Singers line up for Music Day

Radio hosts, choirs and singers will take celebrate BBC Music Day at county castles, bridges and libraries.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 10:15 am
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 11:28 am
The Houghton Weavers will perform

Various BBC Radio Lancashire presenters and some choir members will be performing on a selection of the county’s most iconic bridges ahead of the celebration of UK music on June 3.

The Song Rooms Choir, accompanied by guitarist Jamie Brewer, will perform the the 59th St Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy), live on a narrowboat on the Lune Aqueduct.

Get It Loud In Libraries is also staging a show at Lancaster Library with rapper and BBC Music Day Ambassador, Lady Leshurr, while the city’s castle will host a jazz and folk session in the courtyard.

Lune Aqueduct.

In Blackburn, BBC Radio Lancashire will broadcast live all morning from 9.30am from their Radio Theatre, with performances from the A Capella Singers, Rag Tag Misfits, singer-songwriter Chris Bannister, Tim Chu & Ian Bailey, John Harper, the Houghton Weavers, Grace Davies and the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band.

Aziz Rashid, BBC Head of Regional Programming in the North West, said: “Our part of the world has a fantastic musical heritage with The Beatles, Oasis and Take That to name but a few. It is only right that BBC Radio Lancashire joins in the BBC Music Day celebrations in recognition of our contribution to the world of music. We hope our listeners get a real sense of what the day is all about celebrating musical achievement across the UK. There really is something for everyone.”

For more information about BBC Music Day, a wider regional events list and details of how to get involved, visit www.bbc.co.uk/musicday.

Lune Aqueduct.