Ebenezer Congregational Church march in Uppermill today.
The Saddleworth Whit Friday marches have got off to a good start this morning with a large turnout of spectators watching the church and brass band processions, despite threatening to rain the weather has remained fine. Marches took place from the local villages and proceeded along High [...]
David Morris leads the fun on Christmas Day.
Dozens of local people packed into Dobcross Band Club on Christmas Day for one of the highlights of the Saddleworth festive calendar, the annual carol concert.
Dobcross resident and champion whistler David Morris led a small brass band and the assembled crowd in a series of [...]
The Dobcross Youth Band in action at this summer's village fête.
A special recruitment evening aimed at encouraging local youngsters to take up brass is being organised by the Dobcross Youth Band.
It’s going to be held at the village band club on Tuesday 1 November between 6pm and 7:30pm.
Organisers say it’s a [...]
The Boarshurst Band in action at Dobcross Band Club earlier this year.
Congratulations are in order for the Boarshurst Silver Band. Saddleworth’s only representatives at the National Brass Band Finals in Cheltenham at the weekend finished a very respectable fifth in the Fourth Section.
Playing test piece Henry The Fifth, Boarshurst were fourth of [...]
David Morris at a previous concert at Diggle Band Club. (picture: Susan Lever)
Brian Taylor has been in touch to share some news about forthcoming concerts at Diggle Band Club, as well as a new CD with none other than whistling legend David Morris.
First the concerts. For those of you still hankering after [...]
It’s another in our series of classic Saddleworth videos on YouTube, and this time we’re going back to 1983, and an edition of the BBC series The Brass Beat focusing on the Dobcross Silver Band.
Presenter Roy Castle, originally from Scholes in the Holme Valley himself, visited the village band club and interviewed band [...]
Philip Dust with Seth, Joseph and Rebecca. (picture: Philip Dust)
A proud music tutor has been in touch with Saddleworth News to share the success of three of his pupils, all members of Dobcross Youth Band.
Philip Dust has revealed that 15-year-old Seth Livingstone and Josef Doughty, who’s 16, will begin studying at the [...]
All this week on Saddleworth News, I’ll be posting some of the best films of our area which have been uploaded to the video-sharing website YouTube.
And we start off with arguably the best-known of Saddleworth’s many summer traditions, Whit Friday. Specifically, Whit Friday as it was 25 years ago.
The video above shows [...]
The Platt Lane home of Dobcross Band Club.
Tickets are now available for a special concert marking the centenary of the Dobcross Band Club at its Platt Lane site. The show will be held at Uppermill Civic Hall next month.
The Dobcross Youth Band will open the evening’s entertainment, before a performance by David [...]
The 2:19 Blues Band in action at the Hanging Gate during this year's Diggle Blues Festival.
If you can’t wait until next summer for the next Diggle Blues Festival, then there’s good news. The village Band Club will be hosting three blues concerts in the coming months.
On Saturday 3 September the Junkhouse Dog [...]
This year’s Delph Party In The Park will take place on Saturday 17 September, at the Delph and Dobcross CC ground on Huddersfield Road. It’s scheduled for 3pm to 9:30pm.
Tickets costing £20 are now available from the Post Offices in Delph and Uppermill, or by ringing 07716 335822. There are discounts for families and [...]
The Greenfield Band.
Happy Yorkshire Day!
Although the day falls on 1 August, which is today, the traditional Saddleworth celebrations took place at the playing fields in Uppermill yesterday, the nearest Sunday to the occasion. Here are some images taken during the event.
The significance [...]
The Dobcross Silver Band, with new Musical Director Kenny Pain, at the recent Brass on the Grass event.
An update on goings-on at Dobcross Silver Band, where the arrival of a new conductor and some new players has been marked with a brand new website too.
Kenny Pain recently took over from Grenville Moore [...]
Tickets are available now for the next in the series of themed concerts by Diggle Band at the village’s Band Club.
Music From The Movies will take place on Sunday 31 July, beginning at 7:30pm. The band will be conducted by James Shepherd, and Saddleworth’s own international whistling champion David Morris will be compere for [...]