Northern Soul

Author: Stephen Etheridge

Water Brass Band c1880

Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

As Christmas approaches, the streets are alive with the sound of brass bands playing carols.

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Marching, tradition and fancy dress: The Whit Friday Brass Band Contests

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Marching, tradition and fancy dress: The Whit Friday Brass Band Contests

This Whit Friday found me in the South Pennine town of Diggle which has hosted a brass band contest since 2013 as part of the annual Whit Friday Brass Band Contests in and around Saddleworth.

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