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  • Two Rivers Footstompers play Beck Festival 2023 (Two Rivers Footstompers)
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 20 Aug 2023
    Two Rivers Footstompers play Beck Festival 2023
    Our new trad jazz ensemble the Two Rivers Footstompers made their debut appearance at the Festival of the Beck today, expertly led by Swing Band Director Trevor Vincent on trumpet.

    The festival was organised by the Friends of Bradford's Becks
    The sun shone for us and we had a great time.
    Water themed tunes were: Down by the Riverside (now renamed "Down by Bradford Beck"; Canal Street Blues; and Lazy River. Many thanks to our enthusiastic audience.

    Local songwriter Eddie Lawler also entertained. Follow the YouTube link to hear his song about Bradford Beck.

    A new film about the Beck and the important conservation work being done by the Friends was premiered today at the Festival. It will soon be available to watch on YouTube.

    The event was funded by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, the UK Government Levelling-Up Fund and Friends of Bradford’s Becks.

    The cartoon sketch of us was kindly done by John Davison
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  • Ukraine Independence Day at Clarke Foley Centre (Wednesday Woodwinds)
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 27 Aug 2022
    Ukraine Independence Day at Clarke Foley Centre

    Members of the Two Rivers Wednesday Woodwinds Group had the pleasure and privilege of playing to a large audience celebrating Ukraine Independence Day on 24th August at the Clartke Foley Centre in Ilkley.

    The event highlighted the strength and spirit of the new and growing Ukrainian community in the Ilkley area.
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