Happy Yorkshire Day

There will be a celebration of all things Yorkshire today — including the wonderful sound of brass bands...

Strata Brass
  Yorkshire's young and old will be celebrating today...

Strata Brass tuba player Terry Hardy listens to his granddaughter Summer Hardy, aged 9, play the famous Yorkshire anthem `On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at ' in preparation for Yorkshire Day today (Saturday 1st August).

Summer days

Summer started learning to play the instrument at the beginning of lockdown, and is looking forward to eventually progressing to Strata's successful junior band which offers opportunities for youngsters in the local area to enjoy brass band music making.

Strata Brass, which is based in Hoyland, South Yorkshire, has had several name changes over the years, and originally started as Corton Wood Colliery Band in 1889.


The band will be celebrating Yorkshire Day with an on-line concert alongside friends from Shepherd's Group Band (North Yorkshire), City of Hull (East Yorkshire) and Hepworth (West Yorkshire) for the special celebration of all things White Rose tinted!

The famous anthem has been specially arranged for the occasion by Strata Brass MD, Jonathan Bates.

Each of the nine verses of the song will be brought to musical life (with everything from improvised duck calls to a hint of 'Paganini Variations'), whilst the lyrics, composed entirely using strong Yorkshire dialect- will accompany the video should anyone fancy trying their hand at speaking 'reyt'

The band will be celebrating Yorkshire Day with an on-line concert alongside friends from Shepherd's Group Band, City of Hull and Hepworth for the special celebration of all things White Rose tinted!4BR

To enjoy the concert go to:


Picture copyright: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian

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