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