About Derbyshire where our live musicians perform
Covering Party Bands, String Quartets, Barn Dance / Ceilidh and Jazz
Towns, cities and regions, such as Derbyshire have an influence on the style of music, whether it is the 'English Countryside' feel of Vaughan Williams, the strength of Elgar's Victorian Malvern, or the skirl of Northumbrian Pipe tune.
Derbyshire can be best described as consisting of three major sections. The southern lowland region, including the county town of Derby, the central Derbyshire Dales, and the northern High Peak region. The Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak are largely within the boundary of the Peak District National Park. Having effectively removed the Peak district National Park area from Derbyshire what is left? Well, not a lot you might say; just the southern and south east regions. But whilst south Derbyshire lacks the rugged grandeur of the High Peak, or the softer beauty of the Dales, much of it is fine walking country with large areas of undulating pastoral scenery through which several rivers meander lazily.
The spa town of Buxton boasts its own Opera House. Cromford Mill was the first water-powered cotton spinning mill developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771 in Cromford, Derbyshire, England, which laid the foundation of his fortune and was quickly copied by mills in Lancashire, Germany and the United States is now advertised as a live music venue presenting folk and other music genres and the Picturedrome putting on jazz, rock evenings.