Cressbrook Good Friday Band

Where: Cressbrook, Derbyshire on the Village Green
When: Good Friday
Time: 12 noon


Every Good Friday the Cressbrook Band perform at home , climbing up the steep Friday Rock (also known as Bull Tor) just to the east of the village at Cressbrook Dale in a tradition going back over 100 years and revived a decade ago. Originally held as a religious service, now the focus is on the music and hymn singing, after which refreshments are available at the Cressbrook Club in the village. Visitors listen from the Village Green, which has a good view of the Band on the Rock, and the music floats down from on high above them. Cressbrook Band is a community brass band with a wide repertoire!

Helpful Hints

In 2018 Good Friday is on 30th March.

The Band plays for 40 minutes and it’s a free event, with a fundraising bucket collection made on the day.

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Click here for the Band’s Facebook page:

Thanks to John Roper for drawing my attention to this one!