The popular and well-loved Brass Band Sunday events will return to one of the region’s favourite historic properties on Sunday, and will run every Sunday in September.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Garden will reintroduce its Brass Band Sunday events after the phenomenal success last year.
If you have been asking What’s on at Belsay Hall, now the question is answered! The English Heritage property near Morpeth, will open its doors to some of the North East of England’s best traditional brass bands. The performers will play in the beautiful Courtyard at Belsay. And without a doubt the performances will take visitors on a nostalgic journey back in time.
The award winning Ellington Colliery Band will give the first performance tomorrow, Sunday 2 September, giving a rousing performances in the atmospheric grounds beginning at 2.30pm. The band has been going since 1925 and tomorrow will perform classics, show tunes and modern pop music. Everyone is invited to bring picnics, deck chairs and rugs. You will be able to buy ice creams and sit back and enjoy a classic North East English band on a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday 9 September a fleet of classic cars from the North East Pre-War Austin Club will arrive at Belsay. The vintage car show is a great thrill for all classic car enthusiasts. The models models range from the 1920s through to the 1970s. On the same afternoon the rural Bilsdale Band will perform to the open air audience from 2.30pm.
Jon Hogan, events manager at English Heritage, said: “The history of the brass band is very much a part of the culture and heritage in the North East and with a selection of the best loved brass bands in the region performing at Belsay, English Heritage is excited to bring this tradition to life. People of all ages will be able to enjoy some toe-tapping classics, in this wonderful location throughout the whole month.”
The Brass Band Sundays programme will run through September with the Hexham Brass Band September 16 and the Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band on September 23. The Backworth Colliery Band will take the closing slot on September 30.
Prices for all the events featured are: Adults £7.70, concessions £6.90, children £4.60, family ticket £20.00. English Heritage members and under 5s will gain free entry.
For more information about Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/belsay or contact 01661 881636.