Brass Bands in Wensleydale
Wensleydale is proud to have three Brass, and Silver, Bands as part of its cultural heritage. They provide a varied concert programme appearing on village greens, at local events and numerous venues throughout the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas. Band memberships can be traced through generations, it is not uncommon to have four generations participating on the same stage, and bring a sense of community to the dales towns and villages they represent.
Bedale Brass Band
Hawes Prize Silver Band
Hardraw Brass Band Festival - the second oldest brass band festival in the world...
Wensleydale hosts Hardraw Scar Brass Band Festival which takes place on the second Sunday in September. The Festival is held in the open air against the backdrop of Hardraw Force, England's highest waterfall, in the grounds of the Green Dragon Inn.
The setting provides a unique natural amphitheater in which to hear a varied selection of music, performed by some of Yorkshire's finest bands.
The contest is organized by the Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association, Click here for more information.