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Local Light Music and Classical Music Diary

2020 Epidemic- live music currently not permitted

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. WARNING: Do NOT pay any funds to the Bridgewater Hall or to the Manchester Arena unless you have first read ALL their terms and conditions and fully understood them. You have no rights.

Organisers- please put SOMETHING up on the Internet somewhere! TELL people about your events! Hiding away in the dark chasms of a global "social network" is unhelpful. 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.        contact me

Admission is FREE unless stated below, there is often a voluntary collection.

CARE re local train services - Travel by train on a Sunday carries extra risks of cancellation. Check the day before and before setting off.

Covid-19: PLEASE FOLLOW GOVERNMENT   /   NATIONAL HEALTH ENGLAND ADVICE REGARDING isolation, THE USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC GATHERINGS! Take care. . New bus timetables from 21/3/2020.

Advice issued by the Prime Minister on 16th March was to avoid social gatherings, therefore it seems highly likely that the events listed below will (or should be) cancelled. I will leave the list as is for the time being and just mark off any events that web announce cancellation.

All entries below are subject to any advice or regulation issued which may be at very short notice.

Sunday 22nd March 2020 - brass banding at Glossop Old Band bandroom, CONCERT CANCELLED

Wednesday 25th March 2020- from 12:30 a recital by Joseph Dawson (Cello) and Hector Leung(Piano) At St Mary in the Baum, RochdaleCONCERT CANCELLED

Sunday 29th March 2020 2:30pm Stockport Town Hall SCOTT BROTHERS DUO- CONCERT CANCELLED

Sunday 29th March 2020 - brass banding at Glossop Old Band bandroomCONCERT CANCELLED

Sunday 29th March 2020- at 2pm, an outdoor brass band concert in the Bandstand at Buxton Pavilion Gardens. CONCERT CANCELLED

Monday 1st April 2020- 6pm at Church of the Holy Name - no longer listed on website.

Friday 3rd April 2020 - 1.15pm at St Bartholomews, Wilmslow, CONCERT CANCELLED

Saturday 4th April 2020- at 12 noon, St Chads Rochdale,, OL16 1DZ. CONCERT CANCELLED

Sunday 5th April 2020 - brass banding at Glossop Old Band bandroomCONCERT CANCELLED

Easter Monday 13th April 2020- at 2pm, an outdoor brass band concert in the Bandstand at Buxton Pavilion Gardens. Due to government advice not to visit parks in large numbers and avoid gatherings, I have removed all further listings of concerts at this venue which does not have its own weblisting.

Monday 20th April 2020, at 12 noon in Stockport Town Hall CONCERT CANCELLED

Friday 24th April 2020- 7pm at Church of the Holy Name - no longer listed on the web site.

Saturday 25th April 2020- at 12 noon, St Chads Rochdale, CONCERT CANCELLED

Saturday 25th April 2020- Stockport Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport- organ coffee morning CONCERT CANCELLED

Saturday 9th May 2020- 12 noon at Rochdale Town Hall CONCERT CANCELLED

Saturday 16th May 2020, 3pm at SSt Paul's Church, Heaton Moor Road CONCERT CANCELLED.

Sunday 17th May 2020- from earlyish (10am?) to later (7pm?) Buxton Brass Contest CONTEST CANCELLED

Friday 5th June 2020- Whit Friday brass band contests at a couple of dozen venues around Saddleworth and Ashton under Lyne. CONTEST CANCELLED at all venues.

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