The Durham Original Music & Associates Network (DOMAN) is the only society in Durham dedicated to the composition, development and promotion of original music! We provide informal workshops, host networking & jam sessions, create a monthly podcast and host song writing competitions with the explicit purpose of pushing new student music to the forefront of Durham’s music scene.

From releasing an album full of student artists’ work, to hosting workshops dedicated to the importance of Women In Music, DOMAN – even throughout the COVID crisis – has kept providing students with an outlet from which to be creative. Our Link-Up Scheme (a mentorship programme between current and former students) also allows students to have a second opinion on their work, making better musicians out of both our members and our alumni.

Regular gigs at Fabios Bar, in-person Networking Sessions and collaborations with Purple Radio (to broadcast new student music) will keep that momentum going into the new year. Additionally, contacts with The Sage Gateshead and Sofar Sounds will help students push out of the Durham bubble, and take their music further than before!

New members need not pay subs: anyone who wants to get involve can do as much – or as little – as they want!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us via any of our social media links, or via email.