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Cockermouth Mechanics' Band

Current Activity

The brass band is a social, non-contesting band which plays in concerts and for civic events in Cockermouth and the surrounding area. Novice players can receive free tuition, and experienced players are welcomed in all sections. Band practice takes place in the first floor room of Lorton Street Methodist Church Rooms every Monday and Thursday from 7.30-9.00pm. With the Apprentice Band (for all ages) on Mondays 6.30-7.15pm (term-time). at Methodist Rooms. Contact for the band is via Sarah Cannon (


The band was founded in 1825. Though there were short periods of inactivity it has continued without a break since the last revival in 1974.

Further information about the current band and the history can be found from Joseph Mansfield (01900 821941).

Geoff Hunter died on Tuesday 15th May 2007 - see News and Star -
Tributes to mechanics band director Geoff
Geoff's Tune Army!