Brass bands hit the town to en­ter­tain shop­pers

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SHOP­PERS were en­ter­tained with some of their favourite fes­tive tunes as Brass Mon­keys re­turned to the town cen­tre.

A host of brass bands from Dig­gle, Dobcross and fur­ther afield turned out to en­ter­tain shop­pers at the free event.

Per­form­ers at the event’s two stages in­cluded the Fairey Band who per­formed ‘Acid Brass’ and the funky new sounds of Mr Wilson’s Sec­ond Lin­ers, the Ex­plo­sive Baja Brass Band and one-man band Trundle­honk.

Coun­cil­lor Jean Stret­ton, Old­ham coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for town cen­tres, cul­ture and tourism, hailed the re­turn of the event a great suc­cess. She said “Brass Mon­keys proved very popular last year and peo­ple wel­comed the sound of brass bands as they did their Christ­mas shop­ping.”

For more de­tails of other fes­tive events be­ing held across the bor­ough go to vis­i­told­

Mil­lie and Ol­lie the owls, above, en­ter­tain the crowd and, right, Dig­gle B band takes to the stage

●● Trundle­honk with Annabelle Mur­ray-Mills, top, Mr Wilson’s Sec­ond Lin­ers, above, and Leah and Lu­cas Walker, left


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