which region is most known for brass bands?

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  1. matt_BBb_bass

    matt_BBb_bass Member

    which region is most known for brass bands?

    I think Cornwall and yorkshire

    what do you think?
     
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  3. 2nd man down

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    Yorkshire and Lancashire without a shadow of doubt.
     
  4. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Apart from the obvious choice of Yorkshire, I rekon the rest is somewhat relative to where you are eh! ;)
     
  5. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    The Midlands!:clap:
     
  6. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    Agreed. Has to be Clackmannshire for me:clap:

    On a more serious note, being up here on Scotland, Yorkshire was always regarded as "Brass Band Country".
     
  7. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    It certainly isn't my neck of the woods judging by the number of bands who can't find players :(
     
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  9. Goldie Horn

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    Yorkshire of course :clap:

    And in Yorkshire, Huddersfield! :p
     
  10. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    In Belgium I'd say the region between Brussels and Antwerp
    and for Holland the provinces Friesland and Groningen

    ;)
     
  11. starperformer

    starperformer Member

    the areas of the UK each have roughly the same number of contesting bands, that's the idea of having areas.

    however, L&SC does distinguish itself by having by far the least bands per head, the fewest decent bands, and probably the largest population of brass players who couldn't care less about/look down on brass bands.
     
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  13. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    allegedly...
     
  14. starperformer

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    "allegedly"? put it this way: L&SC area covers more than 20 million people and has less than 100 registered bands, of which only 3 are in the open/spring festival.
     
  15. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    From the way you pick up on any southern based comment in a negative way, one has to wonder why you still live in the South!
     
  16. matti_raz

    matti_raz Member

    I'd say for strength in depth, an all important football analogy, it's easily the North West.
    For being famous right at the top end I'm with goldie horn, It has to be Yorkshire and mor accurately the Huddersfield region.

    Depends what your criteria for 'most known' is.....
     
  17. premacyblue

    premacyblue Member

    Yorkshire and Lancashire are normally up the top but there have always been superb Bands in Wales as well such as BAYV who are always in the top 3 alongide North of England Bands
     
  18. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    I'd say North West rather than Lancashire... Fodens and Faireys definately aren't in Lancashire.
     
  19. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Back you on this one mate with:woo
     
  20. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Yorkshire definitely! Then the North West I think...Cornwall is doing pretty well considering we're so out of the way - surrounded only by sea, and Devon! :)
     
  21. starperformer

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    someone has to.
     
  22. postie

    postie Member

    Probably Yorkshire and Lancashire. Interesting point though when it comes round to the areas which area has the most bands entered it's probably London and Southern Counties. Just thought I would mention that in passing.
     

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