New Faces at Black Dyke

New Faces at Black Dyke


Black Dyke are delighted to welcome new faces into the Queensbury based band.

On Repiano is the young and extremely talented 17-year-old Adam Neild, a past principal cornet of the National Children’s Band, a member of the Junior School at the RNCM and Blue Coat School Oldham.

On the horn section, the experienced Alison Childs moves on to first horn and Sammy Latus joins on 2nd horn. A past student at the RNCM and has been a past member of Carlton Main and latterly at Eccles Borough, Sammy now works as a brass peripatetic teacher at Oldham Music Services.

Following the departure of Benjamin Richeton, taking over on Soprano is talented and gifted Martin Irwin (pictured). Martin is currently the assistant to Richard Marshall and is no stranger to the soprano chair, having held the same position with distinction at Brighouse, winning the Best Soloist Award at the British Open in 1998.

Black Dyke’s Music Director commented...."its exciting to welcome this new group of players, particularly with a nice blend of youth and experience, which helps to keep the ambition strong as we approach the contest season and our Japan Tour".....Professor Nicholas Childs