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Music Shop near Oldham, Middleton, Royton, Shaw, Ashton Underlyne and surrounding areas.

Music Shop for Oldham and outlying areas with musical instruments and equipment.

Promenade Music's parcel delivery van is in Oldham, Middleton, Royton, Shaw, Diggle, Delph, Stalybridge, Ashton UnderLyne, Mossley, Dunkinfield, Denshaw, Longsight, Denshaw, Chdderton (etc) daily and our two man delivery team for pianos, organs etc are in the area twice a week.

We have many customers in the Oldham area and our music shop is less than 70 miles from Oldham which will take just over an by car.

Call Promenade Music on 01524 410202 or email [email protected]

Music Around The Oldham Area
Oldham’s lively music scene play’s host to a variety of performers, from traditional brass bands, to contemporary rock and pop groups.

Oldham Music Education
The Oldham Music Service
The Oldham Music Service is an organisation dedicated to facilitating music making by young people in the Oldham area. They also seek to involve anyone with an interest in music in a range of concerts and events, thus enriching the lives of as many people as they can. The Music Service achieved an outstanding rating in the Federation of Music Services evaluation in 2010 and 2011.

Oldham Private Music Teachers
Local private music teachers in the Oldham area have included:
Stephen Owen: Piano, Keyboard Tuition
Eleanor Garside: Vocal, Piano Tuition
Peter Braid: Organ, Piano, Keyboard
Martha Hulme: Violin Tuition
Rose Potts: Flute Tuition
Helen Borg: Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Music Theory
Peter Martin: Violin, Viola Tuition
Michael Shaw: Organ, Keyboard Tuition {Via Skype}
Frances Marshfield: Vocal Tuition
Joel R Newsome: Trumpet, Cornet, Flugal Horn
Kate Wilson: All Brass Instruments, Music Theory
Andy Cornell: Trumpet, Cornet, Flugal Horn
John Horton: Piano, Keyboard, Organ Flute, Music Tuition
Paul Robinson: Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, French Horn
Mark Smedley: Soprano Cornet, Cornet, Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Tuba
Philip Rose: All Brass Instruments, Music Theory, Composition & Arranging
James Rawlinson: Saxophone, Trombone, Other Low Brass, Music Theory
Richard Simpson: Guitar Tuition
David C. Williams: Church Organ, Piano Tuition
Helen Violin: Violin Tuition
JunaidArshad: Guitar Tuition
Tim Abel: Piano Tuition
Lucy Keyes: Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Voice
Chris Sanders: All Brass Tuition
Mark Parkinson: Electric/Acoustic Guitar Tuition
Melanie Jones: Cello, Music Theory

Oldham Community Music

There are several organisations working in the Oldham area to bring music to the local community, and provide people from any background the opportunity to become involved in music making. Some of these have included:

The Oldham Choral Society

Oldham Choral Society was formed in 1884, and with nearly 150 members, is one of the leading amateur choirs in North West England. The repertoire includes most of the major choral works by Bach, Elgar, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Rossini and many others. The society organises about 4 concerts a year in Oldham, elsewhere in Manchester and further afield. Membership is open to anyone who wants to sing and no auditions are held.

The Abney Orchestra
Abney Orchestra was founded by Rachael Howarth in November 2003. That first rehearsal comprised just 4 players. Six weeks later they put on a Christmas concert at Abney URC and have never looked back. Membership is now over 40 players and they are still going from strength to strength.
Rachael set up Abney Orchestra as a place where people could get together and play, no matter what their age or ability. There are many youth orchestras where people can play up to the age of 21 but nothing people could move onto, Abney Orchestra was set up to fill that gap. All players are encouraged to come and try their best, even if they have had a long gap since last playing, in a fun, friendly environment.

The Oldham Choir
A mixed voice choir of around 50 singers, active from the 1970’s. The Oldham Choiris also linked to the Oldham Youth Choir, as they have shared members as well as conductor Dr Eileen Bentley MBE, who is currently working with The Oldham Choir.
Over the years the choir has been invited to sing at the Llangollen International Festival, and won the national competition of the BBC’s “Let the People Sing”. The choir also has links to the “Sing for Pleasure” movement.
The choir generally give concerts in the Greater Manchester area and have supported many Charity and Fund Raising events.

Oldham Community Pop Choir
Set up by the Oldham Council Music Service and under the leadership of experienced musician Martin Ashurst, the Oldham Community Pop Choiris a community-based choir for people of all ages.
As the name suggests the choir’s repertoire involves choral arrangements of popular songs from the ‘60s through to the present day.

Oldham Band (Lees) – Brass Band
Formed in 2004, the band is now thriving and is busy performing in concerts and contests nationwide. The band enjoyed a lot of success in the lower sections, including 5 consecutive Area Championship wins and 4 Pontins’ titles. In 2011, the band achieved yet more success by winning 2 consecutive Championship Section contests, Tameside contest and Fleetwood contest. Their current contest history is very strong, from late 2004 to early 2013 has seen the band gain 25 Wins, 6 Seconds, 4 Thirds and 3 Fourths. On only 6 occasions has the band finished outside the top 4 in 44 contests.

Stalybridge Old Band
The Stalybridge Old Band is one of the oldest active brass bands in the world. Founded in 1809, the band has a long tradition in the Stalybridge area and beyond and is currently based above Judges Bar on Corporation Street,right in the heart of the town.
The band boasts an extensive music library, including original manuscript copies of some pieces. This enables then to provide a wide variety of concert programmes to suit all types of venue and audience, and a band ranging from a small ensemble to a full 26 piece formation.
The band is always on the lookout for new players, if you're interested in joining the Stalybridge Old Band, please check their website.

The Whit Friday Brass Band Contests
Often described as 'the greatest free show on Earth', the Saddleworth& District Whit Friday Brass Band Contests take place every year on the afternoon and evening of Whit Friday. The area has a very strong tradition of brass band music and the contest itself is a part of Oldham’s heritage.
Since the earliest recorded contest in 1884, the event has grown in popularity. In a good year well over a hundred brass bands will participate in some twenty different contests at venues scattered around the moorland villages and towns on the western edge of the Pennines.
The contests are open to all-comers, so the local youth bands get to match their skills against the top bands of the country. This is a major event in the brass band calendar and bands travel the length of the country to participate, some even turning up from overseas.

Oldham Music Venues
For a chance to see one of Oldham's up and coming bands in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, visit one of our many thriving live music venues.
The Queen Elisabeth Hall: 15,000Sq.Ft. Venue with three bars & attached conference and meeting rooms.
Whittles Rock Pub: Live acts 6 nights a week,as well as Sunday afternoons.
Jackson’s Pit: Live music and DJs, folk/rock/jazz/blues/motown etc.
The Castle: Live music venue in Oldham Town Centre that hosted early performances from Oasis and The Stone Roses.
The Witchwood: Live music venue and real ale bar in Ashton Under-Lyne.
The Verge At The Rifleman: Real Ale Bar in Stalybridge that showcases many genres of live music.
The Junction Inn:Oldham pub hosting live music half a mile from the town centre, several gig nights per week.
The Coliseum Theatre: Award winning theatre in the centre of Oldham hosting a variety of events including musicals and live bands.
Saddleworth Civic Hall: Run by Saddleworth parish council, the Hall hosts a wide range of events, including live concerts.
Playhouse 2: A153 seat theatre in Shaw, Oldham. The theatre hosts cinema, music and drama.
Other venues have included...
Tara Sports & Leisure, The Lounge, Coach and Horses, Playhouse 2, Friezland Church Hall

Oldham Music Studios
Rehearsal and recording studios are vital to any music scene, some of those that are currently active are:
Square 1:  Community recording studio that provides training, services and facilities to young people, communities and local artists.
Britannia Rehearsals: Rehearsal rooms with equipment rental available.
Ashton Rehearsal Studios: Providing bands with rehearsal rooms, recording studio, media creation and music promotion.
Steve’s Trax: Professional backing tracks created to studio quality.
Phase 1: Rehearsal Rooms in Oldham.
Astars Studios: Purpose built, Professional recording studio.
The Stable Studio: Quality, affordable recording studio, set-up in 2004.

Call Promenade Music on 01524 410202 or email [email protected]