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The huge industrial and commercial area that is Manchester is very much more musical than many people would think. It has its own orchestra, the Halle, which is founded back in 1858 by Sir Charles Halle. Although I've never lived in Manchester, and have never spent a lot of time there, it has had a strong musical influence on me. My very first violin teacher, Mr Hratch Gasparian, an amazing Armenian violinist, had once been a member of the Halle Orchestra. That was in my junior school days. More recently I've had the pleasure of playing with a number of graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music. There's something different about this college, in that they seem to train their musicians to put a lot of emotion into their playing and give it plenty of welly. It's a style that I particularly like. Needless to say, there are lots of excellent string quartets in the area as well as musicians of other genres. Also being a big city, there are some good jazz venues, anti-folk bands and surrounding areas.
St John's in the Wilderness Parish Hall, Shuttleworth, Ramsbottom, thought to be near postcode , BL0 0RY, Greater Manchester
50th Birthday The SR Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band ref: 6297
Ramsbottom Civic Hall Market Place, Ramsbottom , BL0 9AJ, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding - Joanne and Ross The RT Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4628
The University, founded in 1880, is one of the biggest in the country. The county cricket ground at Old Trafford is a test match venue, and Manchester is famed for its football, with Manchester United at Old Trafford and Manchester City at Maine Road.
The industrial centres of Lancashire and Greater Manchester lie in an are spreading up to 25 miles north of Manchester; the important cotton-spinning towns of Bolton, Blackburn. Rochdale and Oldham are largest. But the area is not all industrial: the towns are wedged between ridges of sparsely populated flat-topped heights that run from north to south. Two rivers and busy motorways share the valleys, while above them lie the unspoilt acres of the Forest of Rossendale, the Moors and Pendle Hill.
Ramsbottom Civic Hall, Market Chambers, Ramsbottom, Bury, , BL0 9AJ, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding The SRG Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band ref: 4459
Brookfield masonic hallPeel Street , Westhoughton , Bolton , Lancashire , BL5 3SP, Greater Manchester
masonic social/ charity event The SR Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band ref: 6297
St Mary's RC Social and Recreation Club,Bosworth St, Horwich , Bolton , BL6 5QL, Greater Manchester
50th Birthday party The GM Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4454.4
Bolton was the birthplace of Samuel Crompton (1753-1827), the inventor of the 'spinning mule' which was to revolutionise the textile industry. The civic centre in Victoria Square has an art gallery, museum and aquarium. The Old Man and Scythe, a 13th-century inn in Church Gate, has associations with the Civil War. Lord Derby, who was executed by Cromwell in retaliation for a Royalist massacre in the town, spent his last hours there before his death. A new theatre, the Octagon, opened in 1967.
Georgian House Mecure HotelManchester Road Blackrod Bolton, BL6 5RU, Greater Manchester
80th Birthday Party for Eddie The SR Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band ref: 6297
The De Vere Whites Hotel, De Havilland Way, Reebok Stadium, Horwich, Bolton, , BL6 6JW, Greater Manchester
Corporate Annual Dinner (for Accountants) The MSI String Quartet ref: 2639
The Barlow, Edgworth216 Bolton Road, Turton, Bolton, BL7 0AP, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding The EM String Quartet ref: 2889.1
Turton Bottoms is a small village in spectacular walking country. Turton Tower is an impressive 12th-century house, to which an upper storey and half-timbered wings were added in the i6th century. The Ashworth Museum is housed in the upper storey of a large, well-preserved 15th-century tower. Humphrey Chetham, founder of a library and hospital in Manchester which now form the Blue Coat School, lived in Turton. The old inn in the High Street bears the Chetham arms.
Egerton House Hotel, Blackburn Road, Bolton, Lancashire. , BL7 9PL, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding The MSI String Quartet ref: 2639
Barlow Institute in Edgeworth, Bolton., BL7 OAP, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding The EM String Trio ref: 2889.2
Elton Vale Sports ClubElton Vale Road, Bury, , BL8 2RZ, Greater Manchester
Charity Social Event The LCS American Cowboy Ceilidh Band ref: 4821.2
The Recreation Ground Behind St Mary's C of E Primary School Bolton Road Hawkshaw Bury , BL8 4JL, Greater Manchester
Hawkshaw Gala The SR Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band ref: 6297
Oldham Music CentreLyceum Building Union Street Oldham, OL1 1QG, Greater Manchester
50th anniversary Celebration Dinner of Oldham Music Centre The MR Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4968.1
Mercure Norton Grange HotelManchester Road Castleton Rochdale. , OL11 2XZ, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding - Beverley and Richard Pianist - Stuart ref: 2676
The industrial centres of Lancashire and Greater Manchester lie in an arc spreading up to 25 miles north of Manchester; the important cotton-spinning towns of Bolton, Blackburn. Rochdale and Oldham are largest.
Nutters RestaurantEdenfield Road Rochdale, OL12 7TT, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding Evening Reception for Hugh & Catherine The TF Ceilidh /Barn Dance Band ref: 4681
The Oddies, 12 Union Street, Royton, Oldham, Lancs. 12 Union Street Royton Oldham Lancs. , OL2 5DJ, Greater Manchester
Husband's 60th Birthday Party The MR Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4968.1
Clough Manor, Rochdale Road, Denshaw, Oldham , OL3 5UE, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding The SR Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band ref: 6297
White Hart, 51 STOCKPORT ROAD LYDGATE OLDHAM , OL4 4JJ, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding The AM Guitar Duo ref: 2926
St Edwards Parish Hall Spring Lane Lees Oldham , OL4 5AJ, Greater Manchester
30 years service at school The MG Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4206.2
The origins of the key industrial and commercial city of Manchester are Roman: it was the site of Mancunium, a camp built by Agricola's legions on the banks of the River Irwell in AD 79, on their way from Chester to York.
Manchester's weaving tradition dates back to Flemish weavers in the i4th century, but it was little more than a large market town until the Industrial Revolution made it the main trading centre for Lancashire cotton. The proximity of coal for the steam-powered mills and the suitability of the climate for textile work helped the expansion. Gradually the industry shifted westward towards the ports, threatening to strand Manchester; but the completion of the Manchester Ship Canal in 1894 converted the city into an inland port and opened the way for the growth of other industries. Today Manchester is one of Britain's largest ports.
South Manchester, OL8 1NQ, Greater Manchester
Boyfriend's 30th Birthday The GM Guitar & Fiddle Duo ref: 2454.5
Masonic Guild Hall 169-171 Wellington Road South, Stockport , SK1 3UA, Greater Manchester
Stockport Town Hall, Edward Street, Stockport, , SK1 3XE, Greater Manchester
PruHealth Year End Party The EM String Quartet ref: 2889.1
Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3XE, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding The RL String Quartet ref: 6536
Hilltop, Flash Lane, Prestbury, Cheshire. , SK10 4ED, Greater Manchester
Live music booking for Wedding The RT Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4628
Hilltop, Flash Lane, Prestbury, Cheshire. , SK10 4ED, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding The MR Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band ref: 4968.2
Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire , SK10 4LF, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding The EM String Quartet ref: 2889.1
Macclesfield is an old silk-manufacturing town full of character, from its steep streets to its i8th and 19th-century mills. Its oldest church, St Michael's, was largely rebuilt, but it still retains the battlemented look of its medieval origins and is reached, on one side, by 108 steps. Black-and-white timbered houses line hilly streets which look east over the green Bollin Valley towards the Peak District.
Gawsworth Hall, 3 miles south, is an attractive half-timbered manor house. It was the home of Mary Fitton, Maid of Honour to Elizabeth I and the supposed 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets. The estate includes an orangery, a tilting ground and a large walled park.
Macclesfield Forest, 4 miles east, is a small village on the edge of the vast wild moorland of the same name. The crags and narrow valleys of these moors were once the haunt of highwaymen and brigands. The Cat and Fiddle Inn is 3 miles east in an isolated moorland setting, at 1690 ft.
Pott Shrigley Village Hall Pott Shrigley School and Village Hall, Macclesfield , SK10 5RT, Greater Manchester
Family Party Pianist - Paul ref: 2782
Heaton House Farm, Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield , SK11 0RD., Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding The ST String Quartet ref: 2747.1
Poynton Legion's hall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1JY, Greater Manchester
60th birthday party, The MR String Quartet ref: 2338
Broadbottom Community Centre Lower market street, Broadbottom, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 6AA, Greater Manchester
Mums 75th Birthday The LD Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band ref: 4885
Sackwell Farm, Stamford, , SK15 3RA, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding The SP String Quartet ref: 2382
Stamford is an ancient town, built of mellowed local stone. The Romans had a camp here, the Saxons developed it further and the Danes made it the capital of the Fens. Later still the Normans built a castle, the traces of which can be seen today, on the site of the Danish stronghold. By the I2th century, Stamford was an important wool centre, and Stamford cloth was renowned throughout Europe. The wealth that came from wool paid for many of the 16th-century buildings in the town, which is notable for its pleasing mixture of different buildings—Georgian mansions, Queen Anne homes and Tudor houses.
In the eastern part of Stamford is the ruined chapel of St Leonard's Priory, dating mostly from the I2th century. In the wall of the old grammar school is Brasenose Gate; this was part of Brasenose Hall, which was occupied by rebellious Oxford University students who established halls of learning at Northampton and Stamford in the 13th century. By 1336 they had settled their differences with the university authorities and returned to Oxford. The 'brazen-nosed' bull from the Hall now decorates Brasenose College, Oxford.
The 13th-century St Mary's Church has an exceptionally fine 14th-century spire with four stone evangelists. All Saints' Church has a 13th-century nave and chancel and a separate tower and spire were added .
Hulmes Vale Farm, Tideswell Moor, Tideswell, Nr Buxton, , SK17 8JD, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding The TS Scottish Ceilidh Band ref: 4371
The Crewe and harbour, Market Square, Longnor peak district, Peak District National Park, SK17ONS, Greater Manchester
50th birthday for Steve The TA Jazz Trio ref: 6050.1
Stockport Golf Club Offerton Road OFFERTON Stockport , SK2 5HL, Greater Manchester
60th birthday (Alan) and 30th anniversary (Alan and Moira) The WP Ceilidh/ Barn dance Band ref: 4950
Stockport Golf Club Offerton Road, Offerton, Stockport, SK2 5HL, Greater Manchester
60th Birthday Party - Moira The BB Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band ref: 6479
The Alma Lodge Hotel, Buxton Road, Stockport, Greater Manchester (Cheshire), SK2 6EL, Greater Manchester
Parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary Party The MF Ceilidh Band ref: 4520
New Mills Golf Club Shaw Marsh, New Mills, High Peak , SK22 4QE, Greater Manchester
Hot Pot supper party The SK Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band ref: 6510
Heaton Moor Rugby Club, Green Lane, Heaton Moor, Stockport. , SK4 2NF, Greater Manchester
60th birthday party The RT Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4628
Heaton Moor Evangelical Church, Green Lane, Heaton Moor, Stockport, , SK4 3LH, Greater Manchester
Farewell party for Minister The LP Country Dance Band ref: 4680
Stockport Sports Village Woodley Stockport, SK6 1QX, Greater Manchester
60th Birthday and NYE The MG Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4206.2
St. Christopher Centre 52 Barrack hill, Romiley, Stockport , SK6 3BA, Greater Manchester
Family party The BS Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band ref: 4960
Marple Cricket and Squash club24 Bowden Lane, Stockport, , SK6 6LJ, Greater Manchester
my 50th birthday The SR Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band ref: 6297
The rocky, wooded ravine of the River Goyt forms the background to the delightful town of Marple, where houses cling to the river banks or perch on the hilltop. There are pleasant walks through woods, and across wild moors, with splendid views of the Derbyshire Peak District. The Peak Forest Canal crosses the River Goyt at Marple with the help of an aqueduct and 16 locks.
Marple Golf Club Barnsfold Road, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, , SK6 7EL, Greater Manchester
Silver wedding The TJ Trio ref: 3769
Roman Lakes Lakes Road, Marple , SK6 7HB, Greater Manchester
Party ( Golden Wedding) The FP Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 6063
High Lane Village Hall Windlehurst Rd High Lane Stockport , SK6 8AB, Greater Manchester
65th Birthday and family celebration (Richard) The CL Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band ref: 6395
Woodford Community Centre Chester Rd, Woodford, Stockport , SK7 1PS, Greater Manchester
Deanwater Hotel Wilmslow Road, Woodford, Cheshire , SK7 1RJ, Greater Manchester
60th birthday party (+20th wedding anniversary) The SK Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band ref: 6510
John Lewis, SK8 3BZ, Greater Manchester
Easter event - demonstrations and promotions The MR String Quartet ref: 2338
John Lewis, Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, , SK8 3BZ, Greater Manchester
Easter event - demonstrations and promotions The MR String Quartet ref: 2338
Cheadle is an old market town in the North Staffordshire hills, and a gateway to the richly wooded Churnet Valley. The 200-ft steeple of the Roman Catholic church, designed in 1846 by A. W. Pugin, one of the architects of the Houses of Parliament, is a landmark for miles around. There are picturesque half-timbered Elizabethan houses, and an ancient market cross.
Hawksmoor Nature Reserve, 2 miles north-east, was founded by the Staffordshire naturalist J. R. B. Masefield, a cousin of the poet John Masefield, and is now owned by the National Trust. Nature trails run through its 250 acres of moors, marshes and woodland, and provide a close view of birdlife.
Isoprime House,Earl Road, Cheadle Hulme,, SK8 6PT, Greater Manchester
Corporate award presentation The MSI String Quartet ref: 2639
Manchester Rugby ClubGrove Park, Grove Lane Cheadle Hulme Stockport Cheshire , SK8 7NB, Greater Manchester
50th Birthday - Jenny The SR Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band ref: 6297
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1NE, Greater Manchester
Wilmslow United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. , SK9 1PR, Greater Manchester
Parents joint 80th birthday celebration The MSI String Quartet ref: 2639
Kingsley Lodge10 Hough Lane Wilmslow, SK9 2LQ, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding reception The TD Jazz Trio ref: 3791.1
The Stanneylands Hotel Stanneylands Road Wilmslow , SK9 2NU, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding - Anita and Christopher The SR Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band ref: 6297
The Cliff, 6 Cliff Side, Wilmslow, Cheshire, , SK9 4AF, Greater Manchester
Garden Party The LCS Cowboy Band ref: 4821.1
Stanneylands HotelWilmslow Cheshire , SK9 4EY, Greater Manchester
Family Party to celebrate Wedding/Birthdays The GM Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4454.1
Haigh Hall in Wigan, WN2 1PE, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding The MZ Jazz Quartet ref: 3616
Haigh Hall, Copperas Lane, Haigh, WIGAN , WN2 1PE, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding The MV Swing Band ref: 6535.1
Haigh Hall in Wigan, WN2 1PF, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding The OB Jazz Ensemble ref: 3542.1
St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, St Mary's Way, Leigh, , WN7 1DY, Greater Manchester
Live music hired for Wedding The EM String Trio ref: 2889.2