Cockermouth Mechanics Brass Band

Cockermouth Mechanics Brass Band


Name: Threlkeld Village Hall

Phone: 07931679654

Email: [email protected]



Main Street
Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 4RX

Price Notes

Adult £10 Under 18 £5


Threlkeld is located off the A66 in Cumbria, 4 miles west of Keswick and 13 miles east of Penrith. From Penrith, junction 40 on the M6, follow signs to Keswick and after 13 miles turn right into Threlkeld Village. Do not follow your Sat Nav after this point - the Village Hall is located 0.5 mile along on the left hand side. From Keswick follow signs to Penrith and after 4 miles take the first left signposted Threlkeld. The Village Hall is 0.5 mile along on the right hand side.


Cockermouth Mechanics’ Band is a community brass band based in Cockermouth and active throughout North West Cumbria. It is one of the oldest brass bands in the world, with roots traceable back to 1825, which is thought to make them the second oldest band in England. Today it’s one of the largest and best supported bands in the area. For the Threlkeld concert, this community band will be playing a varied and entertaining programme of well -loved highlights from the Stage and Screen; featuring solo players and some of the most popular music of recent years. Be prepared to hum along and tap your feet! Tickets £10 (£5 under 18) on-line at

It is a diverse group of players, welcoming everyone including some who have played for over 70 years and some, in the Apprentice Band, who are beginners or still at school. The Apprentice band provides free tuition and the loan of instruments – meeting during term -time and is open to all beginners, adults as well as juniors.

It is a non-competing band which means they have plenty time to enjoy themselves whilst nevertheless working hard to be the best they can be. Led by musical director, Ian Wildgoose, they play a large variety of music ranging from the traditional brass band fare of hymns and marches, to show tunes and even an occasional pop song!

The Band keeps itself busy throughout the year, playing at various agricultural shows, carnivals, town events and last Christmas almost 20 events between the end of November and Christmas Eve, including a sell-out Christmas concert.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
18/05/2024 18/05/2024 6:45pm-10:00pm