Hepworth Band logo Hepworth Band at New Mill Church, January, 22, 2017.

When Folk meets Brass

Yorkshire folk singer Roger Davies

The Brighouse-based Yorkshire singer-songwriter Roger Davies joins forces with the award winning Hepworth Brass Band for “Quality Folk & Champion Brass” at the Picturedrome, Holmfirth at 7.00pm on Sunday, March 25.

Roger is a fantastic lyricist whose songs are a reflection of the world around us. Roger and the band recently collaborated to release “Christmas on King Street”, a special charity Christmas song in aid of the West Yorkshire homelessness charity, Simon on the Streets, and are looking forward to presenting a superb evening of brass and contemporary folk music.

Tickets, £12.00, are available online from The Picturedrome, from the Box Office Bar, Holmfirth, and from the band (07885 251454).

Free contest preview concert

Hepworth is joining forces with four other local bands to give a free concert previewing the contest pieces which they will play at the Yorkshire Areas on the weekend of March 3-4.

The preview evening, run in association with Huddersfield University, is at St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, at 6.30pm on Sunday, February 25.

Hepworth will play “Odyssey” by Kevin Norbury, Skelmanthorpe Prospect will play “Brass Metamorphosis” by James Curnow, Meltham will play “Ex Terra Lucem” by Jonathan Bates, Huddersfield & Ripponden will play “Napoleon on the Alps” by Philip Harper, and The Friendly Band will perform “World Tour” by Rodney Newton.

Viennese audience defies weather

A respectable crowd turned out for Hepworth’s Viennee concert at Christ Church, New Mill, Holmfirth, on Sunday, January 21, for an afternoon packed full of Viennese musical delights, evoking the magic and excitement of 19th century ballrooms with sparkling waltzes, famous overtures and fiery polkas. We were also delighted to welcome a very special guest, vocal soloist Sarah Ogden.

The programme, starting at 3.00pm, included all the traditional Viennese favourites such as the Blue Danube Waltz, Poet & Peasant Overture and the famous Radetzky March.

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The Band’s latest CD

Yorkshire Heritage CD cover

Yorkshire Heritage is a celebration of Yorkshire music and musicians.

From folk songs via famous choirs and choral societies to world famous composers like Frederick Delius and John Barry, the musical heritage of the county is unique.

Full details can be found on our CD page.

A village band proud to be ranked among the best

The Band was formed in the village of Hepworth, near Holmfirth, in 1882, making it one of the oldest brass bands in the country. Today, it competes in the Championship Section, making it one of the best bands in the UK.

It has had a proud contesting tradition since its founding, and in recent years, has won a string of prestigious prizes. At the same time, it runs its own concert series every year, supports local charities and other events, including the famous Hepworth Feast, and appears at other venues across the U.K. throughout the year.

The Band relies on generous donations from a number of companies, both national and local, for its continued existence. Since the beginning it has also relied heavily on subscriptions raised from local people, and this tradition continues today.

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