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Report & Results: 2019 Scottish Championships

March 9, 2019
the cooperation band leads the way in the Scottish Championships as Kirkintilloch, Newmains & District, Irvine & Dreghorn and Barrhead Burgh join them in the winners enclosure.


A load of balls...

July 18, 2017
Four fashion conscious golfers will once again tee off to try and sink putts and pounds for two great causes close to their hearts...

Irvine and Dreghorn

Report & Results: 2017 Scottish Championships: Third Section

March 11, 2017
Irvine & Dreghorn claimed the first title in Perth with a superb piece of Darkwood to head to Cheltenham alongside St David's Brass.


10 over par for Irvine & Dreghorn

June 24, 2016
Four golfing bandsmen have been doing their bit for fund raising and sartorial elegance in aid of the 40th anniversary of Irvine & Dreghorn Band.

Irvine and Dreghorn

Irvine & Dreghorn present local showcase

March 10, 2016
The Irvine & Dreghorn Band warm up for Perth with a showcase concert for local supporters.


Irvine & Dreghorn advent help for Hospice

February 1, 2016
A great dual initiative sees Irvine & Dreghorn Band raise funds for a wonderful hospice cause.


Golf, Dragon racing and karaoke...

August 14, 2015
Forget planes, trains and auto-mobiles — its something different from Irvine & Dreghorn to get to Cheltenham...

Irvine & Dreghorn

Caddies needed for Scots drive

June 18, 2015
Those intrepid golfing bandsmen from Irvine & Dreghorn still need a bit of bag carrying help... as long as you have a strong back...

Irvine & Dreghorn aim to get on a par with rivals in time for Cheltenham

May 19, 2015
Never mind the love of music — it will be the golf that drives Irvine & Dreghorn all the way down to Cheltenham later this year...

Richard Marshall

Marshall heads for in house battle at Irvine

April 14, 2015
Richard Marshall will have the job of working out who is the best at Irvine & Dreghorn....

Irvine and Dreghorn

Open Day success for Irvine & Dreghorn

January 13, 2015
A recent open day has proved highly successful in attracting new playing talent to North Ayrshire.

Irvine & Dreghorn

Irvine & Dreghorn aim for new generation

January 3, 2015
If you are young and want to learn to play a brass band in North Ayrshire then get along to an open day run by Irvine & Dreghorn Band.

Commonwealth Games

Irvine & Dreghorn claim Commonwealth Gold

July 27, 2014
Irvine & Dreghorn have certainly won over the stars of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after their gold medal performances.

Irvine and Dreghorn

Report & Results: 2014 Irvine & Dreghorn Slow Melody

June 16, 2014
Tuba star Joseph Cook was on hand to hear the next generation of young stars from the Irvine & Dreghorn Band.

Irvine and Dreghorn

Players set for Irvine contest day

May 7, 2014
There is sure to be a great contesting atmosphere at the forthcoming Irvive & Dreghorn Slow Melody Contest.

Brass Bards

Wee tremendous beasties at Irvine & Dreghorn

April 6, 2014
The great young players of Irvine & Dreghorn Youth Band have shined at a famous poet's home.

Irvine's Brasslets

Irvine & Dreghorn's Poole of young talent

June 12, 2013
Horn star Leslie Poole helps young Scots stars with their first steps towards banding glory...

Irvine and Dreghorn

Poole of talent set for Irvine & Dreghorn

April 17, 2013
Foden's horn star Lesley Poole to judge local talent in Scotland.

Irvine and Dreghorn

Youth target at Irvine & Dreghorn

September 16, 2012
Irvine & Dreghorn Band targets local youth with innovative Open Day.


Results: Irvine & Dreghorn Slow Melody

June 3, 2011
John Doyle had a great time of it up in Scotland recently — with plenty of good playing to enjoy in the adjudicator's box.

Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ

St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ

Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB

Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD

Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR

Worsbrough Brass

May 20 • Worsbrough Brass, based just outside of Barnsley are looking for the following instruments to join their team:. . Cornet. Trombone. Bass. Percussion. . All of which positions are negotiable. . . We are a very friendly band that would love to see you at a rehearsal

Oxford Cherwell Brass

May 20 • OCB are looking to recruit a 2nd horn, 2nd baritone & 2nd trombone player to complete our middle and lower band lineup. A good selection of concert work and contests planned for 2019 as we settle into life in the 2nd section.

Hucknall & Linby Brass

May 20 • Hucknall and Linby MC Brass are looking for a Bb bass player to complete their line up. This position offers a trip to the 1st section National finals in September and the enjoyable challenge of the Championship section from January 2020.

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator