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‘The Festival features some well known and talented main acts, plus local and national, up and coming artists.’ Held Mid AugustMoira Furnace ‘is a nineteenth-century iron-making blast furnace located in Moira, Leicestershire, on the banks of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal. Built by the Earl of Moira in 1804, the building has been preserved by North West Leicestershire District Council as a museum featuring lime kilns and craft workshops’. [Wikipedia 2 January 2018]

* Moira Furnace Folk Festival
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Moira, Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Monthly concerts, Friday evenings.

* National Forest Folk
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'Formed in 1962 as The Ashbeian Gilbert and Sullivan Society. This adult society grew out of the Ashby Boys Grammar School G&S Society.This new society annually performed G&S, opera and operetta until 1993 when the first of the "modern" musicals was performed. Since then as the Ashbeian Operatic Society and recently as the Ashbeian Musical Theatre Group,we have continued to perform annually this genre of musical entertainment.'

+ Ashbeian Musical Theatre Group
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'The Big Band was the idea of Ashby-de-la-Zouch  trumpeter David Bradford who not only wanted to offer local musicians the chance to play in one of the best big bands around, but to also give the local community a band they could be proud of. The band is now one of the best Glenn Miller/1940s tribute bands in the country, with many players living in the Ashby area but also players coming from as far afield as Birmingham, Northampton and Chesterfield.'

+ Ashby Big Band
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'The band boasts a membership of over 50 players and is one of the leading concert bands in the East Midlands ... ACB is a true community band and welcomes players of all ages. The entry level is ABRSM Grade 5 or equivalent. Admission to the Band is subject to a satisfactory audition.'

+ Ashby Concert Band
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‘The origins of the choir can be traced to the formation of the Coalville Mining and Technical College Choir in 1953 ... In 1976 the choir was reconstituted as Broom Leys Choral Society; self-supporting and with charity status ... (The Choir) has continued to develop a wide and varied repertoire with concerts by both traditional and contemporary composers ranging from Brahms and Liszt to Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber.'

+ Broom Leys Choral Society
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‘Come and join us! We’re always happy to welcome new people - ability to read music is not a pre-requisite. You will be assigned a "Mentor" who will help you settle in and guide you through your first few rehearsals ...'

+ Coalville Male Voice Choir
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‘Considered one of the finest exponents of the brass medium. Its wide range of styles and flexibility of performance has bought it world-wide fame. This British Band comprises of twenty-five brass musicians with percussion and performs a repertoire spanning Baroque to Jazz, its soloists some of the finest you will hear.'

+ Desford Colliery Band
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‘The Band can trace its roots back to 1902, forming as the “Bread Street Mission Band”. Via several other guises, including The Leicestershire Constabulary Band and the Leicester Home Guard Band, the band began its association with The Foresters Friendly Society in 1957, which is thought to be the longest unbroken sponsorship of any brass band in the country.

+ Foresters Brass
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A hard-working and ambitious Band ‘providing entertaining concerts both in the local community and around the country relying entirely on income from engagements, donations, fund raising, and the enthusiasm of its members for its survival ... Since the 1970’s Gresley Colliery Band has enjoyed considerable competition successes having been both regional and national finalists’.

+ Gresley Colliery Brass Band
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Based in Swadlincote, nestled at the southern tip of Derbyshire, England, Gresley takes its name from the Parish of Church Gresley nearby, where the choir was born in 1904. The choir has over 50 members and fulfills on average 22 engagements a year performing for a range of societies from small groups, churches to national bodies, and has toured extensively, in the U.K., Ireland, Europe and U.S.A. including a number of choir exchange visits.

+ Gresley Male Voice Choir
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