Ideas for a Yorkshire Night??

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Lotta, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Lotta

    Lotta Member

    I play in a band in The Midlands and we have been asked to play at a Yorkshire Night.

    Anyone got any ideas on what type/pieces of music to play?? Would really appreciate any help!!


  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

  3. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Hmmm... I'm sure there's a march somewhere with a large chunk of "On Ilkley Moor Baht' At" towards the end - I think it's YBS's own, though, so don't know if it's published. (Is it "YBS" by Norman Bearcroft? have to look at the CD to be sure).
    If you're short of traditional tunes, you could maybe do some music from "Brassed Off" (Clog Dance, etc), although it has been done a lot!
  4. Lotta

    Lotta Member

    Thank you for the help... I know its a hard subject! I was trying to think of pieces associated with the Midlands before.... :!: :?:
  5. sudcornet

    sudcornet Member

    The march "West Riding" Brighouse's theme tune is based on Ilkley Moor. How about having a dialect speaker as a guest...Yorkshire dialect poems are always a laugh (as long as you can understand them)..things like "The stick with the horse's head handle"

  6. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    What about Last of the Summer Wine.

    you could check Slaidburn may well fal in North Yorkshire

    What about anything from Full Monty, Sheffield lads, that's south yorkshire for them down south

    I'll think of somemore, A yorkshire compere would make it interesting,
    Just ine thing, NO flat caps or ferrets please!!!!
  7. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    I was going to suggest organising a normal band night but practicing twice as much, but out of respect to my many friends who play in Southern bands I will refrain. :twisted:

    Whatever music you play, a Yorkshire night must include pie and peas. I would also recommend a barrel of Timothy Taylor's Landlord bitter or anything from the Black Sheep or Daleside Brewery.

    Music by famous Yorkshire composers might include 3 Dale Dances, Contest Music and Revelation...

    Have fun...

  8. Janet Watkins

    Janet Watkins Member

    How about Three Haworth Impressions by Gordon Langford?

  9. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    This piece was ordered recently by The Watford Band,and apparantly it went down very well! :)
  10. tim

    tim Member

    how about dyke's march "queensbury" to open???
  11. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Yorkshire Night!

    How about 'Puddin' on the Ritz'

  12. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    I wonder how long that joke's been waiting for a use???
  13. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    There's also the Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes, which was arranged for the cd Evelyn Glennie did with Black Dyke.

    Equally, if your trombone player is up to it, there's always "Dick Turpin's Ride to York".
  14. Bob Sherunkle

    Bob Sherunkle Active Member

  15. Lotta

    Lotta Member

    Oh Roger.... how you tickled me ribs with your awful but funny 'Puddin on the ritz'!! :D

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions.... doin' a grand job!! :wink: Keep em coming though!

    :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce

    P.S Ploughboy..... I promise, NO FERRETTS!!! :lol:
    P.P.S Bob.... put ya claws away!! :D :wink:
  16. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    What about the theme to that Dastardly and Muttley cartoon 'Stop the Pigeon'? ;-)
  17. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Or a variation on Kumbayah - 'ee by Gumbayah!! :roll:
  18. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member the key of E Flat cap ;-)
  19. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Another idea would be to look at the items recorded on "Made in Harrogate" - all connected with the town in some way. and click on "Recordings".

    pm Straightmute for further information.
  20. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Just fill the concert hall with flat cap wearing wippet owners that complain about the price of the beer at highly inappropriate moments.

    The Red Rose is best.....