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Sat, 23 Sept


St David's Hall, Holmbridge Church,

Hepworth Band

PLUS support act Cafe Orchestra

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Hepworth Band
Hepworth Band

Time & Location

23 Sept 2023, 19:30

St David's Hall, Holmbridge Church,, Woodhead Rd, Holmbridge, Holmfirth HD9 2NQ, UK

About the event

Hepworth Band formed in the village of Hepworth, near Holmfirth, in 1882,  making it one of the oldest brass  bands in the country. 

The band is to perform a specially selected programme  reflecting the 2023 Holmfirth Arts Festival theme "Forces of Nature".

There has  long been a tradition of brass  bands and music making in the  Holme Valley and Hepworth has  been a part of this, with notable  contest success maintaining its  Championship status for more  than 20 years.  

During that time the band has qualified to represent Yorkshire at the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall, London on four occasions, most recently in 2020. Last year the band were winners of the local Holme Valley Brass Band Contest and took the title at the Dr Martin Trust Contest.

The band promotes its own annual concert series and performs further a-field in concert series promotions and festivals. It also plays an active role in the local community, leading the Hepworth Feast celebrations, the Service of Remembrance and supporting local and national charities, performing fundraising concerts and events.

Support act Cafe Orchestra, an all-acoustic band featuring accordions, concertinas, banjo, mandolin, bass and percussion, offers a lively and engaging sound that has been fashioned over the last ten years by musical directors Simon Wood and current director Dr Peter Birkby.

The sound is eclectic with traditional music from many cultures around the world. From Celtic songs and ballads, Beatles, pop and rock 'n' roll, French cafe music, South American dance tunes, to Eastern European gypsy tunes, film music and even a hornpipe medley.


  • Hepworth Band - FULL PRICE

    with support from Cafe Orchestra

    +£0.25 service fee
  • Hepworth Band - concession

    with support from Cafe Orchestra This ticket is for students, people over 60 or people who are unwaged or on benefits

    +£0.20 service fee
  • Hepworth Band - U16

    with support from Cafe Orchestra

    +£0.13 service fee
  • Hepworth B - personal assist

    with support from Cafe Orchestra This Free ticket is for a personal assistant to attend the event with a ticket holder who has access requirements. If you would like to discuss access requirements please email Jo at




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