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Saxophone success story

By Amanda Barton on Sunday, 04 February, 2018

“When I play music it’s like nothing else matters,” says 17 year-old Daniel Poole. And his dreams of a a life in music are now one step further on.

Choir rocks New Mills

By Amanda Barton on Friday, 02 February, 2018

Rock Choir is the UK’s largest non-audition choir which has 25,000+ members across the UK. Members need no previous experience and do not need to be able to read sheet music.

Saxophone success story

By Amanda Barton on Monday, 29 January, 2018

Saxophonist Daniel was the first pupil from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School to win a scholarship to the sixth-form of Chetham’s School of Music, one of the world’s most prestigious music schools. And he’s now been offered places at the country’s two top conservatoires: the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Royal College of Music in London.

Fringe Entries Step Up A Gear!

Sunday, 19 February, 2017

More than 30 entrants have already signed up for this summer’s Buxton Festival Fringe - over twice as many as at this time last year.

Hayfield Singers appoint award winning Musical Director

By Diane Inglis on Sunday, 19 February, 2017

High Peak based choir, Hayfield Singers, has appointed an award-winning pianist as its new Musical Director.

Glossop’s original Family Rave celebrates 1st birthday

Monday, 06 February, 2017

Glossop, Derbyshire – Glossop’s Family Rave, The Playhouse Project, celebrates its first birthday on March 12 with a Superhero party at Glossop Masonic Hall.

Make your way to Marple for end of summer food extravaganza

Monday, 22 August, 2016

Make your way to Marple for a mid-September feast of foodie delights, a real ale trail and fun for all. From modest beginnings a decade ago, the town's Food and Drink Festival is now firmly established as one of the most popular events in the local calendar.

Kylie wins prestigious scholarship to Chethams

By Diane Inglis on Thursday, 23 June, 2016

Kylie Chen was only six years old when she first took up the violin and in two years she has made such remarkable progress that she has now won a scholarship place at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester starting in September.

Music in the Peaks

By Amanda Barton on Thursday, 25 February, 2016

The Dark Peak Music Trust is a charitable trust established in 2000 to foster the talents of young musicians from Glossop, New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Hayfield

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