Fresh from securing its first commercial sponsorship for over 25 years with Sky People Training Ltd, Bolton's Eagley Band and Community Choir return to perform at Bolton Parish Church for only the second time in ten years on Saturday, July 6.

Entitled Riverdance, the band hopes to follow their sell out concert at the church last year with a completely different programme in less than three weeks.

Musical Director Chris Wormald said: "We have a thrilling programme of music which everyone will know, and hopefully not everyone will be glued to the Euros football all afternoon and evening!"

As a not for profit UK charity, admission to the Eagley concert is just £5.00 which is payable on the door.

The brass band is the oldest in Bolton.

Bolton based Eagley Band was formed in 1850 and is one of the oldest, but most modern, brass bands in the world.

Founded within Bolton’s Eagley Mills the band was known as Eagley Mills Band for over 120 years until 1971 when sadly the mills closed down and the band became known simply as Eagley Band.

The band has enjoyed many competition, concert and broadcasting highlights, the most recent of which came just months ago in November 2023 when it was asked to perform at the Bolton Wanderers FC stadium to welcome home local celebrity Vernon Kay for BBC Children In Need.