Whit Friday morning - Dobcross 2015:
||Dobcross Silver Band start the mornings Whit Friday celebrations in traditional fashion bymarching (in the rain) from the Band Club to the centre of Dobcross playing Hail Smilin Morn.(4 minutes)
Sound clips from the 2010 contest:
||Dobcross Youth (Saddleworth & Oldham Area Prize winners) playing Mephistopheles at Uppermill
Podcast of Diggle's first Whit Friday contest (5th June 2009):
This features field recordings of the winning performance by Black Dyke Band (2009 Area 1st prize winners)
plus sound clips of other performances and comments by spectators, participants in the contest, the adjudicator (Duncan Beckley)
and the volunteer staff running the contest.
Content includes Oldham Brass, Wardle High School Band, Chicago Band, St Austell Band, Bedworth Band and LGB Brass.
||Podcast of the very first Whit Friday contest at Diggle (5th June 2009) (35 minutes)
Sound clips from the 2003 contest at Lydgate:
||Banks Brass march - playing "Royal Duke"
||Emley Brass march - playing "March of the Cobblers"
||Delph Band march - playing "The Royal Trophy"
Other audio resources:
There is a CD available of Whit Friday marches - "Highlights
from the Delph Contest"- recorded live
at this year's Delph contest on Whit Friday (available
from the Delph
Contest Site or Delph Band Club). This features
your favourite contest marches, played by different
bands competing in the contest. They may also have copies of previous year's CDs.
North West Sound Archive
has sadly been closed down and its resources scattered around other archives.
They used to sell a superb "Whitsuntide"
theme pack. This consists of a booklet and two cassettes.
One contains oral history recordings (inevitably of poor
quality) and the other contains high quality recordings
made in Saddlworth on Whit Friday. The latter tape captures
the Whit Friday atmosphere beautifully.