Young singers in ‘Roses’ contest

Young singers in ‘Roses’ contest

News A Lancashire v Yorkshire contest is in prospect after young singers from across the border lined up to boost Colne’s annual Luther Greenwood music competition.Fifteen performers aged eight to 16, more than double last year’s total, will compete on Saturday...
Festival stalwart Muriel dies at 96

Festival stalwart Muriel dies at 96

We are saddened to report the death of retired teacher Mrs Muriel Waite, a mainstay of the Luther Greenwood Memorial Festival for many years, at the age of 96. As secretary to the festival’s music section and also secretary to the festival’s executive committee, she...
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...