Whit Friday - best place to watch/listen?

dave99

New Member
I rather regretfully have to admit to never having been to the saddleworth contest (even though I only live about 20 minutes away!). So I am planning on taking a ride up tonight, but there are so many locations.

Do all the bands go to each village (I doubt it)? Is there any particular spot that I should aim for?

I would like to play one year if I ever get my act together and do a bit of practice :)

cheers

Dave.
 

super_sop

Supporting Member
Hi Dave, cant help with places to watch or listen as this is the first time ive ever done it but im sure some one here will be able to help.
also keep an eye out for tmp brass cose we have a band of our own going.
if you see us come along and say hello :D
perhaps you could join us WHEN we do it next year.
ttfn
 

Fishsta

Active Member
According to this page:

http://www.whitfriday.brassbands.saddleworth.org/winrs.htm

Delph is the best attended contest. Parking may be difficult, but it's a nice place, couple of good pubs there and bands like to finish off there. And there's the Bandsman Club too...

My other reccomendations would be Friezland for the chicken kebabs and stuff, but that's a 3rd and 4th section only contest (but it's also a good contest) and also Greenfields with Boarshurst club there.
 

dave99

New Member
is it possible to move between venues, or are you pretty much stuck where you are? (just thinking about traffic)
 

Straightmute

Active Member
Move about to sample two or three. You'll have to be patient - travel is difficult and bands take priority!

My own favourite is Dobcross where the enclosed location give best acoustics. Also (usually) very good hog roast and band club.

D
 

Aidan

Active Member
dobcross and delph would have to be the two places to go...
if you have a handy baseball bat.. try uppermill
but for the atmosphere, not much beats dobcross late at night
 

stephen2001

Member
I enjoyed Denshaw last night, away from the drunken non-banders.
I've certainly never played with the audience no more than a couple of inches away from me :? :?
Uppermill was good in the Sun, with lots of people out on the green, though there was a bit of trouble up there at the end of the night from the drunken non-banders.
 

Aidan

Active Member
stephen2001 said:
though there was a bit of trouble up there at the end of the night from the drunken non-banders.
Haha suprise :D
new record year: no deaths at uppermill
 

dave99

New Member
well I decided on Delph last night (missed the flying eggs though!?) - nice spot. Some good bands but I soon got sick of hearing Ravenswood!
 

cornetgirl

Active Member
dave99 said:
well I decided on Delph last night (missed the flying eggs though!?) - nice spot. Some good bands but I soon got sick of hearing Ravenswood!
Were we that bad?????!!!!!

Rach x
 

geordiecolin

Active Member
dave99 said:
missed the flying eggs though!?
I wish the flying eggs had missed me!!

Embarassing white stains on my trousers for the rest of the evening, luckily my bar towel was in amongst my bass tubing, so cleaning up the mess wasn't too bad.

I think they were trying to get in my bass bell, but missed

stupid charvas!
 

cornetgirl

Active Member
geordiecolin said:
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Embarassing white stains on my trousers for the rest of the evening, luckily my bar towel was in amongst my bass tubing, so cleaning up the mess wasn't too bad.
Yes Colin.....we'll have to take your word for it until the official report is published....

Rach x
 

Raspberry

Member
I enjoyed the Whit Friday marches immensely being my first time ! i thought there was a good atmosphere at all of the villages we went to especially Dobcross at 11.30pm which was heaving !!!! 8)
 
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