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Hanson Musical Instruments

Based in Marsden; a small but vibrant village on the Pennine Hills outside Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Great Britain. Established in 1989 the family company is owned by husband and wife Alastair and Jenny Hanson.

The manufacturing business supports music making from grass roots to post conservatoire level, providing instruments, lessons & ensembles to a people of all ages and backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ethical and sustainable manufacturing. Our leading role in conservation initiatives have recognised at the highest levels including presentation to HRH Prince Charles with a special award for outstanding contribution by the FSC.

Supporters and members of the Heritage Crafts Association we are one of a handful of British makers of wind instruments, and the first makers of saxophones in Britain for almost a Century.

Over the Fringe Festival weekend the main stage in the Hanson marquee will be hosting a plathora of the most talented local musicians around. Get on down and enjoy a hand pulled local ale from the amazing Empire Brewing, as well as enjoying some delicious homemade food, and a well stocked bar.

WHAT’S ON AT HANSON MUSIC

FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER
17:30

WAKEFIELD BIG BAND

Starting the Fringe Festival weekend off with a mix of Swing, Funk and Latin, mainly from the more modern end of Big Band repertoire.

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FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER
19:00

Mustard County

Mustard County is a country and western duo based in Holmfirth, joined by their full band – make sure you bring your cowboy/dancing boots.

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FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER
21:00

HUGGY

A Northern Funk Driven Powerhouse. Big grooves, big beats, big bass, big horns and big tunes that will suck your soul and move your feet!

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SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER
FROM 10:00

HANSON Community Ensembles

A selection of our community groups will be performing on Saturday morning. Come along and enjoy a relxed atmosphere with good music, tea, coffe and butties.

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SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER
12:00

ROBIN SUNFLOWER & ADRIAN INGRAM

Chromatic Harmonica & Guitar. This unusual, unpretentious, & drumless, small group is based on the the virtuoso guitar of Adrian Ingram and Hayden Minett providing exciting guitar sounds as well as perfect support for the astonishingly facile technique and imagination of Chromatic Harmonica wizard Robin Sunflower.

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SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER
14:00

James alexander set

Simon Wood and his long term band will entertain with mix of jazz, latin and pop music.

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SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER
16:00

SECTION 14

Section 14 is an uplifting new band formed as a musical expression of hope and defiance amid systems in crisis, led with the beautiful jazz piano of Daniel Bath.

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SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER
18:00

John Taylor’S BLUES SPECTRUM

Saxy!  The John Taylor big band begin the evenings entertainment as the light fades and the music hots up.

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SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER
19:30

Party band

Let your hair down and dance the night away.

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SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER
21:00

Dr. Pete’s salsa band

Holmfirth based community band that have found their musical home in the Caribbean and South America. Party on the beach vibe wherever they play.

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SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER
10:00 – 11:00

HANSON Community Ensembles

Starting Sunday off with some more of Hanson Arts’ community groups. Come and join the Ukulele Group and Choir grab yourself a coffee and a butty.

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SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER
11:00

LUCY AND ELEANOR

Eleanor Hanson and Lucy Hanson will be wowing the audience with their fiddle playing and singing, with accompaniment from the Gypsy Jazz band.

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SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER
12:00

Karmic Script

Karmic Script explore the Buddha’s teaching (the Dharma) through improvisation. Taking inspiration from World Saxophone Quartet, Pharoah Sanders and David Murray Karmic Script offer a set of completely improvised music that evolves from gig to gig, tune to tune and minute to minute.

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SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER
13:30

SIMON’S JAZZ COLLECTIVE

A fantastic holmfirth big band will be entertaining with their mix of big band stands and modern day tunes.

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SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER
15:00

DERRICK HARRIS QUARTET

Yorkshire based jazz guitarist, composer and bandleader Derrick Harris ends the weekend on a high with his super queartet.

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