Richard Taylor (1867-1943) – bandmaster and trainer

Richard Taylor was a bandmaster and band trainer in the north-east of England. Having had a successful musical career in the UK he emigrated with his family to Australia in 1926 to establish a further series of musical endeavours. Thanks to his grandson and family members in Australia we have some insight to his life.

He became bandmaster of Kirkham Brass Band at the age of 17 and went on to lead various bands in the north and east of England. Namely Harrogate Temperance, Ashington Silver Model, Barrington Colliery for thirty two years, 7th Northumberland Fusiliers, Blyth, Newbiggin, and Dudley PM. He played before royalty and with and against some of the finest bands in England and became one of the most prominent conductors in the brass band movement.

He emigrated to Australia with his family in 1926 and established a new musical career there.

More details can be found in the following paper:

Richard Taylor (1867-1943) – bandmaster and trainer

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