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The Category Blackpool is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Blackpool which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Fleetwood Folk Club

- Fylde Ukulele Network

- Phoenix Strings

 

! Blackpool KEY
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of this Record)87

Weekly evening meetings from early September until mid May: ‘The Church provides relaxed and comfortable surroundings for our informal and friendly meetings and is conveniently situated for communications including easy access to the bus services’.

 

* Blackpool & Fylde Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of this Record)784

'Popular organ and keyboard music from some of the finest performers on the circuit and ALWAYS on the second Tuesday of every month. Everyone who shares an interest and who derives pleasure from listening to popular music played on electronic organ and keyboard is welcome to join us on our concert nights.'

 

* Blackpool Keyboard Club
VISITS (to Website)258
VIEWS (of this Record)909

'The Service provides weekly musical tuition in all Blackpool Schools and Academies and, in 90% of our Children's Centres. Its constant drive to improve the experiences and opportunities of all Blackpool children makes the Music Centre a fun place to work and rehearse and staged events have shown that Blackpool children have exceptional talent when given the opportunity ...' Blackpool Music Service is the Lead Organisation for the Blackpool Music Education Hub.

 

* Blackpool Music Service
VISITS (to Website)329
Also indexedBlackpool Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of this Record)605

‘3 days of community based quality live music - by the people for the people ... Fleetwood has always been a musical town with tales of the sea right through to still having many live bands performing regularly. For 42 years Fleetwood was the home of Fylde Folk Festival until Alan Bell retired in 2014. A wonderful and dedicated team continue the tradition with a difference, to encourage a younger audience, and nurture a cross-generational love and appreciation of all styles of Folk and Blues.‘ Held Late August.

 

* Fleetwood Folk & Blues Weekend
VISITS (to Website)201
VIEWS (of this Record)327

‘The Festival is a series of competitions for AMATEUR vocalists, choirs and instrumentalists as well as verse speakers, trainees in reading for performance, acting, mime and improvisation. We want to make our Festival attractive to all and to make the "set pieces" appropriate and more exciting to individuals, to be more 21st century, and to encourage participation.’ Held Late November.

 

* Fleetwood Music & Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of this Record)367

'We are a friendly group, who have had over 40 years experience of staging outstanding classical concerts, particularly piano concerts ... We engage pianists and other musicians of the highest standard. Nearly all play internationally and are recording artistes ... We aim to have an informal relaxing atmosphere. Many of our musicians talk a little and amusingly about the music they are playing and also the composers.'

 

* North Fylde Music Circle
VISITS (to Website)181
Also indexedBlackpool Piano Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)479

‘We are the longest established amateur musical comedy society in Blackpool. Established in 1950, we have produced over eighty productions from Operetta to West End Musicals ... A wide range of acting, singing and dancing talent combine to deliver an irresistible mixture of youthful energy and experienced stagecraft. Our professional production team provide direction that is both dynamic and sensitive to the individual production. Like most amatuer companies we are always looking for new members. If you feel like having a go, come along to a rehearsal and have a look for yourselves ... Not an actor or dancer and still feel you could offer something, we still need people to help backstage (costumes and scenery etc).’

 

+ Blackpool & Fylde Light Opera Company
VISITS (to Website)125
VIEWS (of this Record)277

Formed 1923: ‘Over the years and through the generations our choir has grown from strength to strength and presently our 40 members are in constant demand throughout the Lancashire area which is a testament to the dedication and commitment of its members past and present ... You are invited to come and listen to us rehearse. Just come and sit at the back and make your own mind up. We are always happy to welcome new faces.’

+ Blackpool Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)341

'Brings together able local players and exceptional soloists to perform major orchestral masterpieces and other works of musical interest. Our soloists have included local musicians, sectional leaders from within the orchestra and students from Chetham's School of Music. The orchestra also believes it has a role in developing players and audiences for the future. Collaborating with local arts organisations and running educational outreach projects is an important part of this work.'

 

+ Blackpool Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)231
VIEWS (of this Record)476

‘We are a friendly and welcoming choir based in Fleetwood Lancashire and aim to provide an environment where all interested singers can be part of a large group performing major choral works. The Fleetwood & District Choral Society was established in 1969 and has become a well known group in the Fylde and North West ... If you would like to come along and sing with us, we always welcome new members in any voice section. No audition is required.‘

 

+ Fleetwood & District Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)168
VIEWS (of this Record)299

'Consists of 24 amateur and semiprofessional players from the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area. We aim to give four concerts a year to support local fundraising events, offering a wide range of music from light classical to showtunes and jazz.'

 

+ Fylde Concert Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)168
VIEWS (of this Record)455

’Would you like to join us? We'll be really pleased to see you! New members are always welcome. Our minimum age is 16 but we don't stick rigidly to that and younger people can join us as long as they are really keen and their parents agree. In fact there have been under 16s in all of our recent shows. Our annual Gilbert & Sullivan show is in the Autumn. Rehearsals for it start in May ... As well as singers, we need helpers in all theatre areas and they are made just as welcome. They generally get involved nearer the date of the show though that depends on the area they are helping with.’

 

+ Marton Operatic Society
VISITS (to Website)130
VIEWS (of this Record)278

‘There has been a band in Pilling since around 1875, the first being a Fife & Drum band, which later changed to a Brass Band. In 1935, the junior members of Pilling Brass Band split off and formed the Pilling Jubilee Silver Band, the name coming from the first engagement they attended, which was the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George and Queen Mary on May 6th 1935 ... We have a busy schedule of concerts and contests around the local area throughout the year, ranging from local festivals and garden parties, to Preston Guild Hall and Blackpool Winter Gardens.’

+ Pilling Jubilee Silver Band
VISITS (to Website)159
VIEWS (of this Record)299

Founded 1962: ‘We have a mixed range of abilities (musically) but we do put on a good show under the leadership of our Conductor ... The band is always keen to welcome newcomers of all ages. We have a busy concert programme throughout the year ... The band is not just a Concert band, we also have quite a history of contesting’.

+ Thornton Cleveleys Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)105
VIEWS (of this Record)266

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