Swinging into action at famous Fringe Festival

A swing band is looking forward to a busy concert season that includes its first tour to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Sundown Swing, a 12-piece band that was formed three years ago, is made up of amateur instrumentalists from the Brighouse area who enjoy performing swing music together.

The band is about to embark on three charity concerts around Huddersfield, before travelling to Edinburgh to perform three concerts during the world famous Fringe season.

Band co-ordinator Barbara Burnby, said “The band has had a very busy year so far having already performed at four public concerts and one private function, but we are delighted to have been invited to perform at the Pennine Rotary Club’s Spring Fair in Huddersfield Open Market on Sunday, June 22, and also at Monkeyfest, at The Monkey Club, Armitage Bridge on Saturday, June 28, to help both of these organisations raise money for many local charities.”

On Sunday, July 6, the band will be joining the celebrations outside St.Phillip’s Church, Birchencliffe, as the Tour de France Grand Depart passes the church, and will play outside the building to entertain the spectators before the race arrives.

As part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the band will perform at the prestigious St.Giles’ Cathedral on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile as part of the cathedral’s lunchtime concert series, as well as performing at the world famous Edinburgh Jazz Bar.