Trimdon Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (26 June 2022)

Emphasis on entertainment pays off for Harrison and Co.

With only a few days to go till the Durham Miners’ Gala, Trimdon Brass put themselves on a firm footing for The Big Meet. At Boarshurst Band Club last night, they gave its live audience a most entertaining programme. It was a bright and breezy programme with a few classic pieces, with songs from stage and screen, and some superb solo performances. 

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City of Bradford Brass Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (19 June 2022)

Most enjoyable concert with varied selection of pieces

Variety they say is the spice of life. It can be anything from a gazillion channels or streaming services on your telly your choice of ale down the local. In the theatrical sense, usually a singer followed by a comedian, then the speciality act and the top act on the bill. 

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Slaithwaite Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (12 June 2022)

Fantastic finish to Whit Friday weekend with enjoyable programme

After the welcome return of The Greatest Free Show on Earth, post Whit Friday concerts are another moment to cherish. Whether the arrival of a continental band or a band from the Colne Valley, it rounds off the weekend in great style.

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Diggle From Harrop Edge, Bill Boaden 2010

The Diggle Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (05 June 2022)

Sparky performance hits right note for Whit Friday curtain raiser

With only days to go till The Greatest Free Show on Earth, The Diggle Band gave us all a great concert with a well rounded programme. It ticked a lot of boxes in the traditional sense with a rousing overture, a classic contest march, and a few great solos.

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Weird Albums That Have Shaped My Music Taste: Ronco’s Space Invasion Compilation

How a car boot sale purchase had a lasting effect on my taste in music

Space: the final frontier. Very much at a premium in 1980, if you had a Sinclair ZX80 and tried to run your own basic programs. Or a year later if you couldn’t afford the 16k RAM pack for your ZX81.

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Huddersfield and Ripponden Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (29 May 2022)

Straightforward programme selection equals satisfaction

It has been quite a while since Huddersfield and Ripponden Band did a concert at Boarshurst Band Club. To be honest, it has been quite a while since a lot of bands did The Mecca of Brass Banding due to COVID. Huddersfield and Ripponden Band’s last Boarshurst date was the 22nd July 2018.

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BD1 Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (22 May 2022)

Second to none showing from fledgling band

Fans of a certain football club may argue that Manchester’s second club is their reserve side. They might say that Manchester’s third biggest club opened in May 1982 and closed for good in July 1997.

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Mossley Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (08 May 2022)

Lively programme with memorable solos makes for great night

For such a small place, Mossley has a place in brass banding history that is the envy of larger population centres. Last night’s band was the first winner of the British Open championship which started life in Belle Vue, Manchester. Back then, it was known as The Belle Vue Championship.

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Middleton Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (01 May 2022)

Sterling service from Middleton Band with Jamie Cooper behind the podium

No matter where they are in the national rankings or which section they are, Middleton Band never fail to give a great concert. Since East of the M60 began reviewing concerts, each concert of theirs has had an enjoyable mix of light-hearted pieces and technical works. Their latest one at the start of May 2022 was no exception.

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Four Weeks in the Life of Fun Time Friday

How and why Stuart and Kevin were no April Fools in Future Directions’ most celebrated streamed sessions

“We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other.”

An Inspector Calls, J.B. Priestley (1894 – 1984)

John Boynton Priestley could have preempted the arrival of Kevin Phoenix’s song Stronger Together. His quote from An Inspector Calls is in simple form, our need to be one happy family. He may well be looking to our time on Earth, the planet that Professor Carl Sagan called “the pale blue dot”.

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