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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday May 26th, Lockdown!

    Tonight at 10pm!
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday May 26th, Lockdown!

    In “From The Bandroom” this month, the present circumstances have meant that we have not been able to go out to record a brass band for the programme. We’ve not been idle though. At East Leeds FM we’ve reacted to the current crisis by putting on a daily FM broadcast specifically aimed at older...
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    From The Bandroom, April 28th, Tintwistle Band

    Don't miss it tonight at 10pm.
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    From The Bandroom, April 28th, Tintwistle Band

    In “From The Bandroom” this month, the last one we recorded before the lockdown, we’re visiting our first Midland section band, albeit in the extreme North West of Derbyshire, as we visit the bandroom of the Tintwistle Band. They've been around since 1888 and in that time have had many...
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    From The Bandroom, March 24th, Crofron Silver Band

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we’re just down the road in Fitzwilliam, at the Church Of The Resurrection, the home of Crofton Silver Band. Starting life back in the 1870s, the band have led a nomadic existence, and also spent thirty years as the Nostell Colliery Band before reverting to...
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday February 25th, Oldham Test Piece Runout Concert

    In “From The Bandroom” tonight we’re at the Waterhead Academy in Oldham at a test piece runout concert for the forthcoming area contests. Representing the 4th section, and playing ‘Neverland’ by Christopher Bond we have Stalybridge Old Band. For the 3rd Section we have the City of Chester band...
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday 28th January, Besses o' th' Barn

    On tonight. Great music and a passionate account of Besses' history from Stephen Hughes.
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    From The Bandroom, Tuesday 28th January, Besses o' th' Barn

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we’ve braved a trip over the Pennines to visit one of the country’s oldest, and most famous brass bands, Besses o' th’ Barn. Established in 1818, the band moved into its present bandroom in the 1880’s. The band has had both Anrdre Previn and Sir Simon Rattle as...
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    Happy New Year from all of us at 'From The Bandroom'.

    2019 was another great year for 'From The Bandroom', bringing you music recorded exclusively for the programme, interviews with band members, and giving you a taste of what it's like to be in a brass band. In 2019 we recorded over a dozen bands, including a couple from Norway. We've also been...
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    From The Bandroom, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Drighlington Band Christmas Concert

    This month’s edition of From The Bandroom is due on Christmas Eve, so we’ve been to St Paul’s Church in Drighlington to record a special Christmas concert by the Drighlington Brass Band. This concert is an annual event for the band. Drighlington band have a good relationship with St Paul’s...
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    From The Bandroom, 26th November, Hepworth Band

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we meet the Hepworth Band from Last Of The Summer Wine country. Hepworth has competed in the Yorkshire championship section since 1999 and has enjoyed some considerable contest successes since then, winning the Scottish Open, the Grand Shield twice, and having...
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    From The Bandroom. 22nd October Rothwell Temperance Band

    Tonight's "From The Bandroom" is an absolute cracker, with a superb programme of music, very well played and some great interviews giving the story and background of the band. Nobody's yet correctly identified the three pieces in the "Name that Tune" section about 50 seconds into the trailer...
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    From The Bandroom. 22nd October Rothwell Temperance Band

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we visit the Rothwell Temperance band. Originally formed as the Rothwell Temperance Junior band in 1984, they worked their way up through the sections, eventually winning the Yorkshire area championship at St George’s Hall in 2009. Currently the most successful...
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    From The Bandroom 24th September 2019 Deepcar Brass Band

    Now available on listen again at elfm.co.uk/from-the-bandroom
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    From The Bandroom 24th September 2019 Deepcar Brass Band

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we travel to the North of Sheffield to Deepcar Village Hall, the home of Deepcar Brass Band. Established in 1988 as a training band, it now competes in the 3rd section of the Yorkshire area. We’ve recorded dozens of bands for this programme now, and this is...
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    From The Bandroom 27th August 2019 Knaresborough Silver Band

    In “From The Bandroom” this month we travel to the Knaresborough to the Methodist Church next to the bandroom of the Knaresborough Silver Band. Knaresborough represented the Northern Region in the third section National Finals last year. They also achieved TV fame a few years ago as part of the...
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    From The Bandroom 23rd July 2019 Krohnengen Brass Band

    This month on From The Bandroom we feature the reigning 1st section champions of Norway, the Krohnengen band. Last month they came to the UK on a concert tour which formed part of the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations, and we were invited to join them at a concert they gave at the Kippax Band...
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