Historic book covering Brass Bands in the 19th Century

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by halsasaurus, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. halsasaurus

    halsasaurus Member

    The original Hampson Book which records the early years of Besses o’th; Barn Band is now available via the web
    Please see http://www.lulu.com/product/15910220
    The book traces the early years of Brass Banding 1818 – 1892 and is a must for all Brass Band enthusiasts
    It records the exploits of Besses o’th' Barn Band and all its rivals of the era including those that are still with us such as Black Dyke and Stalybridge along with many that have long since departed such as Leeds Forge and Oldham Rifles

    “Shall contests come, and contests go,
    And the prizes forever leave us?
    No: no! we cry, it shall not be so,
    Our honour is roused, believe us.
    No contest more shall come and go,
    Without we have a try,
    Or twice ten thousand Bandsmen,
    Shall know the reason why”.

    Steve Hughes
  2. halsasaurus

    halsasaurus Member

    Much of the research findings are being posted on the Besses facebook Group page ad hoc as they are uncovered

    Make sure that you are all registered if interested and post any comments or ideas for more sources

    www.facebook.com (search for group Besses o’th’ Barn Band)


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