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Local Light Music and Classical Music Diary

Having been misled by the main music venues in Manchester and Stockport once too often, I now meet my musical needs with smaller venues and trusted organisers. Below are some light and classical musical happenings in the Stockport and Manchester area in the next few weeks.

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Admission is FREE unless stated below, there is often a voluntary collection.
The economic climate is having a serious impact on the type of music listed here, and even when we know there is to be a concert, finding information to present here is a major difficulty. Do let me know of anything appropriate (no vocals, no heavy drums, within public transport range of Stockport - and no more than GBP 15 admission). I can also record your music onto CD at very high quality- could be free or very low cost.
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Is anyone presenting music without vocals these days? Please let me know of any within a bus ride from Stockport. The number of events to go to is becoming fewer and fewer and more venues are becoming ever more hostile....

CARE re local train services - Northern Railway services were radically reduced in May (and at our station, further reduced in September 2018), but then they also regularly failed to run many of their services. Waiting two hours for a train that is cancelled with a three hour wait for the next is NOT acceptable. Travel by train around Manchester appears to carry unwarranted risks until further notice. Sunday services are particularly liable to often short notice timetable amendments (they have found a way to avoid cancellations! Recast the timetable before the train fails to run!).

Wednesday 6th March 2019- at St Mary in the Baum, Rochdale from 12.30 - good food available from about 11.40. Concert is GBP 4.00. Telemann Baroque Ensemble: Alistair Roberts: flute, Alfred Pollard: oboe, Roger Bisby: cello and Peter Collier: harpsichord

Saturday 9th March 2019 - Rochdale Town Hall organ recital at 12 noon, by Jeffrey Ramsdale, GBP 8.00. We now seem to have a Saturday train serrvice, but check the day before!.

Sunday 10th March 2019- Brass band music at Glossop Old Band Bandroom, Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP - played by visiting band Ellenbrook and Boothstown band. 2pm to about 4.15pm. Mouselow Farm Beer on tap and soft drinks and coffee etc. Canned lager if you must. Free entry- Collection during the concert plus raffle and auction. Check trains are running an hour or so before travel- Northern Railways cancel Sunday services at the drop of a hat. Not a good Sunday bus service from anywhere.

Wednesday 13th March 2019- at St Mary in the Baum, Rochdale from 12.30 - good food available from about 11.40. Concert is GBP 4.00. Meraki Duo: Meera Maharaj on flute with James Girling on guitar.

Sunday 17th March 2019- Brass band music at Glossop Old Band Bandroom, Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP - played by visiting band Tideswell band. 2pm to about 4.15pm. Mouselow Farm Beer on tap and soft drinks and coffee etc. Canned lager if you must. Free entry- Collection during the concert plus raffle and auction. Check trains are running an hour or so before travel- Northern Railways cancel Sunday services at the drop of a hat. Not a good Sunday bus service from anywhere.

Saturday 23rd March 2019- 12.30 at Rochdale Parish Church, St Chad (on the hill)- GBP 5.50 - Jason Taing on piano with the Lux Quartet playing Bach/Busoni, Bach BWV869, Schubert D784, and Haydn Op 20.

Sunday 24th March 2019- Brass band music at Glossop Old Band Bandroom, Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP - played by visiting band Sale band. 2pm to about 4.15pm. Mouselow Farm Beer on tap and soft drinks and coffee etc. Canned lager if you must. Free entry- Collection during the concert plus raffle and auction. Check trains are running an hour or so before travel- Northern Railways cancel Sunday services at the drop of a hat. Not a good Sunday bus service from anywhere.

Sunday 24th March 2019- Stockport Town Hall (use Edward Street entrance) at 2.30- Wurlitzer organ recital by Phil Kelsall, GBP 9.00.

Monday 25th March 2019- 12 noon, Stockport Town Hall - David Ivory plays the Wurlitzer organ for an hour. GBP 2.10, use Edward Street entrance.

Sunday 7th April 2019- Brass band music at Glossop Old Band Bandroom, Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP - played by visiting band The Hamonds Band. 2pm to about 4.15pm. Mouselow Farm Beer on tap and soft drinks and coffee etc. Canned lager if you must. Free entry- Collection during the concert plus raffle and auction. Check trains are running an hour or so before travel- Northern Railways cancel Sunday services at the drop of a hat. Not a good Sunday bus service from anywhere.

Sunday 7th April 2019- new season at Buxton Bandstand, hourly train service, hourly 199 bus service from Stockport. 2pm-4pm. NB- there is a gap in return buses- there is a bus from the Market Place (up the hill) leaving at 15.55 then the next is 17.10. Todays band - weather permitting- outdoor event- is Uppermill.

Saturday 13th April 2019- Rochdale Parish Church (St Chad) (On the hill)- 12 noon, GBP 5.50- Max Bilbe on piano and Georgie Brown on flute play Debussy, Ligeti, Chopin, Barber , Telemann and Copland.

Sunday 14th April 2019- Brass band music at Glossop Old Band Bandroom, Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP - final concert until the Autumn- played by visiting band City of Chester Band. 2pm to about 4.15pm. Mouselow Farm Beer on tap and soft drinks and coffee etc. Canned lager if you must. Free entry- Collection during the concert plus raffle and auction. Check trains are running an hour or so before travel- Northern Railways cancel Sunday services at the drop of a hat. Not a good Sunday bus service from anywhere.

Sunday 14th April 2019- at Buxton Bandstand, hourly train service, hourly 199 bus service from Stockport. 2pm-4pm. NB- there is a gap in return buses- there is a bus from the Market Place (up the hill) leaving at 15.55 then the next is 17.10. Todays band - weather permitting- outdoor event- is Sale.

Monday 15th April 2019- 12 noon, Stockport Town Hall - Nigel Ogden plays the Wurlitzer organ for an hour. GBP 2.10, use Edward Street entrance.

Saturday 20th April 2019- at Buxton Bandstand, hourly train service, hourly 199 bus service from Stockport. 2pm-4pm. Return buses from the Market Place (up the hill) leaving at 16.05 then 16.30. Todays band - weather permitting- outdoor event- is Tideswell.

Sunday 21st April 2019- at Buxton Bandstand, hourly train service, hourly 199 bus service from Stockport. 2pm-4pm. NB- there is a gap in return buses- there is a bus from the Market Place (up the hill) leaving at 15.55 then the next is 17.10. Todays band - weather permitting- outdoor event- is New Mills.

Monday 22nd April 2019- Sunday 21st April 2019-at Buxton Bandstand, hourly train service, hourly 199 bus service from Stockport. 2pm-4pm. NB- there is a gap in return buses- there is a bus from the Market Place (up the hill) leaving at 15.55 then the next is 17.10. Todays band - weather permitting- outdoor event- is Youlgrave Silver.

Sunday 28th April 2019- in the Pavilion at Buxton, the Buxton Brass Band Festival from around 9am to after 6pm usually. Come and go as you please between bands. Low admission fee (ten quid or less usually). Own choice contest so usually a good range of contest pieces. Note reduced Sunday bus service after 3.55pm- buses back to Stockport at 17.10, 18.25, 19.25, 20.25 and last bus 21.25 - hourly trains back 16.58 to last train at 22.59.

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