Ideas for a Yorkshire Night??

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!!

:p

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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!
 

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.... :!: :?:
 

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"

Sud.
 

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!!!!
 

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...

D
 

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".
 

Bob Sherunkle

Active Member
Straightmute said:
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:


Or how about ditching the music and just telling the audience how much better you are than bands from other regions for the whole night?

You could get JohnBugle to compere.

Remember to sweep up the whippet poo afterwards!

Bob
 

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:
 

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.....
 
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