000.

The most important thing is that anyone can perform or take part, all events are free and, wherever possible, are in public spaces and streamed online.

In Oxfordshire, events take place at Oxfordshire County Library, at the Westgate, which has a live performance from Pete Watson, accordionist from from 12.30-1pm.

Pete will perform near the self-service area on the first floor, with all welcome.

On Saturday, the UK’s first ‘pop-up’ orchestra Street Orchestra Live will be entertaining visitors in the library from 2-2.45pm.

Oxford Concerto Orchestra celebrates its 50th year with a performance at St Michael’s Church in Summertown from 7.30pm and Abingdon will resound to the sound of its first community, festival beginning with a drumming workshop at 2pm in Abingdon Library, song-writing, ukulele and fiddle playing, community singing and body music workshops in the Guildhall Rooms from 3pm, live music between 5-9pm in the Market Place and music throughout the evening in various venues across the town.

Started in 1982 as Fête de la Musique, there are now 19,000 events in France, and it has expanded to over 120 countries.

Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for cultural services, said: “We’re delighted to be participating in events to celebrate Make Music Day.

“Music is an essential part of our rich cultural services offering. We provide music for individuals and groups throughout the year and there are a number of musical activities in our network of 43 libraries.

“We look forward to welcoming Pete Watson and Street Orchestra Live.”

A spokesperson for Oxford Concerto Orchestra said: “The orchestra caters for talented young musicians, mainly string players and of school age. We’re delighted to be involved.”