Spectacular Black Dyke Band impress in Strabane
February 2008

On Saturday 2nd February the World Famous Black Dyke Band performed a spectacular sell-out concert in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Strabane – hosted by St. Josephs Brass Band. The band was conducted by composer and arranger Dr. Peter Graham who directed the band through a varied and extremely entertaining programme full of musicality and panache along with the technical wizardry of the soloists.

Dr Peter Graham

The appreciative audience were reluctant to let the band leave the stage at the end of the concert and were duly treated to a breathtaking encore to bring the evening to a close.

Full details of the programme are noted below.


Queensbury – James Kaye
Festive Overture – Shostakovich
Blessed Assurance – arr. Bulla – Cornet Soloist: Richard Marshall
Trumpet Blues and Cantabile – Harry James
Sirocco – arr. Graham
Cappriccio Brilliante – Belstedt arr. Smith – Tenor Horn Soloist: Sandy Smith
Shine as the Light – Peter Graham


Walking with Heroes – Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Cappricio Espagnol – Rimsky-Korsakov
Cats Tales – Peter Graham – Soloists Showcase
Children of Sanchez – arr. Reid Gilje – Flugel Soloist: John Doyle
Devil’s Duel – Peter Meechan – Euphonium Soloist: David Thornton
D. L. Blues – Don Lusher – Trombone Soloist: Brett Baker
Pines of Rome – Respighi arr. Snell


Black Dyke Band