Darley Dale Band

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We have said “Au revoir” to our guests from twin town Onzain after a great weekend of events in Darley Dale. The rest of June will feature Kirk Ireton Wakes Week and Carnival and the Denby entertainment contest. For full details see our Concert page.

But first – a Family  Fun Day (click here for details) at Wenslees Farm, Darley Bridge DE4 2JZ on Saturday 15th June from 2pm. Free entry for all.  Food, Thornbridge beer, classic cars, carriage rides, giant games and inflatables and Darley Dale Band from 4pm.

All proceeds go to #Challenge Derbyshire  supporting Blythe House Hospicecare, Helen’sTrust and Ashgate Hospicecare.

 

 

About Us

Darley Dale Band is enjoying a revival. We are attracting players from Darley and the towns and villages around who enjoy practising and performing together to a high standard without the constraints of contesting.  Several of the band members have Championship Section experience however and provide welcome support for others who, for example, learned an instrument at school and have rediscovered the pleasure of banding.

We rehearse with our musical director Roger Jepson from 7.30 to 9.30 on Monday evenings at South Darley Village Hall which is at Cross Green on the road from Darley Bridge to Wensley.

Our varied programme has included Sunday evenings in Darley Dale, concerts for local community groups, Matlock Beer Festival, the Remembrance parade, Christmas music at St Helen’s and St Mary’s churches and events with the Darley Dale Twinning Association.

Since its formation in 1880 the Band has had its ups and downs – closing down in the 1960s, reforming in 1984 and reviving again in the 2010s. We are now up to full strength and re-establishing our reputation as a friendly band providing high quality entertainment.