Streamlined festival will be on song

Streamlined festival will be on song

This year’s Luther Greenwood music festival will have a streamlined new look and a slightly different title, with all competitive classes held on one Saturday instead of two.It will be the Luther Greenwood ‘Festival of Song’ without the usual instrumental classes,...
Their hundred best tunes

Their hundred best tunes

Singers from all over the North came to Colne to compete in the adult music classes on the second weekend of this year’s music festival. The lion’s share of the honours went to newcomer Polly Sedman, an occupational therapist from Sheffield, who uses music to help...
Singer Kate keeps trophy in the family

Singer Kate keeps trophy in the family

Teenage singer Kate Overend followed her sister’s footsteps by winning one of the top trophies at our annual music festival at The Muni, Colne.Kate, aged 15, from Barrowford, carried off the coveted Silverman Shield, originally donated by the late Nelson and Colne MP...
High and low notes for music weekends

High and low notes for music weekends

Entries in junior music classes for under-18s have fallen to an all-time low for the opening Saturday of this year’s music competitions, but adult entries a week later are the highest in at least 20 years. In its heyday, the Luther Greenwood festival attracted dozens...
Singers, choirs, pianists: Time to enter for 2018

Singers, choirs, pianists: Time to enter for 2018

Entries have opened for our 2018 Music competition, which will be held on two weekends towards the end of this year. Junior pianists and solo singers, along with junior and adult choirs, will compete at The Muni, Albert Road, on Saturday November 24, in a day-long...