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New Christmas CD Now On Sale!

by Deb Lyons

Our brand new Eagley Band Christmas CD has just gone on sale! It is the very first such seasonal CD recording in the band’s 168 year history and it goes without saying that we are very proud of it!

We recorded our new CD entitled “Eagley At Christmas” over a whole weekend with the legendary brass band producer/engineer Richard Scott and World of Sound once again, the very same person, label and organisation behind our “From Sinatra To Wicked” CD recording last year, in 2017. Once again the expertise of Mr Scott shines through all of our latest recording.

The tracks on “Eagley At Christmas” range from seasonal classics such as “A Christmas Fantasy” by Gordon Langford to much newer music such as “A Polar Express Suite” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” made famous by Canadian star Michael Buble.

There is a stunning, brand new Flugel Horn and Tenor Horn duet of “Silver Bells” played superbly by Janet Walsh and Deb Lyons and no Christmas CD would be complete without “Silent Night” and “Away In Manger” of course!

Other tracks range from “Sleigh Ride” and “The Christmas Song” to Slade’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” and George Michael’s “Last Christmas.” There are many other tracks too, such as “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “Mid Winter” plus a final bonus track, a reprise of Gordon Langford’s “A Christmas Fantasy” featuring special guests Smithills Community Choir alongside the band.

“Eagley At Christmas” makes the perfect present to give to family and friends and is priced at a very reasonable £10. The CD is available to buy at all of the band’s forthcoming November and December concerts and via both this website and at no extra charge for posting and packing.

Christmas CD Recorded With World of Sound

by Deb Lyons


Over the scorching hot weekend of Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st the band recorded its first ever Christmas CD! Richard Scott from World of Sound was again the producer, the man behind our 2017 CD of just eight months earlier, From Sinatra To Wicked.

The Christmas CD recording weekend was a fantastic two days of our very best playing, great bonding time for all of the players, eating far too much (there are some brilliant cooks and bakers within the band, not to mention deliveries of Carr’s Pasties on Saturday lunchtime and Papa John’s Pizzas on Sunday…) and working really, really hard throughout both days of recording. The end product will be a brilliant Eagley CD of Christmas music and carols when everything is mixed, mastered, edited down, duplicated and wrapped, ready for going on sale by the Autumn.

The seasonal tracks we recorded over the unusually boiling hot weekend included many brand new arrangements made for the band by our MD Chris Wormald and Bass Trombonist Declan Cullen, ranging from A Polar Express Suite, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Last Christmas, Midwinter and Sleigh Ride to Away In A Manger, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody. There was also a brand new duet arrangement of Silver Bells made especially for Flugel Horn player Janet Walsh and Solo Tenor Horn Deb Lyons! The opening track on the CD is to be the iconic A Christmas Fantasy by Gordon Langford.

Everyone connected with Eagley Band would like to thank Richard Scott once again for another brilliant, relaxed, but thoroughly professional weekend of recording and his superb Assistant Engineer Phil Hardman, who looked after the technical aspects of the weekend’s recording sessions.  

Christmas CD Recording With World of Brass This Month!

by Deb Lyons

It may only be June but later this month we are to very proud to announce that we are recording our first ever Christmas CD!

We have once again booked World of Brass and its most senior producer/engineer Mr Richard Scott to mastermind our latest CD recording project.

Mr Scott is not only the man behind almost every Black Dyke CD recording made for Obrasso and most other record labels over the past thirty years but he is also responsible for the annual best-selling brass band CD of “Areas” test pieces and took charge of our CD recording “From Sinatra To Wicked” so successfully Autumn, 2017.

Our first ever Christmas CD recording will feature a host of brand new arrangements made especially by our MD Chris Wormald and Bass Trombonist Declan Cullen, a former Smithills School and Huddersfield University student, together with published arrangements including the iconic “A Christmas Fantasy” by Gordon Langford.

The recordings will take place over the weekend of Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st.