Popular Huddersfield-based Sundown Swing are looking forward to performing at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.
The band previously participated in the Fringe Festival for three consecutive years in 2014 to 2016 and received a tremendous welcome at St Giles Cathedral and St Mark’s Unitarian Church.
This year they will be performing at a new venue for them, St Andrew’s and St George’s West, which is a very popular music venue close to Princes Street and Waverley Station.
This well-established 16-piece band was formed 12 years ago and is made up of amateur musicians who enjoy performing swing music together.
Their aim is to perform a wide selection of well-known entertaining music from the 1940s through to the 1980s but especially including music from the legendary band leaders of the 1940s such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.
The band has had a busy spring season around the Huddersfield area and were especially delighted to perform a celebratory concert at the Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew, Rastrick, to celebrate the King’s Coronation.
They have also performed on the bandstand in Beaumont Park as part of the park’s Easter Family Fun Day and made a return visit to St John’s Church at Golcar on the famous Golcar Lily Day.
To help with fundraising for their trip to Edinburgh, Sundown Swing are to perform a concert of 1940s music at the Jubilee Centre, Paddock, on Sunday May 28 at 2.30pm.
The programme will include music from Glenn Miller and other band leaders of that era and a singalong of wartime songs. Tickets are £8 for adults, £4 for under 16s and pre-school children are free.
To reserve tickets in advance e-mail email@example.com or text or phone 07964 697561 or pay at the door.