Keighley Arts & Film Festival

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We're pleased and incredibly excited to be part of Keighley Arts and Film Festival on the 11th, 12th and 13th of October.  Over the weekend Musicians Centre have planned a whole host of live events and workshops.  You can see everything going on at the festival on www.kaff.org.uk

Celebrating 50 Years of Musicians Centre!

Est. 1969

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Group Ukulele Workshop

Sunday 13th October 12:00 – 13:00

Introduction to ukulele playing as a group with orchestrated parts and harmonies.  Designed for the ukulele player who knows a few chords but has never played together as a group before.

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The Buskers Retreat - Lissy Nicholson

Saturday 12th October Time and Place TBC

Runner up from this year's Bingley Weekender Emerging Talent competition, Lissy has songwriting skills way beyond her years, an amazing voice and wows any audience who sees her.  

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The Buskers Retreat - Foxes Faux

Saturday 12th October Time and Place TBC

Upbeat punk folk mayhem with this local original outfit.  Blending punk sensibilities with folk rock vibes, Foxes Faux entertain anyone who stumbles across them!

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Jazz Drumming Workshop

Sunday 13th October  10:00 – 11:00

An introduction to the world of jazz drumming with Simon Henry, Simon's personal development includes studying with renowned percussionists.  Simon studied with Seb De Krom, Dave Walsh and Pete Fairclough whilst at LCoM and was awarded a full scholarship. Since graduating Simon has worked with many of the Norths top jazz musicians and has taken lessons with top US jazz drummers John Riley, Michael Carvin and Rodney Green. Simon still studies with Rodney and continues to perform across the UK. 

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SilverFinger Singh

w/ Stig of the Dub

Saturday 12th October 19:30 – 22:30

Son of Percussion Maestro & Producer Mr Inder “GoldFinger” Matharu (Fun-Da-Mental / Det-Ri-Mental / Transglobal Underground / Ian Brown / The Winachi Tribe). He studied his Music Degree at Leeds Metropolitan University and with the guidance from the Legendary Music Producer - Mr Andrew Fryer, Raj Singh fronts SilverFinger Singh a mixture of Bhangra beats, hip hop and reggae.

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Group Singing Workshop

Saturday 12th October  15:30 – 16:30

A workshop on singing as a choir with practitioner Shane Durrant. Shane has experience in teaching modern choirs and the aim of this workshop will be to teach the concept of group singing with harmonies, orchestrated parts and group singing techniques.

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The Buskers Retreat - Peace Artistes

Saturday 12th October Time and Place TBC

Performing in Keighley Town Centre and then at Musicians Centre, we welcome Peace Artistes, a street band from West Yorkshire, made up of 22 musicians: percussion, saxophones and brass, all rocking with rhythm and pulsating with passion!  

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Random Hand

Sunday 13th October  19:30 – 22:30

One of the best live bands to ever come out of Keighley, Random Hand mix up ska, metal, reggae and punk in a unique fusion that has been incredibly influential across the underground music circuits.  Back after a long hiatus but fresher than ever, a home town show is always special with them.

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Graffiiti Mural Workshop

Sunday 13th October 2019 09:00 – 18:00 

Help create a graffiti mural with Simon Mitchell.  Simon has created artwork for Random Hand over the years and we look forward to seeing what he and the workshop attendees create!

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Recording Studio Workshop

Saturday 12th October 10:00 – 11:00 

An introduction to the concept of working as a studio sound technician. A run through of the equipment used, concepts in mixing and problem solving. Kurt owns and operates Corner House Recording Studio next door to Musicians Centre and has extensive knowledge in a breadth of areas of recording music.

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Much more to be announced!

More events and workshops coming soon.

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Live Sound Workshop

Sunday 13th October 10:00 – 11:00

An introduction to the concept of working as a live sound technician. A run through of the equipment used, concepts in mixing and problem solving.