Forty years on who would have thought that Derek Broadbent’s arrangement of a certain Cornish folk song would still be so popular! The BBC certainly thought so during 2016 following the untimely passing of Terry Wogan, with priority calls for B & R to turn out at two high profile, and well-documented, tribute events.
The ‘old gang’ of the 1977 band may have thought these were pure ‘warm-ups’ for the main event in March 2017 – already long in their diaries! Over twenty of the original group have already committed to appear at Huddersfield Town Hall on Saturday 25th March, one flying over specially from France and others from as far as Devon, Cornwall and South Wales. It is certain to be a highly memorable weekend, both on and off stage, particularly with the evergreen Derek Broadbent himself fronting the evening concert.
Derek is sure to be eagerly awaiting this reunion with old friends but will also undoubtedly relish the prospect of conducting the current band, having seen them climb to second spot in the ‘World Rankings’ tables following great contest performances under Prof. David King.
Tickets for the best seats for this iconic March event are available direct from the band by emailing ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ (Tel 01484 718835),’Kirklees’ at ‘www.kirkleestownhalls.co.uk (Events at Huddersfield), in person at Huddersfield and Holmfirth libraries, Cleckheaton and Dewsbury Town Halls or by Tel. on 01484 223200 / 225755.