Springing into Skipton’s Summer

Posted on 14th April 2018 by


A ‘Concert on the Cobbles’ or ‘The Sound of Brass on the Setts’.

It depends on which word you use for those lumpy stones outside the town hall, which in turns depends on where you were born and in addition where your parents were born! To me they are cobbles but I come from a long way away in a far away county called Derbyshire but over the years and have learnt many a new word for things including many technical musical terms which only seem to exist in Yorkshire too.

With the ‘um chucks’ from the ‘back row’ and the ‘twiddley bits’ coming from the front, the ‘welly’ and the ‘umph’ was given when required and ‘cups’ were replaced with ‘straights’ for most pieces but then for some it was just ‘open’ all the way. Saturday saw us play our first outdoor concert of the year in front of Skipton Town Hall in the sunshine.¬† Our outdoor concerts are an opportunity for us to play out in public and entertain both visitors and locals alike as part of our commitment to SkiptonBID and our local town of Skipton. This was our first concert of the season with more to come, both in and around Skipton and it was a chance to play out some of the pieces we have been working on since we put away our Christmas music at the end of December. It was great to see so many people out and about on what has been voted one of the best high streets in the country and we look forward to seeing many of you again when we play at out next outdoor concert at the Waterways¬† Festival down at the Canal Basin.



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