Keighley Library Music and Heritage Day – A Report

Bradford Libraries

The day was a big success with the stands from Keighley and District Local History Society, and Family History Society, Men of Worth and Keighley Schools’ Heritage and Airedale Writers Circle proving as popular as ever and garnering new interest.

There were over 700 people through the door over the course of the day. Keighley library staff organised an American style diner with costumes by Anne Watkins.

Throughout the day there was a focus on Keighley’s musical heritage. All the bands were excellent and Little Notes proved especially popular at Rhymetime with parents and children alike.

Gary Cavanagh’s talk about Keighley’s musical heritage in the 1960s and 1970s went down a treat with some original band members in the audience speaking up and everyone enjoyed the CDs he played of original recordings of Keighley bands and singers.

The Presidents had a fantastic reception and were very popular indeed with many…

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