Keighley Library Heritage Day (with music!!)

Saturday, 9th September, 2017.

LOCAL HISTORY AND FAMILY HISTORY information stands situated in the Library foyer, manned by experts to help solve those tricky family history questions!

The MEN OF WORTH PROJECT stand can assist with local military ancestry and other related enquiries about the Wars.

KEIGHLEY SCHOOLS HERITAGE GROUP will be on hand with lots of old school photos.

There will be AN AMERICAN STYLE DINER serving frothy coffee, milkshakes and doughnuts!

UPSTAIRS IN LOCAL STUDIES THERE WILL BE A DISPLAY OF MEMORIES, PHOTOS AND INFORMATION FEATURING MUSICIANS AND BANDS FROM KEIGHLEY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA DATING FROM DANCE HALL DAYS TO THE END OF THE 1960s.

11.00 a.m. A special rhyme time event for little children downstairs in the Children’s Library with a sing-along featuring woodwind instruments, a parachute and bubbles courtesy of the excellent group Little Notes.

11.00 a.m. Upstairs in the Local Studies department there will be live music from a local indie/folk/punk band called ‘FOXES FAUX’. They are Kurt, Will, Tim, Damian, Ben and Luke. Formed in Keighley in 2009, they have come a long way since their first gig at Victoria Hall having supported New Model Army, performed at the O2 Arena in Leeds and Bingley Music Live.

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Foxes Faux

12.00 a.m. Nathan Gill who goes under the name DAYNER SIN with some dad rock? He used to front a band called You Had Me At Hello if you care to Google them, could be quite a loose cannon!

1.00 p.m. A talk by GARY CAVANAGH , the co-author of a book called ‘Noise of The Valleys’ who will be playing pieces of music in between chat from the bands and musicians involved in the local music scene of the 60s and 70s.

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2.00 p.m. Prepare to be taken back in time to Keighley’s Mechanics Institute circa 1957! A re-union for one day only of THE PRESIDENTS who were one of Keighley’s first rock ‘n’ roll bands and feature two legendary performers called Bruce and Linda Russell along with Colin Hodgson and Chris Kelly. While researching for the display, musicians always referred to this couple! They were in loads of bands over the years (feature heavily in our display) and played on airbases, Bullins, Batley Variety Club and Linda even made a couple of records.

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3.00 p.m. NIAMH MIRFIELD is an extremely talented 14 year old singer/songwriter who hails from Glusburn. Her song ‘Can’t Stand This Anymore’ was voted runner up in the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards in 2016. She has caught the attention of Derek Nash and Dave Swift (Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra) and Darby Todd (the Darkness) and has been down to recording studios in London to work with them on her latest track ‘Love Drug’. Recently Niamh has played at the Grassington Festival with such acts as Bananarama and Newton Faulkner headlining.

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Niamh Mirfield

Something for everyone! Miss it! Miss out!

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