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Music at Walshaw – Christmas 2015




ROBERT BULLER studied at the RNCM with Emma Ferrand prior to becoming a freelance IT consultant. He plays for many local orchestras and choral societies in Lancaster, Yorkshire and greater Manchester—-as principal cello for the Promenade Concert Orchestra and Settle Orchestral Society. Robert performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician.

MARGARET BRUCE was born in Vancouver but has lived most of her life in London where she studied at the Royal College of Music. She has also spent many years living with her family at Walshaw. She has given concerts all over the world and many composers have written works specially for her. Her wonderfully passionate playing is a truly memorable experience which has been captured on several CDs available from her website at www.margaretbruce.com.

ANDREW ROSTRON: Originally from Oldham, Andrew’s inspiration for learning the violin was his grandfather, a keen amateur violinist. He studied with the acclaimed Rudolf Botta at the  RNCM, whilst studying for a combined degree in Mathematics and Music at Manchester University. Andrew works predominantly as a technical instructor for a range of blue chip companies, while remaining active in a variety of musical ensembles, often as leader. Currently he is the leader of the Todmorden Orchestra, a position he has held for 12 years.

CHRISTOPHER IRVIN trained in London for a theatrical career. In recent years he has established himself as a composer of Light Classical Music. This has  lead to invitations to conduct several orchestras. He is currently Musical Director of the White Rose Orchestra, Leeds. Two discs of his orchestra and choral music have recently been released on the Campion “British Composers” label.

The HEBDEN BRIDGE LITTLE THEATRE CHOIR averages about 20 singers enjoying a new enthusiasm for four-part singing. The choir’s repertoire has a distinctly theatrical basis, plus lots of folksong material. New members are always welcome to  join this friendly (but hardworking) ensemble.

MUSIC AT WALSHAW is non-profit-making and offered for the good of the local community.



Congratulations to Yorkshire!

With the success of the Brownlee brothers in the men’s triathlon yesterday in London, this now brings Yorkshire to “10th in the medal table”! The county, known as “God’s own country”, were it competing as individual nation, would rank 10th –  above the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. Now that’s impressive! Full details can… Continue Reading

Music at Walshaw

Music at Walshaw

Music at Walshaw is proud to present The Mont Blanc Trio, performing live at Walshaw Lodge on Saturday 7th July and Sunday 8th July 2012.The programme includes music by Schubert, Chopin, Tucapsky, Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, Debusssy and Ravel. For ticket information, please email: info@margaretbruce.com       Continue Reading

Wuthering Heights 2011

Wuthering Heights 2011

The latest much anticipated version of Emily Brontë’s classic 1847 novel Wuthering Heights is out in cinemas this November (2011). The film is directed by Andrea Arnold and the screenplay by Olivia Hetreed. The film stars Kaya Scodelario, Nichola Burley and James Howson. Walshaw Lodge is located right next to the very moors where the film, and indeed… Continue Reading

Events in Brontë Country

Events in Brontë Country

Visit Bradford, one of the really useful local tourism sites has come up with a wonderful interactive map which lists many of the events taking place in Brontë Country this year. The link to the map can be found here: Visit Bradford – Brontë Country Map.   Continue Reading

Let’s Connect!

Let’s Connect!

Are you on Facebook? Are you on Twitter? If you answered yes to either of these questions then we’d love to connect with you. Here are links to both our profiles. If you’ve been to stay at Walshaw Lodge, we’d love it if you could write any positive feedback on the Facebook wall or, ideally,… Continue Reading

Short Walk from Peak to Plain

Short Walk from Peak to Plain A new website was launched today dedicated to helping people get fit by taking short walks in some of the most outstandingly beautiful countryside in the United Kingdom. The Peak District attracts over 22 million visits each year and is one of the most popular National Parks in the… Continue Reading

Brooding Brontë Country

Jane Austen’s patch of England is the “green and pleasant land” of the old Anglican hymn. The tears, aching hearts and (for the most part) happy endings were based on the author’s experiences in the elegant streets of Bath, the cosy villages of Hampshire and the grand estates of Derbyshire. Austen’s greatest female literary competitors… Continue Reading