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2017 Diggle Blues Festival

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Whit Friday in Diggle

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The Greatest Free Show on Earth

Wit Friday walkers in Diggle (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

This year’s Whit Friday band contests are set to attract thousands of people to the borough – including musicians from as far afield as Switzerland and Australia.

Dubbed ‘the greatest free show on earth’, this traditional event dates back to 1884. Contests will run across 11 villages […]

Diggle Blues Festival Line-Up 2017

Thursday 15th June

7:30pm – 8:30pm The Gate Howlin’ Mat 9pm – 11pm Diggle Band Club Melvin Hancox Band

Friday 16th June

7pm – 8:30pm The Gate Beetroot Jam 9pm – 11pm Band Club Mighty Revelators

Saturday 17th June

3pm – 4:15pm Grandpa Greens Mississippi Malc 4:45pm – 6pm Woolyknits Mike Whellans 6:30pm – 8:30pm […]

Diggle School top of the class for music

Year 3 pupil Jessica Moffatt and Year 6 pupil Matthew Hawes collect the award on behalf of Diggle School

Children and staff at Diggle Primary School are celebrating one of the borough’s top musical honours.

At the recent Oldham Schools Music Festival, Diggle landed the prestigious prize for ‘outstanding contribution by a primary school’. […]

Review of the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival

Tom Attah, Woolyknits (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

by Dave Wood

The weather for the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival was glorious. The festival was a huge success with large crowds attending every gig.

During the past 6 years, approximately 60 bands or artists have appeared at the festival, so, in tribute, we invited back just a few […]

Diggle School Ceilidh

Diggle Primary School are holding their summer fundraiser event on Friday 8th July 5:00 – 9:00pm at the school.

It looks like a great time is guaranteed with a Ceilidh, BBQ, bar, live music and games/craft stalls.

Please pop the date in your diaries and give it your best Diggle support

 

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2016 Diggle Blues Festival

by Dave Wood

Diggle Blues Festival is designed so that you can watch the first band or artist at the first venue, have half an hour to walk to the next venue, buy a drink, find a seat, watch the next band, and so on…

It’s a musical tour of Diggle.

You don’t have to […]

Free guitar taster session with Paddy O’Hare

We Need Your Help

Photo: ©StuartColeman

The Diggle Band Contest organisers need your help.

Helpers are needed for this year’s band contest in Diggle on 20th May 2016. Organisers are looking for people to do a stint of around one hour directing coaches and guiding bands.

Young people are very welcome as helpers.

Anyone who is interested should […]