13 December 2020
12:30 pm



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Door 13: Woodley Concert Band – FairyTale of New York

Woodley Concert Band is a 45-piece community wind band formed in 1974 and performing out and about across Reading, Berkshire and Oxfordshire ever since. Usually we’d give about 20 concerts each year with Christmas being one of our busiest periods but in 2020, that’s all been very different! One of the main reasons that we come together is to share our love of music and to bring smiles to our audiences’ faces, so whilst we can’t do that in person this year, we still wanted to spread a bit of festive joy. So…here’s our version of Christmas classic Fairytale of New York, recorded by the band in our own homes and featuring not only a marionette, but also the closest we can get to virtual swaying!

PS…Want more daily festive magic in addition to the Digital Advent Calendar? Join the band from TODAY on our social media channels for WCB’s very own 12 Virtual Days of Christmas – twelve magical musical moments to brighten your day!


As well as being a community group, WCB is also a registered charity. Whilst our members love performing and are not paid for doing so, we’ve incurred substantial running costs in 2020 (such as insurance and equipment storage) without being able to raise our usual income from gigs. If you’re able to spare any money, all donations will be very gratefully received and used to help us meet these costs. If you can’t – no problem! Enjoy the music! Thank you!

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