Shown below is an ongoing list of research output that I have produced:
Anne Baldwin, Chris Ellis, Stephen Etheridge, Keith Laybourn and Neil Pye (Eds.) Class, Culture and Community: New Perspectives in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Labour History (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 2012)
Chapters in Edited Collections:
‘Brass Bands in the Southern Pennines, 1857-1914: The Ethos of Rational Recreation and Perceptions of Working-Class Respectability’, in, Anne Baldwin, Chris Ellis, Stephen Etheridge, Keith Laybourn and Neil Pye (Eds) Class, Culture and Community: New Perspectives in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Labour History (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 2012) , pp. 37-54.
‘Music as a Lifelong Pursuit for Bandsmen in the Southern Pennines, ca.1840-1914: Reflections on Working-Class Masculinity’, in, Catherine Haworth and Lisa Colton (Eds.) Gender, Age and Musical Creativity (Ashgate, Farnham, 2015), pp. 83-100.
‘Representations of the Working Class and the Construction of Cultural Identity: Brass Band Contests, Brass Bands, and Bandsmen in the Press, ca. 1840-1914’ in, The Routledge Companion to Working-Class History (2018), pp, tbc.
‘Bandsmen, Brass Band Uniforms and Nineteenth-Century Militarism: Southern Pennine Bandsmen and Stereotypes of Military Masculinity, c. 1840-1914’ in Barbara Leonardi, ed. Intersections of Gender, Class, and Race in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond (Palgrave: Macmillan, 2018), pp. tbc
‘Southern Pennine Brass Bands and the Creation of Northern Identity, c. 1840-1914: Musical Constructions of Space, Place and Region’, Northern History (November 2016), pp. 1-18.
‘John Robert Fielden: Soldier, Bandsman or Quarryman? Aspects of Working-Class Identity in the Rossendale Valley, c. 1880-1916’, in, the Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Historical Society, (University of Liverpool), pp. tbc.
Chris Helme, What Brass Bands Did for Me (The History Press, 2009) Four Bars Rest: http://www.4barsrest.com/reviews/general/lit018.asp#.WlIq71Vl_IV. (24 June, 2010)
The Royal Northern College of Music – Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Engagement Centre: Everyday Lives in War, First World War – funded Music-Making in Manchester During World War One Project. Volunteer researcher, October, 2015-May, 2016
Brass Band Repertoire in Manchester’s Public Parks in World War One: Tradition and Patriotism – [Music-Making in Manchester During World War One] – See: https://musicmcrww1.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/brass-band-repertoire-in-manchesters-public-parks-in-world-war-one-tradition-and-patriotism/
“That Minutes of Last Meeting Pass as Read”: Helmshore Prize Band’s Committee Meeting Minutes, A Case Study of ‘Life as Normal’ and ‘Moral Contracts’ in the First World War – [Music-Making in Manchester During World War One] – See: https://musicmcrww1.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/that-minutes-of-last-meeting-pass-as-read-helmshore-public-prize-bands-committee-meeting-minutes-a-case-study-of-life-as-normal-and-moral-contra/
Bandsmen & the Rush to the Colours: September, 1914 – [Music-Making in Manchester During World War One] – See: https://musicmcrww1.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/bandsmen-the-rush-to-the-colours-september-1914/
Introduction to Brass Bands in and Around Manchester pre-1914 – [Music-Making in Manchester During World War One] – See: https://musicmcrww1.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/introduction-to-brass-bands-in-and-around-manchester-pre-1914/
The Whit-Friday Brass Band Contests: Continuation and Tradition – [Music-Making in Manchester During World War One] – See: https://musicmcrww1.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/the-whit-friday-brass-band-contests-continuation-and-tradition/
Conference Papers and Public Talks (Updated Regularly)
Since 2008 I have given many conference papers and public talks, this is an indicative list:
The Paris Conservatoire and The Royal Northern College of Music, Musical Institutions in Manchester and Paris during the First World War, ‘Brass Band Repertoire in Manchester’s Public Parks in World War One: Tradition and Patriotism’ (March, 2018)
Holt, Hoyland and Old: The ‘Unsurpassed’ Trombone Section of the Hallé Orchestra: The Hallé Society, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 22 February, 2017
Brass Band Music, Contests and Entertainment in Manchester’s Public Parks in World War One: Reinventing Repertoire, Patriotism and Tradition?, at A ‘Great Divide’ or a Longer Nineteenth Century? Music, Britain and the First World War – St John’s College, University of Durham – 21 January 2017
“The Mournful Sounds of a Cornet” – Music as a Lifelong Pursuit for Bandsmen in the Southern Pennines, c.1850-1914: Reflections on Working-Class Musical Traditions and the Reinforcement of Working-Class Masculinity Through These Traditions – Gender, Musical Creativity and Age Conference, University of Huddersfield, Centre for the Study of Music Gender and Identity, 6-7 October 2012.
Where the Brass Band is Beloved: the Pennine Brass Band and the Working Class, a Study of Cultural and Regional Association c1840-1910 – The Historical Association, Bolton Branch, 13 September, 2010
Brass Bands in Yorkshire, 1856 -1914: Perceptions of Respectability, Perceptions of Control? – New Research into the History of Yorkshire – The Royal Hotel, Hull, Saturday 7 November, 2009
Dancing was Afterwards Indulged in and Kept up Until a Late Hour: The Pennine Brass Band as the Social Cement of the Community – Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference, Surrey University, 3-6 January, 2008
Consultant and contributor to: ‘How Brass Conquered the World?’ BBC World Service – produced by Made in Manchester, first broadcast on the 30 December, 2017, 14.10 hours
Regular contributions to the ezine Northern Soul