Concert Band


The Two Rivers Concert Band is led by Mike O’Farrell, a skilled professional trumpet player whose enthusiastic and encouraging approach is taking the band from strength to strength.

There are approximately fifty members in total with our youngest player currently being only fourteen years of age, our eldest being over 70. We are a community band and welcome players of all abilities.

We have had the pleasure of playing at Knaresborough Castle, Harrogate Valley Gardens and the newly renovated Otley Parish Church to name but a few venues. We also hold regular Open Rehearsals at our regular home of Ilkley Baptist Church where you are welcome to join us and enjoy our music over coffee and cake. We can be seen in Ilkley town centre from time to time at the Bandstand, and about the town over the Christmas period. The types of music we play range from baroque to classical, pop, film and musical numbers.

Click here to listen to a short recording of some the music we’ve been playing in the last year


Forthcoming events:

Ilkley Baptist Church; Saturday 2nd December 2017 7.30pm – in support of  Médecins Sans Frontières; ; The programme will include a selection of popular classical pieces, music from stage and screen as well as some Christmas music.


Previous events:

Otley Parish Church: Saturday 14th October 2017, 7pm – in support of  Médecins Sans Frontières;   The band were joined by Sally’s Army, a local Choir for Women’s Voices.

Ilkley Bandstand: Saturday 8th July, 2pm – 4pm; Setlist

Knaresborough Castle: Sunday 18th June 2017, 2pm – 4pm; Setlist

Ilkley Bandstand: Sunday 7th May 2017, 2pm – 4pm; Setlist

Otley Parish Church: Saturday 29th April 2017, 7pm – in support of  Médecins Sans FrontièresSetlist

Ilkley Baptist Church; Saturday 17th December 2016 10am; Open Rehearsal with Christmas Carols

Ilkley Baptist Church; as part of 2016 Ilkley Arts Festival – Saturday 19th November at 7.30pm – supporting Médecins Sans FrontièresSetlist

Ilkley – Cabaret on The Grove; Saturday August 6th 2016, 7pm – with Ilkley Rocks Pop Choir

Knaresborough Castle; Sunday 10th July 2016 2pm – 4pm

Ilkley Baptist Church; Saturday 2nd July 2016 9.30am – 11.30am; Open Rehearsal

Ilkley Bandstand; Saturday June 25th 2016 2pm-4pm; Supporting Martin House Hospice

Ilkley Bandstand; Sunday 8th May 2016 2pm – 4pm; Setlist

Music of Stage and Screen – Holy Trinity Church, Idle; Saturday 2nd February 2016; Setlist

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